NORTH-EAST headquartered software solutions company, Intellicore, has been appointed as Technical Partner of global maritime industry firm, du Pré Marine.
The contract which has an initial three-year term and is anticipated to be worth £250K over the first 12 months alone, will see Intellicore build an initial six solutions for du Pré Marine to enable more sophisticated remote control of navigation systems, data and media.
The solutions which will be taken to market in 2022 include a suite of tools to automate simple manual tasks such as rotating searchlights to follow thermal cameras and provide reference points using GNSS or AIS markers, developing enhanced video overlay and analytical capability and solving configuration and routing of NMEA sensor data and logging so it can be used across multiple applications and cross-referenced for evidential purposes.
du Pré Marine, specialists in navigation, security and safety equipment for the marine industry
is typically known as a specialist supplier of hardware and services to the maritime sector whilst holding exclusive distribution rights to several market-leading brands of commercial marine and military grade equipment in and around the UK. During the last two years the Berkshire-based company has seen an increase in contract awards in the Automated Surface Vessel (ASV) and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) markets which has led to further opportunity to offer dedicated supporting solutions and a need for them to onboard a technical partner.
Barry Booth, Managing Director of Intellicore said: “This is an exciting time for Intellicore, not least with this contract win which we’re delighted to have been awarded. With Intellicore’s expertise in building and productising technical solutions coupled with our track record in maritime through our sister company Seall ECDIS Ltd, we believe we are ideally placed to be du Pré Marine’s technical partner.”
Tobias du Pré , Managing Director of du Pré Marine said: “We already had several years’ successful experience working with Barry and his team on Seall ECDIS products and so it was a natural choice for us to partner with Intellicore to create these valuable new solutions. Combined with our deep knowledge of thermal imaging, searchlights, video and computing applications in the most testing of applications, this partnership will keep us at the forefront of ASV and USV requirements, as well as enhance our abilities in serving the increasing demand for onshore control of navigation, safety and security resources on manned vessels.”