b'FOGHORNFOCUS: TECHNOLOGYis completely up-to-date on the schedule at all times. Thisto help our operation improve, he said. By collecting this keeps us all informed and working at top efficiency. information, we have data that can be used for creating It is so vital, in fact, that the Wendella boat schedule ismetrics. We can then analyze these statistics to make available for viewing by the public online. If they so desire,changes, improvements, and identify issues that need to be passengers can see the daysaddressed.schedule with just a few clicks onThe data collection site is any device.used dockside as well as onboard Along with information helpfulvessels. We are almost entirely to passengers, such as which dockpaperless with internal processes, the vessel will depart and arriveCunningham explained. from and at what time, how manyIn addition, all vessels are seats are available, and the nameequipped with cellular modems of each vessel, other crucial detailsand are networked. are also shown for the crew. ForAs to whats next, Cunningham example, on Thursday, August 29,Chicago Water Taxi, a Wendella-owned operation, also benefitsis working on a number of the Wendella, was scheduled forfrom technology. projects. Future goals include an afternoon private event with a special instruction on thedockside guest wireless access and digitization of Chicago schedule website stating, Pump out & fill water tank. LoadWater Taxis passenger logging system. He is also moving wine, bar, supplies, etc. Move at 1630. It is this level of detailtoward a cloud-based system with a goal of having it be that keeps the company humming with the help of technol- modern, and easy to use. ogy. While some of Wendellas systems are already in the The third tool that Cunningham believes is crucial tocloud, Cunningham wants the newer version to be editable Wendella concerns internal processes.and adaptable. But, that wont happen quickly. Reporting on incidents, personnel information, U.S.We need to overhaul our current systems and write code Coast Guard reporting, and more are captured and usedthat will bring us into the future, said Cunningham.nEngine power solutions Puget Sound Express, Saratoga, Built by All American Marinepower up your excursion experienceCreating an edge for your excursion business relies on producing a more positive customer experience. With Scania engines powering your vessels, youre full speed ahead of the competition. Scania designs, engineers and builds marine engines famous for their power and reliability. Engine noise has been minimized to allow your customers to fully appreciate the sounds of nature, while also easily hearing tour information and safety instructions from your crew.Scania marine engines produce high torque at low revolutions, resulting in exceptional maneuverability in tight harbors. Plus, Scanias record of proven performance, dependability, and superior support and service will keep your operation on schedule, today and tomorrow. Empower your operationFor more information, contact na.marketing@scania.com 14 SEPTEMBER 2019FOGHORN'