With thousands of networked devices on a modern ship, it can be hard to see the overall health of individual devices. Adding to the complexity is the number of different types of devices: Android signage systems, Mac Mini interactive kiosks, custom-built cabin TV players, etc. A busy IT officer may need to touch four different systems to manage software updates, reboot frozen machines, or check the uptime of a device.
Cruise Director’s IoT management platform was designed specifically to tackle the complexities of a digital ecosystem. The device manager can detect any new device added to the network, instantly monitoring uptime and health. Alerts can be sent to the appropriate support desks or onboard staff if any system on the ship stops responding.
Building new software or devices on top of Cruise Director’s IoT system is extremely quick and easy. This allows for rapid development and deployment of innovative devices. Your software department could build a new interactive system on a Raspberry Pi and deploy it in an afternoon, without worrying about building management tools, crash analytics, or even usage statistics.