Vessel Insight: Service Level Agreement

This agreement (SLA) describes the level of service that Customers of KONGSBERG Digital AS (KONGSBERG) will receive as subscribers to services and applications running on the Kognifai Maritime Ecosystem.  This SLA incorporates the terms contained in the Customer’s agreement and in the event of any conflict between this SLA and the Customer agreement the latter shall prevail.

Applications & Services covered by this SLA include:

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Service Level Objectives

KONGSBERG is committed to providing high quality and secure services to its customers and will make its best effort to ensure 24X7 availability of the service. Service level objectives provide a quantitative measure of the level of service.  Information about the status of the service can be found at https://vesselinsight.statuspage.io/

The following objectives are defined:

Availability

The service level objective for Vessel Insight services and all other applications and services is to achieve a minimum of 98 % availability measured monthly. KONGSBERG will conduct system maintenance to ensure the achievement of this objective. Information about planned and ongoing maintenance can be found at  https://vesselinsight.statuspage.io/

Maintenance might result in service downtime. Downtime because of system maintenance is not included in the calculation of the availability metric

Additional information on availability, system maintenance and downtime please visit the definition section in this document.

Support Response Time

Customers with valid Terms are entitled to support as part of the service.

KONGSBERG Support operates according to a follow the sun concept and is available 24/7 via:

  • Email: vessel.insight@km.kongsberg.com

KONGSBERG Support provides 1st line of support to identify problems, suggest actions and categorizes customer requests as either defect, change requests or other. KONGSBERG Support also is responsible for escalation of incidents to 2nd line support.

For defects an incident is raised and a priority (1,2,3) is assigned. Change requests are assigned priority 3 by default. 

For Vessel Insight, 3rd party applications as well as KONGSBERG applications the following response (time) objectives have been defined based on incident priority:

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Hardware

Vessel Insight is a service consisting of hardware and software. The hardware provided as part of the service remains the property of KONGSBERG unless otherwise agreed. The customer is responsible for the installation and operation of the hardware in accordance with KONGSBERG’s specification.

Customers are required to contact Customer Support in case of malfunction, damage or suspected abuse of the hardware to arrange a replacement or service.

Warranty

KONGSBERG’s warrants that the services shall be available in accordance with the service level objectives above. KONGSBERG’s responsibility is limited to Vessel Insight service, including the hardware and software.

This warranty shall not include any service unavailability during scheduled or un-scheduled system maintenance or due to issues beyond the control of KDI such as but not limited to:

  • Interface’s provided by 3rd party suppliers.
  • Services that typically involves consultancy, remote configuration (2nd line support), remote training, remote supervision, modifications, etc. is NOT included in the agreement and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • Speed or reliability of the internet connection by which the end user is accessing the server.
  • Hardware, configuration and web browsers used by end-user to access service.
  • Security, firewall/proxy servers and other network components required to access the internet.
  • Performance level of the internet service provider that services the customer and its users.
  • Performance, Speed and reliability of the internet connection on-board the vessel.
  • Reliability and capacity of power supply.
  • Physical security controls.
  • Vessel maintenance

Escalation

Customer can escalate incidents if the service level objectives as described above have not been met by contacting KONGSBERG through regular channels or as described below

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When escalating an incident please include the following information:

  • IncidentID
  • Contact details, so we can contact you
  • Relevant information regarding defect

Exclusions

KONGSBERG does not accept responsibility for problems and damage related to the Customer’s IT infrastructure including, workstations, network build and configuration, proxy server configuration, network performance or problems that are related to applications and equipment installed by the customer.

Further, KONGSBERG does not accept responsibility for cybersecurity incidents within customer-controlled infrastructures, unless the incident is caused by, or through, vulnerabilities in one of the applications or services provided by KONGSBERG.

Definitions

System Maintenance: Planned maintenance performed during fixed periods (20:00-08:00 CET). During system maintenance, the service or parts of the service might not be available for use.  Customer are notified 1 week in advance of scheduled maintenance. Maintenance periods are subject to change and in case of un-planned maintenance KONGSBERG will do it best to notify customers.

Vessel Maintenance: During maintenance activities onboard, the service or parts of the service might not be available for use for a particular vessel.  The duration of vessel maintenance is excluded from the availability metric for a particular customer.

Availability: Amount of time the service is available for use by customers and users during a calendar month.  Availability or uptime is expressed as a percentage and is calculated as follows:

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Downtime: Amount of time the service is not available for use by customer and users during a calendar month. Downtime is calculated as a percentage: Downtime = 100% - Availability.