The scope of Shipdex™ protocol is to cover the data exchange related to the information currently supplied in the form of Technical Manuals (supplied today on paper or in various electronic formats).
Shipdex is an independent and non-proprietary electronic (xml based) standard protocol (a collection of Business and Writing Rules), open to all shipping players that wish to adopt it.
Shipdex is the customization for the shipping community of the international S1000D specification (www.s1000d.org) already in use for about 30 years in the military sector (naval, land and aerospace) and adopted more recently by the Civil Aviation.
Shipdex is a collection of international business rules developed to standardize and improve the production and the exchange of technical information between equipment makers, shipyards and ship-owners.
It enables equipment manufacturers and shipyards to structure, write and deliver technical manuals in an advanced electronic and standardized format, much easier and more effective to produce and to subsequently manage, compared to traditional methods of writing technical manuals using word processors.
Shipdex data offer ship-owners the opportunity to eliminate or reduce the traditional pain and high costs in retrieving technical information and loading ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CMM (Computerized Maintenance Management) Systems with technical manual contents.