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How an Open Marine Standard, InfluxDB and Grafana Are Used to Improve Boating Safety
Webinar Date: 2020-08-11 08:00:00 (Pacific Time)
SeaBits is a platform which provides information about marine electronics, boating projects and general technology. SeaBits collaborates with technologists around the world to ensure they are providing their community with the most relevant technologies to enable safe and fun boating and sailing. SignalK is the open marine data standard used to extract sensor data from individual boats and to improve data sharing between boats to aid in navigation and resources. Discover how SeaBits uses SignalK, InfluxDB and Grafana to collect, visualize and analyze real-time network and IoT metrics from boat systems.
Join this webinar as Steve Mitchell and Teppo Kurki dive into:
- SignalK’s ability to collect data from a boat’s disparate data sources
- SeaBits’ approach to gain insight into boating and weather conditions
- How a time series database is used to improve boating safety
For the last 20 years, Steve has been employed at F5 Networks, an industry leader of network and security products based in Seattle, WA. His focus has been on technical engineering, complex testing, and development. Through the 1990s and 2000s Steve owned almost exclusively sailboats including a 48′ Hunter, 34′ Beneteau, 29′ US Yachts, 26′ Clipper Marine, 30′ Catalina , and a number of sailing dinghies. He plied the waters of Puget Sound, now called the Salish Sea, and Canadian waters up to Desolation Sound and further.His last two boats contained over 100 different networked devices, completely reworked electrical systems which provided amazing amounts of information, and were technical showcases of how a boat could be connected in as many ways as possible. Much of the experience he learned from his civil engineer father helped to be a DIY’er when it comes to pretty much any project on the boat. He now spends most of his time on the water testing new technologies in real-world scenarios, and writing about them to help others learn from the experience. Steve has been an avid supporter of open source projects such as Canboat and SignalK for years, seeing the value in being able to aggregate and capture all of the data generated by a well-connected boat.
Committer, Signal K
Teppo has been working as software consultant at Reaktor for over 12 years. He has juggled different hats from software development and architecture to team management during the company's journey from 70 software geeks to 500+ people excelling in building digital products and services, with offices in Helsinki, Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam, Dubai and Stockholm. Teppo got into open marine data more by accident than by design: his previous season's DIY software was no longer compatible with the devices he bought next year. This was the spark to reach out to other open source developers, because surely others had the same need for a single, modern data format. One thing led to another and Signal K was born. Signal K combines a generic data transport system, based on modern protocols, with a domain specific data model to provide an extensible solution for managing all onboard data. It is easy to start with for a tinkerer, but scales to hundreds of sensors and cloud communications. Onboard data is time series data by nature, recording and controlling all aspects of a modern ship's passage. Teppo has been using InfluxDB onboard his sailboat for years now, recording all the incoming data for monitoring and analysis.