Bluetide Communications launches iOS app

DECEMBER 1, 2014 — Broussard, LA, based maritime VSAT communications specials BlueTide Communications Corporation has launched BlueVision — a proprietary iOS app developed for use by customers to monitor and manage their vessels.

From video streaming and deck snapshots to instant contact with individual vessels, the BlueVision app serves as a central touch point for fleet communication. Users can access 24/7 live video or request recorded video history of the deck, take screenshots of any potential concerns and e-mail the images directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device. Customers can use BlueVision to contact their bridge and engine rooms or call BlueTide's global Network Operating Center for additional support.

The video and camera features increase safety, augment security and reduce liability with reliable and accurate recordings of the vessel's back deck. Customers are able to keep visual logs of load size, safety strapping and personnel and make real-time adjustments if necessary. Management can also share vessel information and specs with customers and vendors directly from the app.

Offering maximum flexibility, BlueVision enhances customers' ability to maintain contact anywhere, anytime.

BlueTide Managing Director Emil Regard says, "Our goal was to provide as much interactivity with the vessel as possible and to enable the user to share information across corporate functions as well as with their customers. BlueVision is targeted to our customers who are primarily in the office but who need to easily manage and view their fleet remotely."

"We're excited about the operational efficiencies BlueTide brings to our fleet with these types of innovative mobility solutions," says GulfMark Sr. Vice President and CIO Lee Johnson. "This supports our Safe Operations initiative of sharing safety best practice videos across our fleet."

BlueTide will be conducting live demonstrations at this week's International WorkBoat Show and Annual Conference in New Orleans.

BlueTide provides primary and back-up broadband satellite communications as well as a host of value-added services including video surveillance, VPN, commercial grade voice services, mapping and monitoring services.

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