DanelecConnect

Simple, cost-effective and fully agnostic solution to enable data-driven fleet management

With the increasingly widespread connectivity coverage enabled by satellites as well the decreasing cost of communicating between vessels and shore, there is an ever-growing need and demand by shipowners and operators to get instant access to crucial data related to vessel operations.

With DanelecConnect, ship managers and technical superintendents can quickly and easily identify issues and failures, monitor vessel KPIs. With our integrated third-party data analytics providers, continuous usage improvement and performance optimization are made possible.

DanelecConnect
DanelecConnect
DanelecConnect
DanelecConnect
DanelecConnect

Key Features

Efficient Asset Management and Optimized Operations

DanelecConnect provides increased transparency to enable more accurate decision-making for operational optimization and asset management. It eliminates uncertainty by providing facts to shipowners and their customers, allowing shore-side to interact with assets at sea, and promoting new levels of collaboration while removing cost, complexity, and security concerns typically associated with deploying and managing dedicated IoT infrastructure on-board.

Our solution enables ship managers and technical superintendents to quickly and easily identify issues and failures, monitor vessel KPIs, and integrate third-party data analytics to continuously improve their fleet and assets.

Compatibility and Future Readiness

DanelecConnect is a completely agnostic solution, which means you will not be tied to any specific manufacturer or supplier. Data can be collected reliably from any equipment and any sensor on-board a vessel; you can choose and change who has access to what data for analysis and utilization. A high level of compatibility is core to DanelecConnect, ensuring that it can always adapt to equipment retrofits or changes in operational strategy.

Connectivity Building Blocks

DanelecConnect is powered by our connectivity Hardware modules developed using decades of expertise with VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) technology and supported by our worldwide service network for installation and maintenance.

Remote Data Interface (RDI) modules pick up analog, digital or serial sensor data throughout the ship for on-board data collection.

The Vessel Remote Server (VRS) module connects to the vessel’s existing network/communication infrastructure for data transfer to shore.

Most importantly, these hardware modules provide the basic building blocks of a cost-efficient internet-of-things (IoT) infrastructure onboard vessels. Danelec connectivity modules work with existing Danelec VDR installations or any other VDR make and model, and can even be applied on vessels without a VDR on board.

Remote Management Tool

Danelec’s Remote Management Tool enables instant access to the vessel’s VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) from a PC on shore for transfer and replay of recorded VDR data in case of an incident or emergency situation.

For the mandatory VDR Annual Performance Tests (APT) access can be provided to a VDR service technician in order to perform diagnostics of the system or to run a pre-APT test while the vessel is at sea, speeding up the actual APT when the ship arrives in port.

If extended access to the VDR is enabled by the vessel’s crew, even remote configuration of the system is possible from shore, without physically attending the vessel

  • On Demand Remote Access to Shipboard Systems
  • Emergency transfer of recorded VDR data to shore
  • Customize duration and offset of the data set to download
  • Downloaded data fully playable, even with poor connection
Asset Management Dashboard

Irrespective of whether the vessel is equipped with a VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) or not, the DanelecConnect dashboard provides a gateway to all vessel-related data measurements from shore.

Forget about the hassles of noon-reports. The ship operations team on shore can request data from specific sensors or set up a schedule of regularly recorded serial, analog and digital data downloads from each connected sensor. The data is pre-processed and compressed, allowing for the use of narrowband satellite channels and resulting in less than 1 MB of data transfer per day.

Data can be displayed in customizable dashboards for monitoring of various vessel parameters from shore (such as position, speed, RPM, etc.), as well as trends within the data over time. The collected data can also be applied in advanced analytics solutions such as vessel performance and fuel optimization applications.

Pre-APT & Remote Configuration
  • Diagnose status of VDR and connected sensors remotely
  • Prepare for APT and service attendance while the vessel is at sea
  • Remote confi guration of the VDR from shore

For the mandatory VDR Annual Performance Tests (APTs), service companies or shipmanagers can use VDR OnDemand to perform diagnostics of the VDR and all connected shipboard systems through a data sample while the vessel is at sea. This speeds up the actual APT when the ship arrives in port, and enables the service technicians to be prepared with the appropriate tools and spare parts to meet the ship on arrival, thus
the risk of an unsuccessful APT which may result in a second attendance can be avoided. If extended access to the VDR is enabled by the vessel’s crew, even remote confi guration of the system is possible from shore without physically attending the vessel.

Alarm Analysis & VDR Dump for Support
  • Run analysis of alarms from shore
  • Remote “health check” of the system
  • Troubleshoot issues before service call

For routine check of the VDR system and connected sensors, an analysis of alarms and alerts can be run remotely from shore via VDR OnDemand. The report fi le is small in size in order to keep data communication costs to the minimum. Should a service issue arise, VDR OnDemand can also be used to download a log
fi le containing essential data of the VDR system. Based on these data, a “health check” of the system can be performed by a service company and eventually troubleshooting of the problem can be initiated before the service call.

Equipment

Connectivity Modules
Vessel Remote Server 002 G2
Vessel Remote Server 002 G2
  • 5 x Ethernet (1000BASE-T) ports
  • 1 x RS-422 serial interface
  • 1 x digital input
  • IEC 60945 protected
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.000 max no. of tags
  • Built-in motion-tracking sensor
  • USB port for future applications
  • 12-24V DC power input
  • AC power (110-230V, 50-60Hz) through AC adaptor
  • Normal or Extended Access operating modes
  • DIN rail mountable or standalone

Find out more: download the datasheet

W: 180 mm, H: 30 mm, D: 100 mm, W: 0.45 kg
Vessel Remote Server 003
Vessel Remote Server 003
  • 8 x Ethernet (1000BASE-T) ports
  • 1 x RS-422 serial interface
  • 1 x digital input
  • IEC 60945 protected
  • 1TB SSD
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10.000 max no. of tags
  • Built-in motion-tracking sensor
  • Application hosting
  • 12-24V DC power input
  • AC power (110-230V, 50-60Hz) through AC adaptor
  • Normal or Extended Access operating modes

Find out more: download the datasheet

W: 292 mm, H: 32 mm, D: 124,5 mm, W: 1 kg
Remote Data Interface (Serial/Analog/Digital)
Remote Data Interface (Serial/Analog/Digital)
  • 8 inputs for serial data (IEC 61162-1, IEC 61162-2, Modbus) (serial version)
  • 8 inputs for analog data (analog version)
  • 24 inputs for digital data (digital version)
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit or locally
  • Can be daisy chained
  • Can operate as standalone equipment
  • Support for SWAP technology™
W: 141 mm, H: 32 mm, D: 163 mm, W: 0.3 kg
Remote Video Interface (Analog: BNC / Digital: DVI-I)
Remote Video Interface (Analog: BNC / Digital: DVI-I)
  • 2 inputs for video recording
  • RGBHV (analog version)
  • DVI-D / DVI-A (digital version)
  • Ethernet (100BASE-TX) interface
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit (PoE)
W: 149 mm, H: 49 mm, D: 206 mm, W: 0.5 kg
Remote Audio Interface (4 / 8 channels)
Remote Audio Interface (4 / 8 channels)
  • 4 / 8 inputs for bridge audio and VHF
  • Ethernet (100BASE-TX) interface
  • Powered from Data Acquisition Unit (PoE)
W: 149 mm, H: 49 mm, D: 256 mm, W: 0.5 kg

DanelecConnect Application Program

NAPA

NAPA Office is a web based business intelligence service for a front end of ship performance and operational data. The data for the service is collected from various systems, such as onboard flow meters, meters, torque/thrust meters, automation systems and navigation systems or meteorological services.

Ship Performance Analytics Services is a state-of-art analysis service for ship and fleet performance. By using NAPA 3-D ship model, latest hydrodynamic research, powerful and scalable cloud computing, ingenious in-house algorithms and supervised learning, NAPA is able to normalize the ship performance measurements to any desired reference condition.

Main characteristics

  • Web based reporting framework
  • One centralized place for all operational data from the ships
  • Centralized administration of users, ships and templates
  • Fleet view with alert functions on user-set KPI
  • Flexible and customizable reports
  • Different dashboards for different KPIs
  • Data mining and Business Intelligence (BI) tool

Benefits of NAPA Office

  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Emission reporting at ship and fleet level
  • Uniform reporting of fuel and energy consumption
  • Close monitoring of movement and day-to-day fleet operations
  • Performance benchmarking of the fleet
  • Improved ship-shore communication
  • Reduced workload onboard

Features and Functionalities

  • Sensor data collection onboard the ship and storing in a cloud database
  • Data enrichment with the metocean (meteorology and oceanology) data from top class weather providers
  • Data analysis with sophisticated proficient algorithms and statistical modeling
  • Results reporting and visualization to the user via NAPA Office, which is NAPA’s data presentation tool for centralized business intelligence

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NAVTOR

NAVTOR helps the world’s leading ship owners and managers improve fleet performance through data, working together to build insight-driven analytics and enhancing decision-support via a hands-on, expert model.

NAVTOR's core solution, NavFleet, helps clients improve data quality, reduce fuel consumption, minimize emissions and reduce daily running costs, thus saving money.

TVA is the most holistic vessel performance software and service platform in the market. In principle, our customers outsource vessel performance management to Tres, and we deliver results.

How it's done
Customers trust NAVTOR and NavFleet because we follow a logical, proven approach that drives tangible benefits.

NAVTOR work hand-in-hand with clients to improve the quality of data, which is a key enabler for delivering performance improvement. With better data, we deliver targeted analysis and recommendations to customers and measure results.

Our team of performance specialists monitor vessels on a 24/7/365 basis and proactively address data and performance gaps.

NAVTOR use a holistic approach when optimizing vessel performance, accounting for the total energy balance on board. We monitor hull performance, speed management, engine performance, as well as production and consumption of all energy on board.

Who is Tres
We are a global team of industry experts that are dedicated to vessel performance management. They work with all vessel types and sizes.

They are experienced marine engineers, officers, naval architects, software engineers and corporate strategists whose sole focus is on generating value for customers 24/7/365.

What they can do for you
Real-time analytics helps uncover insights, which can be used to adjust performance on the spot. The flexible, proactive approach to vessel performance drives lasting improvement and savings for all vessels in your fleet.

The ”Tres Approach” has helped customers realize from 2-14% fuel savings per year (depends on scope, vessel type and size). We have also delivered up to 20x return on investment (ROI) based on our unique approach.

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nauticAi

21st Century Fleet ops
nauticAi is a Finnish maritime IT-startup specialising in affordable Operational awareness solutions.

nauticAi technology is used for automated quality assurance and risk management (BOQA), real-time situational awareness and chartering/operations.

What is Danelec-BOQA?
BOQA is a methodology adopted from the Flight industry. The basic idea is to use sensor and external data to analyse human operational quality and deviations from normal behaviour.

Danelec-BOQA is a way to pro-actively use the ship’s VDR data as per OCIMF recommendations.

Track your fleet
nauticAi BOQA provides seamless tracking by combining your Fleet Data with terrestrial and satellite AIS and global weather forecasts.

Monitor events
BOQA makes it really easy to monitor events. We use AI-assisted analytics to do it all for you!

Ensure compliance
Have you ever needed to check Charter Party compliance? Well, we make this super simple with our special C/P Compliance graph.

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GreenSteam I4

GreenSteam I4 has been operating for over 12 years and is at the forefront of using machine learning to provide actionable insights for shipping Owners, Operators and Charterers.

Working across the sector and growing rapidly, GreenSteam currently helps operators of over 500 vessels to make fuel savings and reduce emissions.

GreenSteam focuses exclusively on the shipping industry, employing a wide range of experts including naval architects and oceanographers to PhDs in machine learning.

Choose from GreenSteam’s suite of services to suit your needs. Providing a clear picture of your fleet, identify where your most significant fuel losses are and receive accurate, actionable advice on how to minimize them – giving you clarity and control.

Offering a low entry point to double digit fuel savings, GreenSteam provides insights that result in better informed decisions.

What is machine learning?
Machine Learning systems improve their performance through direct experience of real-world conditions.

At GreenSteam, our artificial intelligence-based model of a vessel does not make any assumptions – it uses data.

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Nautilus Labs

Make Better Decisions, When They Matter Most
Real-time, high frequency data for better insights and decisions into a vessel, leg, or voyage–while underway. Course correct, collaborate across commercial and technical teams, and optimize for specific outcomes.

Outcome-Based Optimizations
Deliver results that are important to your business and specific to your charterers and vessel classification. Find savings, improve consumption, and achieve best possible TCE, ETA, and emissions scoring–all while getting more yield out of every vessel.

Manage and Triage Your Entire Fleet
Allocate the right resources at the right time, determine optimal dry docking or other maintenance events, and understand added resistance or performance degradation—through user-friendly visualizations, historical data, and predictive analyses.

Reduce Fuel Consumption & Emissions
Cut costs, cut emissions, and maximize returns—while driving cross-team collaboration, greater transparency, and stronger accountability for your shipping company, shareholders, and the planet we all share.

Adhere to Charter Party Agreements
With Nautilus Platform, see performance changes in real time and receive recommendations to help avoid commercial penalties, maximize fuel efficiency, and fulfil your charter party agreements.

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StratumFive

For more than a decade StratumFive has been delivering leading cost-effective voyage monitoring solutions and now provides services to more than 12,000 ships through its global network, which includes the FleetWeather operations centre in the USA and its 50 year history of service excellence.

Analyse, Monitor, Optimise
Podium gives detailed insight into past vessel performance, real time visibility of present performance, and predictive analysis of future performance – enabling informed decisions, saving fuel, cutting emissions, and reducing operational costs whilst delivering the contracted voyage.

Any data – Any way – Anywhere
Podium is capable of processing and visualising billions of data points every month for every client – scaling with and learning from your data as it grows and displaying it how, when and where you need it.

Unite ship & shore
Podium brings together voyage monitoring, reporting, analysis and optimisation into one easy-to-use, and uniquely flexible platform, with highly performant and correlated APIs.

Custom onboard forms, fields, and complex validation rules can be created, per vessel, or fleet-wide – all automatically synchronised with the Podium shoreside platform.

Any combination of fields can be automatically distributed to any number of shoreside recipients, ensuring each stakeholder only receives data that is relevant to their specific role and requirements.

Configure without constraint
Connect, select, assemble, access. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ with Podium. Using ready-made programmable building blocks you can craft dashboards, alerts, visualisations and KPI’s to precisely match the day-to-day needs of every department and individual user.

Configure realtime, multi-parameter notifications and alerts, enabling proactive operational decisions.

Podium is cloud hosted and can be deployed swiftly, and scaled effortlessly across your organisation.

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ioCurrents

As the industry leader in maritime data analytics, ioCurrents leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence, giving your crews and shoreside personnel a live view of vessel operations. Take the opportunity to make datadriven decisions.

The company’s third party data analytics platform, MarineInsight, applies AI and machine learning models to provide your crews with real-time, analyzed, actionable data, from anywhere. Employing the IoT device on board to run the analytics in real-time, MarineInsight frequently and efficiently sends the analyzed, compressed data from the device on board to a secure cloud, where the shoreside team can access it.

Failure prediction: automated anomaly detection
Artificial Intelligence-Driven Machine Learning Models developed to predict failures.

Voyage and fuel optimization
Artificial Intelligence-Driven Machine Learning that provides planning AND live en-route optimization recommendations to ensure your goals are met, while balancing how YOU value both time and fuel.

Condition-based maintenance scheduling
Artificial Intelligence-Driven Machine Learning Models that understand the current condition of equipment, and continually update and recommend appropriate maintenance windows based on equipment use, rather than simply depending on a calendar or hours based approach.

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Downloads

Brochures
DanelecConnect Brochure
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Danelec VDR Family Brochure
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