Electronics & Navigation

NAVTOR has been selected to represent the maritime industry in the ENABLE project, an EU initiative to validate the safety of autonomous vehicles in Europe, with the Norwegian firm having received funding to investigate the concept of ‘shore-based bridges’ over the next three years as a stepping stone on the…
Google, Oceana and SkyTruth have launched Global Fishing Watch, a collaboration which aims to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing through the collection and display of satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) data.
RH Marine, part of the RH Marine Group along with Radio Holland, has launched its own brand of maritime technology products, under the name Rhodium.
Alphatron Marine has agreed a new contract with Chemgas Shipping covering shipboard equipment maintenance and optimisation for eight gas carriers.
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
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.
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