KVH Industries has announced a partnership enabling vessels to be linked to the remote monitoring and voyage management platform Smart Ship Hub through its satellite communications
Offered over KVH Watch services as part of its wide range of remote technical and operational management solutions, the Smart Ship Hub platform provides performance advisory and predictive diagnostics for vessel performance optimsation. It also delivers remote video-based maintenance, surveys and a wide range of related services that rely on real-time data feeds.
KVH senior director of IoT business development Sven Brooks said this agreement opens operational and cost benefits to owners. “KVH Watch will enable Smart Ship Hub to have access to the real-time data that will make their digital platform all the smarter and will allow them to conduct troubleshooting sessions to solve critical issues at sea,” said Mr Brooks. “It will allow Smart Ship Hub to deploy more digital services and features than ever before as KVH Watch removes the technical constraints and limitations imposed by the traditional satellite connection on board.”
KVH Watch is an IoT connectivity service providing machine-to-cloud satellite communications for remote monitoring of onboard equipment. It also enables on-demand remote expert interventions using video, voice or text via KVH’s global high-throughput satellite network.
On another IoT platform, vessel operators can access more digitalisation services after two companies agreed to collaborate.
StratumFive has added EyeGauge to its Podium voyage informatics platform, enabling shipowners and managers to use more data analytics to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. EyeGauge has developed a solution which can be used on ships with limited automated data collection ability for digitalising and networking data points and connecting them to advanced technologies.
EyeGauge increases data frequency and integrity while reducing repetitive tasks and the crew’s workload. StratumFive launched Podium in 2020 and provides navigation intelligence to more than 13,000 ships.
In Norway, Kongsberg Digital has added a new partner to its Kognifai IoT platform, enabling users of its Vessel Insight services to access Kyma’s specialised vessel monitoring applications. The first of these tools is Data Analysis, an advanced tool to enable statistical modelling of ship performance data. More Kyma applications will become available to Vessel Insight customers via Kognifai later this year.
KVH’s Sven Brooks will present KVH Watch during Riviera’s Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week, 3-5 March 2020 - use this link for more details and to register for these webinars