Pole Star Defense provides custom-built solutions to meet the most rigorous maritime defense requirements. Our combination of best-in-breed data sources combined with our comprehensive situational awareness engines provide the base for a range of secure, scalable solutions, fully supported by a team of experts from design through to development and deployment.
Our clients include law enforcement agencies, DOD, tier 1 banks, blue-chip energy, liner, and cruise shipping companies, leading National and Open Ship Registers, and high-profile Non-Governmental Organizations. These clients demand the highest level of corporate governance, customer service, financial robustness, service infrastructure availability, and technical vision.
How it works
The best solutions require best-in-class, accurate data. As such, we have partnered with IHS Markit, the IMO, Inmarsat, CarbonChain, Vasanda, Globavista, Spire, Iridium, and Dow Jones to incorporate their data into our range of maritime intelligence solutions.
Maritime Situational Awareness & Vessel Tracking
Underpinning everything we do is our pioneering vessel tracking technology. Pole Star was the first company to track vessels in 1998 and, since then, we have continued to deliver state of the art tracking across the globe. As a leader in ship tracking technology, you can be assured that our solution provides a full, reliable, and accurate understanding of your vessel’s surroundings.
APIs for Custom Development
The Pole Star RESTful API provides programmatic access to near real-time vessel position and ship information data using powerful and secure application programming interfaces, allowing you to report on or build applications that utilize live vessel movement data, notifications, and alerts. With API key authentication and granular user-based permissions, you can easily manage and control access to the Pole Star API.
Secure & Scalable Cloud Infrastructure
Pole Star employs AWS Cloud-hosted technology, backed by best-in-breed infrastructure including FEDRAMP IL-2 and Commercial Level 3 (Datacentres), EMC® and VMware/VSphere™ virtualization technology, the Oracle®/Oracle Spatial Database platform, 64-bit Linux operating systems, and SonicWall® firewall products. Our entire infrastructure is built on the N+1 redundancy principle. Even in the case of failure of a component of infrastructure, high service availability is maintained.
Our business philosophy is underpinned by a user-centric service approach that drives our managerial and technical strategy to provide robust and reliable business services, usable software applications, and essential client support services. This is reinforced by a superb team of multilingual professionals providing 24/7 customer, technical, training, equipment installation, financial, and regulatory support.
Agile Project Management
Our team of experts will work with you to define the issue you are facing, design a customized solution based on your requirement parameters, develop the solution, and deploy. We have a proven project methodology that delivers on-time and on-budget project results.