— Represents Cost-Effective Wireless Internet Network Solution for Shipping Industry

HONG KONG, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mr. Nobu SU, the Chairman of TMT Co., Ltd. ("TMT") has again been acknowledged for his ingenuity; receiving three patents for the invention of a MOBILE NETWORK FOR REMOTE SERVICE AREAS USING MOBILE STATIONS, also known as Ocean net.

Mr. Nobu SU successfully registered his solution with three patent offices, the first was with the United Kingdom Patent Office on June 3, 2002 (Patent No.: GB2392061), followed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on August 17, 2004 (Patent No.: US 6,778,809 B2), and lastly with the Korean Intellectual Property Office on May 22, 2009 (Patent No.: 10-0900100).

Ocean net, introduced by Mr. Su, enables the transmission and reception of data via an offshore mobile communications network. This system encompasses one or more mobile stations that are used for transmitting data; serving as buffers/repeaters through the storage and forwarding of data signals that are ultimately received by the designated station. Since the mobile stations include data storage memory that is coupled to a processor, the processor can be configured so that the transceiver within the station is able to broadcast interrogation signals that determine other mobile or base stations for store and forward.

Since 2000, Mr. Su has sought to provide an efficient, cost-effective solution for ship crews to communicate with other vessels as well as contact family and friends.  With this technology, vessels can form a mutual offshore communications network without the need for expensive satellite communications, thus also help to more readily achieve safety and efficiency goals. 

"The need for effective and stable communications in the shipping industry cannot be overemphasized," Mr. Nobu SU said.  "While the main objective of my system is to allow ship crews and their loved ones to maintain contact, it can just as well be used to transmit critical information, such as the latest weather conditions or the location of a stranded vessel.  In fact, following the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and AirAsia Flight 8501, the mobile communications technology that I developed would have expedited recovery efforts, since it is also applicable to the aviation field."

"An airplane went missing and lost contact with air traffic control and attention has been paid to the tracking system that airlines use. With Ocean net, the ships nearby could help to locate the lost airplane immediately after the disappearance which would enhance the efficiency of the rescue and increases the chance of passenger survival. Ocean net is a great invention not only in the marine industry but also in other areas where applicable."

The emergence of cloud computing technology has brought Mr. Su’s vision into reality after 14 years. There are distinct differences between Ocean net and the AIS system that the shipping industry is pursuing today. "Ship crews welcome this innovative technology, and I believe that Ocean net will take over the AIS system in the next decade," Mr. Nobu SU concluded.