Example Use Case
Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard called upon Barnacle Systems to develop a self-powered remote monitoring solution for a large ship that needed GPS tracking and pitch/heel/list monitoring. Their team needed to receive an alert in the unlikely event that the vessel broke moorage or began to sink. The BRNKL Rapid Deploy was the ideal solution. The product’s core features include a global cellular connection to enable remote monitoring, GPS monitoring with a geofence, and pitch/heel/list monitoring to monitor the state of the vessel in the water. In addition, four high water switches were connected to the BRNKL Rapid Deploy system’s inputs, which were then run by cable down to areas of the vessel that were susceptible to taking on water.
A concern from the Coast Guard was that this platform would gradually list at its mooring and sink and cause a local environmental disaster. By using BRNKL’s graphing capabilities in the mobile and web applications, the Coast Guard is able to see the gradual trend of the vessel’s pitch and heel in order to see if it’s slowly sinking.
The BRNKL Rapid Deploy comes in a portable and non-portable solution. The portable solution is a Pelican-style case that contains a folding solar panel, battery, and all of the required remote monitoring equipment – the solution can be placed on a barge and monitoring the platform in less than 10 minutes. The non-portable solution is in a NEMA 4X electronics cabinet and a rigid solar panel that can be secured to the platform for a more permanent solution. Both the non-portable and portable solutions can be customized to suit your remote monitoring requirements.