Alphatron Marine and Setel Powerline Sign Agreement


By MarEx 2016-06-24 15:49:45

Alphatron Marine and Setel PowerLine are pleased to announce the formalization of the reseller and installation partner agreement, signed at the recent Posidonia exhibition in Athens, Greece. This exciting cooperation will enable Alphatron Marine to wirelessly use the innovative AlphaEye with integrated CCTV camera system on Setel PowerLine’s IP network, allowing to virtually go anywhere on the vessel without losing your connection.

The IP network is established over the existing electrical infrastructure of the vessels, thereby removing the need for time consuming, risky, complex and expensive industrial ethernet re-cabling. Owners and charterers are increasingly requiring WiFi networks and extended LAN’s throughout their vessels to improve internal connectivity, ultimately to enhance ship operational efficiency and to provide crew, among numerous other capabilities with a higher quality internet connectivity.

With the launch of the AlphaEye, Alphatron Marine has taken this technology to a new level to provide mobile audio visual remote support to its customers. With the AlphaEye, the crew on-board can connect through a dedicated (VSAT, 3G or 4G) communication link, directly with the expert in the Alphatron and visual contact, to experience and better understand the issues the on-board crew are facing. Even in such a specialized and customized environment on-board, error analysis and problem solving can now be achieved in a matter of minutes. This unique remote support makes adjusting or replacing components incredibly simple.  Plus, with the fault finding completed, necessary parts can be ordered and dispatched to be ready in the next port of call.

“With the AlphaEye capability operated on the Setel PowerLine IP backbone, we are able to provide fast and effective remote diagnosis to our clients and ship owners. With a coverage through the entire ship, we enable also other subcontractors on-board with the same functionality” says Jeroen Kortsmit, Global Business Development of Alphatron Marine. “We already see significant cost savings arising from the reduced on-board engineering deployments and travel time, usually associated with conventional technical and mechanical support. In some cases this may even be up to 20% of the yearly support and maintenance budget.”

“Setel PowerLine are delighted to be working with Alphatron Marine on these new and exciting technologies. We are proud to be associated with such an internationally recognized and respected organization such as Alphatron.” Says Sebastian Moore, Director of Setel Powerline. “The momentum for owners requiring ever increasing bandwidth to their vessels is irreversible, matched only by their need to bring their ships up to speed with modern technology. As the market waits for improved charter rates, controlling costs is a critical component of every ship owner and/or operator. We see this technology, providing almost instant ship-wide networks as an essential proponent to enable such solutions as Alphatron have developed to this trend.”

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