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Houston, TX, United States, 2013/05/06 - Marine Fuel Management system is granted EU patent number 1,828,728 for “Apparatus and Method for Fuel Measurement and Accountability” - FuelTrax.com.
Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS) announced today that its FuelTrax Marine Fuel Management system has been granted patent protection by the European Patent Office (EPO). The EPO is a member of the Trilateral Cooperation established in 1983 between the European, Japanese, and United States patent offices.
“We announced our Canadian patent last year and are pleased to be able to expand protection to include the EU”, said Anthony George, CEO of NCS. “Under the EPO we selected the countries we believe will offer us the largest blanket of protection within the European community.”
The FuelTrax EU patent includes these countries:
Mr. George continued,“We were granted our first patent in the United States in 2006 and now with the addition of the EU, are protected in 11 countries. It is important to have these protections in place as we continue to invest in our product offerings and expand globally to serve a growing user community.”
The on-board, ABS Type Approved FuelTrax system along with the shore-side FuelNet™ web-based reporting tool helps improve the performance of vessels through tighter management controls, accurate fuel accountability, and optimized vessel operations. FuelTrax (fueltrax.com) monitors fuel flow, captures fuel burn rates, can measure and alarm fuel tank levels, and proves bunker quantities. Live wheelhouse monitoring features include BestSpeed™ and BestEconomy™ that support the master in making real-time throttle adjustments that can help reduce fuel consumption.
About Nautical Control Solutions, LP
NCS is the leading developer of marine fuel management systems technology. Drawing on 20 years of designing and manufacturing control systems, its patented FuelTrax Marine Fuel Management system entered the market in 2006 and is now proven on hundreds of vessels worldwide in both brown and blue water environments. NCS is based in Houston, Texas with value added resellers and partners worldwide.