Digitalization is on the cusp of transforming the maritime industry, enabling operators to increase efficiency, safety and address new and stricter environmental standards. The first step operators need to address is gaining access to quality data from the vessels. Each ship represents a unique configuration, and aspects such as poor or no connectivity and various vendor systems onboard renders standardization challenging. KONGSBERG identified this industry challenge and launched Vessel Insight as a subscription-based cost-efficient service for operators to start standardizing their data collection and contextualization, leveraging the company’s long history as a system integrator, and a leading provider of various automation systems, information management systems and as a system integrator. Now, the novel technology behind Vessel Insight has been qualified by DNV GL through their Technical Qualification program.
A secure and reliable data infrastructure play a critical role in enabling the digitalization of the maritime industry. The safety of crew and vessel as well as the confidentiality, integrity and availability of vessel data are key requirements for creating value with digital solutions. The systematic approach used by DNV-GL as part of the Technical Qualification provides evidence that Vessel Insight meets these requirements
A Technical Qualification provided by DNV GL is an independent assessment providing the evidence that a technology will function within specified operational limits with an acceptable level of confidence. This qualification helps the developing party, KONGSBERG, to ensure certainty associated with working ahead of standards, and it gives an independent evaluation on the technology’s safety, security and quality to customers and the market.
DNV GL writes in their report:
Vessel Insight, consisting of both hardware and software, is intended to enable capturing data onboard a vessel, transfer this data securely to the cloud, and provide access to operational insights based on this data to onshore fleet operations staff
Following the Technical Qualification process in which safety and cybersecurity were the critical parameters, DNV GL is of the opinion that the Vessel Insight functions within specified operational limits with an acceptable level of confidence.
The Statement of Qualified Technology was extended on October 15th, 2020.