Groke Pro is a digital watchkeeper. It reduces crew stress and frees crew from watchkeeping to spend more time on important tasks. The day and night cameras combined with machine vision technology oversee the vessel surroundings 24/7 even in the most demanding conditions.
Not designed to replace existing systems like radars and AIS but to complement them, Groke Pro combines data from its two cameras and all existing systems on the vessel, and provides a real-time risk analysis to further support crew’s decision-making. All information is presented on the best User Interface in the market enabling easier and more efficient decision-making and communication among crew.
Due to the overwhelming amount of information, decision-making in difficult conditions can be stressful. The intelligent risk analysis takes all the information collected, parses it and presents the crew with the most crucial information for better decision-making. Risk analysis consists of three elements: CPA Points & Alarms, Risk Compass and Relative Velocity Tracking.Learn More
Groke Pros intuitive tablet-based user interface provides the best User Experience in the market. You can easily inspect the detected vessels shown in the Augmented Reality (AR) view. Other features, such as the blending function and real-time risk analysis, are easily available in on display.Learn More
Wachkeeping at night can put a lot of stress on the crew causing fatigue. Groke Pro features two cameras: a day camera and a thermal night camera. Grokes unique blending functionality enables combining views from each camera. As a result, at night-time, you get a view with lights from the day camera and the objects detected with the thermal camera. Users can easily adjust the level of blending emphasizing either the day or night camera.Learn More
Groke Technologies awareness system collects information from multiple sources. The difference of the developed system towards as systems today are presented in the diagram below. For visual confirmation, the system uses a wide field of view cameras with day and night vision. Object detection happens by utilizing machine vision for day and thermal camera images. Additional information about other objects is received from radar (optional add-on integration) and AIS. To identify your own vessel position and movements GNSS and Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) are used. Sea charts identify the vessel’s geolocation position.
Sensor fusion is the probabilistic mix of data from multiple sources such as described above.
Groke’s forte lies in combining all the above-mentioned via sensor fusion and track fusion offering. This offers both onshore and offshore users the most accurate and reliable understanding of their surroundings via a single view user interface. This results in reduced navigation stress and peace of mind during the operation in all kinds of conditions, regardless of vessel type.
Groke’s awareness system, Groke Pro, puts all the information in one single UI, giving an accurate and reliable picture of nearby vessels’ location, speed, and trajectories and other objects that can be taught for the system utilizing AI.
As mentioned above, the users of the system enjoy a unique user interface, providing only relevant information to help navigation and watchkeeping.
Groke Pro installation onboard is straight forward and due to the stand alone nature of the standard solution it is ideal as retrofit to existing vessels and also to new buildings.
Preferred installation location for sensor unit on tug boats is either mast or on compass deck above bridge. The central unit shall be installed in close vicinity to bridge into an air conditioned or well ventilated space.
Preferred installation location for sensor unit on cargo vessels is either mast or on compass deck above bridge. The central unit shall be installed in close vicinity to bridge into an air conditioned or well ventilated space.
Preferred installation location for sensor unit on large and ultra large vessels is either mast or on compass deck above birdge. On larger vessels there is also the possibility of installing the sensor unit to fore mast but this needs to reviewed case by case. The central unit shall be installed in close vicinity to bridge into an air conditioned or well ventilated space.
Groke Pro Awareness System collects information from multiple sources. The system uses two wide-field-of-view cameras with day and night vision. Objects around the vessel are detected by utilizing Machine Vision technology for the day and thermal camera images. Additional information about the detected objects is received from radar and AIS. GNSS, IMU and Sea Charts are used to identify your own vessel position and movements
Groke’s Sensor Fusion technology combines data from all the above-mentioned sensors. The information based on the processed data provides the most accurate and reliable understanding of the surroundings of the vessel. All information is clearly presented on an intuitive tablet-based interface.
Sensor Fusion technology, combined with a superb User Experience, results in reduced navigation stress and peace of mind during the operation in all conditions, regardless of vessel type.
The video below shows how Groke Pro works in real life in different conditions. It showcases how different technologies add to the system. You can see how Groke Pro's intuitive User Interface shows all relevant information in once glace.