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Leica Marine Wins Type Approval For AIS

Leica Marine GPS announced that the MX 420/8 DGPS/AIS system has been type approved by Bundesamt fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH). The German type approval signifies that the Leica product complies with the IMO MSC.74 (69), ITU-R M.1371-1 and IEC 61993-2 standards for shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS) equipment. The MX 420/8 was introduced by Leica last year as a fully integrated solution to marine DGPS and AIS requirements. The system combines the industry's most accurate marine GPS receiver, a built-in dual-channel DGPS beacon receiver and an IMO-compliant AIS transponder system, with a single control and display unit. Peter Devantier, European sales manager for Leica Marine GPS, noted that Holland America Lines is fitting Leica MX420/8 systems on its fleet of 14 cruise ships, in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for mandatory AIS carriage on passenger ships.


Panama Canal Issues AIS Reminder

The Panama Canal Authority issued an reminding transiting vessels of the requirement to carry automatic identification system (AIS) equipment and for the equipment to be fully operational. The Panama Canal Authority implemented mandatory carriage of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) in Panama Canal waters on July 1, 2003. Therefore, to be accepted for transit through the Panama Canal, all vessels over 300 gross tons or over 20 meters LOA must be equipped with an AIS system that meets


Unique ECDIS Gets Type Approval

MARIS ECDIS900 is the first ECDIS in the world to receive a type approval certificate using a Flat Panel Computer (FPC). The ECDIS900 is certified to IEC 61774 ed. 2. The ECDIS900 is based on the MARIS SmartLine FPC, the only FPC in the world certified to IEC 60945 for use onboard ships. MARIS ECDIS900 market-share in Scandinavia is almost 100% for commercial vessels (retrofit) since the introduction more than 18 months ago.


Type Approval, Sperry Marine Chart Display

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded type approval for its electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) by the U.K. certification authority, QinetiQ. The type-approval certificate was granted for Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT ECDIS products, following tests to ensure conformance with the new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) performance standards IEC 61174 Edition 3 and IEC 62288


IEC Sets Out High Voltage Shore to Ship Connection Standards

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has set standard for HV equipment onshore and aboard ship The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields.


G&D Certified for Maritime Navigation

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For centuries, mariners have relied on paper maps to navigate the world’s oceans and waterways. Today, the computer technology used on bridges literally steers the ship. Along with computers, KVM technology enters ships across the world. KVM products from Guntermann & Drunck meet the requirements of international standard IEC-60945. The specification certifies navigation and radio communication equipment and systems for the use in maritime applications.


AIS: When & Where? Here & Now!

The events of September 11, 2001 will continue to have lingering effects on the world indefinitely. The most visible remnant in the maritime world is the drastically heightened sense of safety and security, as officials in countries around the globe seek to secure their borders from the threat of attack — either direct or covert — via ship. Many of the issues currently on the legislative fast track were already in the works pre-September 11


Navmaster ECDIS Recieves Type Approval

PC Maritime announced that its Navmaster ECDIS has completed the Type Approval process related to the latest ECDIS regulations. The approval programme was conducted under the supervision of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). New standards and test specifications are applicable to all ECDIS installed from 1st January 2009. These include: •    IMO Resolution MSC.232(82) 2009 - Revised ECDIS performance standard


Comark Corporation Receives ABS Type Approval

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Medfield, MA. March 21, 2011  – Comark Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of ruggedized computer solutions for the marine, military, and commercial markets, has received Type Approval on their 23” Series of MDU marine displays from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).  Type Approval is given to marine display products that are designed and tested to meet IEC 60945, Maritime Navigation and Radio Communication Equipment and Systems


SOR Switches Certified for SIL Environments

SOR achieves SIL (Safety Integrity Level) certification for its pressure and level switches SOR® pressure and level switches are certified for use in IEC 61508 SIL applications. SOR announced today that the company’s line of pressure, differential pressure, temperature, vacuum and level switches have been certified fit for use in SIL (Safety Integrity Level) environments. SOR is one of only a few manufacturers in the industry to offer its entire range of switches certified to


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


Danelec DM100 VDR Type Approved to New IMO Standard

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Danelec Marine A/S announced introduction of their new-generation DM100 VDR, the first VDR on the market to be type-approved and Wheelmarked under the new IMO standard. The DM100 VDR has been type approved by Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) in Germany.  


PC Maritime ECDIS Enhanced for Revised VDR Standards

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PC Maritime have upgraded their ECDIS so that it meets the requirements of the new VDR Performance Standard (MSC.333 (90) which came into force on July 1, 2014. From July 1, 2014 VDR installations must include the ability to capture ECDIS screenshots at least every 15 seconds


L-3 SAM Helps Hamburg Süd Meet California Regulations

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that after one year of preparation time, seven container ships currently chartered by Hamburg Süd and regularly calling at the U.S. West Coast ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Port Hueneme and Oakland, Calif


MagnaShear Brakes to be Featured at WorkBoat

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MagnaShear Marine Duty Motor Brakes Provide a Maintenance-Free Solution for Frequent Start/Stop Cycles for Onboard and Port-side Cranes The MagnaShear marine duty motor brake from Force Control Industries will be featured in booth #1862 at the International WorkBoat Show


New Electronics from Moxa at SMM

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Marine Panel PC with Intel Ivy Bridge Celeron CPU Processor, 1.40 GHz, VGA, DVI, Audio, Gigabit LANs, Serial Ports and USB 2.0 Ports - SMM 2014, Stand B6/326 The MPC-2240 is a 24-inch flat marine panel computer for marine e-navigation systems


NOAA: Marine Debris Costs California Millions

Marine debris found on Seal Beach, Orange County, California. (Credit:NOAA)

Southern California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away and may cost more to reach, according to a new NOAA-funded Marine Debris Program economics study.


Eaton to Exhibit at SMM

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Power management company Eaton will demonstrate its expanded ability to deliver electrical, explosion-proof and hydraulic equipment for the marine and offshore industry at the international maritime trade fair SMM 2014 from September 9-12 in Hamburg


Raytheon Anschütz Enhance Bridge INS

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German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz says it has launched a new Synapsis software release and hardware infrastructure, which will further enhance the bridge alarm management and add new features and capabilities to the Integrated Navigation System (INS).


Raytheon Anschütz Unveils New Navigation Radar

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On opening day of SMM, the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz officially launched the newly developed NautoScan NX network radar transceivers, the centerpiece of its next generation Synapsis Radar system. The new NautoScan NX transceivers generate raw radar video


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






 
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