C-Sense develops compact state-of-the-art products, with a very competitive cost structure enabling fast and easy remote maintenance.
C-Sense is the maritime branch of SeaSideTech. Historically, maritime electronics is based mainly on the usage of programmable logic computers (PLCs). C-Sense shifts this paradigm by providing calculators specifically designed to meet industry requirements, based on SeaSideTech’s expertise in the Automotive industry. This experience enables us to offer state-of-the-art technologies, with a more compact form-factor and very competitive cost structures thanks to the use of large production series components. These components also provide increased reliability due to their extensive deployment in industries with similar technical constraints (heat, humidity, vibrations).
Our activity comprises two main domains:
- Design, development of COTS products: Eco-Pilot, your fuel consumption monitoring companion
- Design, development of Component on Specification (COS) products
Oil & Gas
Renewable Maritime Energy
The maritime and oil & gas markets have gone through periods of great turmoil after the global financial crisis of 2008. The global market has slowly come back to its pre-crisis dynamic, mainly thanks to the yachting and merchant marine segments. These markets are very competitive on a global scale with diverse stakeholders spread out across the globe and undergoing major shifts in regulation matters, especially in the field of environment, which are becoming increasingly stringent. Greenhouse gasses emissions are increasingly controlled due to global heating, thus curbing the demand for traditional ships in favor of low-consumption or renewable energy-powered ships. This trend is strengthened by the rise of oil prices which drives ship owners to an increased control of fuel consumption in an effort to reduce operational expenses. Maritime electronic products are increasingly present in a ship’s set of equipment and this trend seems to strengthen with time. Positioning devices, autopilots and a wide variety of sensors (sonar, chip log, temperature, pressure…) are now common equipment on most vessels and the trend is now joined by “home automation” devices. In this perspective, maritime and oil and gas markets are following the trends set by the automotive market, and the devices requiring functional safety elements are more numerous each year.
The maritime sector is not as structured as the automotive sector as regards electronic product development; thus, the normative environment is not as mature yet. It is therefore relevant to apply the tools and proven methodologies of this sector to ensure sufficient reliability and availability of electronic devices in a demanding environment and of course the security of the people using them or working at close proximity.
C-Sense supports you throughout your development project according to your needs. Our engineering experts will help evaluate your initial concept in order to help steer your global architecture towards the most efficient software / hardware combination allowing to perform the intended functions. This support takes the shape of Functional Safety workshops during which we will analyze your initial concept from a safety prism, providing advice and guidance in order to refine and achieve your safety goals and underline the elements or project subsets requiring special care and attention during the development phase. This strong foundation will be the cornerstone upon which you will build the next phases of your project with the assurance of having defined and deployed requisitions that are aligned with your safety goals, or to go on with C-Sense on the design, development and possibly industrialization of your product, thus focusing your engineering teams on other aspects of your overall project and on your core business. When it comes to products with a medium or long lifecycle, our teams can also support you with obsolescence management and long-term maintenance.