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PRODUCTS & SERVICES BerthMaster with GPRS The popular and long established BerthMaster utility control system from Rolec Services is now available as a GPRS solution. Rolec managing director, Kieron Alsop, explains the new option: “BerthMaster has provided a reliable, tried and tested solution globally for many years. This newly added GPRS option enables it to go beyond just marinas – it is now also perfect for locations without a central office, such as port authority sites and fishing ports.” BerthMaster does not require the installation of any data cables, only a live, neutral and earth connection is needed. When it is in place, it easily and cost-effectively manages the control and billing of electrical and water services via computer software, allowing control and monitoring of every individual electric socket and water tap. The Online option offers further flexibility. “BerthMaster Online provides all the monitoring and switching features of BerthMaster with the added facility of allowing berth holders to manage their electric and water services from their phone, tablet, laptop (or any other web enabled device) via their secure BerthMaster account online,” Alsop adds. Berth holders can also set up an account and pre-pay for the use of their services and are able to view their transaction statements online. This eliminates the need for individual customer invoicing as a site receives all payments directly to its merchant account in monthly arrears. Standard features of BerthMaster include: • Individual electric and water meter readings sent directly to the berth holder’s online account • Ability to switch on/off electrical sockets and water taps from the system interface and the berth holder’s online account • Facility to manage user credit levels, access to services and transaction history • Berth holder access to online account via any web enabled device to make payments, control services and obtain transaction history • An interactive dashboard providing a view of the site layout, berths occupied and available, and berth service status • Visibility of a site’s overall electric and water consumption • Optional keypads or RFID cards for customers and a continuous remote system support package BerthMaster has serviced more than 25,000 berths worldwide over the past 15 years. E: Funding boost for Harba Harba has successfully raised funds from High Seas Invest led by Esben Halding and the Danish Growth Fund to further refine its marina management products and expand its business internationally. Founded in 2015 by Christian Elkrog, Harba is an innovation-driven Danish company digitalising and connecting marinas and boaters. It has developed an award-winning app for boaters – HarbaApp – simple to use marina management software for harbour masters - HarbaMaster – and various IoT hardware solutions to support both parties. “Harba has developed an exciting technology that solves a number of challenges for marinas and boaters,” comments Esben Halding. “This is an area where digitalisation has not yet broken through, and we see Harba as an innovative company with a strong team that has every opportunity to conquer the market. Our investment in Harba is an indication that we see a huge international potential for its cutting edge products. We are very happy to be onboard and help out on this exciting voyage.” Christian Elkrog adds: “Our goal is to empower every marina and boater across the world to reap the benefits of the state-of-the-art technology and digitalisation. With this investment we are able to bring our products to the next level as well as to prepare them for some very promising markets like the US or Caribbean. Such global focus allows marinas, harbours and yacht clubs across the world to learn from one another and implement various cutting edge processes that are used in other parts of the world. We have already seen amazing benefits from implementing ideas and features suggested by marina staff across continents into our software and hardware portfolio. We are planning to continue this valuable cooperation in the future.” E: 60 - November/December 2019

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