Continental Tide recently expanded the use of its Workflow, Assessment, Verification, & Evaluation (WAVE) application tool with a compatible application for the Apple Watch. Previously a tablet-only application, Continental Tide has expanded the versatility of the WAVE application to allow some of the components of the WAVE system to be used on the new device. This new functionality allows WAVE users to complete their tasks faster and more efficiently.
The ideas behind the new functional features came about from feedback from Continental Tide’s field personnel and other WAVE users. While the tablet provided an immense relief from the necessity of carrying heavy paper documentation, drawings, and books of information such as technical manuals, new technology with the watch are making certain tasks easier. The integration to the Apple Watch has allowed WAVE users more convenient access to major functions of the application, all from their wrist.
“The integration of the Apple Watch into WAVE’s arsenal was developed for ease of use for certain function of the application. The Apple Watch allows us to capture specific metrics such as time tracking alarm tests to ensure the most accurate readings are obtained and recorded for a more complete and thorough assessment of equipment,” said Continental Tide’s WAVE Lead Engineer Zachary Haupt.
The new WAVE Apple Watch extension includes a custom timing application that allows the user to not only take accurate readings without another tool, but also to set alarms for equipment parameters to ensure they are all within the required specifications. Visual, audible, and haptic feedback alert the user to satisfactory or unsatisfactory results based on their criteria.
“WAVE’s use of the Apple Watch is just another way Continental Tide is changing the way assessments are conducted,” said Continental Tide Director of Engineering Russ Leinbach.
“Continental Tide continues to lead the way in innovation and expects to expand WAVE’s reach to new areas of opportunity in the coming year,” he said.
For more information about the WAVE application or any of Continental Tide products or services, please call 484-577-4070 or visit our website at www.continentaltide.com.
Continental Tide’s Workflow, Assessment, Verification and Evaluation (WAVE) application excelled during its latest utilization aboard the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52). Continental Tide’s team performed an assessment of the current condition of the ship’s ballast system. The ballast system stabilizes the vessel during on-loading and off-loading of equipment and during normal sailing operations.
Utilizing the WAVE application tool, configured to support the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) class ballast system, Continental Tide’s team of three engineers completed the assessment, along with associated repairs to equipment, in less than a week. Loaded on portable handheld devices, the assessment tool was configured with assessment check sheets for the various components of the ballast system. The tablet provided necessary assessment inputs, technical documentation references and final report outputs, enabling the job to not only be completed faster and more efficiently, but also providing a greater level of completeness and accuracy.
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Continental Tide’s team of six engineers and electricians recently completed the groom and testing of the USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30) Integrated Propulsion Plant Switchgear system utilizing the next generation WAVE (Workflow, Assessment, Verification & Evaluation) tablet application.
Developed by Continental Tide engineers, the WAVE application allowed the team to have all necessary technical documentation available for assessment and grooming at the Point of Performance. “Every two-person team had a tablet and I had the master tablet. The tablets were synchronized twice a day and the information was caught up so every team member and the Coast Guard could see it,” said Continental Tide Program Manager Edward Kabak.
We've recently relocated our Norfolk area operations to a new and larger facility. This new facility will enable Continental Tide to expand our capabilities including; improved employee training areas, increased fabrication/machining capabilities, additional test platforms and increased kitting and staging areas. These improvements will provide Continental Tide and our Clients with increased resources to better support the Fleet. Come stop by and visit our new location at 1457 Miller Store Road in Virginia Beach and let us show you where the Tide can take you!