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Automated track control system launched by Alphatron

Alphatron Marine has launched an automated course and track control system for the inland shipping segment that allows a ship to sail automatically along a predefined line.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}AlphaRiverTrack has been developed in conjunction with German company Argonics, and allows a ship to automatically sail a planned set of tracks on the chart system. The system will also calculate the required rudder output for the steering of the vessel to compensate for drift and stay on track.

The captain can make adjustments from the preset line as required, using a joystick based control system.

AlphaRiverTrack can be combined with an existing AlphaRiver pilot, or implemented as part of a new installation. Only a small configuration adjustment to the autopilot is required to add the new track function, Alphatron says.{/mprestriction}

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