Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) announced that it will participate at Nor-Shipping 2017, where it will unveil its augmented reality (AR) project, an interactive tool that enables visitors to view the company’s latest products and systems, inside and out. Visitors will be able to download a reader app to their phones and scan a printed image to unlock the AR system.
Viewable via a mobile phone app, AR renderings can be loaded with additional information on for example, product performance, spare part compatability, usage and safety data, along with videos and infographics.
In addition, visitors to Nor-Shipping will be able to inspect and scrutinise two new digital solutions. The first, the automated boiler water maintenace system, is currently in final testing on both Color Line and WWL vessels. The system constantly measures boiler water condition and automatically doses chemicals when required, reducing the risk of a boiler failure. Paired with a tailor made desktop dashboard, streaming live critical boiler water information, accessible 24/7, the system continues to be refined with input from the test vessels.
The second, the Smart Ropes system, is still in early development and helps eliminate the age-old problems associated with mooring ropes. Constructed using the Timm Acera rope range, an embedded load sensor provides real time information on tension, along with logging usage and longevity, relaying data to a base station located on deck. Giving an overview of rope tension via the Digital Mooring Assistant, Smart Ropes enables crew to moor their vessels safely.
Kjell Andre Engen, Executive VP, Marine Products, WS, says: “AR helps us illustrate what really makes our maritime specific solutions portfolio tick and we believe it will change how and why customers make their purchasing decisions”.
Wilhelmsen will be at Stand E02-E05, Hall E. Nor-Shipping 2017 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 30 May to 2 June 2017.