SMARTShip™ is a Cloud hosted dual core extensible platform that connects to a large number of ships to collect live data and provide real time analytics and insights to increase operational efficiency. The goal is to provide economic insights to unlock the business potential of an organization. Its breakthrough user experience and ease of use helps with faster decision making in day-to-day operations and overall product adoption across the organization.
SMARTShip™ leverages our proprietary hardware & software and cloud-based infrastructure to collect and transmit more than 5000 data points from various systems on board. It utilizes the data collected to create value for stakeholders, often including additional information, such as weather overlay, statutory and regulatory information etc. The front end user experience includes intuitive applications which facilitate monitoring and diagnostics of operational issues. Features such as optimization of total fuel consumption and workbench for the creation of intelligent alerts & leading indicators are an integral part of SMARTShip™. Quick visualization dashboard for critical assets and their parameters is available with drill-down options showing all related parameters in list and graph views. Real-time location monitoring including weather overlays to get a quick connect to ship is available anytime and from anywhere.
AOT SMARTShip™ software runs on our Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The AOT’s IoT platform is a suite of components that enable; Remote data collection from connected devices, Deployment of applications that monitor, manage, and control connected devices. AOT Platform resides on a cloud as well as local servers and, collects data from various data acquisition units - alpha NAV, alpha ECR and alpha CCR, local sensors and various standalone pieces of equipment onboard.
AOT’s IoT platform plays a pivotal role in equipping our solutions with remote control and real-time monitoring functions, configurable alerts and notifications, pluggable cloud services, and integration with consumers’ smartphones and other devices.
SMARTShip™ allows a swift integration of 3rd party applications from other industry players into our platform. An integrated hardware and software solution is delivered and installed by Alpha Ori personnel on your vessel as well as remote monitoring stations. The ruggedized hardware is built to endure typical harsh conditions aboard ships.
We believe it’s essential to have end-to-end security built-in. Security must permeate through all aspects of data collection and transmission, from device booting and authentication, access control, firewalling, data transmission and updates and patches. At AOT, all communications internal to SMARTShip™ platform (i.e. ship to shore) wherever data is transmitted over public internet, is fully encrypted using Industry accepted best practices.
In a multi-tenant environment, each customer’s data is isolated from the others through a multi-tenant data architecture. Multi-tenancy is enforced by associating ship data to correct tenant and, using a proprietary data access mechanism that enforces the separation of data by ship owners/operators.
We use HTTPS as the standard format for accessing any SMARTShip™ data using a browser over public internet.
SMARTShip™ Real-time software enables shore users to visualize ship’s operational parameters and performance data such as vessel speed, consumption, essential voyage information in real-time. This feature also enables the superintendent or vessel manager at shore to virtually visit a ship in his/her fleet, view ship performance live as well as historically and, drill down to individual parameters in the asset view. Notification related to fleet and ship are available live, and analysis can be completed with the click of a button.
Automated Hull Performance Monitoring provides continuous monitoring of hull performance characteristics of the selected vessel and all impacting parameters. The module allows users to track maintenance performed on the hull and compare hull conditions with respect to various user defined benchmarks. It further allows users to check consumption at various speeds while taking into account current loading (draft) and hull condition.
SMARTAnalytics is an intelligent Key Performance Indicator (KPI) portal that shows ship - specific performance metrics and allows users to view and benchmark ship performance against baseline based on LIVE data. The module provides key insights related to various performance parameters, highlighting their relationships and identifying any anomalies sea and shop performance trials.
Charter Party Dashboard provides a one click overview of Charter Party performance for all ships in the fleet. The dashboard is built by continuous monitoring of all constituents of a charter party, such as speed, consumption, wave, wind, current and deviation from route. A traffic light system is used to display compliance or non-compliance providing immediate overview. A deep drill down to detailed time series data is available shipwise for each constituent parameter.
SMARTShip™ Total Fuel Oil Consumption (TFOC) module optimizes the total fuel oil consumption over a voyage by simultaneously evaluating vessel speed, its design data, shop/sea trial performance, lay can for the voyage and weather parameters to arrive at most desired outcomes. Key metrics for the voyage is available in terms of fuel saved, its dollar value and associated CO2 reduction. Various scenarios such as fastest speed, best weather condition and choice of using a particular algorithm is available.
Our TFOC module runs on AOT’s Big Data platform leveraging distributed cloud computing capability to evaluate over 80 million combinations for a typical 10 day voyage. The output is rendered to the ship master, every 3 hours in form of an advice for heading and speed.
Remote monitoring and diagnostic (RMD) allows the user to pick up a parameter or a group of parameters to be observed in real time and assist in identifying any causal relations directly by showing them in a visual graph. The module also allows selection of values in history, thus allowing a user to revisit any parameter at a point/period of time in history for problem solving.
The module can be accessed by either by drilling down in a particular machinery through its system, subsystem and group levels or through the “Analyze” button in the alert and notification section.. Both digital and and analog values can be shown.
This functionality enables users to define, view, and subscribe (according to user privilege) to system notification and alerts. System notification can be categorized into various risk levels – Alarm, Warning, Caution and Info. Users can subscribe/unsubscribe to a range of available alerts and configure new ones. Also it is possible for the user to include business rules and math formulas on the edge to receive intelligent alerts or combine more than one parameter to evaluate conditional scenarios. Users will be able to get updates on their subscribed alerts via SMS, Emails, or on Dashboard.
SMARTShip™ AssetAI module is a marine specialized cloud based predictive maintenance solution that provides real time insights, detect failures early and prescribe maintenance actions using continuous monitoring technologies, machine learning techniques, and big data analytics. The predictive maintenance model is processed with the 360 degree view of asset utilization by using a combination of marine engineering and data analytics. The module runs on real time basis, learns from sensor data for associated assets and utilizes right machine learning algorithm to provide actionable insights. The user friendly dashboard incorporates alert mechanism to identify early failures and guide users to understand failure causes and take appropriate action.
SMARTShip™ solution has a unique App features to display various marine geofencing areas including ECA, High risk area, EEZ and various MARPOL areas etc on its map layer that enables remote monitoring of the ships getting closer to these geographic areas and automatic detections of the ships entering or exiting these areas.
ECA App acts as decision support system for ship staffs and guide them to successfully enter and exit ECA zone without any non compliance. The complexity being entire fuel change over process from High Sulphur to Low sulphur and vice versa during the voyage. The module automatically identifies ships ECA entry and exit based on ship’s parameters and sensor data and provide fuel change over event identification and notify users to take appropriate action. The system further provides ECA zone display on map, provides regulations access and generate reports for auditing purposes.
SMARTShip™ provides the ability to generate Reports on demand. Gone are the days when a shipowner must wait for the Noon Report to find out the basic details regarding vessel’s status. With SMARTShip™ deployment the Ship Owner can pull the automated reports as and when they like. Moreover, he/she can trust the report (i.e. fuel consumption, ROB, position etc) as they come directly from equipment without any human intervention.
In addition, today’s maritime world (Flag states and Regulatory authorities) requires various E-logs and reports for compliance. SMARTShip™ not only provide these reports on demand thereby reducing burden on ship crew but also provides the ability to add additional parameters into the report.