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HYPACK Barge Management System

HYPACK offers a solution to track multiple vessels and share the informa- tion across vessels. It also allows any remote viewer with a web browser to observe the survey or construction oper- ations on their PC, tablet or cell phone.

Secondary vessels (tugs) are equipped with a Wi-Fi broadcaster which takes their network GPS feed and sends the messages to the Primary vessel (barge).

Optional antennas can increase the range from 2km to over 10km.

Tugs can then receive their own Area

Map showing all vessels using a Web

Browser, or have additional controls for anchor handling and targeting by having their own HYPACK SURVEY license.

Using the HYPACK-supplied hard- ware, the GPS position from each sec- ondary vessel is broadcast via a Wi-Fi network, making their position and heading data available to the barge computer. Long range antennae options allow for connections up to 2 miles between vessels. The HYPACK SUR-

VEY computer on the barge positions all vessels on the user-de? ned projec- tion with S-57 maps, GeoTIFs and con- struction drawings in the background.

Tugs and remote viewers can then view their own survey screen, using either a web browser or their own copy of

HYPACK. Users also get access to

HYPACK’s support staff. Using Team-

Viewer they can log onto your remote computer, check the con? guration and offsets and get back to operation.

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