Offshore Dynamics manufacture marine tank level measurement senders and displays. The company identified a need to upgrade from the CANvu 260 to the CANvu 350 and then ultimately to the CANvu 355 to take advantage of the much greater performance of the later CANvu hardware platforms.
The customers own application software was migrated, with support from CANtronik engineers and the CANvu SDK (Software Development Kit) initially to the CANvu 350, then in a second step from the CANvu 350 to the CANvu 355. These evolutions were assisted by a free upgrade to the SDK and ongoing support from the CANtronik engineers.
Fugro Survey PTE – Automatic Vessel Tracking System (AVTS)
Fugro Offshore Surveys Division provides survey services to the offshore oil and gas industry with operating bases in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. The company collects processes and interprets data related to the earth’s surface and soil composition.
Fugro wanted to upgrade the existing CANvu 260 systems in over 300 of its vessels to get enhanced remote monitoring of the individual vessels position and additional two-way communication via an AIS infrastructure. Following consultation CANtronik recommended using the CANvu 355 combined with a Configurable Input Module (CCIM).
Using the CANvu 355 and the CCIM with bespoke software developed by CANtronik engineers to meet Furgo’s specific requirements, the systems are now operational and on board monitoring now include GPS data, full engine information including fuel flows. The consolidated data is now able to be transmitted at regular intervals from any remote location and for additional security is logged locally within the local CANvu display and routinely offloaded via memory stick.
Naiad Dynamics Inc. – Full Colour Displays
Naiad Dynamics is responsible for over 10,000 stabilisation systems in use in the luxury yacht, commercial vessel and military ship markets.
The company wanted to move on from using the CANvu 260 monochrome displays to full colour and to significantly improve the performance of the graphics in the displays to show animated information in a much clearer way. With a large number of units in service the the company had wide variety of software versions for existing monochrome displays that needed upgrading.
The project started using the CANvu 350 hardware and the CANvu SDK but a decision was made to move on to the more powerful CANvu 355 and the upgraded SDKC. Initially CANtronik engineers supported the customer, but then took over the complete project, converting the wide variety of software versions in use to be compatible with the CANvu 355 and its greatly enhanced performance and display configurations.
Maretron is a specialist company supplying internationally, monitoring and control systems with marine applications.
The company was looking for a more cost effective five inch five key display platform and discovered that the CANvu 350 was a perfect match.
Working together with CANtronik’s engineers the existing application software was successfully migrated across to operate on the CANvu, minimizing change over costs and additional cost reductions were achieved by carefully planning direct shipment of units from CANtroniks manufacturing partner to Maretron.
Kongsberg Maritime delivers products and systems for dynamic positioning, navigation and automation to merchant vessels and offshore installations. The Metasystems Division of Kongsberg Maritime was searching for a programmable display that could be used to show specific sensor data that measured shaft power and torque.
Following detailed technical discussions CANtronik recommended the purchase of a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the CANvu 260. Then with CANtronik engineering support a custom binary protocol was devised for a quad screen layout of the CANvu 260 and by using an existing project template that significantly reducing the software development time a working solution produced in less than a week.