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Reliable Buoy Position Tracking with German easyPOS\-\-N\-\-HOOK – fishermens new tool

Many Fishermen create waypoints on the chartplotter as a geo-reference to their droped buoy marking the end of a fishing-line or fishing-net. But this is not a sufficient sollution, because it will be a one-time information and nothing more. What to do and where to go if the buoy has drifted away bacause of strong current?

Fishermen need to know persistently where these bouys are located.

Reliable technologies for commercial usage

The locator beacon easyPOS?N?HOOK is closing the possible gap of information of where the buoy will be after the current or heavy weather conditions dragged the buoy away and enables fishermen to re-locate their exposed nets and lines.

The easyPOS?N?HOOK has got a built-in 72 channel GPS receiver. A position report with updated current position will be transmitted continuously after activation in a pre-set time intervall, once per 3 minutes per default. Other reporting intervalls are selectable by software.

Produkt-Highlights for fishermen are:

Palm-sized portable unit

Extra long battery life span after activation of 120 hours (default transmission intervall)

very low-temperature-working capability

Additional encryption on customized VHF frequencies

Additional special peering protocol with special tuned receiver unit

Waterproof and heavy weather resistant

Made in Germany


The buoy?s position reporting is realized in real-time via VHF, similar to the AIS system, but on special customized frequencies. Name or number of the buoy can also be added into the easyPOS?NHOOK programming for a better identification of the buoys. As soon as the vessel is back in the transmission range of the easyPOS?N?HOOK, a special tuned Weatherdock receiver unit aboard the fishing vessel will get again real-time position reports of the marked buoy.

All settings and data to transmit can be checked with the TEST button before starting. As soon as the test position of the buoy is received, the unit is ready to go.

By means of a special peering between locator and weatherdock receiver, it is guaranteed that only buoys belonging to the vessel are displayed on the chart plotter.

Closed System

Each buoy which is to be exposed must be equipped with one easyPOS?N?HOOK. The charging station with inteligent power management ensures ideal charging for longest batterie lifespan possible. The object-related data is programmed into the device by the customer administrator or the manufacturer.

As a receiver, you need to have the Weatherdock AIS receiver easyRX2S which is tunable to the special customized VHF frequencies used for the marking and locating.

Weatherdock Cooperation, Germany (Founded 2003)

? World leader in AIS based, commercial vessels approved, personal locator beacons in

the VHF band

? Founder of the year 2008

? Among the best 100 midsize companies in Germany (12.000 applicants for that award!)

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