Most of our jobs are unique in nature. Early 2014 I was working for a company in the country of Cyprus called EDT Offshore. My primary responsibility included the management of the ports technology systems. From workstations to corporate network configurations we also implemented about 20 various Ip camera system around the port of Limassol and integrated to all remote stations and offices in the area.
Researched, designed and implemented a Ubiquity wireless base station and fitted all offshore vessels with a 2.4 and 5 Ghz wireless radios. When the vessels came to port they would automatically connect to the shore base station utilizing the shore broadband connection thus saving valuable satellite internet usage and allowing for fast network access. Both for customer use and remote management and system updates.
Configured highly secure corporate networks using cisco brand layer 2 and 3 switches along with Dell SonicWALL routing. We also configured Multiple vlan networks to provide secure paths of data to the required locations. These technologies were implemented throughout the corporate infrastructure at various location on land and applying the same network infrastructure to the offshore vessels making the entire network secure and highly reliable.
In 2014 I was asked to go to Gdansk, Poland to help Mr. Mike Henshaw. (Mike was the head of IT for EDT Ship Management.) implement complete technology integration on a brand-new vessel called the EDT Jane. Upon arrival we discovered the vessel was in the process of being completely converted to a new and improved vessel to include major structural changes to accommodate many more people and much more equipment. It was an amazing experience.
Over 22.5 km of category 7 cable had to be routed throughout the new build to accommodate every needed connection point around the vessel along with approx. 10 km of fiber optic cable. It was a long hard process working day and night for over 8 months. Complete technical oversight was needed at each phase of the job to assure everything comes together.
We researched, designed and implemented a complete new IPTV system to provide tv service to each of the cabins on the vessel to include over 55 end points all flowing over the designed multicast network. This provided over 60 channels to each cabin and recreation rooms using the Sky Tv network for use in the North Sea. The system is very configurable to be able to use various satellite tv signals all over the World.
Some projects lasted a year plus..some a couple of days.. we would like to share information and photo’s on our favorite projects.