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AIS-SART Processor IC - The Future of Marine Search & Rescue

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CML Microcircuits has announced the launch of the new cutting-edge Marine AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter (SART) processor, the CMX7045. The CMX7045 is a highly integrated and flexible baseband processor fulfilling the needs of an AIS-SART and meeting IEC 61097-14 requirements. In addition to providing the core AIS-SART formatted data functionality, the CMX7045 incorporates a number of auxiliary operations that assist in the overall system implementation and therefore reduce component count and cost.   An AIS-SART is a self-contained radio transmitter that is deployed by a survival craft or distressed vessel to notify its position for the purpose of rescue. In a rescue situation the device repeatedly transmits its updated position reports using a standard Automatic Identification System (AIS). Position and time synchronization is derived from an onboard GNSS receiver (e.g. GPS). Every minute the unit transmits multiple position reports to maintain a high probability that at least one of the position reports is sent on the highest point of a wave, guiding rescue services accurately to its location.     The CMX7045 is a highly integrated and flexible device that employs a 9600 baud GMSK modem for the transmission of formatted AIS data. Additional auxiliary functions are also provided to further support the system host, these include: PA Ramp automation, ADC for battery monitoring


More Type Approvals for Danelec VDRs, S-VDRs

Danelec Marine has received type approvals from the U.S. Coast Guard and China Classification Society (CCS) for its DM100 series Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs).   The U.S. Coast Guard approval applies to the Danelec DM100 Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) and clears the way for older U.S. flag ships to upgrade their S-VDRs to the new-generation state-of-the-art Danelec Marine products. The Danelec DM100 VDR was already U.S. Coast Guard certified


Kongsberg Launches Simplified VDR

Kongsberg Maritime launched a Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) designed to provide simple and cost effective retrofitting to meet IMO regulations. The Maritime Black Box S (MBBS) is based on the company’s Maritime Black Box (MBB), which has been installed on more than 200 vessels. The modular design of the MBBS is designed to make it simple to install on existing vessels. Each individual module complies with the environmental requirements specified in IEC 60945


Comark Introduces 23-in LED Display

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Comark Corporation announced the availability of the MDU23, a 23-in UXGA LED backlit display, which can be set at up to 400 NITS at full brightness. The MDU23 has been tested in accordance with IEC 60945, and is ECDIS and ECDIS-N compliant. In addition, it is fully MIL Tested to MIL-STD 901D grade A, MIL-STD 167- class 1, type A; MIL-STD-810F; and MILSTD-461E. The MDU23 features a machined aluminum bezel, conformal coating on all electronics and is available with an optional touchscreen


New Watch Alarm Systems from SAM Electronics

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Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, an L-3 company, has launched a new series of Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) designed for simple installation aboard both new and existing vessels of any type or size in accordance with IMO carriage regulations due to become effective from this July onwards. Type-approved by major international classification societies such as ABS, GL, Class NK and RINA, the advanced alarm and monitoring series ensures enhanced safe vessel operation via continuous


Danelec Debuts New ECDIS Platform at Nor-Shipping

Danelec Marine announced the introduction of its new Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) platform for marine navigation, shown for the first time at the Nor-Shipping 2015 maritime trade fair in Oslo, Norway, this week.   Danelec said its new ECDIS platform incorporates new Linux-based application software, an intuitive easy-to-learn user interface, industry-leading cartography solutions, ruggedized low-power LED display monitors and Danelec’s exclusive SoftWare


L-3 Enters Agreement With KMSS

L-3 Communications' Aviation Recorders division has entered into an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) as the sole source supplier of Hardened Voyage Recorders (HVR) for its new Maritime Black Box (MBB). The agreement provides L-3 Communications with the opportunity to provide its HVR to KMSS for installations on both new builds and existing vessels. Under this contract, L-3 will provide its 12-hour, solid state HVR for inclusion into KMSS's MBB system


LMS Completes First VDR Installation With Memory Capsule

Litton Marine Systems recently completed the first installation of a complete Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with IMO-compliant protective memory capsule. The Litton VoyageMaster VDR system was installed on the new Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Radiance of the Seas at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Thomas A. King, Jr., Litton business area director for information technology, stated, "The new RCI cruise ship will be the first in the world to our knowledge to be


ABS Enters Indian Wind Market

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ABS Consulting completed its first noise emission test in India for SRC Green Power’s wind turbine in Tirunelveli, India, just southwest of the state capital, Chennai. The noise assessment of the 250 kW wind turbine generator (WTG) was conducted by the company’s IEC 61400-11 accredited subcontractor, WIND-Consult. The test took three days to complete and provided feedback on Noise Emission decibel levels at wind speeds ranging from 6 m/sec to 10 m/sec


KEP Marine Debut New ECDIS Equipment

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Manufacturer of marine sunlight-readable displays, marine hardware and software products, Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) Marine announce its new line of U.S.-manufactured, powerful, commercial-grade marine monitors and computers with Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) type approval. Built for reliable performance even in the most extreme marine conditions, the rugged and rigorously tested suite of displays and computers comply with International Maritime Organization (IMO)


Synapsis INS for New Car Carriers

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The German navigation system integrator Raytheon Anschütz has won a contract to supply the latest generation of IMO-certified Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) to three car carriers built by the Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Brodogradiliste.


Arbor Solution Adds Ultra-Small Chassis System

Ultra small boxed chassis system has been added to its lineup of transportation box PCs the new IEC 3300

  Arbor Solution has added an ultra-small boxed chassis system to its lineup of transportation box PCs. Designed for a wide range of applications, the new IEC-3300 is based on the Intel Atom processor E3800 series (formerly code-named ‘Bay Trail’) and an Intel Celeron dual-core


COSCO Orders Navigation Systems for New Box Ships

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The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced new contracts for the delivery of Synapsis Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) to five 14,500TEU Container Vessels built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co.Ltd.  


SevenCs Launches New ECDIS Kernel

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The new version of the SevenCs ECDIS Kernel SDK (Software Development Kit) 5.20 has been designed to meet all future requirements of the latest international standards to reduce implementation irregularities and improve the overall usability of chart display systems (IEC 61174 Standard edition 4


KVM in Maritime Use

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Special fields of application such as maritime environments pose extreme working conditions for IT devices. A challenge faced by KVM manufacturer Guntermann & Drunck who optimized their products for the use in maritime applications: ship bridges, control rooms


ABB Wins $30mln Bangladesh Power Bid

Four new 132-kilovolt substations and expansion of six substations to enhance transmission capacity and boost power supplies ABB has won an order worth around $30 million from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB), the country’s leading transmission utility


Water-cooled WGM Motors From WEG

Water-cooled WGM motors are particularly suitable for marine applications with harsh operating conditions and constrained spaces, the manufacturer said.

WEG, a supplier of drive technology, introduced its water-cooled WGM motors to the shipbuilding industry for the first time at SMM 2014. The WGM water-cooled induction motors are compact, offer low noise emissions, provide optimal heat dissipation and are suitable for frequency inverter


Renewable Energy: Schottel Tidal Turbines Ready For Use

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In the last months Schottel  successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions.   The result: One turbine with a rotor diameter of four meters generates 50 kW per second at


ABB wins UAE Order for Solar Power Grid Integration

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 ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the leading power utility in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build a substation that will integrate power from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al


NMEA Updates Installation Standards

2014 edition of NMEA 0400, Version 4.00 features extensive updates and new information   The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has published Edition 2014, Version 4.00 of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard, which contains information on new technologies


Efficient Computer Control with G&D

Server room of a VanOord dredger: Extremely robust and durable G&D products for special applications fulfill all technical requirements.

For centuries, mariners have relied on paper maps to navigate the world’s oceans and waterways. Today, the computer technology used on board literally controls the vessel. Along with computers, KVM technology enters ships across the world


ABB wins Brazil $30 mi Wind Farm Order

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  ABB has won orders worth around $30 million from Casa dos Ventos, a leading renewables company in Brazil, to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s


Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar launched

Simrad HALO Pulse compression Radar

  Navico Commercial Marine Division today launched the Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s most affordable solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology for non-SOLAS applications aboard commercial vessels.  


KVM for Ships, Harbors and Offshore

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With the increasing application of IT installations in maritime environments, the requirements for optimized operation increase as well. KVM technology said it offers versatile ways to contribute to such concepts. For technicians and users interested in the technology


USCG Approves PureBallast for Barge Applications

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The explosion-proof version of Alfa Laval’s chemical-free ballast water treatment system, PureBallast 3.1 EX, has received approval from the U.S. Coast Guard for use on barges sailing in U.S. coastal waters. The approval comes a year after Alfa Laval PureBallast received an IECEx Certificate






 
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