StratumFive joins KVH Watch programme

StratumFive is to integrate its Podium voyage informatics platform with the KVH Watch vessel IoT platform following a new agreement between the firms, with StratumFive joining the KVH Watch® Solution Partner programme.

Watch is KVH’s IoT Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) offering, providing machine-to-cloud satellite connectivity for remote monitoring of onboard equipment plus the ability to perform on-demand Remote Expert Interventions using video, voice, or text.

The Watch programme provides dedicated connectivity to application providers to connect shipboard systems outside of the vessel’s primary communications link. The system will be able to directly support StratumFive’s software for vessel tracking, routing, and fuel optimisation following the new partnership.

“For successful digitalisation, a vessel’s onboard IoT system needs to be connected to Podium and its advanced contextualisation capabilities,” said Ross Martin, Chief Operating Officer for StratumFive.

“The key to optimisation is getting data onshore to the experts to deliver efficiencies in tracking, routing, safety, security, fuel consumption, and emissions. Our Podium voyage informatics platform is a universal and agnostic solution for configuring vessel timeline data.”

“KVH Watch high-speed connectivity will enable us to provide actionable insights faster. In addition, KVH Watch’s Remote Expert Intervention gives us the ability to put a person virtually on the bridge for real-time interventions and troubleshooting.”

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