BMO’s technology is developed in-house and consists of four core parts:
- A well developed hardware platform (VMMS): one version designed for small craft and the other for larger vessels.
- A safe and reliable data transfer system, with automated reliability checking and system monitoring.
- A data processing system which links measured data sources and those provided by the client to context data such as wind and wave data or daily reports.
- A data access system which allows for web-based or email reporting with on-demand access.
The illustration below gives you an overview of the main components of the VMMS hardware for CTV's:
For large vessels the BMO Argus vessel performance monitoring system allows the various data stream of navigation, DP and gangway systems to be captured, collated and processed on board of the SOV. Optionally, wind and wave data can be added to create a performance picture which represents the real capabilities of the vessel.
All data is encrypted and securely sent to our servers in Delft. Here the data is checked for quality and consistency. Afterwards, it is enriched with client provided data to generate meaningfull statistics.
The final step is essential, and is all about getting the information back into the business process. For this BMO has developed a 4-step approach:
- Immediate feedback using a small display (CTV) or a large color display (SOV) for the skippers to adapt in real-time.
- Daily feedback through emails to site managers, for incidents that need to be acted upon quickly (impacts to the asset, unsafe working).
- Web viewer to allow all levels of the organization to explore the relevant data and take proactive action when needed.
- Long-term campaign evaluation reports in pdf form, essential for lessons learned.