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Kelvin Hughes Announce Saab AIS Deal

Kelvin Hughes is now able to supply both Automatic Information Systems (AIS) and Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), as part of its fully compliant integrated bridge systems (IBS). Saab Transponder Tech, following an original equipment manufacture (OEM) agreement between Saab and Kelvin Hughes, will supply the AIS. AIS systems are being made compulsory as part of the changes to SOLAS V, which go into effect in July 2002. The systems are designed to work in tandem with a ship’s radar system to improve the identification and location of other vessels. Kelvin Hughes had several criteria that were important when selecting a third party AIS supplier including early type approval and hardware availability. This OEM contract enables Kelvin Hughes to supply a complete range of fully compliant hardware for all compulsory equipment onboard new builds or for retrofits. With both AIS and VDRs becoming mandatory for certain vessels under the changes to SOLAS V in July 2002, Kelvin Hughes is perfectly positioned to supply a fully compliant IBS.


Gould Named Managing Director of Kelvin Hughes

Russell Gould has been appointed managing director of Kelvin Hughes Ltd, part of the Specialty Engineering Division of Smiths Group plc. Russell joined Kelvin Hughes in 1985 as a graduate engineer responsible for the development of new navigation products. In 1995 he became head of radar techniques and was appointed engineering and operations director in 2001. For the past 5 years he has been the Company's commercial business director.


Russian Type Approval for SVDR

Kelvin Hughes Ltd. achieved Type Approval Certification from “Russian Maritime Register of Shipping” and “Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation” for MantaDigital Simplified Voyage Data Recorder – SVDR. Interest has increased in the SVDR and the comprehensive options offered by Kelvin Hughes. Fixed installation costs and extensive replay facilities support the offering of both fixed and float-free data capsules


Kelvin Hughes Signs Contract

Kelvin Hughes is to supply its Nucleus3 radar and C.Plath gyrocompass to Wightlink. The St. Helen will be the first Wightlink ferry to be fitted with the Kelvin Hughes Nucleus3 5000 ATA radar system. The Nucleus3 5000 radar system, which has the ability to automatically track up to 50 targets at any one time, is ideally suited for use in high-speed craft and commercial shipping up to 10,000 tons. AIS compatible to meet future regulations


Saab TransponderTech AB Receives Orders From Saab Rousemont Marine and Consilium

Saab TransponderTech has together with its partner Saab Rousemont Marine received orders from Daewoo shipyard in Korea to supply Daewoo Hull Numbers 5178 / 5179 - Oak Maritime 105K TDW Crude Oil Tankers with AIS. These are the first AIS orders for newbuildings in Korea directly placed by a shipyard, and more are to come in the near future. Also, Consilium Marine has ordered five AIS transponders for National Iranian Tanker Company to be built at Dalian New Shipyard in China


Kelvin Hughes Launched ETD for Radar

Kelvin Hughes has recently launched "Enhanced Target Detection" (ETD) as an enhancement to its MantaDigital range of wide-screen radars. This new facility enhances the display of slow-moving or stationary targets without interfering with the normal radar appearance or operation. ETD, the latest innovation in the MantaDigital range provided by Kelvin Hughes, treats stationary and moving returns differently, highlighting the moving ones by displaying them in a different color


Innovations in AIS

Raytheon Marine and Nauticast Combine AIS Forces Raytheon Marine is broadening its product offering to fulfill the new requirements due to the modification of international regulations. Therefore the company is now offering a SOLAS Class A ship borne AIS Transponder through its worldwide Reseller Network. The new RM 808 AIS, which is Wheelmark Type Approved by BSH, Germany, is produced exclusively by Nauticast Schiffsnavigationssysteme AG, Austria


Maritime 2000 and Beyond

The changeover to 2000 means many things to many people, on both a personal and professional level, as the end of the millennium serves as a handy measuring stick against which achievements can be measured. But, potential Y2K problems aside, for the maritime industry the strike of midnight on December 31, 1999 will mean nothing more and nothing less than any other measure of time. The manner in which boats and ships are designed, built


ECDIS Ltd. Unveils Vstep Nautis Bridge Simulator

ECDIS Ltd unveil Vstep Nautis Full Mission Bridge Simulator primarily for Bridge Team training but fitted with 4 ECDIS systems. UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd unveiled the simulator at the opening of the facility by MP George Hollingbery in Southampton.
 The Bridge Simulator is to accompany the six smaller NAUTIS simulators already used for visual channels during the IMO 1.27 Model ECDIS Course


Nautis Simulator Delivered to SMIT Australia

VSTEP delivers a Nautis DNV Class A FMB simulator to Seafood and Maritime Industries Training (SMIT) in Darwin, Australia for specialized ship handling, maneuvering and Radar training of coxswains. SMIT focuses on training of maritime personnel aboard fishing and recreational vessels. The company selected a Nautis DNV Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator, which allows specialized navigation and ship handling training of coxswains and maritime personnel alike in full compliance with the


World’s Fastest Ferry Using SharpEye Radar

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Kelvin Hughes, a designer and supplier of navigation and surveillance systems, announced that its SharpEye radar is now in continuous use on the world’s fastest ferry, operating between Argentina and Uruguay. Launched in Oct 2013 by the President of Argentina


Sharpeye Keeps Watch on Chesapeake Bay

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Kelvin Hughes, a global supplier of surveillance and navigation systems, announced that it has recently supplied two SharpEye Solid State X Band surveillance radars to the Maryland Natural Resources Police (MPRP), to provide additional coverage around protected oyster beds.


IMCO Purchases NAUTIS ECDIS

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A classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers and a NAUTIS Instructor Station was purchased by the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO). The simulators allow the IMCO to add certified ECDIS Model course 1.27 training to its curriculum. The classroom was delivered and installed by VSTEP engineers at


Aage Hempel to Equip 10 New PSVs

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Aage Hempel, a company in worldwide merchant marine electronic service and focused on 24/7 maritime sales and service, signs agreement for the delivery of navigation and communication equipment included Integrated Bridge System from Kelvin Hughes with Shipyard De Hoop in Lobith


Cambridge Pixel Enhances RadarView

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RadarView allows electronic navigation charts (ENC), tiled maps, world vector shoreline, and raster images, to be displayed with the primary radar video. Cambridge Pixel , a developer of sensor processing and display solutions, has enhanced its RadarView Windows-based radar visualisation


Latest Offshore Rig Count

Baker Hughes Incorporated announce the international offshore rig count for January 2013 was 307, up 8 from the 299 counted in December 2012. The count is unchanged from the 307 counted in January 2012. The average U.S. offshore rig count for January 2013 was 53


ECDIS provides Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital Widescreen Onboard Familiarization

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U.K.-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd. launched a new onboard familiarization course for Kelvin Hughes’ MantaDigital Widescreen software. Kelvin Hughes’ newest ECDIS software has been on the market since 2012 and ECDIS Ltd has now produced its own training


A Tailored Approach to VSAT for Workboats

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ESSI Corporation and Hughes team up to address the unique requirement of this hardworking maritime sector. When ESSI Corporation and Hughes teamed in 2009 to deliver broadband VSAT services to the workboat industry, they quickly discovered that not only was this a unique industry


Baker Hughes Name New Corporate Treasurer

Mike Sumruld has been named Vice President and Treasurer of the giant oil-field services provider. "Mike brings more than 20 years of diversified financial expertise, international experience and a record of solid performance within Baker Hughes to his new role as Treasurer


NAUTIS Simulators Introduce Interface to PC Maritime ECDIS

VSTEP and PC Maritime have jointly developed a software interface which they say makes high quality, yet affordable ECDIS and radar training possible. Following its radar video interface with the Kelvin Hughes and MARIS ECDIS, VSTEP’s NAUTIS bridge simulators now also connect to PC


CTruk Debuts Multi-role Force Protection Craft

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THOR is the brain-child of CTruk’s Military and Security team, who between them have amassed approximately 200 years of military experience, skills and knowledge. Realizing that new designs must be right the first time, the company has established a Military Design Advisory Panel (MDAP)


'Blue Orca' Active in North Sea Well Stimulation

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Maersk Oil has contracted with well-stimulation vessel owner Baker Hughes for the charter of the 'Blue Orca', currently busy in restoring safe and efficient production to ageing North Sea wells. The Blue Orca incorporates state-of-the-art stimulation technology and unsurpassed treatment


KH Radar Keeps an Eye on Christmas Island Approaches

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Kelvin Hughes announces the permanent installation of an S-Band SharpEye™ radar and antenna on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean for maritime surveillance of the coastal region. An Australian territory, located 2,600 kilometres northwest of Perth


iXBlue to Supply Gyrocompass Systems to RFA Tankers

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iXBlue announced it is to supply QUADRANS fiber-optic gyrocompass systems for installation aboard the four new Tide Class tankers of the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). The systems to be supplied to Kelvin Hughes Limited will be integrated as a sub-system of the Integrated Bridge Systems for


Kelvin Hughes to Supply Sharpeye Radar Systems

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Kelvin Hughes announced that it has been contracted by VisSim, a VTMS system provider and integrator, to supply a total of 11 SharpEye radar sets for the protection of offshore facilities in Azerbaijan. As part of VisSim’s Marine Asset Protection and Surveillance System


 
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