28 October 2021
BSB Artificial Intelligence created a splash when they launched their first OSCAR system for racing yachts and sailing yachts.
Now they’ve followed up with a version for motor vessels that takes AI-based situational awareness to a new level: OSCAR Sentry is about to enter the boat show circuit from Cannes over Southampton to Florida’s IBEX.
First introduced in 2018, OSCAR technology closes a gap that radar and AIS receivers do not cover: Combining a set of RGB and thermal cameras with artificial intelligence based on the experience of millions of detected objects, OSCAR reliably identifies non-signalled small craft, buoys and other floating objects.
In addition, OSCAR can support search efforts in POB situations. Now the company extends the OSCAR range to motor vessels, bringing 360° advanced detection and identification capabilities to the bridges of motor yachts, SAR and Coast Guard vessels as well as commercial craft.
OSCAR Sentry provides a range of situational awareness tools.
Integrating the system’s data feed into a vessel’s onboard computer adds a vital real-world dimension to radar, AIS and digital charts, including acoustic alerts when OSCAR’s AI identifies collision risks or approaching objects. Alternatively, the unit connects with tablets, smartphones through the easily installed OSCAR app.
Raphael Biancale, CTO and founder of OSCAR says, “OSCAR Sentry is a powerful multi-purpose tool for the safe operation of cruising, commercial and government vessels.”
“This latest technology, proven in 300,000 miles on the water and in the most trying conditions, is capable of substantially improving the safety in a wide variety of conditions.”