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NYK and MTI Develop Electronic UMS Check System

July 13, 2015
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
Monohakobi Technology Institute

NYK and the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Makoto Igarashi) have jointly developed a Unmanned Machinery Space (UMS)  check system, the first time a Japanese shipping company has developed such a system.
Before an engine plant and equipment are operated unattended (e.g., at night), measurements need to be made, and taking such measurements is called an “UMS check.” In a conventional UMS check, the person in charge monitors equipment by conducting a large number of checks, manually recording the collected data on paper.
This new electronic UMS check has been specialized for mobile devices, and NYK aims to introduce it aboard its owned vessels by the end of this year. System features are as below.
·         Features of the Electronic UMS Check System

No need for recording on paper
Numeric keypad exclusive to UMS check
Significantly reduces data-entry time compared to entry with a conventional keypad
Warning alarm when abnormal figures entered
Notifies operator if abnormal figures are entered, allowing the operator to quickly respond.
Helps crew to quickly become aware of abnormalities, and is thus a useful training tool too.
Data trends graphically displayed
Data trends displayed as graphs, allowing chronological changes to be confirmed
Photos and video stored
Allows storage of photos or video of irregular equipment condition
Broadband transmission
Transmits data directly from the mobile terminal to onshore servers, allowing onshore staff to browse data in a timely manner

In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, the NYK Group will continue its efforts to improve operational efficiency and safety management.

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