StratumFive, developer of the Podium voyage intelligence platform, has become the latest maritime technology company to sign up as a Certified Application Provider (CAP) on the Inmarsat Fleet Data service.
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 Programming Interface (API).
Application providers can use that API to directly upload that shipboard data into their software for processing and analysis, eliminating the need for shipping companies to collect, process and upload the data themselves should they wish to use a particular application.
StratumFive’s Podium is used to connect different data sources or third-party applications and integrate them within a timeline architecture, providing users with visibility of their correlated data streams within the dashboard.
The company notes that the benefits of its system are dependent on the quality of its data inputs, so the connection to Fleet Data will be a major advantage in this regard. Within the Podium environment, the billions of data points received through Fleet Data will be able to be analysed for vessel optimisation, incorporating information on past vessel performance, near real-time visibility of present performance, and predictive performance.
“The addition of Fleet Data to the growing list of Podium integrations provides our clients a complete end-to-end integrated IoT experience, without the prohibitive costs of alternative solutions,” said Ross Martin, StratumFive COO.
“Accessing timely sensor data ashore has been historically challenging and expensive for many ship owners and operators, typically requiring bespoke onboard data networks with connections to hundreds of individual data points. Often this has involved custom interfaces to legacy equipment or delayed and unreliable manual inputs.”
“When combined with Podium, the Fleet Data solution addresses these problems, enabling all clients to quickly visualise correlated data streams, fleet-wide, in an agile shore-side dashboard environment. This is the solution that our industry needs in order to reap the promised cost savings and other operational efficiencies of digitalisation.”