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StratumFive integrates start-up solution into voyage informatics platform

StratumFive has integrated a solution by French start-up eyeGauge into Podium, its platform for voyage informatics. The integration aims to improve the networking and connection of important data points to advanced technologies for better vessel insight and performance.

eyeGauge helps ships with limited data collection ability to increase data frequency and integrity whilst reducing crew workload and repetitive tasking. The company, established in 2019, aims to facilitate and democratise the world of Industrial IoT with an easy and affordable access to smart data. The new solution will be integrated into StratumFive’s Podium solution to increase the range of data sources available to owners and operators using Podium.

“Including another innovative start-up in the Podium Connected community alongside tried and tested data sources is also very welcome and in line with our objective of improving visibility to market for new entrants,” said Ross Martin, StratumFive COO.

Today, ship operations can be optimised to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and predict failures. But there has to be enough data and it must be generated by “smart” or “connected” equipment.

According to the companies, connected ships form only a small part of the merchant fleet. The majority of ships use ‘legacy’ machinery and equipment that is monitored manually. Data collected manually is low frequency data, often inaccurate, and averaged over a certain period of time. It is very difficult to work with, to analyse it and to apply in decision making.

While there is a clear need to digitise existing fleets and connect that legacy onboard equipment, many retrofitting solutions are often complex and very expensive.

“Our mission at eyeGauge is to simplify fleet digitalisation, to make it accessible to many more ship owners and ship operators, to get the data out of the darkest corners of the engine room, to make any ship and any fleet smart, no matter how old or diverse it is,” said Rodion Denisyuk, CEO, eyeGauge.

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