Update centrally managed file catalogues.
When you need to distribute and manage a central database across the entire fleet or group of ships.
A key feature of Dualog® Drive is synchronising files and folders and automatically distributing them to a large fleet or group of ships. You can easily set up a sync task to include a single file, a single folder, or a complete folder structure as the source. Sources can be specified as local drives, a network drive, or even a cloud storage service* like Microsoft® Sharepoint. Changes in the source will automatically be replicated across all destinations. From the Drive dashboard, IT personnel and other stakeholders can easily drill down into any of your sync folders and ensure they are up-to-date across your fleet.
Dualog® Drive simplifies the process of moving a single file or a large volume of files from one source to select destinations in an optimal way. Bandwidth restrictions will always play a part when you operate on the oceans, where satellite communication is often the only viable option. With Dualog® Drive, you can rest assured that files are handled most efficiently. Dualog® Drive uses a global deduplication method that identifies file patterns and treats them as chunks of data, effectively reducing data to be transferred. When working in low bandwidth conditions, this is a critical feature. We also use state-of-the-art compression to minimise file sizes. The ability to resume transfers is a necessity when working under challenging conditions.
It’s easy to gather insights on the total impact of data exchange between ship and shore, or spot abnormalities and other issues that require attention.
You can easily monitor the exact status of ongoing transfers or even look at the version history of your sync folders to find previous instances of transferred documents.
It's easy to filter on ship names, dates, file name, and version to find exactly the file that is requested, saving both time and stress.
Typical land-based cloud storage solutions are not built for maritime. They are often complicated to configure and monitor when working with a fleet of ships, maritime-specific roles, and complex folder structures. The lack of proper data prioritisation and bandwidth optimisation can result in unexpected costs in operation. Dualog® Drive intermediates and allows you to utilise your preferred cloud storage solution.
* Currently, we support Microsoft® Sharepoint. Other services will be added according to customer demand.
Easily enable others in your organisation to get a full overview of what's going on with their transfers by using the new ShareView™ feature. They don't have to log in to the Dualog Portal but will receive a link with a complete, up-to-date status. Easy, convenient, effectively reducing IT staff involvement.
Optimised for satellite
No more failed updates
No more need for expensive service technicians or inexperienced users to perform the updates in person. Make sure that new functionality can deploy quickly across an entire fleet for stable data transfer operations.
Addressing both operational concerns, security and business challenges, the feature-set of Dualog® Drive
is designed to take the pain out of replicating files between ship and shore.