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FleetWeather Ocean Services, Inc. introduced a busi- ness intelligence solution for the global commercial shipping and maritime industry. FleetWeather’s new services provide insight, intelligence and innovation for global shipping leaders, helping them manage change, opportunities and complex decisions result- ing in increased profi ts and signifi cantly reduced costs. FleetWeather offers a range of services, all of which can be fully customized. All services rely on three core components in the FleetWeather delivery process: Front-End Presentation Portal; Conduit of

Information; and Back-End Data. www.fl

Fleet Decision Support

Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) offers the latest version of its customizable fl eet management system with the release of Fleet Decision Support

System (FleetDSS) Version 2.0. In addition to be- ing suitable for use within a company’s IT network,

FleetDSS has new tools, including an ETA con- fi dence tool and a comparative vessel type perfor- mance graph, making it easy for operators to closely monitor the effi ciency of their fl eets. FleetDSS 2.0 includes high-resolution wind, wave and current data to provide operators with more detailed infor- mation.


Northrop Grumman is introducing the VisionMas- ter FT Electronic Chart Display and Information

System-E (ECDIS-E), a new navigation solution for commercial tankers, containerships, bulk carries and passenger ferries including retrofi t installations. It is based on the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Vi- sionMaster FT platform. The system meets Interna- tional Maritime Organization requirements for cer- tain classes of vessels operating internationally to be equipped with ECDIS for paperless navigation.

The design of the new VisionMaster FT ECDIS-E is focused on ease of use and features a simplifi ed menu structure. It operates on a new standard com- mercial panel PC, which handles the functions of the monitor, PC unit and related subassemblies and incorporates Total Solid State (TSS) technology.

TSS enables Northrop Grumman to build panel PCs that use only microchips instead of the traditional mechanical or rotating active components.



Standard Hori- zon announced the new GX2200

Matrix AIS/GPS, now with Class

D DSC Fixed

Mount VHF with integrated AIS and GPS, 30W

PA/Hailer and

RAM mic option, available starting January 2014.

According to the manufacturer, key features include

Integrated AIS and GPS, 4800 and 38400 baud rate selections (Allows connection to GPS Chart Plotter with 1 NMEA IN/OUT), selectable True and Mag- netic readings for AIS target and PA/FOG simulta- neous operation with AIS display and GPS status page. Minimum Advertised Price: $399.99.

New Portable Combustion

Gas and Emissions Analyzer

The E8500 industrial combus- tion analyzer from E Instru- ments is a complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. It is suited for regula- tory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other com- bustion applications. The analyzer features up to nine gas sensors. The E8500 also includes electrochemi- cal sensors – O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, H2S; NDIR sensors – CO2, CxHy, high CO; low NOx and true

NOx capable; real time PC software package; wire- less remote printer; internal thermoelectric chiller with automatic condensate removal; stack gas and ambient air temperature measurements; draft and differential pressure measurements and effi ciency, excess air and

CO2% calculated values.

Koden KGC-222 GPS Compass

SI-TEX Marine Elec- tronics offers the new-for-2014 Koden

KGC-222 GPS Com- pass for commercial fi shing vessels, work- boats and high-end recreational yachts across North

America. With its streamlined antenna, profession- al-grade performance and standard dedicated digital display, this new system is an ideal solution for any vessel that requires precision position accuracy and output of stable, three-dimensional heading data for autopilots, radar systems, echosounders, sonar,

AIS, onboard PCs and more. The Koden KGC-222 provides accurate and stable heading data with 1o

RMS heading accuracy and 0.1o heading resolu- tion. In addition to its parallel 16-channel GPS re- ceivers, the KGC-222 utilizes an internal electronic compass as a backup sensor.

New Engine Room Simulator

Resolve Maritime Academy completed its installation of Transas engine room simulator platform, the ERS 5000 TechSim. As part of the Academy’s Simulation Training Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the engine room has booked classes for January 2014.

The ERS 5000 TechSim has allowed Resolve Maritime Academy to expand its course offerings to engineers from all sectors of the maritime industry including the offshore, tanker and cruise sectors.

The engine room simulator is connected to Resolve Maritime Academy’s full mission bridge simulator, al- lowing integrated training options for a variety of courses. “Connecting the simulators means we can offer

Resource Management and Integrated Systems training to our clients,” said David Boldt, Simulation Training

Group Manager at Resolve Maritime Academy.

Resolve Maritime Academy hired Rosemary Mackay, an engineer with nine years of experience in maritime education (and 12 years of at-sea experience) to manage the ERS 5000 TechSim. Mackay joins the Academy from Star Center, where she instructed classes offered at the Star Center Engineering Department and was directly involved in course design and development.

The Transas ERS meets STCW code requirements. The scope of training objectives corresponds to specifi ca- tions of standard competence for engine department personnel, which provide for the use of simulators for training engineers as well as engineering instruction for operational, management and support personnel.

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