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ECDIS trainer on one laptop

VSTEP, a Rotterdam-based developer of simulators, has announced new functionalities for its NAUTIS line, including a portable ECDIS trainer and 3D glasses for a 110° immersion.

DNV-certified maritime training simulator NAUTIS has been redesigned to be compatible with the Alienware laptops, which can drive two screens in addition to their own built-in display. This makes it possible to create a portable NAUTIS ECDIS trainer compliant with the IMO Model Course 1.27 on just one laptop with two additional screens. Thus, part of the course can now be run on board of a vessel.

As for NAUTIS desktop simulators, they are to be compatible with the next generation Oculus Rift HMDs (Head Mounted Displays). These wearable items display a virtual 3D world in a 110° angle across the wearer’s field of view to create an impression of immersion.

The Oculus Rift HMD uses advanced motion sensors that are responsive to the wearer’s cranium, allowing them to look around in the selected environment by actual movement of the head. VSTEP says that NAUTIS users wearing the HMD will find themselves will have a visual and immersive experience similar to that of a Full Mission Bridge 360° simulator.

Finally, VSTEP has developed an Assessment and Analysis tool, which can be used with all its NAUTIS simulators, from desktop trainers to DNV Class A FMB. It allows an instructor to define various student assessment criteria and to generate performance evaluation reports. 

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