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Friday, November 24, 2017

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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.

Kongsberg Seatex Introduces Two New Motion Reference Units

Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime’s position reference specialist division, is launching two new Motion Reference Units (MRU). Both products have been designed specifically for survey and crane operations, and outside installations, such as heli-deck monitoring. The new MRU 3 is designed for roll, pitch and heave compensation applications, including real-time heave compensation of echo sounders during survey operations and active heave compensation of offshore cranes. It provides heave measurements to meet IHO standards, ensuring that echo sounder data is highly accurate pre- and post-processing, while offshore crane safety and efficiency can be also be improved. The MRU 3 achieves reliability by using solid state sensors with no rotational or mechanical parts.

Raytheon Anschütz Launches PilotStar NX

PilotStar NX  (Photo: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

With the new PilotStar NX, the German-based navigation company Raytheon Anschütz said it continues the path of simplifying autopilot handling in combination with superior steering performance. The new PilotStar NX combines steering accuracy known from the Anschütz autopilot systems with intuitive operation and a broad functional range. Its main characteristic is the large 7” touch TFT display, which, among others, offers graphical user support with heading and rudder plot as well…

System Control Cameras for RCN Halifax-class

POE Camera: Photo credit Kongsberg

The HALIFAX class frigate (hull designation FFH) is a class of 12 multi-role patrol frigates that has served the Canadian Forces since 1992. In 2007, the Canadian government announced a planned refit of the HALIFAX class known as the HALIFAX Class Modernization Project. The cameras will be provided to prime contractor L-3 MAPPS for installation in its integrated management system upgrade of control systems for propulsion plant, electrical functions, damage control machinery and other systems.

Sensors Expo to Feature New Omega Products

The OMEGA iTHX-SD transmitter lets you monitor and record Temperature, Relative Humidity and Dew Point over an Ethernet network or the Internet with no special software except a Web browser.  It serves Active Web Pages to display real time readings, display charts of temperature and humidity  or log data in standard data formats for use in a spreadsheet or data acquisition program such as Excel or Visual Basic. www.omega.com

Danelec DM100 VDR Earns KR Type Approval

Danelec Marine's DM100 series Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) has received type approval from the Korean Register of Shipping, the manufacturer annouced today. The Korean approval certifies that the DM100 VDR complies with provisions of the new IMO VDR standard which came into force in 2014, including IEC 61162-450 requiring Ethernet connectivity with the ship’s ECDIS and radar data. The Danelec DM100 products have also been approved by other international maritime certification bodies, including BSH, Russian Maritime Register, Singapore MPA, China Classification Society and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Intelligent Self-sufficient Systems for Powerful Drive Tasks

Stand-alone self-contained electro-hydraulic servo axis (SHA): Functionalities identical to that of electromechanical variants. (Image: Bosch Rexroth)

New from Bosch Rexroth are standalone axes with identical servo-drives for actuators with mechanical or hydraulic force transmission, offering new degrees of freedom for machine manufacturers in finding drive solutions that suit specific application requirements. The versions with hydraulic transmission are provided with their own, decentralized fluid circuit. The installation, commissioning and connection to controls and Industry 4.0 environments via a Multi-Ethernet interface or ProfiBus are identical on both variants.

Nav Systems Advance to the Next Level

Navigation Systems Advance to the Next Level

Smart sensor technology and the next level in integrated navigation system – this is what the German navigation system company Raytheon Anschütz showcases during SMM 2016 in Hall B6 at booth 304. “With Synapsis NX the Integrated Navigation System is advancing to the next level. Smart network architecture and innovative system modules not only dramatically reduce complexity, but also improve bridge system integration. This way ship owners receive their entrance ticket to Navigation…

Kongsberg Unveils New Radar Solution at Nor-Shipping

K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Maritime presented a new solution for the distribution of Radar data on board ships during Nor-Shipping 2013. Utilization of an Ethernet based LAN (Local Area Network) is a significant addition to Kongsberg Maritime’s K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System and is capable of improving safety and navigation through enhanced Radar functionality whilst offering significant installation benefits. The system is currently undergoing Type Approval testing at DNV, with first customer delivery in Autumn 2013.

Latest DMS-500 Sensor Range Launched at Oceanology

A new addition to the Teledyne TSS range of DMS-500 motion sensors is being launched at the Oceanology International exhibition in London March 13-15. The DMS-500 range is being developed specifically to meet the needs of users who require a top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but do not require the subsea-rated housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The result is a complete range of sensors which incorporate a number of advanced and innovative features for applications such as Dynamic Positioning (DP), wave height monitoring and structural stress monitoring. The second phase of the product’s launch introduces the Heave range of sensors – DMS-525, DMS-550 and DMS-500H.

Saab Announces Fifth-Generation R5 Maritime AIS

“The new R5 AIS products from Saab are the first to incorporate software-defined radio (SDR) transceivers together with newly developed high-speed analog-to-digital converters in a type approved Class A system,” says Stefan Karlsson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Saab TransponderTech. Designed on platforms built to grow with new requirements, the new R5 products feature quick and easy installation of additional units with support for truly redundant/multiple Control and Display Units (CDUs), USB keyboards and flash drives. Sensor information available to R5 transponders can be relayed on the Ethernet interface, and additional CDUs can be used to display and monitor any sensor data available on the network.

Northrop Grumman New Shipboard System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has unveiled a new marine alarm, monitoring and control solutions. The new series of shipboard machinery automation solutions, marketed by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit under the VisionMaster label, is being introduced to provide cost-effective scalable solutions for small- to medium-size commercial and naval vessels. The hardware is type approved to meet the requirements of major classification societies for unmanned machinery space operation. Offered in two basic configurations – VisionMaster Alarm Management System (AMS) and VisionMaster Machinery Control System (MCS) – the new Sperry Marine solutions use commercial-off-the-shelf industry-standard components for all key building blocks within the system.

Teledyne TSS Shows DMS-500 Motion Sensor

A new range of motion sensors specially developed for commercial marine applications will be presented on the Teledyne TSS stand at Europort 2012. The DMS 500 range has been launched to meet the needs of users who require a conservatively priced, top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but without the high integrity subsea housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The newest addition to the range is the DMS-500H which will be on show in Rotterdam. It can be used…

Teledyne TSS Introduces New DMS-500 Motion Sensor

Teledyne TSS New DMS-500 Motion Sensor

A new range of motion sensors specially developed for commercial marine applications has been introduced by Teledyne TSS. The DMS 500 range has been launched to meet the needs of users who require a conservatively priced, top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity, but without the high integrity subsea housings that typify Teledyne TSS products. The newest addition to the range is the DMS-500H, which can be used to measure heave and has important applications such as in support of crane and winch control and helideck operations.

USCG Launches $1.1 Million Virtual Private Networks

The USCG is deploying Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) based on 3Com's wide area network (WAN) systems. Using VPN connections, the agency will be able to quickly transmit mission-critical and administrative information from its land-based facilities to ships at any port where USCG vessels dock. Deployed in June on cutter Dependable, the 3Com VPN solutions will soon be extended to all of the USCG's 250+ ships. The $1.1 million investment in VPNs is based on 3Com's SuperStack II NetBuilder SI routers and follows the implementation of the Standard Workstation III Local Area Network (LAN) Cabling Project in 1998, when the agency rolled out 3Com Fast Ethernet networks to its entire fleet and many land-based facilities.

Furuno's New NavNet Is Compact, Seamless

Furuno has developed a networked bridge, compacted into one convenient unit - the NavNet series. The 7-in. color LCD radar/chart plotters include the 1722C, 1732C and 1742, are space saving, yet packed with innovative features. Designed to suit myriad of vessels, the 1702C series is part of the new NavNet series of Ethernet networked products. NavNet allows flexibility to create various bridge configurations, including single, dual and tri or quad-stations - utilizing an Ethernet hub. Completely component based, each unit can take on additional features such as a sounder, GPS, DGPS or a remote depth display - via a single cable, which can then be accessed from any NavNet display. Each unit also features standard NMEA0183 ports that can be connected to other NMEA0183 electronics.

Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 nm range. It is available with either a four or six ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in. color LCD, housed in a waterproof case. The 1953C offers many standard radar features, including an Electronic Bearing Line (EBL), an Electronic Variable Range Marker (EVRM), Echo Trails, Guard Zone Alarm, Off-Center, Target Zoom, and Watch Modes.

Furuno Unveils Navnet VX2

Furuno USA introduced its latest innovation in integrated marine electronics, NavNet vx2. Since its release in 2001, Furuno’s NavNet1 series has been enjoying popularity worldwide for its high reliability, performance and expandability. NavNet1 uses an Ethernet based network to transfer information throughout the components. NavNet vx2 still utilizes an Ethernet network and even expands upon it to give you more options to connect and interact with a PC. Add multiple displays and components onto the network by simply adding an Ethernet Hub. NavNet vx2 gives the user their choice of cartography. Users can choose from a unit that accepts Navionics Gold XL3 charts or another model utilizing C-MapNT Max charts, both of which are now on Secure Digital (SD) cards.

Sperry Marine to Supply IBS for Chilean Navy Patrol Vessels

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to supply state-of-the-art integrated bridge systems (IBSs) for the Chilean Navy’s Danubio IV, a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. These first two 80-meter OPVs are being constructed at the ASMAR Shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile. The IBS contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. Sperry Marine will supply commercial-off-the-shelf IBSs based on their innovative VisionMaster FT advanced PC-based Ethernet architecture that includes proven navigation radars, electronic chart display and information system, heading and speed sensors, autopilot and other subsystems. The contract includes installation, commissioning, integration, training and service. The systems will be delivered over the next two years.

DRS Wins Navy Contract

DRS Systems, Inc., Parsippany, N.J., is being awarded a $22,343,848 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed price contract, for the acquisition of various quantities of Repair Station Consoles (RSC) for installation on U.S. Navy Surface Combatant Ships. The resultant contract will also call for the furnishing of incidental technical support services for the required equipment. The required RSC will be utilized in the DDG-M Backfit Program. The RSC's will be installed throughout the ship as part of the Machinery Control System (MCS). The RSC's will communicate over the shipboard Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS) network. The supplies/services will be ordered during a 60 month ordering period.

U.S. Army Awards Klein Navigation, Conley Associates With Raytheon Contract

Klein Navigation, a division of Klein Associates, Inc., announced that after successful sea trials aboard the USAV JAMES A LOUX, LSV-6, the U.S. Army awarded a second contract to Klein Navigation and Conley Associates, Inc. for a complete Raytheon Integrated Navigation System for the USAV General Brehon Somervell, LSV-3. The Raytheon Integrated Navigation System provided by Klein Navigation and Conley Associates for LSV-6 consists of the: Raytheon IMO approved dual MK2 ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) complete with multiple Electronic Chart Navigation data bases including C-Map and NIMA and Ethernet interface for network exchange of route and ENC information…

Consilium Selesmar Launches Radar Display

Consilium Selesmar has launched their new SeLux TFT Display. The flexible and modular radar display follows a new and attractive design and works equally well both integrated in an IBS and as a stand-alone radar. The user-friendly man-machine interface is based on new software, enabling a flexible utilization, for instance by allowing traditional keyboard entries as well as track-ball/mouse instructions via user-defined windows. On-line help is given at any time, further simplifying the day-to-day use. Full ARPA configuration exceeding IMO recommendations enables tracking capability of up to 100 targets simultaneously. The new design was shown at SMM in Hamburg for the first time.

nView Announces Development

nVIEW Corporation announced today that it has signed a joint development agreement with Headhunter, Inc., to develop a customized tank monitoring system for the marine industry. The tank monitoring system will integrate the unique capabilities of nVIEW's SiMON, Ship's Information Monitoring system, with a proprietary digital interface to Headhunter's tank and pump controller. Headhunter will distribute this product as part of its line of integrated marine sanitation systems. The Headhunter Sentry II tank monitoring system features full calibration of irregular shaped tanks, automatic or manual pump control via software, display of percent of volume and gallons remaining, four levels of user-configurable alarms and a programmable software display.

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