Wärtsilä company Eniram has switched on version 2.0 of its SkyLight ship monitoring system, adding more features to its analysis. Shipowners using SkyLight will automatically be able to use the second version without updating any software.
Eniram has added nautical maps, weather layers, and route information to the vessel monitoring program. It has improved the interfaces for shipowners, managers and charterers. Eniram vice president for commercial shipping Jan Wilhelmsson said the company was heading towards producing predictive information to ship operators.
The updated system can visualise a vessel’s route from economic, environmental, and safety perspectives. Together with the weather and route information, SkyLight 2.0 includes the possibility to switch between updated nautical maps and Google maps as a background within SkyLight.
These combined features facilitate the analysing and predicting of what will happen, thus enabling the operator to be proactive in responding appropriately. The features are all based on the same portable transponder and data service used with the existing SkyLight system.
But by the end of this year a third version could be introduced that will need software updates for the hundreds of vessels that will be using SkyLight. This version will also be accessible on mobile devices using Apple’s operating system.