U.S. Naval Academy Acquires Eight ECO Bridge Simulators

Engineering Computer Optecnomics, Inc. (ECO), Annapolis, Md., recently delivered an eight ship integrated shiphandling and navigation simulation system to the U.S.

Naval Academy. The Captains III system will enable the Academy to train students in shiphandling, radar and visual piloting, and operations in restricted waters under any wind and current conditions.

The Captains III system consists of eight interactive bridge consoles, each with a full presentation, radar, helm, engine telegraph, autopilot and other bridge indicators and equipment, including ship-to-ship communication sets. The software provided contains mathematical models for several types of ships and for various ports. All eight ship consoles are integrated with a Captains instructors station, and the Naval Academy's existing Combat Information Center (CIC). The instructor can generate exercises involving variable wind and current effects, as well as the number, type, location, course and speed of traffic ships.

The Captains III system provided to the U.S. Naval Academy is one of a series of shipboard simulators.

Captains shiphandling and navigation simulators are available for any ship type operating in any port or geographic area.

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