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Friday, February 23, 2018

Software Developers News

Baron Releases New Weather Software

Photo: Baron Services, Inc.

Weather services company Baron Services, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the Velocity Weather API, designed for use by marine industry manufacturers and software developers who want to integrate a weather stream into their final product, including smart phone and tablet apps, websites, MFDs and chart plotters. According to the developer, Velocity Weather API delivers powerful, reliable, location-based and meteorologically accurate weather and atmospheric data via the Internet.

Moran Selects Veson Nautical IMOS

Veson Nautical, a maritime software developer, announced that its Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) has been selected by Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Ct. Moran will utilize Veson’s solution to organize and manage commercial marine operations for its Dry Bulk and Petroleum Divisions onto one centralized, user-friendly platform. Moran will install the full suite of IMOS modules and will also be upgrading to Microsoft’s Navision v4.01. The new system is expected to be up and running by mid-to-late September 2006.

Edoc Systems Remains Healthy in Sour Economy

For Victoria marine enterprise software developers Edoc Systems Group, the past years economic storm has been more about riding calm winds and following seas. They are expanding and hiring while others in the software industry have been retrenching and shedding staff. Edoc moved into their current location in the heritage Hartwig Court two years ago and have already outgrown the current space. On the strength of new business, they are in the last stages of hiring additional software developers to join the team of 18 Victoria and Vancouver based existing staff. In the past month, they have hired a new marketing and communications coordinator, and are in the process of renovating additional space, taking over an adjacent 600 sq ft store-front.

Creative Systems Releases GHSCOM

from within common application programs such as Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. very little effort have a spreadsheet where cell values are calculated by GHS. COM technologies. programs. convention can link to GHS through the GHSCOM module. bodies or vessels containing liquids are dealt with in the application. and multiple-body interactions.

Tech Talk: GHS Adds 'Seakeeping'

KRISO Containership CG and Critical Point Heave RAOs in head seas and zero speed as taken from the SeaKeeping report. (Image: GHS)

General HydroStatics is no longer just about hydrostatics, and will soon offer capabilities in the world of hydrodynamics with the introduction of a long awaited addition to the GHS product family: an optional seakeeping module. Adding a seakeeping module means run files may now include seakeeping capabilities by adding a couple new commands and existing geometry files (.GF) can be used for the seakeeping analysis with little or no modification. Integration with GHS also reduces required user input, getting answers faster while increasing user control.

Fugawi Swedish Marine Charts

Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced the addition of Swedish Marine Charts to its online Fugawi Touratel Map collection for use with Fugawi navigation software and the Apple iPhone. The X-Traverse chart and map data distribution system is also now available for integration by third-party developers who wish to easily add marine charts and land maps to their mobile applications. Compatible with Fugawi Marine ENC and Fugawi Global Navigator navigation software for PC…

Veson Nautical’s IMOS Selected by Neste Oil

Veson Nautical, the US-based maritime software developer that delivers outstanding chartering, operations and accounting solutions to marine cargo transportation managers across the globe, announced that Neste Oil Corporation has licensed Veson’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS). Neste Oil, an independent northern European oil refining and marketing company will leverage IMOS in its Shipping Division for all activities related to the company’s fleet of tankers. Veson Nautical’s solution was selected from among seven other providers after Neste conducted a thorough analysis of needs and internal processes to ensure the new operating system would be able to handle all current and future requirements.

More Maritime Firms Sign Up for Helm CONNECT

Software developer Helm Operations announced that over the last two months it has signed on 15 more commercial maritime companies to its planned maintenance and compliance software, Helm CONNECT. The companies come from a variety of commercial maritime industries, such as the fishing, passenger vessel, research vessel, inland / coastal barging and pilotage vessel sectors. The reason for the broad appeal of Helm CONNECT is its simplicity, the developer said. “Businesses are craving software that’s easy for their people to use,” explained Rodger Banister VP Marketing at Helm Operations. “They want software at work to be as easy to understand…

ShipConstructor 2006 Coming Soon

Albacore Research Ltd. (ARL) is putting the final touches on its new ShipConstructor 2006, scheduled for release towards the end of 2005. According the software developer, ShipConstructor 2006 represents a quantum leap in CAD/CAM with the introduction of the Database Driven Relational Object Model (DDROM) technology, as well as an Application Programming Interface (API). While DDROM will provide ShipConstructor users with a ‘better-than-parametric’ technology, the API will make it easier for users and third-party developers to tie into the ShipConstructor product model database. DDROM and other new features will be presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting in Houston – at the booth as well as during the Innovation Sessions.

Helm to Launch Subchapter M Compliance Software

Software developer Helm Operations announced that it will launch its innovative Subchapter M compliance software, Helm CONNECT Compliance, at the International Workboat Show (IWS) in New Orleans from November 30 – December 2. Helm has been selling its Compliance software since Sub M came into effect in the summer of 2016. However this is the first industry specific event for towing vessel operators where Helm will be able to showcase its ground-breaking software. Rodger Banister, VP of Marketing at Helm is excited about being able to demonstrate the flexibility of Helm’s software to a wide audience at IWS. “This year at IWS we will be showing off the power of mobility in Helm CONNECT…

PPA Canada Signs on Helm CONNECT

Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance Made Easy

Today, software developer Helm Operations announced that it has signed Pacific Pilotage Authority (PPA) Canada to its Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance software. PPA operates five pilot boats and provides complete pilotage services for all ports on Canada’s west coast including Vancouver and those within the Fraser River. Ekkebus continues, touching on a core element of Helm software’s purpose. Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Helm Operations is proud to have Helm CONNECT serve PPA and says. Helm CONNECT is designed to be intuitive in every way.

New CADCAM Solution

Working in cooperation, Napa Ltd and DRS Defense Solutions, LLC, Advanced Marine Technology Center (DRS DS AMTC) have created a new interface between NAPA and MAESTRO software. Interfacing these two products will increase efficiency in the early stage of ship structural design, analysis and evaluation process by allowing the designer to leverage one 3D model from start to finish within the scope of structural design and direct analysis. This will eliminate the very common practice of recreating 3D structural models to serve different activities. “This will be the most extensive finite element interface in NAPA, and it will help to shorten the overall time in structural analysis significantly,” says Tomi Holmberg, Manager at NAPA Business Unit.

Subsea 7 Completes First Autonomous Inspection Vehicle

Subsea 7, a provider of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services, announced that it has completed the design and build of the first commercial AIV, a technology which has the potential to revolutionise Life-of-Field projects. Subsea 7 has an ambitious plan to develop a series of Autonomous Inspection Vehicles (AIV), initially capable of general visual inspection, through to fully capable work-class sized intervention vehicles. A combined project team comprising hardware developers and operational personnel from Subsea 7 and Seebyte, a Scottish based software developer for the autonomous robotics market, has been working together to deliver the first vehicle.

Veson Nautical Moves to New Corporate Headquarters

Veson Nautical, the US-based maritime software developer that delivers outstanding chartering, operations and accounting solutions for cargo transportation, is pleased to announce its move today to new corporate headquarters located at 162 Columbus Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. Veson also announced today the addition of Jamie Sheldon, Director of Product Management, to Veson’s growing staff located at the new Boston headquarters. The facility, custom designed by Roy Leone who specializes in creating optimal environments for technology developers, will provide Veson’s staff with a work environment that encourages open communication and allows for continued expansion. “Our new headquarters is a great reflection of our corporate culture,” remarked John Veson, President of Veson Nautical.

Fednav - Complete IMOS Solution

Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced that Fednav Limited of Montreal, a Canadian ocean-going, dry-bulk ship owning, operating and chartering group, has chosen to implement the full complement of Veson Nautical’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS). Fednav Limited will implement IMOS to manage their chartering and operations departments worldwide as well as link IMOS to their present accounting system, Oracle Financials. IMOS will handle all voyage operations for Fednav’s fleet, which concentrate on the transportation of bulk and breakbulk cargoes on a worldwide basis. Fednav Limited, headquartered in Montreal, is a privately owned shipping company.

Chinese Shipyard Uses Friendship-Framework

Photo courtesy Germanischer Lloyd Corporate Communications

Chinese shipbuilder New Times Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (NTS) introduces simulation-driven design to its product development. NTS has signed a contractual agreement with GL's maritime software developer Friendship Systems. The contract includes the licensing of engineering software and design support for the development of a large crude oil tanker. By introducing the simulation-driven design software the shipyard aims to improve the efficiency of its products, streamlining its design work and increasing its competitiveness.

Louisiana International Marine Signs on with Helm CONNECT

Software developer Helm Operations has signed on offshore rig moving and ocean towing services company Louisiana International Marine (LIM) to its Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance software. Louisiana International Marine operates six tugs that are ABS classed hull and machinery, A1 towing, and ISM certified. "We chose Helm CONNECT because [Helm] made it easy to do business with them. First off, their preventive maintenance and compliance software is the easiest we've ever seen, and secondly we didn't have to wait weeks to get a price quote from them,” said Anthony Roberts, Manager of Marine Traffic / Operations for Louisiana International Marine. Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Helm Operations said he was excited to be working with Louisiana International Marine.

ABS Expands in India

Classification services provider to the global marine and offshore industries ABS has expanded its captive delivery center in Pune, India with a move to the new Tech Park One location in order to accommodate the addition of professional software developers who will expedite product development. According to Anindya Talukdar, ABS Managing Director in Pune, ABS has built a knowledge base and leadership in Pune, where software engineers not only code and support earlier versions of the software, but are developing web and mobile versions of NS Enterprise using newer tools and technologies. “We are excited about our local growth and the opportunity to recruit top technology personnel to support our innovation…

SHI Develops RTLinux Powered Robots

FSMLabs, a software developer announced that Samsung Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Division (SHI) has selected RTLinuxPro as the base for its robotics systems and has several advanced RTLinux powered robots in production use. Working with FSMLabs' Korean partner, RealTimeWave, engineers at SHI have created some of the worlds most advanced ship-building robots including an autonomous “Spider” welder that autonomously guides itself over the ships membrane wall. In addition to the Spider robot, SHI has developed a RTLinux powered pipe alignment robot also in production use and a third, Stewart-Gough Type 6-axes parallel robot is under development. The robots use SHI designed 3-D path tracking and real-time attitude control systems.

Stolt-Nielsen taps Veson for Operations System

Veson Nautical, a U.S.-based maritime software developer, said that Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group (SNTG) selected Veson Nautical’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) to handle all chartering, operations and accounting functions for the company’s extensive Inland Tanker division. SNTG’s Inland barge fleet (SNITS), which operates within the Rhine River basin and associated canals in the Netherands, Belgium and Germany, will utilize IMOS to handle all voyages, contracts, scheduling and communications from vessel to shore. Due to the unique needs of SNIT’s operations, Veson will adapt IMOS to the company’s dynamic scheduling requirements. SNTG selected IMOS after reviewing a number of other software packages.

Motia Selects IMOS

Veson Nautical, the US-based maritime software developer delivering chartering, operations and accounting solutions for cargo transportation, announced that Motia Compagnia di Navigazione based in Venice, Italy has chosen Vesonís Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS). Motia is the technical manager for the Netherlands-based Seaarland Shipping fleet, which implemented Vesonís IMOS last year. IMOS has been managing all aspects of cargo transportation for Seaarlandís fleet, which includes 11 handymax product tankers, 3 panamax bulk carriers, 4 Aframax Tankers, and 3 Panamax tankers. The fleet also includes 23 chartered tankers ranging from 35,000 to 160,000 dwt.

New Ship Design Courses for U.S. Shipbuilding

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Modern Shipbuilding Design project team has completed and delivered five continuing education marine design courses: Basics of Electrical System Design, Basics of HVAC Design, Basics of Pipe System Modeling, Basics of Structural Modeling, and Design for Production. Funded by the Navy and industry through the NSRP collaboration, the project was planned and facilitated by a 17-member team led by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair with significant support from the University of South Alabama and the University of Wisconsin—Marinette. Designed for on-line or in-class presentation as part of the continuing education programs at those universities now…

Inmarsat Maritime Opens Smart Operations Dialogue

Keynote session panel; together with Frank Coles is David Balston, Director - Safety and Environment, UK Chamber of Shipping and Paul McStay, Lead Environmental Specialist, Lloyd's Register

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has staged the inaugural Smart Operations conference, the first in a series of events seeking an open debate in the maritime industry over the operational benefits of integrated thinking on shore and ship communications. With the first of the three new Global Xpress satellites already in orbit – a prelude to the global launch of the world’s first high-speed mobile broadband satellite service to the maritime industry…

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