The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the inter-networking of physical devices (the things), connected devices, smart devices, remote assets and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
Simply to put, its the connectivity of any device with an on/off switch to the Internet.
The IoT is basically a giant network of connected devices and its business goal is to save money.
According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be 20.8 billion devices connected to the Internet, generating over 20 zettabytes of data
The maritime industry has lagged behind all other industries in terms of Information Technology and Communications. Therefore having the ability to hold temperatures, to manage cargo, and other crucial vessel’s systems remotely is an evolution for both ship management and safety.
IoT has the potentialilty to make excellent operational improvements within the shipping industry, such as:
– to reduce fuel consumption and its carbon footprint
– for cargo handling
– for maintenance
– for remote technical diagnostics
– to improve safety for crew and passengers.
Connected devices and technologies will enable new applications right across the shipping industry. This includes:
– managing energy distribution and usage in engine rooms
– monitoring equipment
– tracking cargo
– improving passenger’s experience
– enhancing navigation
– and so on
Following Marisatcom’s increasing global market position and market share with the award-winning hidden anti-piracy ASE satcom solution;
following the really deep expertise Marisatcom holds in the knowledge, provisioning, designing as well as in maritime regulations;
following the deep landline and wireless experience with projects around the world;
working very closely with Applied Satellite Engineering;
and fully utilising the Iridium global network;
we now provide on an ad-hoc basis multi-network end-to-end IoT solutions.