Space Hellas implements a project of the Hellenic Coast Guard for the reinforcement of maritime security in Greece
Through a modern communication platform designed by Frequentis, Space Hellas will optimize the work of the Hellenic Coast Guard operators, supporting both Search and Rescue and Maritime Communication, as well as Vessel Traffic Services and Coastal Surveillance Systems.
The Hellenic Coast Guard has assigned, after a competition, to Space Hellas the implementation of the project "Communications system provision for search and rescue and Navigation Safety", which is co-funded by the Operational Programme Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development (Cohesion Fund resources) of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020. In collaboration with Frequentis, Space Hellas has chosen to offer to the Hellenic Coast Guard a cutting-edge solution, for providing an integrated communication system to enhance search and rescue as well as maritime safety. The unique solution design will provide integrated workflow optimization, improving operators situational awareness and enabling informed decision making. One part of the system will be installed in the Hellenic Coastguard Headquarters in Piraeus and the other part will be installed at the Coastal Radio station in Aspropyrgos.
Greece has a Mediterranean coastline of over 13,000km with Hellenic Coast Guard responsible for search and rescue, marine safety, and law enforcement at sea, including preventing sea pollution, illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The project includes the modernization of the communications system of the joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC), the Hellenic Coast Guard Operation Centre (OC) and the Coastal Radio Station (CRS) in Aspropyrgos. Eight years maintenance period is also included during the guaranteed system operation period.
The system is based on the Frequentis maritime communication and information processing product suite MarTRX, a next-generation integrated maritime control centre solution that streamlines all communication flows and assets into one consistent user interface, displayed conveniently to the operator. This simplifies complex decision making, even in stressful situations, guiding operators through established workflows, providing easy access to the functions they are most likely to need at each stage.
"MarTRX was designed with operators in mind. The intuitive user interface includes optimised workflows and organizational best practices that automatically support the operator with their day to day work. MarTRX works seamlessly to integrate all functions so that operators can focus on the results rather than memorising individual processes. We are looking forward to implementing this solution for the Hellenic Coast Guard, supporting their goals for enhanced safety and operator experience." Says Khashayar Saravandi-Rad, Frequentis Vice President Maritime.
"We are proud to implement such an important project for the safety of our country's territorial waters. The long-term collaboration of Space Hellas with Frequentis and the complex projects that we have completed so far, put the basis for another successful project", emphasized Dr. Ioannis Mertzanis, CEO of Space Hellas.
During its 35-year course, Space Hellas has successfully implemented many complex projects, by applying the excellent know-how combined with innovative technological solutions adjusted to the needs of major enterprises and organizations, aiming at reinforcing their competitive advantage.