Alpha Ori SMARTShip™ solutions receive ClassNK Type Approval

A mid size gas carrier “Hourai Maru”, was the first ship certified with a ClassNK approved SMARTShip™

Alpha Ori SMARTShip™ solutions receive ClassNK Type Approval
Platform Overview

In yet another first of sorts, Alpha Ori SMARTShip™ received Type Approval from Class NK.

A mid size gas carrier “Hourai Maru”, delivered on 11th March, 2019 was the first ship certified with a ClassNK approved SMARTShip™. This approval is provided for a Computer Based System confirming to requirements as specified in relevant Class Society’s rules for a product performing ‘Remote Monitoring and Diagnostic’ , ‘Situational Awareness’ and ‘Decision Support Systems’ for onboard and onshore usage.

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AOT SMARTShip™ software runs on our Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The AOT’s IoT platform is a suite of components that enable: Remote data collection from connected devices; Deployment of applications that monitor, manage, and control connected devices. AOT Platform resides on a cloud as well as local servers and, collects data from various data acquisition units - alpha NAV, alpha ECR and alpha CCR, local sensors and various standalone pieces of equipment onboard.

AOT’s IoT platform plays a pivotal role in equipping company's solutions with remote control and real-time monitoring functions, configurable alerts and notifications, pluggable cloud services, and integration with consumers’ smartphones and other devices. SMARTShip™ allows a swift integration of 3rd party applications from other industry players into our platform. An integrated hardware and software solution is delivered and installed by Alpha Ori personnel on your vessel as well as remote monitoring stations. The ruggedized hardware is built to endure typical harsh conditions aboard ships.

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Platform Key Features

  • Modular hardware system installed at critical places, transferring engine, cargo, and navigational data to shore
  • Flexible platform to host > 5000 data points live from a ship (30 sec average, could go down to every second)
  • Intuitive and easy to operate dashboard for providing critical operating parameters, camera views and screen replications, to instantly connect any user to the ship
  • Specialized applications for performance management of ships including optimization of total fuel consumption over voyage, predictive maintenance and geofencing based solutions such as ECA area advisory
  • Unique Remote, Monitoring and Diagnostic (RMD) capability, monitoring not only operational parameters from equipment but also the heartbeat of the equipment giving, early warning of an upcoming malfunction
  • Customizable alert generation system provides a workbench for configuration of alert from any of the parameters being collected and made available on the dashboard, SMS or email seamlessly
  • Ruggedized to maritime usage and secure installation onboard compliant with AL-SAFE 3 notation from Lloyds Register
  • Scalable core data science models at Cloud platform and parsed models on ship server providing edge analytic capabilities for onboard decision making
  • Scalable platform architecture designed to incorporate both - inhouse applications as well as 3rd party applications using APIs
  • Easy modular deployment for New Builds as well as Retrofit (while sailing, at a port or in a dock) User management capability for creating and managing access rights for ship and shore users based on their hierarchy