TEL AVIV, Israel, January 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Award recognizes Windward for building a unique platform that is organizing the world's maritime information
Windward was awarded the prestigious Global Technology Innovation Leader Award by Frost & Sullivan for 2014. The award reflects Windward's unique technology, which is bringing cutting edge innovation to one of the last 'wild west' frontiers: vessel activity across the world's oceans.
Windward's platform takes all the data available on ships worldwide - over 100 million data points per day - and provides decision makers with the alerts and insights on what is truly happening with their interests at sea, whether they are tracking specific ships or following global trading patterns.
Yaki Baranes, Aerospace, Defense and Security Manager at Frost & Sullivan, explained why Windward was chosen: "Windward's technology has been recognized as a leader in the AIS/SAR and Satellite Based Maritime Monitoring and Analytics Industry as it is fundamentally changing how maritime information is being analyzed and used. By organizing the world's maritime information, Windward is creating unprecedented visibility on ship activity worldwide, which enhances maritime security and has huge value across industries given the major stakes at sea".
Ami Daniel, co-Founder and CEO of Windward, commented: "We are honored to receive the Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Windward is tackling a global challenge of massive proportions - analyzing and organizing the world's maritime data - and it is truly gratifying to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our team's world class innovation and creativity." He added, "The oceans have always been opaque with very little visibility on ship activity worldwide. Windward is proud to play a leadership role in harnessing technology to bring this analog world into the digital age."
The Windward platform analyzes and vets all the data available on ships worldwide on the bit and byte level, creates ship-specific profiles, and analyzes route and cargo patterns. Together, these provide, for the first time, a comprehensive, reliable picture of what ships are actually doing at sea - their identities, where they are travelling, what cargoes they are carrying. Windward is then able to alert its customers when ships are behaving anomalously and might pose a risk or when a new global trend of interest is emerging.
Windard's technology is in wide use by companies and organizations tracking the activity of specific ships, from security agencies to oil and gas companies with interests at sea. Windward's 'next
frontier,' already under way, is providing analysis and actionable information to the financial markets on regional and worldwide shipping and cargo trends and patterns.
Windward is a specialized data company, analyzing and organizing the world's maritime information. We provide our customers with the actionable data and insights they need - whether they are tracking individual ships or global trends - to solve problems, make better decisions, and identify and monetize opportunities at sea. Windward's technology, initially developed to meet the needs of Intelligence communities, is in wide use among security agencies worldwide. We are now bringing the same unprecedented visibility on what's happening at sea to the financial markets and oil & gas sector. For more information, go to http://www.windward.eu
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