Alphatron Marine and Setel PowerLine are pleased to announce the formalization of the reseller and installation partner agreement, signed at the recent Posidonia exhibition in Athens, Greece. This exciting cooperation will enable Alphatron Marine to wirelessly use the innovative AlphaEye with integrated CCTV camera system on Setel PowerLine’s IP network, allowing to virtually go anywhere on the vessel without losing your connection.
The IP network is established over the existing electrical infrastructure of the vessels, thereby removing the need for time consuming, risky, complex and expensive industrial ethernet re-cabling. Owners and charterers are increasingly requiring WiFi networks and extended LAN’s throughout their vessels to improve internal connectivity, ultimately to enhance ship operational efficiency and to provide crew, among numerous other capabilities with a higher quality internet connectivity.
With the launch of the AlphaEye, Alphatron Marine has taken this technology to a new level to provide mobile audio visual remote support to its customers. With the AlphaEye, the crew on-board can connect through a dedicated (VSAT, 3G or 4G) communication link, directly with the expert in the Alphatron Marine office or helpdesk from business partners. This link provides on shore engineers with live audio and visual contact, to experience and better understand the issues the on-board crew are facing. Even in such a specialized and customized environment on-board, error analysis and problem solving can now be achieved in a matter of minutes. This unique remote support makes adjusting or replacing components incredibly simple. Plus, with the fault finding completed, necessary parts can be ordered and despatched to be ready in the next port of call.
“With the AlphaEye capability operated on the Setel PowerLine IP backbone, we are able to provide fast and effective remote diagnosis to our clients and ship owners. With a coverage through the entire ship, we enable also other subcontractors on-board with the same functionality” says Jeroen Kortsmit, Global Business Development of Alphatron Marine. “We already see significant cost savings arising from the reduced on-board engineering deployments and travel time, usually associated with conventional technical and mechanical support. In some cases this may even be up to 20% of the yearly support and maintenance budget.”
“Setel PowerLine are delighted to be working with Alphatron Marine on these new and exciting technologies. We are proud to be associated with such an internationally recognised and respected organisation such as Alphatron.” Says Sebastian Moore, Director of Setel Powerline. “The momentum for owners requiring ever increasing bandwidth to their vessels is irreversible, matched only by their need to bring their ships up to speed with modern technology. As the market waits for improved charter rates, controlling costs is a critical component of every ship owner and/or operator. We see this technology, providing almost instant ship-wide networks as an essential proponent to enable such solutions as Alphatron have developed to this trend.”
About Setel PowerLine
As the winner of The Seatrade Award for Innovation in Ship Operations 2015, Setel PowerLine’s revolutionary introduction of PowerLine technology into the maritime sector, allows owners to implement a vessel wide IP network in a matter of hours, not days, and removes the need for time consuming and expensive re-cabling. As the ONLY provider of this industrial grade PowerLine technology to the shipping industry, Setel PowerLine is seeing unprecedented demand for the technology from fleets and owners, of multiple vessel types.
The ever increasing number of owners to benefit from the rapid implementation of these high speed, customisable and fully optimisable on-board networks has enabled the deployment of multiple services, ranging from the provision of ship-wide IP Networks, CCTV systems, LAN extensions, real time vessel monitoring and anti-piracy solutions. Setel Powerline are enabling without cabling.
From left to right: Frans Steenbergen - General Manager Global Service Solutions Alphatron Marine, Jeroen Kortsmit – Global Business Development Manager Alphatron Marine and Sebastian Moore – Director, Setel Powerline