Marine Vessel Telemetry

Marine Vessel Telemetry

A cutting edge all-in-one marine telemetry solution

Safeguard and monitor all your vital marine assets, at sea and on shore

Marine Asset Monitoring

Realtime Marine Asset Monitoring Systems

Telemetry is transforming the marine industry and AST Applied Telematics are leading the way in this ultra-competitive global marketplace.

AST’s iRAMS platform ensures your vessels always operate at peak performance, regardless of their size or type.

Also, because our telemetry systems present critical information to you 24/7/365 in real time, regardless of whether the vessel is in dock or at sea anywhere in the world, you’ll always have clear sight of how it’s performing. Armed with that vital up-to-the-moment information you’ll be able to make crucial decisions and fine-tune your vessel’s efficiencies faster and better than ever before.

You’ll also have all the data and insight you need to anticipate ‘on the horizon’ issues and solve them before they can become expensive or potentially catastrophic problems.

That’s why many of the key players in the marine industry trust AST Applied Telematics to keep their vessels and operations afloat, on land as well as on sea.

Our customers trust our systems to provide key engine performance data.

However, our state-of-the-art telemetry technology is also used to monitor and safeguard a multitude of other vital marine assets, such as generators, cranes, winches, and other types of heavy machinery. Our systems are also employed in a wide variety of environmental and industrial applications, such as weather, water, and air quality.

BUT IT’S NOT JUST OUR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE US SO RESPECTED… IT’S OUR PEOPLE, AND THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE.

At AST Applied Telematics, our entire focus is on providing practical, cutting-edge telemetry solutions.

Whatever your pain points are, we’ll listen carefully, apply our expertise, and give you the perfect system to make those pain points go away.


Comprehensive tracking and geo-fencing capabilities.

iRAMS can also be fully integrated with the AST Preventative Maintenance System (PMS), enabling complete holistic management of your fleet.

Displaying real time information to an onshore operator.

User defined alarm alerting via SMS and e-mail.

The facility to archive all acquired information for further analysis at a later date.

User defined data collection frequency.

Utilising GSM (primary) and satellite (secondary) short burst data to connect with the vessel.

Monitoring a wide range of vessel parameters.
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How Can Applied Telematics Help You with your Marine Asset Monitoring?

Below are just a handful of the marine-centric problems we’re most often asked to solve. Even if your issue isn’t among them, we are able to quickly and effectively solve everything we’re asked to tackle, ensuring that you can rely on us as a dependable partner when it comes to managing your fleet and machinery.

AST’s iRAMS platform will monitor your vessel in dock or at sea, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For example, if your vessel should be in dock but our system alerts you that it’s moving, you can react immediately to find out the reason and take steps to prevent it moving any further.

While at sea, AST’s systems will also continuously monitor your destination, speed, and position, and alert you to any anomalies.

By viewing the historical data on our system, you can analyse the efficiency of your previous trips to optimise future route planning.

By anticipating potential hazards, AST’s iRAMS platform will ensure your crew arrives at their destination in as good shape as your vessel and its cargo. For example, if the engine temperature is spiking you can address the cause instantly. If the vessel’s electrical systems or fire suppression systems are beginning to show compromise, you can take immediate steps to make them safer.

AST’s iRAMS platform can help to reduce fuel costs by up to 25%. We do this by providing data that highlights any inefficiencies caused by a skipper’s or vessel’s behaviour. Since fuelling costs are one of the largest operational expenses for a vessel, controlling ineffective skipper behaviour means our systems could save you hundreds of thousands of pounds across the vessel’s lifetime.

When your vessel is out of operation, you’re losing business and reducing your ability to generate revenue. AST’s iRAMS platform can prevent periods of downtime with data driven decisions being made on asset performance and potential issue prevention. From a business and shareholder point of view, this also keeps your profit margin healthy and keeps you ahead of your competition, in reputation as well as performance.

AST’s iRAMS platform monitors a wide range of onboard processes including CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and fuel burn rate; engine performance parameters; electrical monitoring; vessel motion etc. You’ll have an as close to real time as possible 360-degree, 24/7 overview of everything that’s happening on board.

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What is iRams?

iRAMS is a versatile IoT (Internet of Things) application for asset telematics, remote sensor monitoring, and remote asset control. It is currently in use on everything from high performance marine vessels to temporary power generators to every other kind of high value marine asset.

iRAMS stands for intelligent Remote Asset Management Systems. It offers increased efficiency through remote diagnostics, SCADA type control, optimising refuelling logistics and anomaly alerting.

Beyond whatever telemetry issue you’re facing right now, the bottom-line reason you’re reading about our product is because you want to make your business more efficient. That’s what our customers have always trusted us to do and it’s what our reputation is built upon.

It’s also what iRAMS does, by giving you all the information you need to manage your business in a practical and cost-effective way. We accomplish this by providing information on marine assets – fixed or mobile – that you can use easily and as often as you require. This information includes exception reporting, statistical data and email or SMS alerts, all provided direct to you over your radio or satellite network.

In order to maximise your margins, you must be able to manage all your available assets, primarily your vessels and people. That means you need to know what is happening in any single moment so that timely decisions can be made, and you can effectively manage risk and significantly reduce costs.

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Planned Maintenance System

Our Planned Maintenance System (PMS) is a powerful organisational software tool that enables vessels to reduce their operational expenses. It sits within the same platform as the iRAMS telemetry system, ensuring that any useful information created by iRAMS will automatically populate the PMS and can be viewed through the same screen.

Our PMS is a sophisticated but easy to use application that enables Marine Engineers and Operations Managers to control their vessel’s maintenance tasks more cost effectively. The software enables users to plan, monitor, record and implement complex maintenance tasks, including compliance reporting and innovative predictive maintenance monitoring.

Our PMS software allows both the ship’s crew and the office-based team to manage daily checks, stock levels and routine procedures for the whole vessel. They can use the system to record when tasks have been completed, attach comprehensive history, pictures and notes, request new parts, or maintain stock (if required). From medical supplies to the main engine, every piece of equipment on board can be listed together along with any associated work procedures. Thanks to its modular architecture, the software can be introduced in ‘simple to implement’ segments, with optional added value functionality to meet the needs of individual vessels.

The PMS home page uses a simple traffic light system to highlight any equipment that requires attention, and indicates dates when tasks are due. Any update made on the ship’s system is automatically made available to view in the shorebased office application, ready for the relevant manager to review and monitor.

Because the PMS contributes significantly towards improving maintenance on the vessel(s), it vastly increases the vessel’s efficiency by avoiding
downtime and preventing parts malfunction. It is already being used on a number of vessels around the world, including tankers and crew transfer vessels.

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Analysis of maintenance history and reporting

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Stock / spare part management

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Planned, scheduled, predictive and condition-based maintenance

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Saves time, money and helps to prevent inefficiencies

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The system is easy to operate and can be used on vessel, and from shore

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Compatible for DNV approval certification

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Compatible with iRAMS for vessel data collection automation

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Defect reporting and management

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Plan vessel dry dock visits/refits

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Cross fleet job standardisation

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All ships equipment listed with associated work procedures

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Class surveys and certificate management

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Knowing where your vessels are, how they’re operating, and how every other piece of heavy machinery in your network is performing, is critically important. When you have sight of that, you can reduce costs, substantially increase efficiency, anticipate and solve problems before they arise, and improve your crew’s and team member’s safety.

Don’t leave anything to chance. Get in touch today, completely obligation free, and find out more about how AST Applied Telematics can make your marine business’s future smoother sailing.

Call us on (+44)1603 327936, send an email to telematics@theastgroup.com or fill in our contact form and we’d be happy to help.

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