In an industry first, Videotel Marine International has signed a ground breaking contract with APL Maritime Ltd. (APL) to provide its award winning ship based training via Networked Video On Demand (NVOD) technology. Videotel is the only training provider to offer NVOD and this partnership with APL sets a high standard of training excellence.

Crews will be able to access courses, interactive Computer Based Training (CBT) and videos via high quality sound, video and graphic files from multiple computers in multiple locations. The system will allow multiple users to train at the same time on different subjects anywhere that can access the ship’s network – even on a laptop in a cabin.

Nigel D. Cleave, Videotel’s Chief Executive Officer, is a great exponent of the technology, ‘NVOD is an innovative, modern, flexible and cost effective delivery mechanism, being an ideal route upon which to deliver training to crew onboard as well as in marine colleges and training establishments. APL is an organisation committed to high quality and state of the art technology – Videotel’s NVOD is an ideal fit with their culture and ideals.’

NVOD operates through a server unit that easily connects to an existing onboard ship network. It provides simple to use training, regular updates, great search functionality and enables easy viewing of personal information, crew records and training activity. All training records are recorded in the OTM+ central database, Videotel’s Onboard Training Manager system, allowing easy back up, import and export to an onshore office, as well as integration capability to webFTA, Videotel’s shore based Fleet Training Administrator which handshakes with OTM+ through Videotel’s Central Training Services (CTS) Cloud system.

APL Maritime operations managers were pleased by the seamless installation of NVOD and its ease of use, not to mention the breadth of content and integration of training record keeping.

APL provides customers around the world with container transportation services and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, a world leader in global transportation and logistics.