The SYNAPSIS ECDIS NX, Standard 30 MF Gyro Compass (HRG) and autopilot PilotStar NX of Raytheon Anschütz were presented at Posidonia 2018 (June 4-8).
The SYNAPSIS ECDIS NX is an advanced ECDIS with a modern, state-of-the-art design plus a friendly and intuitive user interface.
ECDIS NX was designed from the ground up with continuous user participation – making ECDIS NX the world’s first user-defined ECDIS. The objective with ECDIS NX was not only to explicitly consider the human element in all stages during software design, but also to create an application with the help of seafarers for seafarers and with an unparalleled intuitiveness in use and function. Crews will familiarize themselves quickly with the new user interface and the human-centered operation concept. This makes ECDIS NX also a perfect solution for retrofits.
ECDIS NX was designed to effectively support the daily tasks and use cases of navigators. During route monitoring the navigator benefits from a maximum chart area display. Important operational functions are available on a single click, and indications can be fixed or retracted as needed, based on navigator preferences.
The ECDIS NX provides:
The Standard 30 MF Gyro Compass is the second generation of maintenance free gyrocompasses from Raytheon Anschütz based on hemispherical resonator gyro (HRGs) technology.
The use of HRG technology together with the simple design makes it extremely reliable with no wear and tear and no need for maintenance. The mean time between failures (MTBF) value of Standard 30 MF is more than 100,000 hours, which is a multiple of the MTBF values of optical gyros (such as FOGs).
The HRG technology has already been used in Horizon MF – the predecessor of Standard 30 MF – and has proven its reliability and accuracy in more than one hundred installations. The new Standard 30 MF is even smaller as its predecessor, can be used as rate-of-turn indicator (required for vessels above 50.000 GT according to SOLAS) and features an optimized integration into a Raytheon Anschütz heading management system. With Ethernet and CAN-bus interfaces, cabling efforts are minimized.
The Anschütz Standard 30 MF Gyro Compass has a strong focus on robustness. Among others, Standard 30 MF settles at rough-seas and provides heading output (with reduced accuracy) even if speed and latitude input fails – a significant difference to other compass systems.
For vessel with DP system, Standard 30 MF offers an additional benefit: some classification societies allow the replacement of a motion reference unit (MRU) with the roll and pitch output of Standard 30 MF. This reduces investment cost but also maintenance cost as no periodical drift calibration is required.
The Standard 30 MF Gyro Compass (HRG) provides:
The PilotStar® NX offers superior steering performance, thanks to decades of experience with its predecessor PilotStar D and the proven Anschütz steering algorithms. PilotStar NX also stands out with an extended range of functionality and an intuitive operation via the seven-inch touch TFT display.
The autopilot is approved as heading control system for standard and for high-speed crafts. The PilotStar NX includes latest technical developments such as Ethernet communication and bridge alert management – this makes PilotStar NX easy to integrate into various system environments.
The PilotStar NX provides:
Raytheon Anschütz products and systems are supported globally by a centrally coordinated first-class service network of 8 manufacturer’s own stations, 20 large service depots and more than 200 service points around the world with original spare parts and highly-trained service partners’ engineers.
For further information you may contact the Official Distributor and Support Center for Greece:
Aegean Electronics SA
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Tel: +30 210 4123000
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