SMARTShip™ Overview

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.

Key Features

  • Modular hardware system installed at critical places, transferring engine, cargo, and navigational data to shore
  • Flexible platform to host > 5000 data points live from a ship (30 sec average, could go down to every second)
  • Intuitive and easy to operate dashboard for providing critical operating parameters, camera views and screen replications, to instantly connect any user to the ship
  • Specialized applications for performance management of ships including optimization of total fuel consumption over voyage, predictive maintenance and geofencing based solutions such as ECA area advisory
  • Unique Remote, Monitoring and Diagnostic (RMD) capability, monitoring not only operational parameters from equipment but also the heartbeat of the equipment giving, early warning of an upcoming malfunction
  • Customizable alert generation system provides a workbench for configuration of alert from any of the parameters being collected and made available on the dashboard, SMS or email seamlessly
  • Ruggedized to maritime usage and secure installation onboard compliant with AL-SAFE 3 notation from Lloyds Register
  • Scalable core data science models at Cloud platform and parsed models on ship server providing edge analytic capabilities for onboard decision making
  • Scalable platform architecture designed to incorporate both - inhouse applications as well as 3rd party applications using APIs
  • Easy modular deployment for New Builds as well as Retrofit (while sailing, at a port or in a dock)
  • User management capability for creating and managing access rights for ship and shore users based on their hierarchy

SMARTShip™ Platform

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

    Get real-time data such as vessel speed, consumption, essential voyage information

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  • TFOC

    Optimizes TFOC over a voyage by simultaneously evaluating various parameters

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  • RMD

    Allows to pick and observe parameters in real time and assist in identifying any causal relations

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  • SMART Notifications

    Enables users to define, view, and subscribe (according to user privilege) to system alerts

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  • AssetAI

    Provides real time insights, detect failures early and prescribe maintenance actions

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  • ECA

    Guides ship staffs to successfully enter and exit ECA zone without any non compliance

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  • E-logs & Reports

    Generate reports on demand directly from an equipment without any human intervention

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SMARTShip™ Real-time

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.

Key Features

  • Live connection to ship 24 X 7. Real Time reports on demand
  • Real time and historical visualization of any equipment parameter available
  • Live notification from the ship about alerts and preset conditions
  • Access to intelligent analysis combining one or more parameters in real time
  • Possibility to see wind, wave, current and other weather parameters at ship’s location
  • Capability to create cases for subsequent communication

Benefits

  • Virtually have access to your ship anytime
  • Direct visibility into ship and equipment current condition 24X7
  • Reduced dependency on Ship crew for condition monitoring
  • Shore staff’s ability to assist ship crew better during emergencies

Total Fuel Oil Consumption (TFOC)

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.

Key Features

  • Real-time ship tracking and optimized routing with consideration of laycan, speed, vessel design and weather conditions
  • Optimal total fuel oil consumption over voyage with heading and speed guidance
  • Evaluation of 80 million + combinations to arrive at suggestions for best consumption
  • Scenario based evaluations such as fastest speed and best weather possible
  • Comparison and benchmarking possible against a given guideline, such as charter party or of hull performance after last drydock

Benefits

  • Significant $$ savings
  • Fuel consumption reduction
  • CO2 emission reduction
  • Real time visibility to shore personnel
  • Allow energy efficiency benchmarking
  • Meeting Charterer’s requirements and making the ship commercially attractive

Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics (RMD)

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.

Key Features

  • Simple search based tool to pull in any tag for plotting of graph or trendline
  • Available to onboard crew and at shore
  • Allows user to see the plot in real time or go back in history to select a period
  • Provides quick analyse capability to an alert or notification for root cause identification

Benefits

  • Faster root cause identification
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • Shore side staff or a 3rd party OEM ability to view historical data remotely and assist in root cause identification
  • Co-relating data across systems and subsystems at same time scale

SMART Notifications

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.

Key Features

  • Creates intelligent alerts giving leading alerts to an upcoming problem
  • Possible to use more than one tags simultaneously to generate conditional alerts
  • Alarm condition for any parameter for ships available on dashboard, email or sms based on user preference
  • Possible to perform further drill down analysis on the parameter causing the alert
  • Possible to perform math functions on parameters such as average, count etc

Benefits

  • Receive alerts on seemingly unrelated events across systems/ subsystems
  • Preempt Alarm conditions and eventual damage to equipments
  • Enhance ship crew’s ability to respond faster

AssetAI Predictive Maintenance

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.

Key Features

  • Intelligent Alert Mechanism
  • Advanced Anomaly Detection
  • Risk Calculation
  • Remaining Useful Life Estimation
  • User friendly interface for Asset Information

Benefits

  • Increase asset reliability and availability
  • Optimize maintenance costs and improve maintenance planning
  • Mitigate operational risks
  • Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Provide continuous visibility of asset condition

Emission Control Area (ECA) Compliance App

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.

Key Features

  • Continuous visibility to ship position
  • Ability to receive alerts prior to entering
  • Calculates time for changeover and notifies in advance
  • Maintains event record with timestamp
  • Ability to configure all FO tanks and maintain sulphur record book

Benefits

  • Decrease ECA-SOx related violation
  • Improve company reputation
  • Increase fuel savings
  • Optimize fuel consumption $$
  • Reduce CO2 and SOx emission

E-logs and Reports

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.

Key Features

  • Aggregation of key parameters over a given period is available in report form for quick retrieval and collation as report
  • Standard reports and templates are included and generated on regular intervals
  • Additional parameters can be added to a report
  • New report in format desired can be customized and included as per need

Benefits

  • No possibility of human errors
  • Automated data pull from ship creates trust
  • Time saving in manually creating templates and collation of parameters
  • Reduces repetitive task for ship staff so they can focus on other valuable works
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