Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Western Towboat Inks Agreement with MobileOps

By Mark Edward Nero

MobileOps Inc. (mobileops.co), a Redmond, Washington-based software company that specializes in the design and development of maritime software applications – such as dispatch, safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, timecards and analytics apps – has signed an agreement with Seattle-based tug and barge operator Western Towboat Co.

Under the agreement, Western Towboat will utilize the MobileOps platform across its fleet of vessels and within several shoreside departments, the companies say.

In addition, the MobileOps platform’s offline-capable application, Voyager, will be used on tugs transiting the ocean out of cellular range. Voyager, according to MobileOps, allows data to be input, stored, and then synced once within cellular range, allowing for seamless and efficient communications with shoreside personnel.