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Kongsberg Norcontrol IT chosen for Cozumel Island VTS

Administración Portuaria Integral De Quintana ROO, S.A. DEC. V. has selected Kongsberg Norcontrol IT to install a new VTS on Cozumel, an island off the east coast of Mexico that was made famous by the legendary Jacques Cousteau, as one of the best places for scuba diving in the world.

Administración Portuaria Integral De Quintana ROO, S.A. DEC. V. has selected Kongsberg Norcontrol IT to install a new Vessel Traffic System (VTS) on Cozumel, an island off the east coast of Mexico that was made famous by the legendary Jacques Cousteau, as one of the best places for scuba diving in the world.
 
The scope of supply includes one sensor site, which will be based on Isla Mujeres, north east of Cancún and one control centre and sensor site based on Cozumel. The control station will utilise Kongsberg Norcontrol IT's VTMIS5060 software to ensure operators have a complete view of all vessel traffic in the specified maritime domain.
 
VTMIS 5060 collects, integrates, assesses and displays sensor data in a manner that provides a comprehensive representation of the vessel traffic situation to operators. Whether the requirement is for surveillance of large coastal areas, large or small ports, or offshore platforms, a VTMIS 5060 can be supplied to meet that need.
 
Although a small island, Cozumel, which lies 36 miles south of Cancún attracts a large amount of visitors thanks to its extensive reefs and varied biodiversity, and boasts three cruise ship piers, which have become regular stops on Caribbean cruises. With an online target of June 2008, it won't be long before the Cozumel authorities can increase safety and security for all maritime users in the area.
 
"Part of the reason we were chosen to supply this VTS was our ability to scale our core solutions to provide the right functionality and value for all of our customers. VTMIS5060 is just as suitable in smaller domains, such as Cozumel as it is in busier areas such as Dover or Los Angeles/Long Beach," says Fred Fredriksen, Key Account Manager, Kongsberg Norcontrol IT.

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