Maritime Tech Talks – OWC

J.Berger 7 months ago • 2min. read.

In this new series, we will be tackling the most common questions asked.

This time, our CTO Tor Christian Angeltveit is explaining what OWC means.

How does OWC work?

OWC is an abbreviation for “onboard wireless connectivity”. Which in essence is a ScanReach wireless mesh network consisting of multiple radio devices ensuring simple installation and sufficient connectivity.

Why do we make it?

OWC was initially created so that ScanReach in a simple and cost-efficient way could equip vessels with the required infrastructure to track passengers and crew with the goal of enhancing safety.

As time has passed by more use cases have been added and OWC is today also collecting and transporting fuel, temperature, humidity and other types of data.

Who is it for?

OWC can fit many use cases, but really shines when it comes to retrofitting vessels with data collecting capabilities.

Where is it being used today?

OWC is currently installed on a range of different types of vessels operating as the backbone for ScanReach solutions like ConnectPOB, ConnectFuel and others.

Who am I?

My name is Tor Christian Angeltveit. As CTO I am responsible for developing ScanReach solutions.

Plug into the Onboard Wireless Connectivity IoT platform for the maritime industry.

We have developed the reliable Onboard Wireless Connectivity IoT platform for complex steel environments removing the need for expensive cabling. It is now possible to connect wirelessly to people, sensors, equipment and cargo onboard any type of vessel, rig or windfarm.
Read more about our services here.

No cables

Wireless node mesh eliminates the need for cables. Reduces installation cost immensely.

Plug & Play

Our installation guide makes it possible for our clients to do the whole installation internally.

Full connectivity

Full wireless connectivity through the wireless IoT platform enabling increased safety, performance and sustainability. 

Subscription plans

The solution cost is based on a subscription plan, making it easy accessible for tight budgets.