Originally posted in Cloud Pro on May 19, 2016 by Clare Hopping
The solution means Svitzer's entire fleet has standardized ICT, making its worldwide business run more efficiently.
Svitzer has opted to use Cradlepoint's cloud connectivity, satellite connections, failover capabilities, and ship-to-store connectivity on its tugboats, meaning it is able to perform emergency response services more efficiently.
The company's COR IBR1100 networking solution offers mission-critical connectivity in extreme temperatures, resisting humidity, vibrations, water splash, and transient voltage issues other options may not be able to handle.
"We’ve been able to equip our global fleet with standardised and reliable onboard ICT, giving our people in the field the technology they need to operate effectively and safely,” Khurram Inam, Svitzer’s Regional IT Manager for Europe said.
It combines multi-carrier 4G LTE support, Ethernet WiFi WAN, software defined radio, GPS reporting, and advanced security to offer an end-to-end solution that means tugboats are fully connected with shore personnel at all times. Additionally, the global IT team can quickly troubleshoot problems and minimise downtime for those using its systems remotely.