Hatch Cover Inspection on Smartphone
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Hatch Cover Inspection on Smartphone with Photos

  • Google Play smartphone download
  • Android smartphone app, unlimited
  • cloud login, unlimited
  • cloud port call define
  • cloud inspector-wide check list maintenance
  • check list per lifting, rolling, folding, sliding, roll-stow type hatch cover
  • hatch cover # selector
  • hatch cover structure checking
  • rubber gaskets healthy and clean
  • opening and closing mechanism, and hydraulics checking
  • greasing checking
  • textual comments
  • imbedded photo(s)
  • aggregated inspection result
  • inspector update
  • smartphone to cloud sync
  • cloud inspection report with photos
  • stakeholder inspection report sharing
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for port surveyors and marine inspectors, vessel operators, agents and terminal service providers



How do I get the Hatch Cover Inspector?

Download from Google Play.

How do I get a cloud login?

Sign-up here.

What are the costs?

From EUR 175 per vessel per month. See details here.

When can I start?

After you sign-up and settle first subscription fees, you log milestones the next day.

Can inspection steps be adjusted?

You can define inspection steps according to your needs and hatch cover construction.

Can I have multiple inspection procedures?

Yes, it is possible to get additional inspection procedures (upon request).

Who have access to inspection results?

Inspection logs are strictly confidential. Only users created by yourself, or parties collaborated with, can view your check results.

What are the costs?

No upfront license costs. Just a monthly subscription fee, and usage fees depending on number of vessel port calls logged.

What are the starting costs?

EUR 175 per month per vessel.

Do I pay for support?

Next day response e-mail support is included in the monthly subscription fees. Just like hosting, mobile app software, maintenance and regular feature upgrades -also included!

When is the system available after sign-up?

After you sign-up, you receive an invoice by email with 3 months' subscription fee. Upon receipt of your payment, access to the cloud app is provided.

How about server and hosting costs?

No servers or server software are required; all cloud server costs are included in the monthly subscription fees.

Costs for improved features?

Your ideas for improvements are welcome! Improved features are provided regularly.

What are the technical requirements to Android smartphone or tablet?

A phone or tablet with the following specifications -or higher- is fine:

  • Operating system: Android 5.1
  • Screen resolution and size: 480 x 800, 4″
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM
  • GPS sensor: required
  • Camera: recommended, with autofocus

Screen brightness should be suitable for work under strong sunlight.

What about battery?

Apps are by optimized for low battery use. You can let each new labour-shift carry a new fully charged device (Android smartphones are inexpensive), or provide external battery/ power bank to ensure continuous onsite work.

What are supported barcode standards?

  • EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code-39, Code-93, Code-128, ITF, Codabar
  • QR Code, Data Matrix, PDF-417, AZTEC

Is the Hatch Cover Inspector working with other arl-shipping.com apps?

Yes, they can be operated from same Android device.

Can check results from the Hatch Cover Inspector be extracted for use in Excel or inhouse BI system?

Loggings are extracted manually as CSV files from the cloud app for Excel re-use, or automatically fed as an XML file via FTP to an external Business Intelligence system.

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