Laskaridis Maritime of Greece has agreed a deal with MarPoint to implement a range of IT network infrastructure systems on board its newbuild vessels, the companies report.
The vessels will be equipped with MarPoint’s Evo2 communication management platform to underpin the vessel communications network, including firewall, web DNS filtering, application filtering and VPN interconnection.
Network segmentation will allow different users or groups to be kept separate for security, and a UNI Virtualisation Manager will be installed with a Triple Node Cluster to support remote management of the vessels’ complete IT hardware and software infrastructure.
On the crew communications side, VoIP access will be provided for Laskaridis’ seafarers, with Crew Hotspot Cards used to manage access.
“A newbuilding project represents a significant capital investment for any shipping company and a number of choices made at the newbuilding stage will affect both operational efficiency and the ships’ lifetime quality,” said Vasileios Tsialtas, ICT Manager, Laskaridis Maritime.
“For our newbuilding projects, we set the highest standards at the forefront of technology and safety. From discussing the projects step by step in detail at the drawing board, up to delivery and support, a high level of cooperation and commitment was met that is hard to find nowadays.”
“Marpoint’s IT Managed Services improve our cyber safety compliance and operational efficiency. Their solution is all-in-one and class approved. Our computer’s operation and network assets performance is more efficient and future costs prediction can be identified proactively and dealt with by properly applying patch management and remote health monitoring, giving us 24/7 control. Above all, we are happy to see they met our very tight time windows and requirements in such difficult times.”