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Credit: “The Crew Connectivity Survey 2015,” Futurenautics
VSAT and backup Iridium phones service, WiFi and wireless
Monitoring Makes an Impact access points, Bluetide Communications/Hughes modem and
Reliable, affordable connectivity allows more than just serv- below deck equipment, value-added services such as monitor- ing up daily information dumps back to shore. It enables me- ing, and ancillary networks. The company dynamically allo- teorological and nautical map updates on a scheduled basis, cates a percentage of its network to secure (corporate) use and vessel tracking and safety monitoring. For instance, a camera a percentage to crew and guests. “This allows each sector to onboard can provide onshore supervisors - and even clients – throttle up to 100% of the available bandwidth, but to never go with a window into shipboard safety practices, which can be below its allocation,” says Zimmer. “It’s a great approach to immediately corrected, as well as cargo security and density. ensuring crew access doesn’t interfere with corporate needs.”
Feeding a steady stream of equipment and fuel-related sensor
At Seacor, IT currently does not keep a close eye on crew data back to the home of? ce allows for real time analysis, pro- usage, but plans to in the future. “Our Liftboat Division is us- viding the opportunity for timely route, speed and crew sched- ing a system that allows for us to know who is online and we ule changes, equipment ? xes or safety and security alerts.
can see what they are doing online. The Marine side has not
Jackson Offshore is a good example of a company using its moved in that direction at this time,” says Ledet. The company connectivity to improve vessel performance. “We have fuel does use a home-grown device that includes a ? rewall to re- tracking on several vessels that lets us see fuel ? ow in real strict certain types of crew’s connectivity.
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