The new connectivity solution will enable surveyors to perform tasks using a blend of techniques
Classification society Lloyd’s Register and satellite communications provider Inmarsat have formed a partnership to provide a connectivity solution designed to address challenges during remote surveys.
The new solution uses LR Remote, an application for remote inspection that enables crew members to livestream video, photos and audio from onboard a ship to a Lloyd’s Register technical specialist located elsewhere. LR Remote will be supported by Inmarsat’s certified application provider dedicated bandwidth service called Fleet Connect, available on the provider’s Fleet Xpress digital platform.
“Connectivity is a significant enabler in the digitalisation of the maritime industry,” said Mark Darley, marine and offshore director for Lloyd’s Register. “Both Lloyd’s Register and Inmarsat have a mutual goal of unlocking the true potential of technology, thereby transforming remote compliance and enabling digital class. This collaboration ensures our vast certification expertise is accessible anywhere it is needed and demonstrates Lloyd’s Register’s commitment to our clients and to the wider industry in safely navigating shipping’s digital transformation.”
Fleet Connect will provide dedicated bandwidth for the solution, which will allow for more reliable mobile connectivity. This will enable surveyors to perform tasks using a blend of techniques, reducing the impact of unexpected situations on vessel operations.
“Inmarsat is delighted to work with Lloyd’s Register on this first-of-its-kind solution, which addresses a specific industry challenge,” said Alberto Perez, director of strategy and business development for Inmarsat Maritime. “With Fleet Connect’s dedicated connectivity running on the digital Fleet Xpress platform, we can assure high speed uninterrupted access so that remote surveyors are guaranteed a solution that is always available and always reliable when it is most important.”
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