Getting Real: Star Center Upgrades Bridge Simulator

Press Release
Monday, June 10, 2013

Maritime training specialists, STAR Center, upgrades its bridge simulator for an unparalleled 360 degree training experience.

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for automatic edge-blending, and Electric Picture, a leading systems integrator recently collaborated on a significant system upgrade to STAR Center’s maritime training simulator in Dania Beach, FL.  This upgrade resulted in increased imagery resolution and vertical coverage, improved color management and made overall system maintenance more efficient. 

In operation since 1993, STAR Center (Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research) says it is regarded internationally as a top destination for ocean-going and inland professional maritime training and research.  A division of the AMO Safety and Education Plan, STAR Center is the primary training provider for the U.S. merchant marine officers represented by American Maritime Officers.

“The upgrade was a resounding success,” commented Brian Long, director of STAR Center.  "The existing projectors were replaced by nine of DPI’s higher-resolution HIGHlite WUXGA 660 projectors with built-in advanced warp and blend capability, courtesy of their internal Fusion software.  With the ability to run in both single and dual-lamp mode, the HIGHlite displays allow the STAR Center to accentuate extreme brightness or increased lamp efficiency based on the configuration.   Additionally, the HIGHlite displays came with 3-year factory warranties. 

A further benefit resulting from the projector upgrade allowed Electric Picture to increase the simulator’s vertical field of view, which, as Long noted, was “a very big deal indeed.  The extra projected height reinforces that feeling of depth and full immersion and gives the simulator a much more realistic feel.  The experience is very similar to being on an actual ship.”

Long and the entire STAR Center team take their training responsibility very seriously.  “Our central goal at STAR Center is to help produce the most well-trained, prepared maritime officers in the world.  The newly upgraded bridge simulator will help us achieve that goal for years to come.”    


 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Volvo Penta Offer D4, D6 Series Engine Keel Cooling Option

Volvo Penta of the Americas has announced the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market.

Giant Vessel to Change Offshore Decommissioning Game: Analyst

The new Allseas vessel, 'Pieter Schelte', is able to replace the previous slower method of removing topsides piece by piece with one lift, meaning a decommissioning

DMC Builds the Smallest Ever Nozzle

Damen Marine Components (DMC), part of Damen Shipyards Group, announced it has smashed its propeller nozzle world record by 33 percent downwards. This downsizing

Navigation

Singapore Approves Danelec New-Generation VDR

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued a certificate of approval for the Danelec DM100 VDR for installation on ships under the Singapore registry.

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

TerraSond Gets 5-Year NOAA Survey Contract

TerraSond says it has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide hydrographic surveying services anywhere in the U.S under a new five-year contract.

Education/Training

IACS Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) Training Course

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) says that to  facilitate a wider understanding of the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) process, its

Port of Long Beach Uses Education to Boost its Competitiveness

The Port of Long Beach said it has not lost sight of the significance of professional development in supporting the Port‘s decade-long, $4 billion investment in upgrades and efficiency improvements.

Landing School Receives Excellence Award

The Landing School announced that it has been selected as a recipient of a School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2091 sec (5 req/sec)