antibes superyacht two way radio dealer

Antibes Superyacht Radios

Antibes Superyacht Radios Supplier

Entel DX400 Series

We can quickly be on your yacht in Antibes, to give you the best in two way radio service. We strive to be the first choice for Antibes Superyacht radios.

Whether you need advice on the best digital walkie talkie for your Stews, or a more durable and higher IP rated two way radio for your Deckhands, are your ideal partner delivering for you in Antibes.

Quick Advice for Antibes Superyacht Radio Owners

For deck activities on an Antibes Superyacht,  a radio with a high ‘Ingress Protection’ rating is what we would recommend,

Ingress Protection, or ‘IP Rating’ means how much the radio will resist dust particles and water, entering the radio.

The salty atmosphere on deck, will shorten the reliability and ultimate lifespan of the radio, if the IP rating is too low.

A radio like the Entel DX series is a great choice for deckhands. It is an IP68 rated digital radio, so will survive being dropped in shallow water for a while.

For ‘Stews’ a small discreet, and easy to use radio is what we would recommend, such as the Hytera PD355

About Yesway the Antibes Superyacht Radio Supplier

We are able to supply all the two-way radio needs of Superyacht owners based in Antibes, and the wider French Riviera.

Our director is a former lecturer at South Shields Marine School, whose first job aged 17 (he’s now 48), was building and testing yacht power supply systems.

He moved to the radio communications industry as a repair & installation engineer, aged 19.

Our company’s skillset therefore is unrivalled in the Marine radio communications industry, as we have both experience of training ETOs, and working on marine systems.

And also both vocational and degree level qualifications in terrestrial and satellite communications.

We even have the MCA AEC (approved engine course) qualification.

Which Superyacht Radio?

There are many ‘tier 1’ manufacturers in the two-way radio industry to chose from.

Therefore it is fantastic when you find a capable company to advise you.

Our Recommendations for Superyachts are Motorola, Entel and Hytera.

These three manufacturers of two-way radio equipment offer everything a Super yacht user could need.

For example, the Entel DN series handheld radio offers industry leading IP68 level protection against water and particle ingress.

Having a high IP rating is important for use in an outdoor marine environment, and would be ideal for use by Deckhands or support vessels.

On the other hand, a Stewardess and other ‘front of house’ crew, needs a very discrete device.

For this we recommend a couple of the digital Hytera models, that offer discrete communications, and look stylish.

We are also able to offer specific engineering solutions including alarm and system monitoring that sends messages and alerts to a handheld two way radio.

Radio Training Service

We offer a radio use training service, for your staff.

This covers correct and effective use of radio communications equipment, and can be tailored to your crews requirements.

We also offer one-to-one technology training services, to Superyacht owners.


Contact

+44 (01522) 740818

Entel Radios

Entel Intrinsically Safe Radios which fulfill the new Solas Firefighting regulatory requirements.

Hytera Digital

High quality Hytera Digital communications for your Superyacht Crew.

Why Yesway

Years of experience in radio and electrical systems, including the founder being an ex lecturer at the world renowned South Shields Marine School. This knowledge and experience makes us a reliable two way radio supplier of Antibes Superyacht Radios.

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Induction Motor

Wet Induction Motor IOT Monitoring

Pouring water on an Induction Motor may stop it working, which can be monitored with IOT.

The reason water stops the motor working, is due to the lowering of the insulation resistance of the internal motor coil windings, but what are the wet induction motor symptoms.

The coil windings are located inside the metal case of the induction motor, and are what generates a magnetic field, which makes the motor turn.

This article will focus on what are known as ‘three phase’ Induction Motors, which have three sets of coil windings inside the motor. It will also be expanded to include the advantages of adding IOT monitoring.

The internal motor windings are wound together in a component known as a ‘Stator’.

Each winding is electrically separated by an insulation layer on the copper wire that makes up a stator winding.

Therefore there should be a high level of electrical resistance between each of the three coils.

This ‘Insulation Resistance’ is typically above 2 Mega Ohms in a correctly operating Induction Motor, however for marine Induction motors 0.5 Mega Ohms is the stated (Solas) minimum.

If the coil windings become wet, then the insulation resistance would drop to a low level, which would prevent the motor from operating, due to a short circuit between the coil windings.

The good news is that induction motors can usually be dried out, and therefore returned to having a high insulation resistance between the Stator coils.

Methods for drying out the stator coils to restore an acceptable insulation resistance include hot air, or heating the coil windings using a welding set.

It is of course vital that the motor is disconnected from the electricity supply, and that only a qualified person carries out the work.

On land based industrial installations a damp or wet  Induction Motor, should trip the safety circuit breakers (RCD), and isolate the supply.

This is because on land, the priority is to safeguard the safety of people and livestock.

On board ships and Super-yachts however, the priority is to maintain the ships important systems, such as Steering gear.

Therefore ships electrical systems are designed to tolerate a single earth fault, without shutting down the whole circuit.

A wet Induction Motor would cause an earth fault to be detected by the ships ‘fault panel’, but not trip the whole circuit.

Yesway has experience of working on Marine Induction motors, and years of related experience.

Monitoring Using Radio Communications

Radio communications technology can be used to monitor the condition of induction motors.

This can be part of your overall business improvement process.

Sensors can be attached or even integrated into induction motors, to monitor motor conditions.

Induction motor parameters that can be monitored by sensors are:

Phase Current

Motor speed RPM

Vibration

Torque

Connecting via LoraWAN

LoraWAN is a wireless technology that can be used for creating a Smart Factory.

Advantages of LoraWAN is low power consumption, so the sensor attached to the motor can be battery powered, and last years.

Another advantage of LoraWAN for monitoring wet Induction motors in Smart Factories is long range, and good signal penetration through walls.

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Superyacht cybersecurity

Superyacht Cybersecurity

Superyacht cybersecurity refers to the protection of a luxury yacht’s electronic systems, including navigation, communications, and entertainment systems, from unauthorized access or attack.

This can include implementing firewalls, encryption, and secure login protocols to prevent hacking, as well as ensuring that software and systems are kept up to date with the latest security patches.

Additionally, physical security measures such as biometric authentication and surveillance cameras can also be used to protect against intrusions.

As technology advances, the risks of cyber-attacks on superyachts are also increasing, making it essential for yacht owners and operators to implement robust cybersecurity measures to protect their vessels and their guests.

Contact Craig on 01522 740818 for help and assistance.

 

Superyacht Cybersecurity, written by Craig Miles

Motorola MXP600 Tetra Superyacht Radio

TETRA Superyacht Radio Communications

TETRA is increasingly popular for superyacht radio communications.

Tetra is a digital trunked radio system widely used by emergency services around the world, and is security focussed.

The word TETRA is short for Trans European Trunked Radio.

Benefits

TETRA provides superyacht crew and owners, with instant voice and data communications.

Communications are secure and reliable, which has two primary benefits.

Crew

Crew are able to instantly communicate around the superyacht, and even to distant tenders.

Instant secure communications can be used by Stews for coordinating guest requests.

Engineers can communicate between engine room and other areas fo the yacht.

Owners & Guests

Owners and guests are able to make requests.

This could be done either directly using the radio, or more likely via a service call button, linked to the radio system.

Operation

Tetra is a trunked type of radio system.

Trunked systems do not allocate users to a particular channel or frequency.

When a radio transmits, the system allocates a channel for communication to take place.

Therefore the sender of the transmission, and the receiver of the transmission, are allocated a channel for that conversation.

Advantage

The advantage of allocating users to a channel each time, is channel efficiency.

ATEX Intrinsically Safe radios

Superyacht ATEX

Superyacht ATEX equipment, is designed to prevent explosions.

Superyachts and other Marine vessels, are at potential risk of explosion.

Explosions are caused by electrical sparks being produced by equipment, being used in areas with potentially explosive atmospheres.

An example of a potentially explosive environment, is a ships battery room.

In a battery room, potentially explosive gases are released by the emergency batteries, which charging.

The batteries are there to power key marine system, such as navigation, steering and communications, in the event of main system failure.

Other potential explosion risk areas, include fuel tanks.

Whilst its true that most Superyachts currently use diesel power as the Prime Mover , there are potentially other fuels onboard.

We can help ensure that your superyacht is using the correct radio equipment, in the correct environment, for maximum safety.

+44 (0)1522 740818, and speak to Craig about superyacht ATEX survey audits, and product solutions.

Craig first worked in marine electronics aged 17, and has taught ATEX systems to trainee Marine Cadets & ETO’s, at South Shields Marine School.