WinGD enlists Enamor for data monitoring hardware
The data collection and monitoring platform will enable ship owners to take advantage of diagnostic software that WinGD has already developed
Two-stroke developer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has partnered with Polish marine automation, navigation and communication specialist to develop a data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform for its engines.
The first version of the hardware is ready for commercial applications. The platform is tailored to operate with WinGD’s engine and ship-specific software, including the engine diagnostic system (EDS) software it is developing with Propulsion Analytics, as reported.
“The DCM platform will provide an advanced tool that collects, stores, visualises and processes all engine data, relevant ship information and other machinery data,” said Dominik Schneiter, vice president of research & development, WinGD. “This data will be the foundation of our digital solution portfolio, enabling value-adding analyses and remote support.”
The DCM hardware will enable the reliable and secure transmission of data from ship to shore via encrypted communication. Ashore, the data can be analysed by the ship owner and WinGD to enhance engine and vessel operation, as well as providing a valuable input to further product and service development.
The combination of EDS and DCM will enable WinGD to offer insights into operational parameters of vessel, main engine and other vital ship systems as well as providing analytical tools for the ship’s crew and personnel ashore.
“Our cooperation was initiated early in 2015 and has developed gradually into the present product release and cooperation agreement,” said Maciej Rek, CEO of Enamor. “Our focus on the marine industry with remote monitoring solutions, cybersecurity, IT and engineering capabilities is the solid base of our partnership.”