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March 22, 2021

New PureTech Patent Affords More Accurate and Timely Man Overboard Detections

 

PHOENIX, Ariz. – PureTech Systems today announced the issuance of a patent by the United States Patent Office - "US Patent 10,922,552, System and Method for Man Overboard Incident Detection". 

Detecting man overboard events is a common problem for naval ships, cruise ships, and other large vessels.  The newly awarded patent for PureTech Systems addresses some of these issues.

The timely detection of man overboard events in the cruise industry and other related markets is difficult. The problem is compounded by the fact that when these events occur the timely availability of important data is missing. Accurate confirmation of the event including time of occurrence, location on the ship and location in the sea is critical, but often unavailable for hours following an occurrence, if at all. Fortunately, proactive detection systems such as the Man Overboard Detection System from PureTech Systems, can accurately detect man overboard events and provide immediate, actionable data to response personnel.

In addition to providing necessary and life-saving analytics to sea vessels, the newly patented system can also be applied to bridges and other over-water structures.  Key features of the system include instant video validation of the event, latitude and longitude capture and reporting, drone integration capabilities, as well as several other components.   

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"PureTech Systems continuously invests in research and development of systems that can protect against outside threats to infrastructures, utilities, and borders", said Larry Bowe, Jr., President of PureTech Systems. "Preserving life is a driving force behind our security solutions and I'm proud of our team and the advancements that they have made in this field."

PureTech Systems owns a total of 13 patents in a variety of solutions that include award-winning AI Video Analytics for electronically securing perimeters around facilities, infrastructures, and borders.