Singapore-based Brightree has signed an agreement to join the group of certified software providers offering a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect product, a dedicated bandwidth service that provides connectivity independent of the ship owner’s primary bandwidth.
Brightree will use Fleet Connect to link with installations of its Marine Bunker & Fuel Consumption Monitoring application and Remote Engine Monitoring services.
Brightree’s fuel monitoring application uses a Coriolis mass flowmeter to accurately measure marine engine fuel consumption and bunkering transfer, linked with a Dandelion cloud-based remote controller to transmit real-time consumption data.
Remote Engine Monitoring is carried out through a connection to the engine’s electronic digital interface, transmitting data in real-time via Fleet Connect. This creates a data repository for performance trend analysis, which can be sent either on a fixed interval or on-demand from the shore office.
Alerts on unusual or abnormal conditions can also be configured to be sent using SMS or email.
“We are delighted to be working with an innovative start-up such as Brightree,” said Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Digital Solutions, Inmarsat Maritime.
“The Brightree application gives our customers a transparent and easy way to monitor their engine and fuel efficiency, helping to support the IMO’s target to reduce the industry’s CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030.”