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Marine Electronics

Transas Moves Towards

Auto Integrated Navigation

With the Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS becoming the world's first type approved ECDIS, the company's latest development — Navi-Sailor 2500 — goes even further in the automation of full bridge navigation.

Navi-Sailor 2500 is equipped with a number of innovative functions that bring this product to the summit of mod- ern shipping electronics. In addition to the vector charts of S-57 ver.3 format and raster ARCS and NDI/BSB. the new system can incorporate Seafarer raster charts produced by the Australian

Hydrographic Office. The enhanced

User Chart Editor now offers as many as 15 colors for easier identification and definition. The software of Navi-Sailor 2500 also provides the facility for underwater object tracking and monitor- ing. Track Utility is a unique new func- tion, which allows tracks of various ships to be merged into one single file.

Shipping companies will benefit from this utility by using the stored informa- tion for in-house analysis of their navi- gators' performance.

Transas Marine has also introduced a unique Navtex Manager feature to the functionality of the Navi-Sailor family of marine navigation systems. This innovative application is based on a link between the Navi-Sailor and Navtex

Receiver. The Navtex Manager's main functions include constant automatic reception of Navtex messages, automat- ic generation of Navtex message data- base and storage of the data. Navtex manager is also capable of automatic extraction of latitude/longitude position from a Navtex message and its plotting on an electronic chart using special symbols.

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Litton To Supply For

New Passenger Ferries

Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply a broad spectrum vari- ety of equipment for two new RoRo passenger ferries in Japan.

The ship duo (Hulls 1065 and 1068) are being constructed for P&O Ship

Management (Irish Sea) Ltd. at the Mit- subishi Heavy Industries yard in Shi- moneski. Scheduled for delivery in mid 2000 and early 2001, the contract includes options for two additional ships. Litton is set to supply a complete integrated bridge system; comprehen- sive machinery monitoring, alarm and control system; and Gyrofin stabilizers.

The integrated bridge system will encompass a Voyage Management Sys- tem with dual ECDIS/conning displays, fiber optic gyrocompass, dual GPS receivers and adaptive autopilot with steering control. All navigation and ship control displays for the bridge system will also be supplied by Litton.

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Saab Attains Majority


Saab Marine Electronics acquired the majority shareholding in Marine Electro

Process AS, located in Moss Norway in

December. Proceeding the acquisition, the company changed its name to Saab

Marine MEP AS. The newly structured company recently introduced

MEP2000™, a technologically-driven integrated alarm concept. Developed for contemporary marine and offshore applications, the product provides 100 percent data integrity for both stand- alone and fully integrated solutions. The product uses Windows NT as the soft- ware foundation and Intellution's FIX32 software range as automation platform.

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Let's Tie the Knot!

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