Nautical Control Solutions (NCS) announced today that it has successfully defended its United States patent protection rights on its FuelTrax marine fuel management system (U.S. Patent Number 7,024,317).
NCS has settled recent claims regarding patent infringement in the marine fuel management market space which protects the investment in the FuelTrax technology and protects the customer’s right to the technology on all existing and future installations.
“As an industry leader in our market segment, we are vigilant in the protection of our intellectual property rights,” said Anthony George, President and CEO of NCS. “From the beginning, we worked hard to make FuelTrax a robust, reliable system that our customers could count on. These efforts and costs were not trivial and so we applied for and received a United States patent in 2006 to protect this investment. European patent protection is also pending and we expect to be able to announce that soon.”
Mr. George continued: “As our installation base grows, we will continue to invest and enhance FuelTrax to meet existing and future customer demands and will continue to protect our rights as various companies attempt to infringe on our product’s brand and good will in the marketplace. Continued investment in the product coupled with diligent intellectual property rights protection is simply good business practice. It supports our continued success in the market and our customer’s confidence in the product.”
The onboard, 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, and can measure fuel tank levels. 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 a 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 125 vessels worldwide in both brown and blue water environments. NCS is based in Houston, Texas with value added resellers and partners worldwide.