March 17th, 2011
EMA Group... A Coordinated Effort (SATCOM)
EMA Group (EMA) has announced that the Albanian government has awarded the Company a contract to implement Iridium-based Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) for the country’s commercial fishing fleet. The contract, issued by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Albania, together with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration of the Republic of Albania, provides for monitoring and control of the fishing vessels in accordance with the requirements of the EU Commission. Under the contract, EMA will install its BlueTraker® VMS transponders on more than 200 Albanian fishing craft. The EMA BlueTraker VMS is an intelligent hybrid tracking transponder that uses the Iridium satellite short-burst data (SBD) service to transmit vessel coordinates when the ships are out of range of shore-based wireless networks.