Wärtsilä moves to make navigation systems better connected

Wärtsilä has launched a new digital platform, NACOS Connect, to support customers in optimising the functionality and maintainability of their onboard NACOS navigation systems.

Covering onboard hardware, operating systems, software, and cloud services, the system is being released for commercial use by the Wärtsilä ANCS division after five years of development, testing, and customer trials.

New features include a NACOS Connect IoT Gateway, which serves as a facilitator for services, integrating with existing NACOS Platinum or legacy ecosystems. Additionally, the NACOS Connect Cloud provides customers with access to cloud products while facilitating maintenance for ANCS engineers.

The service aims to reduce lifecycle costs and act as a central component for the deployment of new applications and functionalities.

“With a focus on integration, lifecycle management, and user experience, NACOS Connect sets a new standard for maritime technology solutions and marks a significant milestone in our journey towards revolutionising maritime operations,” said Christian Skytte, Head of Product Automation, Wärtsilä ANCS.

“It’s ready to redefine how maritime enterprises manage their systems, streamline operations, and maximise efficiency.”

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