Nautikaris supplies the following Tide Gauge:
PortM8 is the current replacement for the popular TidaLite portable tide gauge used extensively by Ports and Harbours. Using the latest low power processor and flash memory technology, the new design offers precise reliable operation with minimum power supply requirements. The PortM8 is designed to interface directly to Port VTS computer systems using serial, USB or Bluetooth communications. The serial data can also connect into long and short range radio telemetry modems systems for use in data collection from remote or offshore equipment.
TideM8 is the current replacement for the popular TidaLite portable tide gauge. Using the latest low power processor and flash memory technology, the new design offers precise calendar and time keeping functions together with solid state data retention. The TideM8 is designed to interface directly to external displays or computers using serial communications with Bluetooth, the Ohmex Short and Long range radio telemetry modems and a range of dedicated LCDs for simple remote display of numeric data.
The TideM8 is a black box instrument designed around the same ‘winstrument’ specification as used in the popular SonarMite portable echo sounder, this design criteria specifies that all display and interactive communications with the instrument use Bluetooth radio technology to communicate with a PC or PDA device. Through extensive experience of tide gauge installation and manufacture the TideM8 design is modular with separate radios, gauge, display and power supply units. This modular design enables the user to configure every combination from a simple gauge and PDA to a gauge and remote display using radio telemetry communications.
Integrated Tide and Meteorological AIS Transponder
Integrated Tide and Meteorological AIS Transponder (Legacy)Developed to allow ships and coastal stations to accurately locate and identify one another, AIS is the mariner’s most significant development in navigation and safety since the introduction of radar. AIS is a marine technology based around positions and timing derived from the GPS network. Primarily the system is used as a form of visual tracking whereby a vessel transmits its position and basic information while at the same time view all other vessels transmitting their information within its reception range. An auxiliary application of AIS is as an Aid To Navigation (AtoN), this is defined as “a device or system external to vessels that is designed and operated to enhance the safe and efficient navigation of vessel traffic”. These AtoNs consist of a variety of devices such as buoys and shore stations designed to promote and enhance safety and efficiency of navigation, the function described as ‘TideMet’ is the provision of weather and tidal data over an AIS AtoN station.