Electronics & Navigation

Three of the industry’s largest ECDIS suppliers, Transas, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics and Adveto, have supplied the first Sea Traffic Management-compatible onboard equipment, with 225 such systems being made available to the EU-backed project.
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) and Sperry Marine have announced a strategic co-operation to provide shipping companies with easier exchange of information between the back of bridge planning and data download environment and the ECDIS, with the aim of enhancing safety and improving onboard efficiency.
Sperry Marine has announced the launch of CompassNet, a network-connected ship heading management system which allows for the deployment of different configurations as well as multiple ship heading management controls, using standard Ethernet connectivity to link the heading sensors and the distribution portion of the heading management system.
Danelec Marine is rolling out its new DM700 series ECDIS, an entry-level system that complies with the new IEC and IHO performance standards which will become mandatory beginning August 2017.
Elcome International reports that it has established a new calibration lab and electronics component repair facility at its headquarters in Dubai, with the services operated by Navicom Calibration, a wholly owned subsidiary.
Fugro has added to its range of satellite positioning technology with Oceanstar, an onboard decision support system for commercial vessels offering high performance navigation and manoeuvring support.
ABB is to work with Sovcomflot and the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University (MSU) in Russia on the implementation of new simulation systems at the University, following the signing of a research, technological and educational partnership agreement.
Kelvin Hughes is launching a new range of radar systems for commercial shipping based on its solid-state SharpEye technology.
Kongsberg Digital, the new Kongsberg software and maritime simulation technology division, has signed contracts with Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy and Linnaeus University that include the development of a new LNG (Dual Fuel) Cruise Ferry simulator model for the K-Sim Engine simulator platform.
Danelec Marine has introduced a range of conversion kits to facilitate replacement of existing shipboard Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) with new units, covering more than 30 different models of VDRs and Simplified VDRs (S-VDRs).
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