Aims to integrate the navigation and communications systems onboard ship
Consilium and Orange Business Services have launched Current At Sea, a combined ECDIS and VSAT satcom package that aims to integrate the navigation and communications systems onboard ship.
Consilium will provide dual-ECDIS systems which will be integrated with Orange’s VSAT service and fully managed network (both terrestrial and satellite, including Inmarsat FleetBroadband connectivity), with the package being offered with a flat-fee.
The modular system can also include voyage optimisation programs, fleet and ship management systems, and real-time monitoring applications.
“Current At Sea is a one-stop-shop solution that is not about simply replacing paper nautical charts with digital ones but is about completely rethinking business processes in order to improve safety, efficiency and costs,” said Nicolas Roy, head of the network solutions business unit at Orange Business Services.
“This bundled, fixed-price offering with Consilium will help shipping companies revolutionise the way their vessels operate and significantly improve the way they do business.”
This new product will build on a June 2011 global cooperation agreement between Consilium and Orange through which Consilium globally markets Orange marine VSAT communication solutions through its 34 offices in 19 countries.
Source: Digital Ship