Marine Pilots Get Electronic Touch Screen Technology at Port Castries Using BlueFinity's mv.NET

BlueFinity International has announced that Marine pilots at Port Castries, Saint Lucia, are now using a new electronic touch screen system, developed for them by Ideal Business Services Ltd, to track vessels at sea and to access cargo and cruise berthing logistics prior to and after vessel arrival and departure.

Ideal developed the new software solution using BlueFinity’s mv.NET, a suite of components designed to provide the MultiValue developer with a comprehensive solution to the challenge of creating Microsoft .NET based applications requiring access to MultiValue databases.

Port Castries is managed by the Saint Lucia Air And Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), which is also responsible for running the island's other principal seaport at Vieux Fort, and the George FL Charles and Hewanorra International Airports, as well as the smaller points of entry: Soufriere, Marigot and Rodney Bay Marina. The new, web-based, electronic touch screen system at Port Castries replaces the manual recording of vessel information.

The new system provides a single access point where the Marine staff can also access AIS (Automated Identification System) live vessel tracking, and a vessel berth plan via a 46-inch touch screen computer, to enable instant and accurate vessel updates from the Operations department and an instant two-way means of communication between Operations to Marine and Marine to Operations.

Ideal Business Services Ltd has more than 25 years experience as an international developer of software solutions for shipping ports, container storage & repair depots, airports, warehousing, cold storage and related logistics industries, as well as bespoke stock control software solutions developed to each client’s requirements.

BlueFinity International, part of the Mpower1 group of companies, supplies software development tools and consultancy services to the MultiValue database and Microsoft developer communities.  Its flagship product - mv.NET – is a solution enabling developers to access MultiValue databases from within Microsoft's .NET environment.