The key to us meeting the customer’s exact specifications was the ability of our technical services team to make firmware modifications and integrate components in-house, all while reducing lead times.
Account Manager, Captec
The solution is for a diesel power specialist operating across the offshore and marine industries, with offices in both the UK and Australasia. The customer has a team of over 40 engineers and is focused on providing innovative support, repair and refurbishments as a cost effective rival to OEMs. The company specialises in reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of ships through real-time engine management data.
Enquiring about: Marine Panel PC – Vessel Energy Monitoring
REQUIREMENTS & ISSUES:
A platform designed to a specific form factor for integration on the bridge of ships to monitor engine performance and energy consumption
Ruggedisation of computer platforms to withstand the shock and vibration rigours of marine environments
PC display must be capable of dimming to absolute zero to negate interference with navigation systems during night operation
Management of power spikes prevalent in ship deployments
Platforms need to be capable of running customer specific software
Reduced lead times to support a significantly fast roll-out
Captec developed a 12-inch touchscreen panel PC for bulkhead mounting on the bridge of ships
Panel PCs engineered with an IP65 front panel to provide protection in marine environments
Technical services team conducted firmware modifications to enable the platform to be dimmable to absolute zero
Integration of a UPS onto the panel PC to protect against power spikes, reducing platform downtime
Powerful Intel Core i5 processors to run the customer’s fuel monitoring and management software
Captec sourced components individually for integration in-house, contributing to the reduction of lead times by half
Customer’s lead times reduced significantly, at a rate of 50 percent
The customer can supply a platform optimised for longevity and tested for reliability
Panel PCs enable the customer to log, process and distribute real time data to inform mission critical decisions
The customer has successfully created a product that enables ships to preserve energy, reduce carbon footprint and ultimately save money
Make it your own
Our engineering specialists can customise this platform to meet the exact needs of your application.