Paving way for VDR remote APT*
Furuno is pleased to inform you that HermAce has received the Products & Solutions certificate from ClassNK. HermAce, a remote monitoring & troubleshooting platform for ships, is recognized as an advanced technology by the ClassNK Innovation Endorsement which is new certification service for innovations and initiatives. In addition, for ClassNK registered ships under the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) flag, HermAce has been recognized as an alternative to the VDR Annual Performance Test (APT) on board by RMI Maritime Administrator. It is now possible to conduct VDR APT remotely for those vessels.
*For Marshall Islands-Flagged Vessels only
About Furuno’s HermAce
HermAce uses a Digital Twin (a virtual replica) of bridge equipment based on data streamed directly from the vessel that offers live identification and diagnosis of problems. By using HermAce, it is possible to obtain in real-time all the detailed information remotely. Potential failures can be detected and notified immediately, pursuing the idea of preventive and proactive maintenance.
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About VDR Remote APT
Each year a VDR requires an APT by a qualified engineer, who must visit the vessel to check the operation and record of voyage information. However, for vessels equipped with HermAce, VDR data can be extracted remotely. Its remote diagnosis using real-time and historical data, preparation such as acquisition, conversion, and recording of data necessary for periodic inspections, and confirmation by engineers based on logs and other evidence, enables to conduct the performance test equivalent to the conventional method, even in remote locations. It is expected to reduce personnel costs by reducing the time required for attendance of engineers.
About Products & Solutions Certification
The Products & Solutions certification is given by ClassNK, a third-party organization certifies the products and solutions using advanced digital technologies. HermAce is recognized as an advanced technology by ClassNK this time.