Our Vessel data acquisition solution is a modular system, providing the flexibility needed to meet each individual vessel’s demands.

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Key contact

Ian Selwood

Technical Director

United Kingdom

+44 (0)1489 889260


SMART VESSEL is BMT's own on-board data gathering platform. Data from vessel systems is collected on-board, encrypted, compacted and then using the vessel communication systems transferred to BMT's secure servers. It is then integrated within all SMART shore-side solutions.

Key features include

Measure, manage, analyse, act:

It all starts with measuring. Data from vessel systems is collected on-board and integrated within all SMART solutions. This information is then combined with external environmental data - wind, waves, current - and further processed using our unique algorithms to analyse many difference performance parameters. Our system automatically monitors vessel performance and visualises key indicators and trends using intuitive, interlinked on-board and on-shore applications.

The Hardware Solution:

BMT’s SMART VESSEL data acquisition solution is a modular system, providing the flexibility needed to meet each individual vessels demands. This system can collect data from analogue and serial feeds, converting the sensor signals and transferring them onto the SMART on-board  PC.

The modular nature of the SMART solution means it provides a reliable platform for each individual installation, from the basic through to the most complex, with the ability to scale the hardware depending on the number of sensor inputs. The components of the hardware are all individually marine approved, making it fully future proofed.


Installation Process:

Using our world wide team of highly trained service agents, your installation can be done in a local port. The installation will take between 2 to 4 days, depending on the complexity of each individual case.

The SMART PC collects data from an Analogue interface unit, installed in the engine room, and an NMEA serial interface taking feeds from the Bridge. The parameters and KPI’s are  all displayed graphically on a 15” touchscreen monitor available as flush or panel mount. 

The data sent ashore is checked on a daily basis, by the SMART software, for any anomalies or signs of sensor problems.

Maintenance and Servicing:

Our worldwide team of fully trained service agents will be on hand to provide maintenance to any vessel, wherever they may be. This provides fast detection and rectification of any problems, ensuring the quality and reliability of data provided by the SMART system.

SMART hardware can also be removed and transferred to any other vessel in your fleet by our fully trained service agents, making it an excellent long term investment.

All of our hardware has a 10-year parts availability and comes with a 12-month warranty as standard. SMART hardware is approved by all major classification societies.