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AIS Satellite Data
“System 5” can now process AIS Satellite data provided by Vesseltracker GmbH, a Genscape company and one of the leading AIS data provider.
Vessel positions received via satellite are an addition to terrestrial AIS data, which is available for System 5 already since many years.
Our AIS module shows you the complete track of each vessel for up to 30 days, including speed and draft history. ETA and destination, also transmitted via AIS, can be used for further analysis and research. ... See MoreSee Less
Search Speed - Next Generation
Searching within millions of e-mails has never been faster.
System 5 combines the power of real time search engine "Elasticsearch" with data in existing SQL Databases. "Elasticsearch" is used by many enterprise companies with very large data sets and need for fast results (e.g. Netflix, Cisco, or Tinder).
The integration of "Elasticsearch" in System 5 boosts the performance to the next level. Just enter your keywords and System 5 checks e-mail text, subject, sender and recipient name years back and including all message archives. It doesn't matter whether you have 1 or 20 million messages stored in the system. The results are returned within seconds, promised! The fuzzy logic even eliminates typos. ... See MoreSee Less
System 5 "Automatic Cargo Updater (ACU) and Position Updater (APU)" - More and more clients rely on our tools and save enormous time every day.
** Adam Birch, Broker at Rigel Shipping Ltd. says: "We are using the APU of System 5 for almost 2.5 years now. The accuracy and efficiency is far beyond our initial expectations and the cost-performance ratio is very competitive. The APU is a huge benefit over manual updating of vessel positions and enables us to spend even more of our time for servicing our clients." **
The time saving factor can be boosted even further, if APU and ACU are completed with System 5's "Cargo Radar", the perfect tool for automatic matching of cargos with vessels or vice-versa. ... See MoreSee Less
System 5’s new module “Cargo Radar” is the next milestone, making use of the tremendous amount of data coming from e-mails with position lists and cargo requirements.
Whether you have to take care of your own fleet, concentrate on a certain trade or want to observe all spot cargo requirements, “Cargo Radar” points you directly to relevant new, updated and matching records.
The Cargo Radar is the perfect addition to the System 5 APU (Automatic Position Updater) and ACU (Automatic Cargo Updater).
Please feel free to contact us for more information ... See MoreSee Less
Automatic Cargo Recognition
Let the new System 5 Automatic Cargo Updater (ACU) support you!
The ACU reads e-mails and creates relevant entries in System 5’s cargo database. Most significant details about the order are apparent at a glance.
The whole process takes place solely on your own system. No message is forwarded to a 3rd-party, in order to get analysed, so that you don't have to worry about conformity with GDPR.
Query the cargo database by e.g. account, cargo type and size, load- and discharge area, dates etc. in order to get a full up-to-date picture of your markets within seconds.
The ACU is available at very competitive costs, compared to available online platforms.
Please feel free to contact us for more information ... See MoreSee Less
Drowning in e-mails? Here's your lifeboat.
System 5 now supports "Alternate Mail Routing". Reroute e-mails, based on specific criteria like sender, contents of subject line, text contents etc., into separate message journals.
Early market feedback has been very positive and confirms that a lot of time can be saved.
Jan Tüxen, Head of Desk "Handy MPP" at Ernst Russ Shipbroker Hamburg states:
"Since we started using the new message distribution options in System 5 with conditional routing, more than 500 e-mails with pure ship positions have been removed from our in-box every day. The rerouted messages are parsed automatically by System 5 and instantly update our tonnage list.
Having to deal with significantly less e-mails is a big relief for everyone at the desk. We gain time and can focus more on business opportunities and our clients."
Please feel free to contact us for further information. ... See MoreSee Less
Facelift for System 5!
System 5’s user interface now comes with a more modern "look and feel". The icons have been replaced with up-to-date flat icons resulting in an even more intuitive way of working with the system.
The new release is free of charge for our existing customers and will be rolled out within the next few weeks. ... See MoreSee Less
E-Mail Encryption and Digital Signatures (S/Mime)
System 5 now includes a fully automated server-based digital certificate handling solution allowing you to "sign" and "encrypt" your e-mails offering additional protection from various types of cyber attacks.
Together with our existing security features (Blacklist, Whitelist, Fake-Sender Warning etc.), System 5 provides you with the most up-to-date protection level.
E-mail encryption can also be mandatory (subject to GDPR regulations) when sending personal information.
www.rscomm.de/downloads/manuals/2019-01.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
*** Merry Christmas ***
Wishing all our customers & friends Happy Holidays and a prosperous, successful New Year!
Many thanks for the pleasant cooperation throughout the year. We look forward to presenting you exciting new software developments in 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy 70th Birthday, Eisbeinessen!
Enjoy talks, drinks and traditional "Eisbein" on Friday, 2nd. November 2018 in Hamburg!
We are proud of our long-standing cooperation and look forward to many more years of sponsorship. ... See MoreSee Less
Easy ETA Check
System 5's latest release allows you to quickly check whether a vessel's estimated time of arrival at a port matches your requirements. The calculation is based on the vessel's actual speed and distances provided by our distance calculator. Routing options, like canals, can be adjusted. If available, AIS positions that are more up-to-date than your own entered vessel positions are used. This check can be applied to any list of vessels and is performed in the background, therefore it does not block the user interface. ... See MoreSee Less
Automatic preset of Cargo Order input screen
The counterpart of our "Automatic Position Updater" (APU) has now been released. After simply highlighting cargo order details in an e-mail,
System 5 parses the text and presets all relevant fields for entering new records in the Cargo Order module.
Unlike the APU, which can run automatically in the background updating vessel positions, the Cargo Updater purposely does it not. A fully automatic mode of the Cargo Updater could very likely create hundreds of new cargoes every day without relevance for your business. ... See MoreSee Less
Talk to your system - new "System 5 Bot Service" for our apps.
The "Bot Service" allows you to interact with System 5 in your office via our apps (Android and iOS). You can search for vessels, check distances (port to port), retrieve actual bunker prices or send an alert to your colleagues in the office, all in a simple and quick "chat style".
www.system5.de/fb/botservice.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
The System 5 apps for iOS and Android now support viewing e-mails in two formats, plain text and HTML. HTML messages can contain loads of overhead slowing down overall processing, however, it may be vital to see certain messages in a formatted style. All messages can either be loaded as formatted text or on a case-by-case basis. The release of an HTML editor for our apps is scheduled within this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Bunker Price Indications included
The new System 5 distance table and voyage estimation module now includes up-to-date bunker price indications for 80+ major bunker ports.
Figures are updated weekly and can seamlessly be applied to voyage estimations.
All price indications are provided by Heinrich Wegener & Sohn Bunkergesellschaft m.b.H, Hamburg. ... See MoreSee Less
Calculate - Compare - Visualize
Our voyage estimation module lets you compare different vessels for one voyage. The new voyage comparison module allows you to analyze up to five different voyages with the same or different candidates. Finally, a dashboard visualizes the differences. The dashboard and other reports can be exported as PDF for further presentation. ... See MoreSee Less
New System 5 "Voyage Estimator" with integrated port weather information!
The voyage estimator's user interface has been completely redesigned and now shows all relevant information on one page. In addition, a weather forecast for up to 16 days is available for all ports. Weather data are provided by "OpenWeatherMap" free of charge for our clients, royalties are paid by us. ... See MoreSee Less
Get instant information of who circulates a particular vessel.
System 5's Automatic Position Updater (APU) does not only update vessel positions by reading e-mails, it also links all these messages with each found ship. Even if you receive the same information from multiple sources, all these sources and e-mails are linked. This APU enhancement enables you to easily identify "how" and "by whom" a vessel is marketed. ... See MoreSee Less
Our plans for System 5 include, but are not limited to:
Automatic Cargo Updater - the corresponding tool to our successful Vessel Position Updater (APU)
E-mail verification via DKIM and encryption
Mindmaps - visualization of interrelation between data of various System 5 modules ... See MoreSee Less
Dashboard - Visualize your data in System 5 at a glance.
This new module lets you monitor performance indicators and analyze trends by utilizing all kinds of data collected by System 5 whether it's a chart displaying a 10-year history of all fixtures, a dashboard showing e-mail usage with a breakdown up to user and department level, or a view on second-hand price development.
There is a set of built-in dashboards available to all customers. Finetuning and custom variation can be implemented and installed on request. ... See MoreSee Less
Release of new User Interface for Distance Table module
After having finalized the distance table engine just a few month ago, we are now shipping the new user interface with the following key features:
- unlimited port calls
- port rotations
- timetable including port and sea days
- ECA optimization ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks for the pleasant cooperation throughout the year. Wishing you all happy holidays and a healthly & prosperous New Year! ... See MoreSee Less
Update "Mail Security"
System 5 helps you to avoid falling victim to e-mail spoofing.
We are pleased to announce that the latest version of System 5 (as of 11th December 2017) handles known new threats. Suspicious e-mails are stopped via the White/Blacklist mechanism and are clearly labeled with a "faked sender" warning.
Criminals are "inventive" and keep finding shortcomings in various e-mail clients (including well known major ones) leading those to show wrong sender addresses. By using special formatting in the sender's e-mail address, they bypass security mechanisms of most mail servers. Once the e-mail is delivered, the mail client shows a different, faked sender compared to the one the e-mail server accepted. The sender pretends to be someone else and you are at risk.
E.g. please see www.mailsploit.com for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
PDF Preview in System 5
This new feature is now available in System 5 allowing you to view pdf attachments without having to open them in a separate window. Simply click on the attachment icon to preview the file. ... See MoreSee Less
"Android" or "Apple's iOS"
It’s your choice but not an easy decision. We will not start a discussion here about the pros and cons of both worlds, but are happy to announce the release of our new Android app (already available in Play Store), an equivalent solution to our iOS app used by around 1,300 users on more than 1,600 devices. Whatever system you prefer, our mobile apps connect you to your System 5 in the office, giving you access to various System 5 modules like Messaging (e-mails), Address Book, Filing System and Storage (pending activities). A trial installation can easily be set up on request ... See MoreSee Less
No more hassle with losing previously copied text clippings and attachments. The System 5 "Multi Clipboard" displays your copy & paste history for easy access to an unlimited number of text and attachments.
www.system5.de/fb/multiclipboard.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
"General Data Protection Regulation" vs. "Vessel Position Updater"
The new European privacy law, also called "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR), shall apply from 25 May 2018. The GDPR imposes new rules on companies and all kinds of organizations that offer goods and services in the European Union, or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. Among other things, companies are required to document all sorts of data processing and evaluate same. If a third party processes data for a company, this external party needs to comply with the GDPR as well.
What has this got do with a "Vessel Position Updater”? If a shipbroker forwards all emails to an external provider for parsing and extraction of vessel positions or cargo orders, this could be considered as general data processing. In this case, do you know how long such e-mails are stored on the provider’s side, who has access? Can you be sure only e-mails with ship positions and cargo orders are forwarded, and no e-mails with personal information of your customers or employees are among those messages?
All these questions can be answered with a "YES" when using the Automatic Position Updater (APU) provided by System 5. The APU is installed on each customer's server and no message needs to be forwarded to any external system.
More information about the GDPR can be found here.
ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/index_en.htm ... See MoreSee Less
Consistency at its best - 69. "Eisbeinessen" in Hamburg on Friday, 3rd November 2017. We wish all participants a happy and successful event with good talks, drinks and delicious "Eisbein".
Reinhardt Software has developed shipping software for over 25 years.
We are proud to be a sponsor of the "Eisbeinessen" for 20 years. ... See MoreSee Less
Mouse or hotkeys? Combine the advantages! Some tasks are easier done with the mouse and some by using hotkeys. System 5 features three different kinds of hotkeys - you can even define your own shortcuts. Read more ... www.system5.de/fb/hotkeys.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
More than 1,300.000.000 "System 5 Push Notifications" have been sent so far to iPhones and iPads running the System 5 app!!!
Currently about 90,000 notifications, signaling new messages, are sent to 1,600 devices every single hour through our servers based in Hamburg.
For users of Android devices, we will shortly post details about our brand new Android app currently undergoing a last field test. ... See MoreSee Less
SPAM, SCAM, EXTORTION ... everybody heard about it. The e-mail module within System 5 can help you keep criminals away. In addition, you need to understand the scammer's approach and react appropriate in such case.
www.system5.de/fb/blacklist.pdf ... See MoreSee Less