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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 

Helsinki-based maritime Internet of Things (IoT) developer Pentonet has appointed satcoms specialist Trevor Whitworth as Commercial Director, tasked with expanding the company’s presence globally.

The company says that the shipping industry is adopting IoT technologies at an increasingly fast pace, enabling remote monitoring of systems and machinery. The potential benefits range from increased asset utilisation, condition-based maintenance and reduced cargo damage, to improved emissions monitoring, helping the shipping sector to understand its environmental impact. Pentonet provides shipowners and operators with a simple but effective platform to harness the power of shipboard IoT data and make it accessible onboard and ashore at reasonable cost, enabling them to quickly and easily connect their systems to the cloud for processing.

“It’s a significant time to join Pentonet as we engage with the shipping sector to help them understand how to deploy IoT solutions that will change the industry significantly for the better,” said Whitworth. “One of the big stumbling blocks in IoT implementation until now has been connecting the various devices to the ship’s communication network for onward transmission, a problem that Pentonet can address, so that owners can start to enjoy the benefits.”

Pentonet was founded in 2016 by Darryn Trowell and Markus Sandelin with the goal of providing onboard cellular connectivity using modern and cost-effective solutions, a mission that has developed into providing smarter communications between ship and shore.

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