Fleet management software firm IB reports that it has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to become an application partner for Inmarsat’s Fleet Data maritime IoT (internet of things) service.
Developed by Inmarsat and Danelec Marine, and made commercially available earlier this year, Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors, pre-processes that data, and uploads it to a central Cloud-based database, equipped with a dashboard and an Application Process Interface (API).
That data can then be used in various applications, such as IB’s InfoSHIP platform, to improve vessel operational performance.
“IB (Influencing Business) has developed its own data collecting box, and we have already installed them on hundreds of ships,” said IB marine CEO Giampiero Soncini.”
“But of course, using dedicated hardware such as Fleet Data, which is already installed, makes our task of installing our Cloud-based solution extremely easy, and much cheaper to our customers. So we definitively welcome this agreement with Inmarsat.”
“I am extremely proud to see that IB has been selected by Inmarsat to join the elite club of its application providers. And given the sales results we are currently enjoying, I believe that this agreement will be a triple win situation, for IB customers, IB and Inmarsat.”