At the opening of the 2013 National Marine Electronics Association Conference & Expo in San Diego today, GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies) and FLIR® Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced the integration of the GOST Watch HD Remote streaming video platform with FLIR’s M-Series Premium Thermal Night Vision System.
Vessels equipped with the GOST and FLIR M-Series cameras will have access to remote streaming video surveillance with an easy-to-use, web-based pan, tilt, zoom and mode control interface via the GOST Watch HD website. The IP based integration also includes a one touch “Surveillance Scan” button to instantly perform a peripheral sweep of the area immediately surrounding the vessel.
“This partnership between GOST and FLIR is one that our mutual customers have been requesting for some time,” said Brian Kane, GOST Director of Research and Development. “Together, we’ve made it easy to integrate the two systems. Simply place an M-Series camera on the same IP network as our GOST Watch HD Analog to Digital gateway and change the appropriate settings. Many existing GOST and FLIR customers with these two systems already installed are able to implement this integration immediately,” Kane added.
GOST Watch HD allows users to remotely monitor up to six analog cameras at a time to capture activity onboard and around a vessel from anywhere in the world using any computer or smartphone with internet access. The new GOST Watch HD apps allow for customers to access and view their cameras with the touch of a button from their iPhone or Android.
The award-winning M-Series is FLIR’s premier line of maritime thermal night vision systems. Single-payload (thermal only) and dual-payload (thermal and lowlight or color video) M-Series are housed in a rugged, waterproof gimbal enclosure with 360° pan and 90° tilt fields for horizon-to-horizon visibility.
“Our M-Series Premium Thermal Night Vision Systems and the GOST Watch HD streaming video platform adds value and convenience for our mutual customers,” said Lou Rota, FLIR Vice President of Maritime Sales.
For more information about GOST security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, visit www.gostglobal.com or call 1+954.565.9898.