Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

Marlink upgrades XChange to increase operational efficiencies

Marlink has upgraded its Xchange communications management system, enabling customers with the solution to access firmware version 5.1 as well as XChange Cloud Premium, a new service tier designed to accommodate the exponential increase in data sharing for optimising operations across a fleet.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} XChange Cloud Premium is an upgrade to Marlink’s cloud-based vessel data sharing and handling solution launched in 2018. The service offers more capacity and storage volume, expanded file structures and optimised management to streamline and enhance business, logistical and marine operations to deliver tangible operational cost savings.

XChange version 5.1 introduces new features including a multilingual interface and embedded tutorial videos to ensure easy access. The XChange software update process has also been overhauled, with further automation, health checks and status tracking to ensure successful download and installation to mitigate the risk of data loss.

In addition, network management has been enhanced, including a brand-new Open LAN (Local Area Network) feature, which reduces complexity for IT departments by simplifying online access management. Network security also receives a boost, with new features including an enhanced firewall and greater access control to give IT departments the ability to whitelist URLs or block undesirable content with ease.

“As with every innovation in our XChange portfolio, the Cloud Premium solution and new version 5.1 deliver unique capabilities that contribute to the diverse digital strategies our customers depend on for safer, greener and more profitable operations,” said Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink. {/mprestriction}

Related items

  • OneOcean opens new base in Japan

    OneOcean Japan apr 1

    OneOcean has opened up a new office in Tokyo, Japan to capitalise on growing demand for its products. The new base in central Tokyo will enable OneOcean to provide more dedicated support to its local clients as the company continues to expand its operational capacity.


    It will further assist the Japanese shipping industry’s move to digitalisation with its comprehensive range of navigation and compliance products. Almost 20,000 vessels worldwide currently use OneOcean’s services to aid regulatory and passage planning activities.


    Martin Taylor, chief executive officer of OneOcean, said: “We are excited to be opening this new Tokyo office to provide a dedicated service for local customers. Japan is already a major market for us and we see excellent scope for further expansion in this region which has always been enthusiastic about embracing the change to digitalisation.”


    He continued: “We have seen a growing demand, specifically in this region for our digital products, especially OneOcean’s Regs4Ships and EnviroManager to help fulfil MARPOL requirements.”


    Leading OneOcean’s Tokyo office as general manager is Takashi Nakagawa, who has been managing the company’s operations in the country in recent years. Mr Nakagawa has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry, bringing exceptional industry knowledge and expertise, having helped vessels transfer from paper to digital navigation from the technology’s inception.


    Speaking about the new office, Mr Nakagawa said: “I believe the Japanese market is ripe for expansion and OneOcean’s increasing investment recognises that opportunity. Through the use of OneOcean’s exceptional Total Voyage solutions, I look forward to further aiding the industry’s adoption of digital systems.”

  • NAPA adds data analysis expertise to MOL project

    NAPA has joined Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) FOCUS project for enhancing the collection and application of ship operation data.

  • Chevron launches digital solutions suite to support ship efficiency

    Chevron Marine has launched a suite of digital solutions to support shipping’s journey into a more efficient future.

  • Van Oord selects Marlink for licensed VSAT connectivity in Indian waters

    Van Oord has selected Marlink’s high throughput VSAT for connectivity in Indian territorial waters, through an agreement with India's licensed Inflight Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) service partner, Nelco.

  • Solstad Offshore renews and expands fleet contract with Marlink

    Solstad Offshore has renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink, committing 65 offshore vessels to Sealink, Marlink’s high-throughput Ku-band VSAT service. The vessels will be provided with Sealink Services and L-band backup to ensure seamless global connectivity.

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Login/Register

Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.

 

Address:
Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
London
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2019 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy