Newsletter May 2020

COVID-19 Special Offer

Improved Database Service at 20% Discount
During the current global pandemic a lot of people are stuck at home or on the yacht; this could be the perfect time to ramp-up your maintenance management?
For you as a professional crew member, a well-populated database with on point maintenance schedules is crucial.
Normally you could expect an IDEA engineer onboard to provide a worry-free database with pre-populated, detailed, as-built yacht information. Currently COVID-19 is preventing us from coming on board to perform these cross-checks.
To fill this gap and to share the workload, we are currently offering a 20% discount on our vessel database population service. The only assistance we ask from you is completing an excel sheet with your components and uploading the related documents.
And we will carry out the remainder of the work!
You will get a fully populated vessel database and maintenance schedule without any required onboard visits from us. Ensuring your yacht is maintained and everyone’s kept safe in the process.

  • 20% discount on our Maintenance Packages
  • Only the determined component information will be required
  • Uploading the related documents
  • Result: Full populated vessel database and maintenance schedule by IDEA

Please have a look at our new homepage to read more about our services.

Smart, modern and condensed knowledge – IDEA Data Solutions releases its new website!

The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full product portfolio IDEA can offer.
Created with the user experience in mind, the new website includes many features to help the user navigate quickly and easily through the homepage.
These new features include:

  • Look-Ahead Navigation to reduce the number of user-clicks to navigate the site
  • Request for Quotes and Demonstrations even more easily thanks to new functions, making the process faster and streamlined
  • Product Filters which allow users to easily narrow down the product portfolio

On top of that, the new homepage structure allows IDEA to place their full product portfolio on the site, which enables the user to easily navigate through each product line. Every product is fully described and tailor-made to customer needs, to fully generate a great customer experience and provide a great platform of information.

We are very proud to finally launch our new website – Please let us know what you think!

Integrating IDEA Yacht in the yacht’s ecosystem

With the “Logs & Rounds” module IDEA Yacht offers a function to record readings from all kind of machinery onboard. Most of the times key machine readings are recorded manually by crew members on a daily basis during specific rounds. What a lot of people do not know is that IDEA offers the possibility to connect the “Logs & Rounds” module directly to the ship’s alarm and monitoring system to import readings automatically in a defined interval.
Over the years IDEA connected dozens of different AMS systems to our software using a variety of different methods and protocols:

– Modbus TCP
– Modbus RTU (RS-232/422/485)
– RS-232/422 (NMEA 0183 or other)
– CSV file via shared folder (LAN) or FTP download

The latest addition to supported frameworks is the OPC UA framework which is one of the essential frameworks for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0.
If you are interested in the integration of your AMS system with IDEA please get in touch with our team. We can provide you with additional information and check if an integration is possible.

Stay safe and all the best


Your IDEA Team

Recent Posts


Get in touch

Phone: +49 211 303 66 28