Imtech Demos Remote Access to Cobham’s Communication Systems

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Imtech Marine and Cobham SATCOM announce at Nor-Shipping 2013 the introduction of a sophisticated remote access service. Delivered by the Imtech Marine 24/7 Global Control Rooms (GTAC, Global Technical Assistance Centres) in Rotterdam, Houston and Singapore, the new service allows direct access to a vessel’s Cobham SATCOM communications systems, including current generation SAILOR GMDSS products and satellite antennas. As a result, both companies’ work in this remote access innovation seamlessly connects with the goal of reducing equipment life-cycle costs and maximizing uptime.

“Experience shows that remote equipment monitoring and direct access provides significant operational and financial benefits for ship owners,” comments Dennis Mol, Director Technology and Competence Development, Imtech Marine. “Through our partnership and subsequent technology integration with Cobham SATCOM we can now conduct regular health checks on SAILOR systems from shore, enabling us to conduct preventative maintenance and reduce the time and cost of visiting a vessel for manual servicing. We can also prepare SAILOR products for annual servicing from shore, reducing the time needed on board by up to 75%.”

The Imtech Marine GTAC is now able to view in real-time the status of SAILOR systems that are running the Thrane Management Application (TMA); which today includes SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Series products, such as the SAILOR 6222 VHF DSC Class A, SAILOR 6300 MF/HF and SAILOR 6110 Mini-C GMDSS. The TMA is a software service made possible by Cobham SATCOM’s ThraneLINK network protocol. It is already widely in use as the single-point-of-entry for SAILOR products. GTAC can also carry out health checks on Cobham SATCOM’s SAILOR 900 VSAT and the SAILOR FleetBroadband family.

The integration of SAILOR products and the TMA with GTAC is a joint project between Cobham SATCOM and Imtech Marine, whose iShare@Sea philosophy generates optimal network topology to support ship-shore data management through GTAC. This philosophy, initiated by Imtech Marine and supported by the Dutch maritime industry, gives guidance on how to collect data from different devices and components with the minimal use of hardware and cabling, taking airtime costs, coverage and compliance rules into consideration.
 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

Caterpillar Acquires ESRG Technologies

Caterpillar Marine has completed the acquisition of ESRG Technologies Group, LLC, a vessel monitoring and data analytics company in the marine industry.   The

AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade

New releases of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation provides powerful new functionality for engineering teams   AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements

Dual Accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators

In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det

Electronics

Caterpillar Acquires ESRG Technologies

Caterpillar Marine has completed the acquisition of ESRG Technologies Group, LLC, a vessel monitoring and data analytics company in the marine industry.   The

AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade

New releases of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation provides powerful new functionality for engineering teams   AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements

Caterpillar Acquires ESRG Technologies Group

Caterpillar Marine has announced  it has completed the acquisition of ESRG Technologies Group, LLC, a vessel monitoring and data analytics leader in the marine industry.

Communication

Founder & Chief of CMA CGM Decorated by French President

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the French President François Hollande has decorated Mr Jacques R. Saadé, the CMA CGM Group Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Videotel for Action over Enclosed Spaces

VideotelTM, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has backed calls by the UK-based

Seafarers Content with Life at Sea - BIMCO/ICS Report

A new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 is directly engaging seafarers in order to understand their views on life at sea

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2965 sec (3 req/sec)