Transas GMDSS Simulator Receives Type-Approval
In February 2002, The Russian Maritime Administration of the Ministry of Transport issued a type-approval certificate for the new GMDSS simulator from Transas, TGS4100, which the company had commercially launched in the beginning of the year. According to this certificate, “the simulator complies with the performance standards of the Maritime Administration and can be used for training and re-fresher training of specialists studying for GMDSS second-class radioelectronic’s certificates, GMDSS general operator’s certificates and GMDSS restricted operator’s certificates.”
The range of the certified GMDSS equipment incorporated into the TGS4100 simulator, includes new Transas dedicated hardware consisting of the TGS4000 Console with SAILOR panels of VHF&DSC RT4822, MF/HF&DSC HC4500, Inmarsat-C H2095C and Battery Panel BP4680 and a separate Alarm Panel AP4365.
In addition, the simulator is provided with Jotron’s VHF radio station, Tron Air for communication with aircraft and Cospas-Sarsat EPIRB E3 from McMurdo.
The simulator network comprises an Instructor station and up to 16 interactive Trainee workstations. Important enhancements of the new Transas GMDSS simulator include Instructor functions in the capacity as Operator of the coast station, RCC, coast telex and phone subscriber that are accessible using the Log window, and the display of GMDSS Sea Areas and division of search and rescue regions on the electronic chart. Users of this simulator can export and import their scenarios from or to file for exchange between different training centers and benefit from the animated console view screen. Exercise Log and Workgroup information can be printed out with the simulator. Pre-selectable switch-on default to the SAIILOR 4000 or 2000 system, as well as capability to select SAILOR Program 4000 equipment for Sea Area A1 or A2 only, is also available with the new GMDSS simulator from Transas.