BlueTraker VMS Receives Type Approval for Canadian Market

Top Quote The EMA Group announced today that BlueTraker® VMS, the world's most recognised fisheries monitoring satellite terminals, have been approved by Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 22, 2015 - Celje, Slovenia -- The EMA Group announced today that BlueTraker® VMS (Vessel Monitoring System), the world's most recognised fisheries monitoring satellite terminals, have been approved by Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO). After an extensive testing approval process on land and at sea, the BlueTraker® VMS terminals have met DFO's VMS requirements and have been placed on the DFO list of approved VMS units, permitting sales and installations on the Canadian market.

    The Slovenian EMA Group, the BlueTraker® VMS manufacturer, is continuing to extend the BlueTraker® VMS regulatory compliance list with VMSs for fisheries in various countries. A detailed list of approvals and certificates is available at BlueTraker website

    About BlueTraker® VMS, fisheries monitoring terminal:
    The BlueTraker® VMS is the latest generation of marine grade satellite terminals especially designed to monitor fishing vessels in seas worldwide.

    Compared to other tracking and monitoring solutions, BlueTraker® VMS terminals offer several unparalleled benefits, enabling clients to gain better overall performance for the same or a lower cost of operation. BlueTraker® VMS offers a fully integrated design by housing all electronics, antennas, GNSS receiver, satellite communication channels as well as the back-up rechargeable battery inside a single device housing, further improving security.

    Over-The-Air upgrade functionality for firmware and geo-zones upgrades is another feature highly regarded by fleet managements worldwide.

    By utilising multiple global satellite positioning services (GPS, Glonass and Galileo (when effective)), the positioning of fishing vessels is highly accurate, while Iridium satellite communication constellation enables tracking regardless of a vessel's position, even in the most problematic signal coverage areas, such as A4 geographic locations in the Northern Hemisphere.

    An Arctic version of the BlueTraker® device is also available, which was developed for operation in extreme weather conditions, in temperatures as low as -50°C.

    About EMA:
    EMA, headquartered in Slovenia, is a leading tracking and traceability specialist company with a 25-year history. EMA Group's BlueTraker®, the in-house developed and manufactured VMS solution, established the company in the field of VMSs for fisheries. Moreover, BlueTraker® solutions are applicable to a broad range of industries, mainly using satellite communication technology to monitor remote locations or moving objects. In addition to several VMS installations, EMA also has provided other turnkey system solutions for end users, service providers, product providers and system integrators on maritime markets worldwide.

    For more information on BlueTraker® marine electronics products and solutions, visit or contact Lorena Puhek at sales ( @ ) bluetraker dot com or +38634284800

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