We are happy to announce we have signed a 5 years contract with Orbcomm, a Nasdaq listed company and one of the world's biggest global AIS coverage providers. We are now receiving updated AIS positions from more than 600 satellites and terrestrial AIS senders on more than 65 000 vessels. That is a lot of AIS data.
However, AIS has known weaknesses and will be only one source for data input. Still, we have a strong technical team with a combination of young and experienced developers, headed by our CTO Pål-Robert Engnæs, ex Kongsberg Maritime, who has been working with the AIS protocols for years.
High quality and frequently updated AIS data are costly and hard to achieve. So we are very proud we have been able to sign this agreement securing our users and team frequent and reliable AIS data. Based on this agreement and our investments in:
We have sketched a roadmap, and we are committed to invest where we need to invest, showing we aim to be a stayer and a long-term partner for you and your team.
Being an early phase start-up during this Covid year has been tuff. However, the personal property of not giving up in combination with hard work usually pays off. We already have close to 1700 registered users, we have many active users using Maritime Optima every week, and we have started to see users upgrading to standard plan.
I think all of you have heard through many sources that:
However, the sad news is there are no "low hanging fruits, no quick (smart) fixes at no costs" to obtain long term sustainable digital advantages. The wave we are facing now is a DEEP digitalization, and maybe you also need to replace or reshape the old rigid software systems, which determines how you structure your work.
The wise man Albert Einstein once said: "If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got."
So, here is my advice to you:
Start looking for people who understand technology, software companies' products, and their business models, and train these people to understand your company's business model and to help them understand the"drivers for value creation" in our industry. These people have the essential keys you need to unlock your company's sustainable digital advantages.
We have sketched a roadmap and are committed to invest where we need to invest, showing we aim to be a stayer and a long-term partner for you and your team.
We are genuinely looking forward to 2021 and to develop and launch new features based on input and feedback from our users.
We are looking forward to developing Maritime Optima further together with you in 2021 💪
If you have not tested Maritime Optima yet? Register a free user on https://www.maritimeoptima.com/.