The IP Company is a leading company in wireless communication and messaging systems (WCMS) on board ships. We developed the WCMS communication system which enables voice and messaging communication between crew members, both in the administrative and operational domains. The system is one integrated system, which connects regular desk phones as well as wireless handheld devices. It is the result of combining vision and intelligence with over 20 years of experience.
Wireless Communication & Messaging
The Wireless Communication & Messaging System (WCMS) developed by The IP Company ensures that information ends up directly at the right people. This can be mobilized immediately, not wasting valuable time. This efficiency will provide cost savings for additional personnel and limits possible damage.
What’UP Damage Control
What’UP is an automated self discovering damage control system. The What’UP damage control regulates, processes and analyses the impact of all selected operational functions and assesses any function suffering outages. Based on predefined scenarios What’UP effectively distributes tasks, alarms and warnings. It also controls messages to the responsible staff. Effective business continuity after a disaster is guaranteed with the What’UP messaging system. This is made possible by the automatic replication of the fail-over systems.
Endpoints are devices that are used for communication between people, for example a smart phone or a landline phone. Our system also supports a number of ruggedized devices. We also provide devices designed for extreme situations, such as ATEX devices. We secure the devices with a special login procedure, a user logs into an endpoint by using a unique code, it is than he will get, depending on his login credentials and his function at that moment, the right applications installed on his phone. If the user is logged-in he is ready to receive messages and calls.”
The Polycom telephones are particularly easy to handle and each telephone has its own user interface. Switching between lines, call transfer and all other administrative functions, have proven to be user friendly – however, extensive manuals are available, if required. Although the phone has its own web interface, the main configuration is done via the ADTEL/WCS management GUI. The phone GUI will normally only be used for analysing failure situations.
Fortinet’s philosophy has been from the start in 2002 to design a wireless solution that is ready for an all-wireless environment. This means a solution that provides high density access and perfectly supports voice and video application for these high number of users. In order to achieve this, they needed to get control of the network rather than having clients define the speed of the network, when to roam, where to roam, how to distribute themselves over the available resources and thus in essence, define how the user experiences the application.
The WCMS is a system for internal communication on board a ship platform. Of course there are circumstances where you wish to communicate with the outside world. For security reasons this type of communication will be handled through a gateway. A gateway can make a connection to the outside world through ordinary GSM but also through INMARSAT, irridium or UHF / VHF Radio. By making use of a gateway communication can be controlled and suspended when and if necessary.
The IP Company is a leading company in wireless communication systems aboard ships. With more than 20 years of experience in developing communication systems, The IP Company has developed a system (WCMS) that facilitates wireless situation awareness.
The dedicated team at The IP Company will work along with the client to offer the best solution in every situation. Close collaboration and short lines of communication make The IP Company a great partner.