The Yacht Technology Blog

Spring Cleaning - Inventory made easy with Triton

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Feb 27, 2018 7:59:49 AM



It’s a familiar scenario – even with inventory management, after a busy charter season, crew turnover, or rotation handoffs, inventory control takes a back seat to managing day-to-day operations. Then extra parts are ordered because they can’t be found on board, only to turn up three months later during the next yard period.

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Topics: yacht management software, Inventory Control

See you at METS

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Nov 8, 2017 11:19:07 AM

Great Circle Systems and Hub-Ware Ltd. are pleased to announce the merger of their vessel management software products, Triton Administrator and Techman Hub, into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new build, refit, and planned maintenance application to be called T5.  And now you can see the features in person at METS, at our stand at # 11.206 in the Superyacht Pavilion!

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Topics: vessel planned maintenance, ISM compliance, METS

KRACK -- Yacht Wifi networks at risk from new-found vulnerability

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Oct 20, 2017 10:34:34 PM

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Topics: Remote IT Support, KRACK, Wi-Fi attacks

How Secure is Your Remote IT Support?

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Sep 5, 2017 5:05:59 PM

Onshore IT support, using remote log-in to access the yacht’s most critical and vulnerable systems, is now standard procedure. Even the biggest vessels with ETOs and IT officers rely on remote access from onshore support to manage A/V, communications, computer network, and cyber security systems. Remote support can provide many benefits far beyond the cost savings of maintaining additional crew for IT support.

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Topics: Remote IT Support, Service Level Agreement, SLA, Secure remote access

Paperless Check Lists using Triton Mobile

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Apr 26, 2017 11:01:19 PM

Check Lists have become the mainstay of safety maintenance compliance. Even yachts that are not required to follow ISM requirements benefit from a fully developed Safety Management System (SMS). Of course, the last thing an engineer or deck officer needs is more paperwork.

Luckily, by setting up check lists in Triton Administrator, yacht crew eliminate tedious paperwork and improve the vessel’s safety with proactive safety equipment maintenance.  And now completing a check list is even easier with Triton Mobile!

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Topics: yacht management software, vessel planned maintenance, Triton Mobile app, safety management, Check Lists, ISM compliance

When Ransomware Targets Your Yacht: A case study

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Mar 24, 2017 11:28:04 PM

It was a typical start to the workday for John*, the Electronic Technical Officer (ETO) for a 119m yacht supported by Great Circle Systems. One of John’s daily tasks (tracked on Triton Administrator) is to check email traffic on the vessel’s exchange server. He quickly noticed that the exchange server was not responding and would not restart. When Josh attempted to open the server, an error message appeared that said: MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly. A list of Unhandled Exceptions followed, meaning the system could not find the files or assembly listed.

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Topics: yacht network design, yacht computers, vessel remote support, Ransomware, cyber attack

New Year, New Builds - GCS projects in 2017

Posted by Steve Kahlich on Jan 27, 2017 10:52:42 AM



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Topics: vessel internet, marine vsat, marine voip, Vessel technology for new builds, vessel document management, broadband internet access

Are you ready for the Inmarsat B and Mini-M EOL switch off?

Posted by Darren Mayhead on Nov 22, 2016 11:14:55 PM

Back in 2014, Inmarsat notified its customers that its legacy services Inmarsat M, Inmarsat D+, Inmarsat B, GAN and Mini-M would be phased out at the end of 2016, and replaced with faster and more efficient products. Chances are, your satellite services provider has already replaced the equipment reaching its end of life (EOL) date, but if you still haven’t upgraded to the newer equipment, now is the time to make the change.

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Topics: vessel internet, marine vsat, marine voip, yacht email, broadband internet access, EOL for Inmarsat B, M and Mini-M

Triton Mobile™ app works across all popular platforms and devices

Posted by Scott Strand on Oct 27, 2016 5:38:39 PM

Staying connected to the Internet can be a challenge for any yacht, but when your software tools rely upon Internet access, frustration grows with each dropped connection. Until recently, it was almost impossible to use mobile apps on boats because of the spotty Internet access. Unless your vessel sat at the dock with a solid Wi-Fi signal, there was no guarantee your cloud based application was accessible when you needed it.

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Topics: yacht management software

Cisco Vs Ruckus, What's On Your Yacht?

Posted by Ernesto Peña Jr. on Dec 18, 2015 1:57:38 PM

Now a days being able to connect to the internet is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Part of that is the capabilties of your network and WiFi infrastructure. In this weeks blog we'll go over the things that need to be considered when designing and planning a WiFi network aboard your vessel. What type of equipment will I need? Should I go Cisco or should I go with Ruckus. Well why not both? 


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Topics: yacht network design

JD_Crawford_head_shotDarren and the GCS team have been instrumental in the development and deployment of several carrier grade IT networks for large scale, Savant-based super-yacht projects where the technology infrastructure needed to be extremely reliable. 


The capabilities of the GCS team have proven instrumental in helping us deliver a world class technology experience to some of the most prestigious yachts in the world.


J.D. Crawford of Savant Systems


I have been working with Great Circle Systems since 2006 when they did the installation of all our networking and Internet communications equipment on our boat being built in Germany.


The equipment they recommended and installed was exactly as we required.  We have had extremely good results with all of their equipment and it has performed as they had advised.


I would highly recommend them to all fellow captains.


Captain Keith T. Moore of M/Y Lady Sheridan

CE_W_Michael_Hummel_of_MY_TVTriton Administrator has proven to be the perfect tool for us on M/Y TV, which is a 78 meter Luerssen yacht.


Triton has comprehensive essential features plus any additional features one can possibly need. It is still easy to use and has a swift support team to implement customer-specific wishes, such as individual day logs, etc.


W. Michael Hummel, Chief Engineer of M/Y TV


Captain Bruno Herregods talks about Great Circle Systems tech support. 

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