VOYAGE MANAGER AND OMNISENSE TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT SEA (PDF)
(Cambridge, 13 April 2012)
travel technology specialist Voyage Manager has teamed up with real time
location company Omnisense in a joint venture to provide state of the art solutions for ensuring the safety of passengers and crew at sea.
In this 100th anniversary year of the Titanic, the recent Costa Concordia disaster illustrates that despite the
many improvements in maritime safety in the intervening century, avoidable deaths continue to haunt us. In such
situations, the speed of the rescue process has proven to be a key determinant of survivability, but this is
hampered by a total lack of information about passenger and crew locations, necessitating a slow and painstaking
room by room search of the vessel.
With this in mind, Cambridge based Voyage Manager and Omnisense have teamed up to develop the world's most
advanced system for locating passengers and crew in real time, aimed at improving response times in the case of
an emergency and reducing the chance of fatalities.
The system delivers an easy to use, easy to manage method for tracking the location of people as they move about
a ship, one which places no additional demands on its users. This is essential as it's by achieving near-100%
usage rates that the value of the system will be maximised in the case of an incident.
“The technology developed through this partnership will not only benefit passenger ships, but also cargo and
production vessels, as well as on-shore and off-shore oil installations“ says John Scott, CEO of Voyage Manager.
“Our systems for sensing position and behaviour are uniquely flexible and easy to deploy, providing added assurance in
the ability to account for everyone on board in the case of an incident. We are delighted to be working with
Voyage Manager. ” says Andy Thurman, CEO of Omnisense.
About Voyage Manager
Voyage Manager is a Cambridge, UK based travel technology company specializing in automated travel
tracking, and monitoring solutions.
Voyage Manager supplies online services that provide businesses with a flexible, easy to use and cost efficient platform for managing,
monitoring and tracking employee travel.
Omnisense has identified a real market need for systems that locate and position devices without the cost and
complexity of installation required by current products. Growing from already mature and patented techniques
created by the Omnisense team, in the Series 500 product we have increased mobility and flexibility, resulting
in locating systems which are particularly easy to deploy to a wide range of environments, both indoors and
For further information see http://www.omnisense.co.uk