MariTrace Provides Crucial Vessel Tracking Data for New Breakthrough GNS Service

Leading vessel intelligence company MariTrace Ltd. has been selected to supply vessel tracking data for Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the world’s No. 1 navigation provider to commercial shipping.

Holborn, London, July 13th, 2017 — Leading vessel intelligence company MariTrace Ltd. has been selected to supply vessel tracking data for Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the world’s No. 1 navigation provider to commercial shipping. MariTrace is providing ship tracking data for the company’s new breakthrough Pay As You Sail (PAYS) service, known as VoyagerTM Open Permit.

VoyagerTM Open Permit delivers unrestricted access to Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) electronic charts, combined with Voyager route planning and navigation management software. The exciting new service allows users to pay one fixed annual fee—no matter how many electronic navigational charts (ENCs) they open, view or sail through. The annual fees are calculated by GNS’s unique pricing algorithms that use vessel tracking data and other factors to generate accurate prices tailored to each vessel in a fleet. This not only gives them a completely new way to purchase ENCs, but it also simplifies and reduces the expense of buying, managing and using ENCs.

MariTrace is integral to the function of VoyagerTM Open Permit; it provides the ship tracking data that is essential to the service. MariTrace’s tracking data, which employs a mixture of automatic identification system (AIS) data and Inmarsat data, also lets ship managers monitor vessel progress and view ENC usage in real time from anywhere in the world via PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

“MariTrace has had a long relationship with GNS, and we are delighted to now be providing additional services for the Voyager Open Permit system,” said Managing Director Thomas Owen. “We have worked very closely with GNS for some time to develop the data that underpins this fantastic new service, and we are extremely excited about the prospect of helping GNS clients gain economic benefits from this great product.”

“Navigation has quickly become all about digital,” said Hayley van Leeuwen, GNS’s Product and Marketing Director. “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Maritrace. By combining GNS’s expertise in maritime solutions with MariTrace’s real-time vessel tracking services, we are achieving exciting new digitally-led efficiencies and safety improvements for our customers.”

GNS is a leading maritime solutions company that supports more than 12,000 commercial shipping vessels and super yachts around the world. It utilizes intelligence, such as MariTrace’s vessel tracking data, to help companies enhance safety, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Through its comprehensive suite of products and services, it delivers a wide variety of solutions for real-time navigation, navigation management, voyage optimization, regulatory compliance, ship-to-shore communications and cyber security. GNS is present in major shipping hubs worldwide providing, 24/7/365 support to the vessels and companies it serves.

The crucial ship tracking data that MariTrace provides GNS is just one of many vessel intelligence services the company brings to the marketplace. Established out of the Quintillus group in 2012, MariTrace provides an array of professional vessel tracking services to the maritime industry. As a company, it prides itself on being big enough to make a difference, but small enough to care. MariTrace provides everything from bespoke data solutions for vessel tracking analysis to standard vessel-tracking products for vessel owners, operators, and managers. The company leverages a network of AIS satellites, its own custom databases, and proprietary algorithms to analyze data and create additional data sets that allow customers to make better economic and operational decisions.

In addition, MariTrace offers custom solutions that provide value-added services to the maritime and financial industries, ranging from Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) to Shipping Company CEOs, and from brokers to hedge funds. The company further differentiates itself by combining big data expertise with decades of maritime intelligence proficiency. It takes the data that it receives—nearly 750 million vessel messages per month—and mines it in unique ways, using machine learning and custom algorithms, to reveal detailed insights in vessel and commodity movements. MariTrace is constantly enhancing its products to meet the ever-evolving demands of the maritime and commodity industries.

For more information about MariTrace and its vessel tracking services, visit or contact Thomas Owen at +44 (0) 208 1234 337. To learn more about GNS, please visit

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Thomas Owen, Managing Director
MariTrace Ltd.
Holborn, London
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 208 1234 337

T5 Data Centers Receives Uptime Institute® M&O Stamp of Approval Across Data Center Portfolio

T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland Join T5@Atlanta in Being Certified for Best-in-Class Infrastructure Management and Operations.

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that the company’s entire portfolio of eligible data centers has received Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. T5 Data Centers’ T5@Atlanta facility was issued an M&O Stamp of Approval by the Uptime Institute in 2016, and this month T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland also received the industry award.

The Management and Operations Stamp of Approval was created by Uptime Institute to provide an unbiased, independent assessment confirming a data center meets a set of benchmarks that promote effective data center best practices and minimize human error, which is the leading cause of data center failure. The M&O assessment evaluates all aspects of operations, including planning, coordination, and management; staffing and organization; training; operating conditions; and maintenance. Only a select number of data centers qualify for the M&O Stamp of Approval, and with additional awards issued this month, T5 Data Centers’ entire portfolio of five eligible data centers have now achieved the M&O Stamp of Approval awards from Uptime Institute for outstanding management and operations.

“We know that having a world-class staff and adhering to proven management protocols is the key to success. We are proud of our track record of continuous availability across the T5 portfolio and our partner sites (i.e. sites that T5 Facilities Management operates as a third-party service). We are delighted to have the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval to validate our team’s performance and our procedural excellence,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “Minimizing risks while reducing operating costs is a commitment T5 makes to all of its customers. The fact that we had nearly perfect scores on the M&O audits demonstrates that we have the right people and procedures in place and are operating using best practices every day.”

A 2016 study by the Ponemon Institute estimates that the cost of data center downtime now averages about $7,900 per minute. The report also determined that the average data center incident lasts 86 minutes at a cost of $690,200, and a total data center outage averages 119 minutes at a cost of $901,500. The Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council also reports that only 23 percent of organizations are adequately prepared for a data center outage. Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent assessment of data center excellence and standardization with optimal staffing, which means a reduced risk of downtime and lower operating costs.

“Achieving the M&O Stamp of Approval across the T5 Data Center portfolio illustrates the company’s commitment to operational excellence,” said Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America for Uptime Institute. “Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides insights to help organizations manage risk and reduce operator errors to improve performance and productivity. This commitment serves to differentiate T5 Data Center in the industry as one of the leaders in operational excellence and best practices. We congratulate T5 Data Centers for receiving the M&O Stamp of Approval for all its eligible facilities.”

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About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

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About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), provides third party on-site facilities management and remote hands services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM operates 18 data center facilities in nine markets: Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

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Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
(404) 239-7575

BIG Sur, SMALL Crowds

Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1.

Salinas, CA, July 13, 2017 – Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1. With the closures, Big Sur has almost stepped back in time, with fewer visitors and cars, quieter and more peaceful.

But almost all businesses are open, from restaurants and lodging to galleries and gift shops, which offers the smart traveler a golden opportunity to experience the Big Sur of yesteryear.

Avoid airline and airport hassles and TSA lines and patdowns by taking a drive down the coast to Big Sur instead of flying elsewhere. From San Jose and the Bay Area, it only takes a few hours and a tank of gas to get to one of the most beautiful and serene places on earth.

Dip your feet into the flowing Big Sur River, grab an Adirondack chair for a front-row seat to the sights and sounds of nature, and relax by the fire on the patio of The Roadhouse or your cabin.

Have breakfast or lunch at the critically acclaimed Big Sur Roadhouse, or pick up food to go for a picnic along the Big Sur river, under the inspiring redwoods or at the beach.

Call us now for availability and enjoy the wonders of Big Sur as you have never experienced them before. Guests who call in July to reserve dates will be entered in a raffle to win 1 of 10 bottles of award winning Bernardus Wines. The focus of Bernardus Wines is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination.

A Special Treat From Us To You…

Enjoy a complimentary upgrade at check-in if available & enter our raffle for a complimentary bottle of Bernardus wine in room upon arrival. Simply put “Bernardus Promo” in the Notes field at time of booking when making reservations online, or please be sure to discuss it when making a phone reservation. Promotion excludes holidays and weekends. Valid for Redemption: July 11th, 2017 – October 30, 2017. Offer valid on the following days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

Robert Miller Congratulates Future Electronics Team on New Distribution Agreement with Rigado

Pointe Claire, Quebec (realtimepressrelease) July 12, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a new distribution agreement with Rigado.

Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, thanked his team for their efforts in successfully completing the new distribution agreement with Rigado.

Rigado delivers smart wireless solutions for a connected world, offering certified low-energy wireless modules and tools to accelerate development for Bluetooth Low Energy & Thread, as well as their DeviceOps platform for secure over-the-air updating.

Rigado’s engineering team has partnered with consumer, commercial and industrial clients to launch over 100 IoT products. The company’s solutions are used in a variety of markets and products, including IOT, wearable, and action cameras.

Future Electronics’ President Robert Miller places a high priority on providing outstanding customer service, and the company’s motto is Delight the Customer®.

For more information about Rigado products through Future Electronics, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit:

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit

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Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671