Telenor has announced the operational start of Unified Hosting Service (UHS) onboard all Color Line vessels, according to a company statement.
Telenor’s Unified Hosting Service is a data-sharing service that enables the digitalization of all marine operations. The platform allows users to collect, share and reuse data onboard ships as well as ashore.
Telenor partnered with the shipping company Color Line to help provide access to all onboard data in a single platform. UHS enables users to collect, monitor and transmit crew input data and sensor data from the onboard navigation and engine control systems. The service helps digitalize two important operational activities that were so far handled manually and these include operational checklists for the crew and the collection of data for the regulatory Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) reports.
Are Paulsrud, CTO at Color Line said of the data hosting platform: “The UHS is breaking down data silos through its open, secure, vendor-neutral approach, and it is connecting the whole value chain, bringing like-minded suppliers together. As a result, we are gaining data insights that we could not access before, supporting our day-to-day operations.”
“The UHS is the chosen technology platform for digitalization and innovation across our fleet. This digital universe brings new opportunities in many directions, without having to be locked into one service provider on land or on the ship. There is immense innovation in the fact that you can reuse the onboard data that is captured on the ship, for digitization purposes in many different variations across the ship, with other stakeholders on land and with partners. This capability is quite unique,” added Paulsrud.