Buoys for Fishing & Tracking
where your buoy is at any time – anywhere in the world. DigitalGlobe's OrbBuoy™ is easy
for an owner to retrieve, yet it's designed to avoid detection and theft. The OrbBuoy
is retrieved using high-accuracy GPS, a high-intensity nighttime recovery beacon
and two-way communication via the INMARSAT IsatM2M satellite network.
Track your fishing assets – anywhere in the world.
new generation buoy is easily retrieved through the use of high accuracy GPS positioning
and two-way communications via the INMARSAT IsatM2M satellite network that virtually
remains awake and listening for commands. The buoy contains a high-intensity recovery
beacon and is designed with replaceable alkaline batteries that have a two year
life expectancy. Locatio information and control capability for each buoy is integrated
into DigitalGlobe’s OrbMap™ software, allowing fishermen to see and track each buoy’s
location on top of SeaStar oceanographic maps.
- Fully compatible with OrbMap™
- Accurate GPS position
- Inmarsat IsatM2M satellite network
- Two-way communications
- Sea surface temperature sensor
- High-intensity beacon for nighttime recovery
- Start up, Battery Saving, Active and Recovery
modes, plus Polling
- Faster response times for commands
M3i Sonar Buoy
Track your Fishing Assets and their Productivity
Know the location of your fishing gear at all times but also what is happening beneath
it with Marine Instruments’ M3i Sonar Buoy. These buoys are equipped with a 50 KHz/500W
echo-sounder, GPS, sea temp sensor and satellite transceiver. They report sonar
readings (or pings) as well as position, SST and battery voltage back to the vessel
at adjustable frequencies. All information is displayed in the buoy MSB control
software. Position, SST and voltage can also be viewed in OrbMap on top of Fish
The MSB software allows users to remotely adjust the gain on the echo-sounder to
produce the best possible readings. These features, along with the remotely-activated,
high-intensity beacon for nighttime recovery are achieved using two-way communication
via the Iridium satellite network. M3i buoys are designed with a double solar panel
system as well as an alkaline battery pack, providing unlimited autonomy. In addition
to gaining valuable sounding data, captains can use the position reports to interpret
real-time ocean currents.
- Battery Saving Mode – Buoy reports twice a day. Soundings are taken every two hours
and sent with position report. Six sonar soundings per report
- Approach Mode – Buoy reports every three hours during 12 hours. Soundings are taken
every. Three sonar soundings with each report
- Recovery Mode – Buoy reports once immediately upon command, then reports every 15
minutes for two hours. 1 sonar sounding per report
- Poll Mode – Buoy reports all data on demand
- Flash Mode – Activates the high-intensity beacon and causes the buoy to report every
15 minutes for an hour with one ping per report
DigitalGlobe Satellite Receiver (GSR)
Efficiently track your OrbBuoy™ units.
normal marine email systems can show delays of varying length, the GSR utilizes
Inmarsat's latest ISatDataPro technology to provide reliable, near-real-time communications.
The system is comprised of a satellite transreceiver along with the required cable
for connection to your vessel's PC via serial port or USB. When the GSR is combined
with OrbMap™ software, buoy positions are automatically received
and plotted on C-Maps charts or on your favorite oceanographic base maps. No additional
data box is needed, just your PC.
Marine Satellite Receiver (MSR)
Efficiently track your OrbBuoy™ units.
Marine Satellite Receiver (MSR) works with DigitalGlobe’s OrbBuoys as an independent communications
system that sends and receives buoy reports and commands. Whereas normal marine
email systems can show delays of varying length, the MSR utilizes Iridium technology
to provide reliable, near-real-time communications.
The system is comprised of an external unit with the Iridium transceiver, GPS receiver
and antenna, along with the required cables for connection to your vessel’s PC via
serial port or USB. Using the MSR with OrbMapTM software, buoy positions are automatically
plotted on C-Maps charts. The system’s functionality is displayed by LED lights
on the data box, which monitor the status of the transceiver, the GPS signal and
the system’s interface with your PC.
MIP Radio Buoy
new Marine Instruments’ MIP Radio Buoy is designed specifically for use on longline
vessels, allowing fishing captains to monitor their fishing lines up to 50 miles
away. The MIP Radio Buoy allows captains to view buoy positions, monitor line drift
and identify line breaks.
The MIP Radio Buoy transmits buoy position and battery voltage level in encrypted
radio messages to help avoid detection. The buoy has an internal GPS receiver, rechargeable
batteries, durable stainless steel construction, magnetic (On/Off) switch, high
intensity recovery light, and a small whip antenna.