Press Release: WinGD advances Shipdex protocol
Press Release: WinGD continues drive to digitisation with Shipdex standard.
Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel has announced its participation in the Shipdex™ community.
The Shipde organisation has introduced a version of the S1000DTM specification for digital data exchange applied in the aerospace and defence industry, and adapted for the marine sector. This S1000D specification standardizes electronic dissemination of technical data to equipment makers, shipyards and ship owners. WinGD is committed to making all its technical documentation available to ship builders and operators in a digital form, which complies with the precisely defined and internationally established standards in Shipdex.
The primary scope of Shipdex is to allow manufacturers and customer to create a technical documentation repository where all the data is collected and managed under quality, configuration and version control.
In addition, the Shipdex protocol allows the automatic import of technical data into the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) at shipyards and on board vessels. “With important data, such as our Operation Manuals, Maintenance Manuals and Spare Parts Catalogue, converted into Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP), we can compile, structure and deliver the data to shipbuilders and engine end-users much more rapidly and effectively,” explains Rudolf Holtbecker, Director Operations at WinGD.
The image shows Shipdex Steering Committee Meeting which took place on November 9th, 2017 in WinGD’s headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland.