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SMARTShip™

Connect, control, optimize

SMARTShip™ is a digital platform that can connect your entire fleet. It collects live data and provides real time analytics that increase operational efficiency. The goal is to provide insights that unlock your organization’s business potential. Easy to use, it enables faster decision making in day-to-day operations that optimize your efficiency.

Be smarter with your data

SMARTShip™ is based on state-of-the-art technology that can process over 5000 data points from various systems on board. The data collected, combined with weather overlay and statutory and regulatory information enables users to harvest unique insights that boost performance. Intuitive applications mean you can monitor and diagnose operational issues in real time. Get an overview of your critical assets via the dashboard and enjoy real-time location monitoring that keeps you connected with your ships anytime, anywhere.

SMARTShip™ Platform

AOT SMARTShip™ software runs on our Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform. AOT’s IoT platform is a suite of components that enable remote data collection from connected devices and deployment of applications that monitor, manage, and control connected devices.

AOT’s platform resides on the cloud as well as local servers onboard which collects data from various data acquisition units (navigation, ECR, CCR), local sensors and various standalone pieces of equipment onboard. AOT’s 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 the 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. 

AOT believes it’s essential to have end-to-end security built-in. Security must permeate through all aspects of data collection including, device booting, authentication, access control, firewalling, transmission, 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 In a multi-tenant environment, each customer’s data is isolated from others through a multi-tenant data architecture. Multi-tenancy is enforced by associating ship data to correct tenant(s) and, using a proprietary data access mechanism that enforces the separation of data by ship owners/operators.

AOT uses HTTPS as the standard format for accessing any SMARTShip™ data using a browser over public internet.

Applications
that empower your business

  • SMARTShip™ Real-time

    Optimise your decisions with real-time voyage data such as vessel speed and fuel consumption

  • SMARTShip™ GO – Mobile App

    Get informed about your fleet anytime, anywhere

  • Total Fuel Oil Consumption

    Review the data to enhance total fuel oil consumption on every voyage

  • Automated Hull Performance Monitoring

    Monitor your hull performance and find out where you can improve

  • AssetAI Predictive Maintenance

    Get smarter with real-time insights that detect failures and prompt maintenance

  • SMARTAnalytics

    Understand your fleet’s performance across a range of metrics

  • Charter Party Dashboard

    Get a one-click overview of charter party performance throughout your fleet

  • Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics

    Compare and contrast data in real-time to identify patterns and inform decisions

  • SMART Notifications

    Define, view, and subscribe to system alerts according to your role

  • Geofencing

    Helps your crew navigate ECA zones with complete compliance

  • E-logs & Reports

    Generate equipment specific reports on demand without needing to ask the crew onboard

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 are 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 are 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 the form of advice for heading and speed.

Key Features

  • Tracks ships in real-time and optimizes routing for improved performance and profits
  • Optimizes total fuel oil consumption for every voyage with heading and speed guidance
  • Evaluates over 80 million combinations to calculate most effective fuel consumption
  • Creates scenario-based evaluations of fuel consumption based on speed and weather
  • Benchmarks against a given guideline, such as charter party demands or hull performance 

Benefits

  • Significant (5-10%) cost savings
  • Reduces fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions
  • Real-time visibility of your fleet for on shore personnel
  • Enables energy efficiency benchmarking
  • Meet charterer’s demands and makes the ship commercially attractive

Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip™ system has introduced a whole new vision in the approach to Ship Operations for us at Kumiai Senpaku. We certainly feel, this with its transparency and reliability of information, will be a very efficient and effective tool towards commercial and operational enhancement. Our expectations are high on fuel optimisation and predictive maintenance programmes that are being rolled out and we look forward to keeping our charterers and managers well benefited from this.

Capt. Rajeeva Mathur,
COO Southern Pacific Holding Corporation C/O Kumiai Senpaku Co.,Ltd

SMARTShip™
Real-time

SMARTShip™ Real-time software enables shore users to visualize ship’s operational parameters and performance data such as vessel speed, consumption, and essential voyage information in real-time.

Providing a real-time connection enables the superintendent or vessel manager at shore to virtually visit a ship in his/her fleet; viewing ship performance live as well as historically and drill down to individual parameters for each asset. Notifications related to fleet and ship are available live, and analysis can be completed with the click of a button.


Key Features

  • 24/7 connection to vessel with real-time dashboards, analysis, notifications, and reports
  • Visualize equipment parameters in real-time and historically
  • Provides live notifications from the ship about alerts and preset conditions
  • Access intelligent analysis combining one or more parameters in real-time
  • View 3rd party integrated weather parameters from the ship’s location
  • Create cases for subsequent communication

Benefits

  • Access your ship anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 visibility of ship’s equipment and its condition 
  • Reduce dependency on ship’s crew for condition monitoring
  • Shore staff can assist ship’s crew better during emergencies

SMARTShip™ GO – Mobile App

SMARTShip™ GO is an extension of the SMARTShip™ web application and provides users with accessible information on the vessel’s commercial, technical and navigation status.

The objective of the mobile app is to provide easy access to relevant vessel information on the go for our SMARTShip™ customers. Through the app, SMARTShip™ users can constantly monitor and keep track of the vessel’s progress in real-time and receive critical alerts. Users can make informed decisions on various vessel related activities and goals like asset health, charter party compliance, fuel efficiency etc.

With SMARTShip™ GO, SMARTShip customers can:
• Virtually visit a ship in his/her fleet
• Visualize ship’s operational parameters and performance data in real-time
• Get SMARTNotification for critical alerts
• Track vessel fuel savings and carbon emissions
• Make accurate and timely decisions to maximize vessel efficiency

Customers can also get alerted on compliance zones and manage their AI based predictive maintenance applications (i.e. detect failures early with dynamic alert mechanism, check asset health and RUL estimation). SMARTShip™ GO is a value-add to the current customers’ user experience on the SMARTShip™ platform.

Key Features

  • Delivers real-time vessel status, visualizations, and notifications
  • Enables monitoring of vessel performance through apps (TFOC, AssetAI, My Overviews)
  • Manage cases for communication with ship and shore personnel
  • Provides access to user manual and video tutorials

Benefits

  • Easy on the go connectivity to SMARTShip™ web platform
  • Higher engagement with ship through push notifications and data access
  • Enhanced communication between parties
  • Enables better remote monitoring of the ship’s operations

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 are 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 are 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 the form of advice for heading and speed.

Key Features

  • Tracks ships in real-time and optimizes routing for improved performance and profits
  • Optimizes total fuel oil consumption for every voyage with heading and speed guidance
  • Evaluates over 80 million combinations to calculate most effective fuel consumption 
  • Creates scenario-based evaluations of fuel consumption based on speed and weather
  • Benchmarks against a given guideline, such as charter party demands or hull performance

Benefits

  • Significant (5-10%) cost savings
  • Reduces fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions
  • Real-time visibility of your fleet for on shore personnel
  • Enables energy efficiency benchmarking
  • Meet charterer’s demands and makes the ship commercially attractive

Automated Hull Performance Monitoring

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.

Key Features

  • Monitors hull performance continuously from delivery to docking
  • Records events including hull cleaning, propeller polishing, and dry docking
  • Measures and displays impact of waves, wind and current
  • Records impact of ocean zones on hull condition
  • Records baselining of hull performance in each loading condition
  • Calculates fuel oil consumption at various speeds, current loading, and hull condition

Benefits

  • Real-time hull monitoring based on live data and corresponding FO consumption
  • Enables hull condition benchmarking from delivery to docking
  • Provides data-driven decision support and triggers hull cleaning advisory
  • Helps identify FO consumption considering current hull condition and predicts consumption for upcoming voyages

AssetAI Predictive Maintenance

The SMARTShip AssetAI module is a marine specialized cloud based predictive maintenance solution that provides real-time insights, detects failures early and prescribes maintenance actions using continuous monitoring technologies, machine learning techniques, and big data analytics. The predictive maintenance model is processed with a 360° view of asset utilization by using a combination of marine engineering and data analytics. The module runs on a real-time basis, learns from sensor data of associated assets and utilizes the right machine learning algorithm to provide actionable insights. The user-friendly dashboard incorporates an alert mechanism to identify performance degradations early and guides users to understand the root cause and take appropriate action.

In order to suit company needs, AssetAI is offered in two packages, basic and plus. With an upgrade at a marginal cost, the plus version of AssetAI maximizes value by providing a closed loop solution to asset management. AssetAI+ incorporates job close out reports and goes further than anomaly detection to evaluate and quantify current health and remaining useful life (RUL) of equipment components. The system enables both the crew and the shore staff to make data driven decisions on engine performance and adjustments of maintenance and overhaul intervals.

Key Features

  • Advanced anomaly detection using machine learning
  • Intelligent early alerting mechanism with actionable recommendations
  • Online equipment performance analysis reports
  • Shop trial comparison against current performance
  • Mobile application (Android & iOS) support
  • Assess current health and estimate remaining useful life (RUL) of equipment (Plus version)
  • Maintenance log with ERP integration (Plus version)

Benefits

  • Increases asset reliability and availability
  • Optimizes maintenance costs and improves maintenance planning
  • Mitigates operational risks
  • Reduces total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Provides continuous visibility of asset condition

SMARTAnalytics

SMARTAnalytics is an intelligent Key Performance Indicator (KPI) portal that shows both fleet and ship – specific performance metrics allowing users to view live ship performance against sea/shop benchmarks, historical data, and other ships in the fleet. The module provides key insights related to asset utilization, commercial, and operational performance parameters.

Key Features

  • Measures and displays KPIs daily, monthly, and by voyage
  • Create customizable KPI dashboards 
  • Compare performance against sea/shop trials, historical data, and other vessels in fleet
  • Compare performance against global benchmarks of similar vessel types

Benefits

  • Ship performance visibility and transparency based on real-time data
  • Improve decision making with insights on every ship’s performance metrics
  • Compare vessels within fleet and against global trends

Charter Party Dashboard

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.

Key Features

  • Provides a quick overview of charter party performance for all ships in fleet
  • Traffic light system for summary information, detailed drill down possible with a click
  • Continuous monitoring of charter party parameters (speed, consumption, weather, route deviation) available in a single dashboard
  • Provides the possibility to include manual information related to a particular parameter
  • Ability to integrate with wave radar for very accurate measurement of wave, current and speed through water information

Benefits

  • Improved fleet wide monitoring of charter party parameters onboard and onshore
  • Complete transparency and reduced communication efforts and cost amongst multiple stakeholders
  • Early identification of charter party non compliance and execution of corrective measures
  • Best possible weather information for ship’s location and side by side comparison of weather data from multiple sources
  • Reduced cost of claims related to charter party

Remote Monitoring
and Diagnostics

Remote monitoring and diagnostic (RMD) allows the user to graphically view a parameter or a group of parameters in real-time to assist in analysis and troubleshooting. The module also allows selection of historical data, thus allowing a user to revisit any parameter at a point/period of time for problem solving.

The module allows access to all data connected to the SMARTShip platform (device data onboard, manual entry data, 3rd party integrated data, and custom derived calculation data)  and allows for creation of customizable favorite groups for viewing.

Key Features

  • Simple search based tool to pull in any parameter for trending
  • Available to onboard crew and at shore
  • Allows user to view the plotted data in real-time or historically
  • Provides quick analysis capability of alerts or notifications for root cause analysis

Benefits

  • Faster response/mitigation of operational issues occurring
  • Shore side staff and 3rd party OEM ability to view historical data remotely and assist in root cause identification
  • Correlation of data across various connected systems onboard and 3rd party integrated dataale

SMART Notifications

This functionality enables users to create, view, and subscribe to system notifications and alerts. The easy to use notification editor allows for the inclusion of business rules and math formulas to build intelligent alerts combining more than one parameter to evaluate conditional scenarios. Users will be able receive personalized alerts via SMARTShip dashboard, email, SMS, or mobile app, so they can be informed and take action on what matters to their operational role. AOT provides a default set of notifications based on customer feedback, extensive experience and use cases collected.

Key Features

  • View intelligent alerts giving leading indications to an upcoming problem
  • Enables the use of all integrated parameters and math function library to create customized conditional alerts
  • Ability to subscribe to alerts via dashboard, email, or sms 
  • Allows drill down analysis on the parameter causing the alert

Benefits

  • Receive timely and relevant alerts on ship, in the office, or on the go
  • Prevent or mitigate equipment or operational issues
  • Enhance ship crew’s ability to respond faster with collaboration of shore staff

Geofencing

SMARTShip™ solution has a unique application to display various marine geofencing areas including ECA, high risk area, EEZ, MARPOL areas, etc. as map overlays which enables remote monitoring of the ships getting closer to these geographic areas and automatic detection of the ships entering or exiting these areas.

The application acts as a decision support system for ship staff and guides them to successfully enter and exit the zones without any non-compliance. The module automatically identifies ships ECA entry and exit based on ship’s position and route information and notifies users of the regulatory requirements 50-100 nm prior to entry in order to ensure appropriate action is taken. The system further provides access to regulation documentation and generates reports for auditing purposes.

Key Features

  • Enables continuous visibility of ship’s position with map overlays of regulated zones (ECA, MARPOL, etc.)
  • Provides alerts prior to entering regulatory zones with documentation for the zone(s)
  • Calculates time for fuel changeover and notifies in advance
  • Maintains event records with timestamps
  • Provides ability to configure FO tanks and maintains sulphur record book

Benefits

  • Eliminate/reduce environmental and regulatory related violations
  • Improve company reputation
  • Automated historical log of entry/exit of zones audits

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 the vessel’s status. With SMARTShip™, the shore staff 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 require various E-logs and reports for compliance. SMARTShip™ not only provides these reports on demand thereby reducing burden on ship’s crew, but also provides the ability to add additional parameters into the report.

Key Features

  • Aggregation and reporting of key parameters over a given period
  • Standard reports and templates are included and generated on regular intervals
  • Desired format can be customized and additional parameters included as per need

Benefits

  • Reduce/remove errors due to human entry
  • Automated data pull from ship creates trust
  • Time saving in manually creating templates and collation of parameters
  • Reduces repetitive tasks for ship staff so they can focus on other valuable work

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