It has been a busy month for our Infinity Cube demo units, as Navarino staff have been accompanying them all over Europe in a series of events to present its capabilities.
In December, Digital Ship came to Athens again to tackle some of the questions in our industry. How is the industry adapting to new technologies and making the most of them? How can shipping companies utilize the latest developments best to increase operational efficiency and – perhaps most importantly – what do they mean to the crew? Terms like “Big Data” and “Intelligent Operations” make lots of promises in terms of the benefits the industry can expect to derive, but what do they really mean? All these questions and more were covered over the two day event.
Navarino had two staff members participating in the event. Christian Vakarelis joined a panel titled ‘How Will Future HTS Satellites Impact and Drive Maritime Telecommunications?’ alongside representatives of other satellite providers. This discussion concluded that demand for bandwidth will always outstrip supply, so both users and providers must find ways to optimize the bandwidth that is available in a fair and balanced manner, without causing a negative impact on ship operations or to crew welfare.
Andreas Haralambopoulos, Infinity’s Director of Development also had a presentation at Digital Ship Athens, in which he was able to show the features and benefits of the Infinity Cube to customers and resellers.
Another event which we took the Infinity Cube to this quarter was the Maritime CIO Forum in Rotterdam. Both Andreas Haralambopoulos and Christian Vakarelis attended this very focused one day event at the Hilton Rotterdam.
During the forum we heard from industry leaders and customers about the latest innovations in maritime communications, and explored the trends relating to actual vessels data usage accompanied with in depth analysis of what vessels do with their satellite communication both for business applications and for crew welfare.
Navarino had a stand at which the Infinity Cube was set up to provide live demonstrations and give customers a close look at how it provides a high availability environment for virtual machines and to show them the dual nodes that make the Cube the most effective tool both in terms of efficiency and redundancy.