Good opening round for German contender
It is difficult to quantify the benefits that derive from putting resources and management time into trade fairs. As with any such promotion, the industry characteristically sees this as an element of long-term commercial strategy.
Feedback from participation in maritime technology showcases has value in its own right. But success in sealing orders at the actual event is undoubtedly a tangible endorsement of a company's involvement.
Among the sanguine community at Europort '99. STN Atlas Marine Electronics found that it was able to convert considerable interest in its newlyunveiled, Atlas Series 1000 radars into actual business. The Hamburg-based firm said that it officially logged orders at the show for over 150 of the innovative systems, mostly entailing the 16-in.
version of the new design.
Europort provided the first public presentation of the high-resolution, color radars, distinguished by what is claimed to be very effective, automatic clutter suppression using the Clean Sweep process supported by an Automated Video Enhancement (AVE) facility. A novel docking function, operating at 250 m and 500 m ranges, is another attribute of the equipment, along with the means for switching the antenna revolution from the more standard 23-rpm to 46 rpm, to enhance close-range performance and the monitoring of highspeed targets. The series of 12-in. and 16-in. equipment promises to increase STN Atlas' market reach, and will in due course include a version for incorporation in the proprietary NACOS integrated navigation and command systems.
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Other stories from January 2000 issue
- Editor's Note page: 6
- A Manta in Dutch environs page: 8
- Good opening round for German contender page: 10
- Dutch small-ship prowess page: 10
- Holland America Contracts Fincantieri For Two page: 12
- Samsung Heavy Rings Up Significant Orders To Usher In New Year page: 13
- Totem Enters Into Agreement With NASSCO page: 14
- Perkins Sabre Launches Two New Engines page: 18
- Offshore Supply Vessels Rebuilt - Cargo Handling, Tank Sounding Automated page: 20
- Transas Launches Stand-Alone Engineroom Simulator page: 21
- VTC Expands Possibilities With Cutler-Hammer Agreement page: 21
- Columbia Coastal Christens Super Barge page: 22
- Pilot Boat Features New Hull Design page: 23
- Schlumberger Launches Deepwater Vessel page: 23
- Cascade Signs Maintenance/Repair Agreement page: 24
- Verolme Botlek Carries Out Vessel Upgrades page: 24
- Argent To Reactivate LNG Carrier page: 25
- United States Lines Flying High Again page: 26
- "Boutique" Cruise Vessel Keeps French Cruisers Nicely Coiffed page: 26
- SeaArk Marine's Atlantis Explorer page: 28
- HMS: Outfitting ferry for safety, success page: 29
- Passenger Vessel Report page: 30
- Austal To Start U.S. Shipbuilding Joint Venture page: 31
- Passenger Vessel Report page: 32
- Finnegan Joins Drew Marine page: 45
- The Coating Conundrum page: 46
- U.S. Builders Make Waves At Year End page: 51
- Alabama Launches ATB page: 52
- Deutz Augments Lower Power Range With New Engines page: 80
- Deere adds 8.1 L Engine to Line page: 80