Maritime NZ Land, Sea and Air Rescue Coordination

Maritime NZ Land, Sea and Air Rescue Coordination

Maritime NZ is responsible for the third largest area in the world for land, sea and air rescue. Their flow of incoming and shared information is critical in coordinating teams and resources, and saving lives.

Hear from the CIO of Maritime NZ Group, and the Operations Manager of the Rescue Coordination Centre to learn about their critical information flow and the new solution designed and integrated by Asnet Technologies.

Asnet and Maritime NZ Partner to Create Seamless Upgrade of Rescue Coordination Centre

“My name is Aaron Mikoz. I work for the Maritime NZ Group as their CIO. Their responsibility is actually the third largest area in the world – it covers from Antarctica up to North of Samoa. They are responsible for land, sea and air rescue coordination.”

“My name is Aaron Mikoz. I work for the Maritime NZ Group as their CIO. Their responsibility is actually the third largest area in the world – it covers from Antarctica up to North of Samoa. They are responsible for land, sea and air rescue coordination.”

“My name is Paul Craven. I’m the operations manager at the Rescue Coordination Centre. My day-to-day role at Maritime New Zealand and CCNZ is to manage the 24-7 Search and Rescue Officers and manage all of the IT systems inside the operations room. Search and Rescue gets a lot of information from a lot of sources particularly with a large incident – then you can be bombarded with information. It’s very important for us to not lose that key information in the picture, so seeing things visually is really important to us. It’s like a picture paints a thousand words.”

“Hi my name is Paul Thompson and I’m an account manager with Asnet. We are an audiovisual design and delivery organisation. We’ve been working with Maritime for some time and I was asked to come on-site to have a look at their current Rescue Coordination Centre. We needed to move that from one location to another, but we really quickly realised that was going to be a challenge. The whole environment had been there for over nine years.

The historic solution that was in place at Maritime involved a matrix switch, so that was a single point of failure which you just can’t have in a 24/7/365 environment. SVSi was going to give us the flexibility that we needed – the ability to switch any input to any output across IP, and across their environment.”

“Effectively we built a whole new site and we needed to have a strategy where the operations team could get up from their desk, travel to the new building, and start their job live. Asnet, with the new solution that was put in place, achieved that seamlessly.”

“With a good IT solution, particularly the AV solution behind you, it means we work faster, we work smarter, and we work safer as well, because we can see assets on the screen, and we can track where they’re flying.”

“Well, the overall result has been one of great success. It really comes down to the customer quickly adopting the technology and that’s been something we’ve been able to achieve. Firstly, through the use of SVSi, but also, importantly through the use of the SVSi interface which closely matches the previous interface that the teams use.”

“The time and effort that they took to engage with Maritime NZ and understand our needs meant that the solution that they put forward basically just achieved every tick that we had. I couldn’t say that we we could have achieved a better outcome elsewhere, because we could not have.”

“Having a really robust AV solution that we can rely on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, constantly, for a number of years ahead is effectively vital to us.”