Network Integrity Assurance Technologies Sdn Bhd (NiAT), the sole provider of satellite communication in Brunei, was recently named second runner-up in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry category of the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2022 Royal Patron Award for its software application ‘OBSERVE’ for Maritime.
“NiAT is delighted to receive the award. This project is a testament to NiAT’s pursuit towards achieving innovative excellence and in striving to provide improved experience for its end-user,” said NiAT’s Chief Executive Officer Lim Ming Soon in a press statement.
The application demonstrates the pace of technological innovation that is continuously explored and executed by NiAT to provide unique satellite-based solutions aimed to deliver enhanced capabilities for stakeholders in the maritime and port domain. The platform features vessel monitoring system utilising satellite-based Automatic Identification System (AIS) and also weather data to provide a near-real-time visualisation of maritime situational awareness on top of the user generated content, such as sighting reports and topography layers, unique to each user.
It is also able to run various analytics such as incident analysis, fleet tracking, geofencing, and a method to index risk and compliance.
As Brunei imports the majority of its food supplies from abroad, NiAT focusses on the marine domain as its first Geographical Information System (GIS) project to increase supply chain awareness and food security.
The company intends to delve deeper into climate action-related features to assist in mitigating the impact of climate change, such as the rising sea level, warmer and more acidic waters, and more frequent extreme weather conditions, which have a significant impact on the livelihood and safety of the coastal communities and the nation.