Success Story: TNO

Makewave has together with the Dutch research institue TNO developed a River Information System (RIS) built on an open Telematics platform using Knopflerfish Pro. Simply speaking RIS is a navigation software solution for canals in the Netherlands. RIS is to be used by pleasure sailors to get information on which route to select, based on parameters such as water levels, lock operation times, bridge clearances etc.

As RIS is to be used by anyone, the solution is flexible and support various hardware’s like PDA’s and smart phones. RIS is an on-line navigation solution meaning all map rendering is done on the server in real time giving the sailor the latest available navigation information.