iTrac VMS

The iTrac is a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) installed on boats to monitor a vessel’s position anytime and anywhere.

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Overview

The iTrac is a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) installed on boats to monitor a vessel’s position anytime and anywhere. Utilizing the Iridium® Satellite Communications system, the DFO Certified iTrac has global coverage for sending and receiving important data.

The iTrac system consists of a bi-directional Iridium® satellite communicator which transmits vessel position reports at specified intervals. The iTrac system may be remotely programmed to change the reporting interval. The iTrac system consists of a satellite communicator and a marine-grade antenna. An internal battery for backup is provided to maintain all parameters in the case of power failure. The vessel provides normal operating power. The communicator is housed in an IP68 rated ruggedized enclosure.

  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada certified for monitoring vessels
  • An automatically generated message is transmitted 24 times a day consisting of vessel position, heading, speed and time
  • Two-way communications via satellite telemetry
  • Message frequency can be updated from shore, to generate and transmit a position at various time periods
  • LED’s on the unit provides indication of power on/off, transmit/receive and status
  • Units are GPS-equipped (10 m (33 feet) CEP, 45 sec cold start)
  • Data is sent via e-mail, or direct IP to end users or via web services to fisheries management
  • Geofencing capability provided
  • Shock and Vibration tested to ISTA 1A specifications
  • Surge and reverse polarity protected
  • Distress/panic button included
  • Manufactured under ISO 9001 compliance

Optional Features

  • USB communications port for future expandability, including PC communications and external sensors
  • At sea e-mail capability
  • Emergency vessel position trigger
  • E-log compatible

PHYSICAL
Length 20.63 cm (8.125 inches)
Width 16.25 cm (6.400 inches)
Height 6.350 cm (2.500 inches)
Weight 0.884 kg (1.95 lbs)

POWER
Transmit frequency 1616 MHz to 1626.50 MHz
Transmit power 1.2 Watts
Receive frequency 1616 MHz to 1626.50 MHz
Sensitivity (minimum) -118 dbm
Battery requirements 12 volt Lead Acid Battery
Power requirements 12 to 32 VDC (external power)
Power use Transmit 2.5 A max.
Monitoring 100 mA
Sleep <20uA (7V – 28V
GPS acquisition 280mW (24mA @ 12V)
Typical time to fix: <60 seconds

ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating temperature -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Storage temperature -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Waterproof IP-68 tested to 1.5m submergence

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