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17 - 19 NOVEMBER 2015 AMSTERDAM RAI THE WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE EQUIPMENT TRADE SHOW TRADE The Marina & Yard Pavilion at METS is the hotspot for the global marina industry TRADE TRADE Marinas & yards at METS Dedicated to the global market of marinas and associated yards, the Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) at METS plays host to marina owners, operators, developers and suppliers from around the world. It is a hotspot for the global marina industry at METS, which is itself the largest – and only global – trade exhibition for the marine leisure industry. METS Pavilions METS features three pavilions. Each offers a smaller selfcontained show within the larger METS context and features its own concepts, look and programme. The METS trade exhibition is one of the components of METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the marine equipment industry. This global business platform and community focuses on innovation, market developments, on-site networking and knowledge events. PARTNER MEMBER OF OFFICIAL MAGAZINE SYP OFFICIAL MAGAZINE MYP OFFICIAL MAGAZINE ORGANISED BY

PUMP-OUT Far left: Pumpwatcher uses IoT technology so as to offer the best monitoring and reporting system. Left & below: Infrastructure, Location of Equipment and Inventory with operating summary: This is essential for a company with multiple locations and/or a regulatory role - like Clean Marina or Blue Flag - that wants to promote pumpout usage. Making best use of the Internet of Things Every issue of Marina World is full of articles on a wide spectrum of products and services that go into making and keeping a marina updated and successful. Valuable updates can also be found with marine sanitation pumpout equipment as, although generally not the most interesting or glamorous of marina and boating topics, it is now at the forefront of new technology centred around the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Tom Callahan tells us more A prime example of the use of IoT is in the SaniSailor pump-out system installed by EMP Industries at Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It is not just a central vacuum waste collection system. This pump is equipped with a PumpWatcher remote monitoring system that uses Internet of Things technologies and telemetry, i.e. an automated communications process by which measurements are made and data collected at remote or inaccessible points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring. IoT can be defined as a network of devices, electronics and web services - including communications services like cellular and websites - to connect to a physical object and enable remote or interactive connectivity to the object. The aim is to enable remote management of the machine so that the operator, owner and possibly the machine manufacturer or service provider - with their common or unique roles - have access to the object or machine. The IoT infrastructure can be used for monitoring usage and events, and reporting (a primary function of a typical IOT infrastructure). Data collected or changes in conditions can be used to identify service issues or simply enable activity history and even accounting and billing services. It can also be utilised for scheduling repair and maintenance activities in an efficient manner, by coordinating tasks between different service providers and users of these facilities. How can this affect marine sanitation pumpout equipment and services in marinas? When you look at the use of, and monitoring of, a pump-out system and IOT generally, there are key areas where such connectivity is valued. The benefit of remote monitoring systems support when used in conjunction with a marine sanitation pump-out system can be found in: equipment and infrastructure monitoring; repairs and maintenance; waste management reporting; Environmental Impact monitoring; and regulatory reporting. An IoT remote monitoring system works with a device located on the pump-out, a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) or a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) device. GSM devices require a SIM card. A SIM card is a portable memory chip used mostly in cell/mobile phones that operate on the GSM network. The SIM card can be loaded with specific software or firmware that can configure, store and log data retrieved - July/August 2015 19

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