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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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MTNW Discontinues Sale of LCI-80 Line Control Display

Photo by MTNW

MTNW has discontinued the sale its LCI-80 Line Control Display, the company announced yesterday. Technical support and service will continue to be available for in-service equipment. The LCI-80 will be replaced by the LCI-80x Rugged Programmable Controller. Designed as a replacement for panel meters and analog gauges in rotational sensor applications, the LCI-80 displayed line speed and payout parameters on an electroluminescent (EL) display. The LCI-80x offers the same footprint…

Control System from EDI

Electronic Design, Inc. (EDI), designs and manufactures shipboard control and monitoring systems, training and simulation systems, and related products for large and small ships; both commercial and military. In 1997, EDI was chosen to participate in the U.S. Navy's Smart Ship project, and was awarded a contract to completely retrofit the hardwired Machinery Plant Control and Monitoring System (MPCMS) aboard an amphibious troop carrier (LSD 47), with a state-of-the-art, processor-based, software system using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. Smart Ship was conceived in 1996 by the Navy to evaluate its future with respect to manpower and cost. It was clear COTS technology and reduced manning were essential elements.

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 processor N2807 or a quad-core processor J1900. Carrying both FCC and CE certification, the system may be safely and confidently used right out of the box. “Using the latest Intel ‘Bay Trail’ technology, combined with our compact and robust chassis design…

Cooperation Yields New Oil Spill Detection System

Image: Moxa

Moxa said it has long partnered with Intel to produce industrial computing platforms, using innovative advances in hardware and software designs to make the most of industrial-grade Intel processors, producing rugged solutions tailored for mission critical maritime applications. The recently published Intel case study ‘Marine Disaster Recovery through Intelligent Systems’ highlights how the combination of Intel processors with Moxa design and engineering has resulted in certified…

Low Cost Acoustic Range and Processor

The Universal Acoustic Range and Processor (UARP) was developed to address the need for a reliable low cost method to provide harbor surveillance of surface and subsurface vessels. This turn-key system employs an ultra thin line array and passive sonar processor for the detection and tracking of surface ships and underwater vehicles. The signal processing is based on the next generation of Array Systems Computing Inc.’s (Array) SAPPS sonar processor architecture, which is currently in operational use by the German and Swedish Royal Navies. The real-time sonar analysis provides broadband and narrowband analysis on the beamformed data. (2) As a bottom mounted array for fixed harbor surveillance.

Affordable Acoustic Range for Harbour Surveillance

Universal Acoustic Range and Processor (UARP) system.

The Universal Acoustic Range and Processor (UARP) was developed to address the need for a reliable low cost method to provide harbor surveillance of surface and subsurface vessels. This turn-key system employs an ultra thin line array and passive sonar processor for the detection and tracking of surface ships and underwater vehicles. The signal processing is based on the next generation of Array Systems Computing Inc.’s (Array) SAPPS sonar processor architecture, which is currently in operational use by the German and Swedish Royal Navies.

Barge Shipments of Brazil Soy Bound for US Midwest Crushers

Deep discounts for Brazilian soybeans are creating an unexpected new market with U.S. processors and animal producers far upstream in the heart of the Midwest farm belt where the beans will be shipped on barges. While light soybean imports by U.S. users along the Gulf and East Coast are not uncommon, it has been nearly two decades since South American supplies were unloaded at the Louisiana Gulf and towed up the Mississippi River to inland processors. The current trend reverses the usual flow of barge traffic and sees ports around New Orleans which usually load ocean-going ships with beans switching to unloading arrivals onto barges.

Hyundai Selects SGI Altix Server for Design and Analysis

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General Dynamics Awarded $36M Contract

The U.S. processor program for submarines. submarines to process data collected by towed and hull sonar arrays. submarine. system. Dynamics Advanced Information Systems on Sept. 10. support and production. completed in April 2005.

Lowrance Debuts High Powered HDS Multifunction Displays

High-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders chartplotters Photo Lowrance

Lowrance announced today the release of a high-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders/chartplotters – Lowrance HDS Carbon. The new Lowrance HDS Carbon adds a high-performance dual core processor, multi-touch SolarMAX HD screen, dual channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder to the proven features that have made HDS multifunction displays the choice of anglers at all levels. The HDS Carbon series includes 12-, 9- and 7-inch models. Anglers in the market for a want-it…

Jeffersonville Port Sets Quarterly Shipping Record

The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville recorded the highest quarterly shipments in its 30-year history during the first quarter of 2015. Cargo volume exceeded 800,000 tons, up 10 percent from the previous record set in the first quarter of 2014. First quarter volumes of grain remained steady while steel cargoes more than doubled and fertilizer shipments were up nearly 30 percent from the record year-ago quarter, including a 70 percent increase in potash used in fertilizers. "The strong start to 2015 is testimony to this port's connection to international markets and the diverse portfolio of companies which are leaders in their respective business categories," said Port Director Scott Stewart.

Kelvin Hughes Offers Nucleus 3 Radar Series

Kelvin Hughes Ltd., a leader in the development of marine electronics, recently introduced its Nucleus 3 Series Radar systems. The Nucleus 3 Series, which was developed from the Nucleus 2 Series, is touted by the manufacturer as a major enhancement as it meets the latest legislative requirements and is designed to increase system flexibility and performance. The design concept of the Nucleus 3 Series was to provide a system that uses as many common parts as possible throughout the range, an advanced architecture which has allowed the inclusion of additional printed circuit boards or units to widen the number of applications available to the system.

Brunswick Ro/Ro Capacity Up by 50%

The Port of Brunswick handled 607,227 units of roll-on/roll-off (Ro/Ro) cargo in Fiscal Year 2017. Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch said the GPA increased auto processing capacity at Colonel’s Island Terminal by 50 percent over the past 12 months, all of which has been absorbed by processors and manufacturers. The Port of Brunswick now has an annual capacity of 800,000 vehicles. “Since last year, we’ve been implementing an aggressive growth plan, enabling GPA and our auto processing partners to win new customers and capture greater market share,” Lynch said.

Furuno Offers Turn-Key BNWAS Solution

FURUNO’s IMO and USCG Certified BR500 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System fitting date is rapidly approaching. With the primary fitting date of July 12th, 2012 rapidly approaching, many skippers of existing passenger and cargo vessels are looking for a comprehensive, reliable BNWAS system that not only meets IMO & USCG requirements, but also delivers a simplified, turn-key installation. With this in mind, Furuno is pleased to announce that the BR500 BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System) is IMO approved and USCG Certified, and is available for use on vessels in the United States.

General Dynamics Awarded $10m Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a $10 million contract modification to continue producing multi-purpose processor systems and total ship monitoring system kits as part of the Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) program for submarines. Work under this contract includes the production of seven processor systems, nine ship monitoring systems and associated spares in support of submarine modernization. The multi-purpose processor system is a combination of hardware and software that enables submarines to process acoustic signals collected by towed and hull arrays, sphere arrays and the ship monitoring system.

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

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.

Transas Continues VTS Expansion

Transas recently received two orders from the Namibian Ports Authority (NAMPORT) for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems to be installed in two Namibian ports, Walvis Bay and Luderitz. The contracts were concluded after a joint proposal from Transas and Marine Data Systems in South Africa. Following the NAMPORT’s requirements Transas will supply two independent port surveillance systems that allow consistently high tracking performance of vessels within the ports, port approaches, and the surrounding area up to 24 nautical miles. Essentially the systems must provide automatic target detection, full recording/data logging, and are designed to operate in severe environmental conditions including high temperatures and high wind.

Sperry Debuts River Radar

Sperry Marine recently unveiled a new generation of flat-screen river radars that is designed to provide significant savings in size and weight for a small, crowded wheelhouse. The new MK6217/9 River Radar, which meets all Rhine River Radar specifications for European inland waterways, features a high-resolution color 18.1-in. (46 cm) TFT flat panel display. The flat-screen display can be table-, bulkhead-, deckhead- or console-mounted. The compact processor unit measures just 3.5 x 9.3 x 11.5 in. The system comes with a choice of 7-ft or 9-ft antenna with two menu-selectable turning speeds. The MK6217/9 processes and displays radar signals with a high degree of accuracy to improve the safety of vessels navigating rivers, channels and narrow waterways.

Sperry Marine Introduces New River Radars

Sperry Marine, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has unveiled a new generation of flat-screen river radars that provide significant savings in size and weight for installation in a small, crowded wheelhouse. The new MK6217/9 River Radar, which meets all Rhine River Radar specifications for European inland waterways, features a high-resolution color 18.1-in. TFT (spell out) flat panel display. Easily installed, the flat-screen display can be table-, bulkhead-, deckhead- or console-mounted. The compact processor unit measures just 3.5 x 9.3 x 11.5 in (90 x 235 x 293 mm. The system comes with a choice of 7-ft (2.1m) or 9-ft (2.7m) antenna with two menu-selectable turning speeds. and narrow waterways.

Calnetix Technologies Launches Magnetic Bearing Controller

Calnetix Technologies LLC has announced the commercial availability of its latest technology development, the Insight™ 3600 magnetic bearing controller. These state-of-the-art, compact, panel-mounted units are the company’s third generation of magnetic bearing controllers, offering control of advanced permanent magnet bias magnetic bearings in up to five independent axes. According to Herman Artinian, Vice President of Business Development at Calnetix, magnetic bearings are becoming essential components of high-speed rotating systems, helping to eliminate rotational friction as well as the need for lubrication. Magnetic bearing controllers monitor shaft position and provide the electrical current to maintain the magnetic fields that position a rapidly spinning shaft.

Northstar to Acquire Sonar Manufacturer

Sonar Security Alongside: Image credit Echotec

To expand its base of subsidiaries Northstar Electronics, Inc., a holding company with executive management specialized in design engineering, defense, advanced systems, security, sonar, systems integration, and prototyping fields informs of a letter of intent to purchase Echotec Sonar Corp, a cutting edgei manufacturer of High Definition Omni Sonar (HDOS) specifically targeted for the defense, scientific, commercial shipping and commercial fisheries markets. Echotec Sonar designs…

Simrad, Patti Marine Partner on Vessel Bridge Suite

Photo: Simrad Commercial

Simrad Commercial, in partnership with Patti Marine Enterprises, has announced the latest vessel commissioned for the Truex clamming fleet is outfitted with a complete suite of Simrad Commercial marine electronics. Seawatcher II, a 152-foot clamming vessel, features two Simrad NSO evo2 processors driving five 18.5-inch monitors, an AP70 Autopilot, Halo-4 and Halo-6 Pulse Compression Radar systems and two SonarHub sonar processing systems. The design of the Seawatcher  II is based on an original concept developed in partnership with the Truex family in 2003.

Portuguese Navy Orders Sonar System Upgrades

General Dynamics Canada is installing an adjunct processing system on three VASCO DA GAMA-class frigates of the Portuguese Navy. Designed by General Dynamics Canada, the ECLIPSE adjunct processor provides the in-service AN/SQS-510 sonar systems with enhanced operational capability to detect submarines and torpedoes. "General Dynamics Canada has a 40-year history of providing and supporting underwater systems and components to navies around the world. As the original designer and manufacturer of the AN/SQS-510 hull-mounted sonar system, we are pleased to bring new capabilities to this valuable and trusted system," said David Ibbetson, vice president, General Dynamics C4 Systems International.

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