The innovative AlViVi is a unique, fast and flexible platform, consisting of several virtualised process-related systems.
The innovative virtualisation and visualisation (AlViVi) platform acts as a central hub, centralising and integrating all the process systems, and distributing the visualisation of the data to all networked screens on board. Alewijnse is the first to achieve this and is the only company currently able to offer a fully digitalised platform to the maritime market.
Alewijnse introduced this unique platform initially for use on trailing suction hopper dredgers. However the solution can also be implemented on other vessel classes and industrial plants and brings numerous advantages. The first AlViVi systems have already been successfully installed on several dredging vessels.
Fast and flexible
The innovative AlViVi is a fast and flexible platform, consisting of several virtualised process-related systems. It replaces the usual computer, keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) equipment and reduces cabling on board the vessel. The platform can visualise multiple ship’s systems on individual screens. Alternatively, a single system can also be selected for display on multiple screens around the vessel. This makes it a highly flexible solution for operators on board.
The platform is fast, user-friendly and extremely reliable, resulting in maximum uptime and optimal operational safety. By bringing together multiple systems in one environment, the maintenance and management becomes much easier and efficient. Updates are better and faster to test or roll back. In addition, the life-time of the software is extended by the independence of the platform and the system is also extremely secure from intruders.
An additional benefit considered highly important by us for this project is the significant reduction on space and costs of hardware and software maintenance. The solution saves enormously on physical components; the platform takes up 75% less space through much reduced requirements for cabling, computer hardware and cabinets.
Alewijnse Product Manager Johan van Rikxoort