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Kongsberg Maritime    :   Thursday 29 March 2012
by Saul Trewern, email : saul.trewern@saltwatercoms.com
KONGSBERG MARITIME ACQUIRES JOTRON CONSULTAS     

Fleet management software joins extensive portfolio of marine technology solutions

Kongsberg Maritime, a leading marine technology developer has today (29th March 2012) acquired 100% of the shares in fleet management software specialist Jotron Consultas. A new product group consisting of all previous Jotron Consultas employees and based at Kongsberg Maritime’s premises in Horten, Norway, will be formed as a result of the acquisition.

“Jotron Consultas’ C-Loading software and Fleet Management Software in particular, are both a strategic match for Kongsberg Maritime,” says Morten Hasås, Executive Vice President - Merchant Marine. “These established products expand our ability to provide Full Picture deliveries, where Kongsberg Maritime is capable of developing and installing ship-wide integrated networks covering all major technical systems.”

Jotron Consultas has developed a reputation as one of the leading specialist software providers for the sector. Its products are well-established and are used by many of the world’s leading shipping lines and maritime companies, helping and supporting them to provide and improve overall safety, operational efficiency and transparency in ship management systems.

The Jotron Consultas C-Loading software application fits with Kongsberg Maritime’s K-Gauge cargo control and tank management systems. Kongsberg Maritime will integrate C-Loading into its K-Chief Integrated Automation System and the K-Gauge operating platform resulting in a sophisticated cargo control and monitoring system with a fully integrated load calculator.

The Jotron Consultas Fleet Management software application will add important content to the new Kongsberg Maritime ship@web concept. Ship@web is a creative solution that enables a vessel’s administrative network, or the owner/operator’s on-shore network to display data from an automation system over the internet via a highly customisable web browser application.

The system, which is unique in the market as it requires only minimal hardware and infrastructure to deploy, is designed to enable enhancements in vessel and fuel efficiency, so the integration of Fleet Management software from Jotron Consultas will significantly enhance the value proposition of this sophisticated new remote monitoring system.

“We are pleased that Jotron Consultas has found a new home, which can ensure the correct focus on its excellent products and systems. The Jotron Group will after this divestment be able to concentrate activities on our core business; communication products and systems for sea, land and air,” says Merete Berdal, Chairman of Jotron AS.

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Image caption: From left: Morten Hasås, Executive Vice President - Merchant Marine, Kongsberg Maritime and Rune Hagen Managing Director Jotron Consultas.

 

About Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 16 countries.

Kongsberg Maritime develops automation, control, navigation, dynamic positioning, hydroacoustics, AUV/underwater navigation/communication/camera systems, and marine and offshore simulators. All Kongsberg Maritime deliveries are tailored to exact customer requirements and benefit from high quality design and manufacturing.

Kongsberg Maritime delivers solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard new build and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs, often under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture.

www.kongsberg.com


About Jotron
Jotron AS is a private limited Norwegian company with 45 years of continuous operation in international Maritime and ATC markets allied with a sound financial base. Our aim is to continue servicing our national and international customers in the years to come.  We are proud to have established, through dedicated service and reliable performance in conjunction with quality products, long standing relationships built on trust with our worldwide customer network.

The Jotron Group covers the following activities: Professional Communication Systems for Safety at Land, Sea and Air.  Our production facilities handle more than 90,000 finished items a year and continuous close co-operation with the national and international laboratories and authorities results in high quality products and services to the latest standards.

www.jotron.com
 


Press materials, images etc:

Saul Trewern
Saltwater
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
saul.trewern@saltwatercoms.com
www.saltwaterpr.com

For further information, please contact:

Christina Fjellstad
Kongsberg Maritime
Tel: +47 3303 2411
christina.fjellstad@kongsberg.com
www.kongsberg.com

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