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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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ClassNK Releases First Harmonized CSR Software

ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released the world’s first software package for use with the new IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules (CSR) for bulk carriers and oil tankers, which were released at the beginning of July 2012. The release makes ClassNK the first classification society to release Harmonized CSR compliant software for use by the maritime industry. IACS’ new Harmonized CSR have been widely anticipated as the next step in shipbuilding requirements…

New Software Enhances Underwater Mapping Ops

Triton Elics International (TEI) announces the release of new versions of its entire line of software products. TEI's seafloor imaging and mapping products continue to be compatible with the latest sensors from all manufacturers including the EdgeTech MPX and the Benthos C3D. The new software also improves on the Interferometric Imaging capabilities available with the Klein 5400. Introduced in this release is TEI's new Survey Planner module. This new product delivers the next level of automation in planning survey lines based on coverage criteria, all with a convenient map-based graphical interface. The Survey Planner is the first in a suite of higher-level planning and monitoring tools that TEI has planned for introduction in 2004.

IntelloShip: "Cloud Based" Computing for Maritime

Intellocorp LLC a Maritime Technology Company focused on business and process optimization in the Maritime industry, launched today their latest software product, IntelloShip. IntelloShip is a new maritime business intelligence software that provides an in depth overview of the daily operations, and empowers executive teams with a cutting-edge tool for monitoring the actual performance of the company as a whole, and to make value-added decisions as well. IntelloShip comes as Software as a SaaS solution, or as an On-Premise Software application. Our SaaS solution provides cost savings, and requires no installation or maintenance. Intellocorp's first BI tool, ShipStrument, allowed us to capture a vast array of information through tests and user suggestions.

SSI to Unveil ShipConstructor 2016 R2 at WorkBoat

SSI's latest release, ShipConstructor 2016 R2 will be unveiled for the first time in public at the International WorkBoat Show, December 1-3, in New Orleans.   According to SSI, the new software enhances productivity via new features and benefits, including •Smoother Systems Routing via Continuation Grip Points Clarity: Linking UDA Editing with Parts in Drawings & Product Hierarchies Weld Standards added to Naming Conventions Streamlined Data Transfer from 3D Model to Pre-Formatted Excel Documents Enhanced Risk Management: Configure Multiple License Servers

IRClass Unveils IR-HULL Software

IR Hull Courtesy IRClass

IRClass, the Indian classification society, today announced the release of its new technical software, IR-HULL. IR-HULL was developed by IRClass specifically to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to its established Rules and Regulations for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships. The new IR-HULL software analyses global strength (including both longitudinal and buckling strength) and local scantling for all panels and stiffeners in a vessel’s hull section.

Helm Launches Software for Harbor Towage Sector

Helm Operations has launched new software Helm CONNECT Jobs, specifically designed to support tugboat owners and operators in a range of customer-facing tasks including contract management, tariffs, billing, dispatch and vessel logs. The Jobs software improves on the functionality of Helm’s program Helm Dispatch Manager for Harbor Towage, which is in constant use on around 400 vessels across the globe, and has been rebranded to reflect the transition to cloud-based storage. With Jobs, schedulers/dispatchers are doing much less data entry and have more time to focus on ensuring top-notch customer service. Management can view data in new ways either at a macro or micro level to make better business decisions.

New Type Approval for Raytheon Anschütz ECDIS

Raytheon AnschĂĽtz ECDIS (Image: Raytheon AnschĂĽtz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced it is ready to deliver Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS) Software compliant with new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards. The IEC and IHO have published new versions of some of their ECDIS standards, and all users must update their existing ECDIS to be in compliance by September 1, 2017. Raytheon Anschütz has finished type approval of the ECDIS Software according to these standards.

KR Launches Software to Aid ECA Compliance

The Korean Register (KR) has launched an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the new low sulphur regulations. From January 1, MARPOL Annex VI Reg 14 requires vessels sailing within an emission control area (ECA) to burn fuel with a sulphur content of 0.1% or less. This means that ships must switch from normal fuel to low sulphur fuel before entering the restricted zone. KR’s new software assesses fuel consumption at actual operating speed to calculate the time required to completely switch to a low sulphur fuel. The current practice is generally to rely on the experience of the chief engineer which KR has found often results in the vessel burning more of the expensive low sulphur fuel than is necessary.

Software Upgrade for Simrad AP7 0 & AP80 Autopilots

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A powerful new software upgrade is available for the Simrad AP70 and AP80 Autopilots. The upgrade is currently available as a free download and installed on all new systems sold. Continuing to build upon a legacy of state-of-the-art, high-performance autopilots, the Simrad AP80 and AP70 with RTM 2.0 software offer the most feature-packed and reliable solutions on the market. Adding the professional grade functionality that captains need, RTM 2.0 includes upgrades to system operation and greatly expands the overall feature set of both the AP70 and AP80.

Portsmouth Pilots Choose ORCA Pilot G2

Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Pilots

After a series of trials with different Portable Pilot Units (PPU) the Portsmouth Pilots have selected ORCA Pilot G2 as their navigation tool. The new software is produced by SevenCs, the leading maritime software development company for navigation and chart production. With Centerprise International as the local distributor for the U.K., customers can rely on a strong partner with a proven track record for governmental and public service IT projects. Ben McInnes, Deputy Harbour Master and Portsmouth Pilot said, “The new software is easy to use and offers amazing capabilities.

BCG Upgrades Virtual GMDSS Simulator

Image courtesy of Buffalo Computer Graphics

Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. released an updated version of its Virtual Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (VGMDSS) Simulation software. BCG’s VGMDSS software is comprised of emulations of commercially available components to make up a complete suite of virtual devices capable of conducting GMDSS training in all four sea areas. Designed to be installed on a Windows PC with a single or dual monitors, the VGMDSS software features all the required components for a Desktop GMDSS simulator.

UK's Portsmouth Pilots Choose SevenCs Navigational Tool

ECDIS display: File image

The providers of the system, SevenCs inform that after a series of trials with different Portable Pilot Units (PPU) the Portsmouth Pilots have selected ORCA Pilot G2 as their navigation tool of choice. The new software is produced by SevenCs, the leading maritime software development company for navigation and chart production. With Centerprise International as the local distributor for the UK, customers can rely on a strong partner with a proven track record for governmental and public service IT projects.

Keeping a Grip on Where They Are

Pole Star Space Applications' Marine Asset Tracker (MAT) 2.0 monitors mixed fleets of tugs, barges, rigs & other assets; helps owners manage fleet-wide operations. MAT 2.0 offers a brand new software platform with a sleek user-interface, support for Globalstar, Thuraya and IsatData Pro satellite networks, a range of new satellite tracking devices, flexible service plans and intelligent realtime reporting options. Built on Pole Star’s brand new software platform, Purplefinder Pro, MAT 2.0 delivers an enhanced user experience. The software features intuitive fullscreen Google maps and marine charts, dynamic vessel history trails, graphical weather and zone and overlays, interactive ship tiles and S-AIS data in partnership with ORBCOMM.

New Version of Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Software

L-3 MPRI announced the release of Version 5.0 of its Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (LCHS) software called Safe Cargo. This release incorporates significant improvements to the performance, instructor features and configuration options currently available in the software suite. The release is fully compliant with the latest Windows operating systems and incorporates a new network communications infrastructure that improves the speed and stability of the simulator as well as system diagnostics and recovery. The configuration wizard allows an instructor to quickly define the required simulator configuration for the training exercise, selecting from multiple ship types, and assigning the student stations to be operated independently or in groups.

SSI Launches ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1

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SSI has today released ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1 software. The software release comes in response to emerging ship design, engineering and building trends as identified by SSI’s Client Council of industry leaders. The advisors on this software launch were representatives from U.S. and Canadian companies: Genoa Design, Glosten & Associates, Gunderson Marine and Trinity Marine Products. This group has similar production methods and/or design approaches. A different set of advisors from Europe provided input into the previous Client Council release last year.

IRClass Releases IR-HULL Software

Image: IRClass

Indian classification society IRClass has released its new technical software, IR-HULL, which evaluates strength and scantling compliance for seagoing steel ships. IRClass said it specifically developed IR-HULL to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to its established rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel ships. The software, available to ship owners, designers, consultants and shipyards, analyzes global strength (including both longitudinal and buckling strength) and local scantling for all panels and stiffeners in a vessel’s hull section.

Kongsberg Upgrades Software for Norden

Demo screen of the fleet & vessel management system dashboard. (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Maritime has delivered new fleet and vessel management functionality through a recent customized software update across Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S’ fleet and shore offices. The software roll-out took place during January 2016 and included updates to vessel and shore based modules covering maintenance, spare parts, information sharing, procurement and budgeting. The updated software was developed in close co-operation with NORDEN, an independent Danish shipping company operating a large global fleet of dry cargo vessels and product tankers.

New e-Navigation Technologies from Transas

Transas Marine introduced new software solutions for voyage planning and fleet management at SMM 2014 as a step towards becoming the forerunner in the development of e-Navigation technologies. Among new launches is Transas Navi-Planner 4000 on a touch screen display. The Navi-Planner 4000 touch screen offers a new way of voyage planning on a 46 inch multi-touch display. The large display makes the voyage planning easier due to the extensive overview and easily accessible layers of information. Navi-Planner combines ENC’s, weather data, digital publications, Notices to Mariners, piracy updates, fuel monitoring and much more to help you optimize your port-to-port voyage.

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.

Kronodoc Oy Introduces Software Version for Marine Industry

Kronodoc Oy introduces a new software version, Kronodoc Marine. The new version is suitable for Marine Industry clients to manage their content, execute program and project management around the world. Kronodoc generates process analysis and reports in a distributed collaborative environment. “We have been using Kronodoc for several years in our engineering projects for the shipping and shipbuilding industry. Due to the nature of the engineering work several players of the industry are often deeply involved in the process, not only our own units but also a yard, ship owner, suppliers, subcontractors etc. The benefit of applying Kronodoc in this kind of distributed…

New Automation Software from WAGO

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WAGO’s new software development environment e!COCKPIT supports automation tasks, from hardware configuration, programming, networking and simulation to visualization – in one easy-to-use, intuitive package. e!COCKPIT offers a seamless synchronized platform for automation development, allowing engineers to develop applications quickly and conveniently, slashing their time-to-market. Optimized to work with the PFC200, e!COCKPIT  helps users leverage the multiple fieldbus compatibility…

Topgallant Plate Production Implemented at Aker Yards

Aker Yards Germany and Atlantec Enterprise Solutions announce the implementation of Topgallant Plate Production software at the Aker shipyards in Wismar and Warnemunde. The Aker Topgallant solution integrates production at both shipyards and also provides the yards with long term flexibility in migrating to new versions of CAD and CAM systems with a minimum disruption to their operations. Based on industry standards such as LDAP, STEP, and XML, Topgallant stores information in a neutral format and connects to legacy or new software applications using special adapters. This solution is designed to eliminate process disruptions normally associated with system upgrades or replacements because only the specialized adapter needs to be modified by Atlantec-es.

Hartzell Debuts New Fan Selection Software

Hartzell Air Movement launched a new fan selection software called Hartzell-FLOW. The new software allows engineers and customers to make their own fan selections, generate fan curves and also view and download 2D drawings and 3D fan models. The program contains information on thousands of different industrial fans for a variety of markets including water and wastewater, marine, power generation and heavy industry. Tom Gustafson, Chief Technology Officer of Hartzell Air Movement describes, “The program will allow customers to quickly and easily find the fan that fits their specific needs and applications. In the end, this will speed…

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