Simplifying fleetwide software upgrades

Erick Meijer explains how the Adonis Replicator can improve shipping operations
Simplifying fleetwide software upgrades
Adonis Replicator will automate upgrades to overcome unreliable satellite connections, says Erick Meijer

By Elly Yates-Roberts |

This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.

There are many technical challenges associated with operating IT infrastructure at sea. One such challenge is that cruise and ferry operators depend on satellite connections to maintain and upgrade their fleet’s business-critical systems and manage data replication between ships and offices. With vessels spread all around the world, time differences exacerbate the problem of handling upgrade processes manually.

“The Adonis Replicator can now overcome this challenge by automating the upgrade and synchronisation of processes across the entire fleet,” says Erick Meijer, product manager at Adonis. “With the newly implemented functionality, the system administrator can distribute and schedule system upgrades. This removes the time pressure and unfavourable working hours normally associated with a fleetwide system upgrade when performing the process manually.”

Adonis Replicator can now pick up and send out Adonis upgrades to all vessels, where they run in the background and require no manual involvement.

“Replicating ship systems based on our new automation technology makes it even easier for shipping companies to link vital processes, from crew planning to payroll,” Meijer explains. “Operators no longer need to worry about unreliable satellite connections managing the critical systems which make their fleet, and organisation, run.”

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