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New Version of Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Software

L-3 MPRI announced the release of Version 5.0 of its Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (LCHS) software called Safe Cargo. This release incorporates significant improvements to the performance, instructor features and configuration options currently available in the software suite. The release is fully compliant with the latest Windows operating systems and incorporates a new network communications infrastructure that improves the speed and stability of the simulator as well as system diagnostics and recovery. The configuration wizard allows an instructor to quickly define the required simulator configuration for the training exercise, selecting from multiple ship types, and assigning the student stations to be operated independently or in groups. Once defined, configurations can be saved and reloaded in the future with a single click of a button, providing considerable flexibility. New tools are also available to simplify the monitoring of each of the student stations and the recording of student actions, with integration into the WISE Virtual Instructor and Competence Assessment tools. The new software additionally features the option to incorporate real hardware consoles or virtual panels with the appropriate gauges and controls, allowing lifelike simulation of a fully operational Cargo Control Room environment


SRD Completes Upgrade for De Beers Marine

Sonar Research and Development, or SRD, has completed an upgrade of systems used by De Beers Marine in their offshore diamond mining process. SRD’s latest SVS 3 sonar systems are now fully operational in DeBeers Marine exploration activities on their survey and sampling platforms, providing geologists with vital information about the diamond bearing strata on the ocean floor. The systems are being used off the west coast of Africa, in the Orange River Basin, South Namibia


Aveva Launches New Software

On May 10, 2012 AVEVA (LSE:AVV) announced the release of an exciting new software product family for the marine and EPC market, AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management. Comprising the products AVEVA Material, AVEVA Planning and AVEVA Production, the application suite supports the entire project management and execution process. Shipyards and EPCs will benefit from lower material and production/construction costs through improved project efficiency


New Propellor Design Software by HydroComp

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HydroComps latest software product, 'PropElements' helps propellor specialists to design & analyse propellors PropElements is a new software product from HydroComp for detail propeller design and analysis. Propeller specialists will find it an essential addition to their propeller design toolbox, but it also was developed to elegantly address the system-level hydrodynamic needs of naval architects, as well. Useful for both design and analysis


Imtech Marine Extends Global VSAT Network

Holland's Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the coverage of its Global VSAT Network. In addition to an already extensive network Imtech Marine now offers VSAT coverage between South America and Africa, an important area for the international maritime industry. Imtech Marine offers a reliable, cost effective and always-on broadband communication solution that utilises the proven iDirect Evolution platform


DP World Australia Expedites Navis N4 Upgrades

Navis, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, has announced that DP World Australia has reached another major milestone. The three terminals, Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne, utilized automated testing to complete three Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) upgrades in rapid succession, further standardizing and centralizing DP World Australia’s technology platform.


GL Launches Tool for Thickness Measurement

The new software tool GL Pegasus to improve material thickness measurements for ships has been presented by Germanischer Lloyd today. GL Pegasus enables direct electronic measurement input. Through this, the software tool significantly reduces the reporting time and the occurrence of human error. Thickness measurement is typically performed by independent measurement firms. The results are a vital part of the assessment of the ship's condition such as corrosion monitoring - for both the


Software Solutions

Autohydro: An Exciting Future The early 1980s witnessed the birth of the first generation Autohydro by Coastdesign Inc. (now called Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC)). Autohydro was one of a very few PC-based first principles stability and longitudinal strength programs available on the market of the day. Running in DOS, Autohydro quickly became world-renowned as a robust, dependable design and analysis tool for the creation of trim and stability books


Bunker Alerts are in Danger of Becoming Junk Mail

Fuel testing agency Lintec says bunker alerts are in danger of becoming junk mail. Rather than being the technical tool they claim to be, the increasing number of bunker alerts shows them up as being quasi-promotional tools which attempt to drum up fuel testing business by needlessly alarming the customer. "Owners should be cautious with respect to automatically generated bunker alerts," says John Dixon, managing director of Lintec Testing Services.


CMA CGM and SAP Enter Strategic Partnership

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CMA CGM, a container shipping company present in 150 countries with 650 agencies and 18,000 professionals worldwide, is investing in a new Information System that they say will enable the group to develop the first system totally dedicated to container shipping. CMA CGM and SAP plan to give the new application innovative, original and global functions that will allow the CMA CGM Group to anticipate and exceed the needs of its one million customers, while improving operational performance


ClassNK Update Design Support Tool for EEDI Verification

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Minimum propulsion power evaluation software extended to calculate added resistance in irregular waves Classification society ClassNK has released the latest version of its PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software. The software was originally developed by ClassNK and released in April 2014 to help


Schlumberger Releases 2014 Software Platforms

The 2014 platform releases deliver a new user experience for a productivity step change

  Schlumberger has released the 2014 versions of its industry leading software platforms. The Petrel* E&P software platform, Techlog* wellbore software platform, Studio* E&P knowledge environment and Ocean* software development framework enhance multidisciplinary integration


BCG Upgrades Virtual GMDSS Simulator

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Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. released an updated version of its Virtual Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (VGMDSS) Simulation software. BCG’s VGMDSS software is comprised of emulations of commercially available components to make up a complete suite of virtual devices


FORAN Takes a Run at North America

FORAN is a multidisciplinary and fully integrated system that can be used in all design and production phases, in all disciplines. All the information is stored in a single database.

Ship Constructor, Military pose some challenges. Madrid’s Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (Sener) is hoping to regain a foothold via its FORAN CAD/CAM software in the North American market, and to use that opening to crack the Big Six military shipyards


Free Software for Speed/Power Analysis

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The new STAIMO software for Speed/Power Trial analysis and reporting on board was released last January for use by the worldwide maritime industry free of charge. MARIN, which assisted the STA-Group in these efforts, also offers a dedicated course (June 16- 20) for EEDI Verifiers and other


Kongsberg Upgrade Simulators for UiT, Norway

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Kongsberg Maritime says that UiT, The Artic University of Norway, has contracted them to provide cutting-edge upgrades and extensions of existing ship's bridge simulators for navigation and DP training including human factor studies.  UiT's strong focus on maritime and offshore training


Gibdock Makes Back-Office Software Improvements

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Gibraltar-based ship repair yard Gibdock says it starting to reap the benefits of investing in an automated and harmonised estimating, quotation, specification and invoicing system. The state of the art Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system overarches the yard’s


AVEVA, ETAP to Deliver Industry First for Electrical Engineers

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AVEVA and ETAP’s collaboration provides the first single round-tripping environment for complete data validation including 3D visualization AVEVA and ETAP have signed a partnership agreement under which both companies will jointly develop a software interface between AVEVA Electrical and


Software Upgrade for Simrad AP7 0 & AP80 Autopilots

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  A powerful new software upgrade is available for the Simrad AP70 and AP80 Autopilots. The upgrade is currently available as a free download and installed on all new systems sold. Continuing to build upon a legacy of state-of-the-art, high-performance autopilots


Altair Expands to South Africa with Office in Stellenbosch

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  Altair, a US-based engineering company, recently acquired EM Software & Systems - S.A., makers of FEKO® electromagnetic field analysis software. FEKO is now becoming part of Altair’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite HyperWorks®


Canaveral Allocated $1.6 mi from Port Security Grant Funding

  Canaveral Port Authority will utilize the $1.6 million awarded from 2014 Port Security Grant Funding for a new port-wide cyber-security program, software that integrates existing security systems and resources into a single uniformed platform and CCTV expansion into new cargo facilities


Newport News Selects Paramarine Design Software

The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Photo by Chris Oxley

QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NSS) as its primary naval architectural software. QinetiQ Paramarine Software will be used for all ships designed and built at its shipyard, including use on the U.S


SevenCs to Unveil 'The Electronic Chart Table'

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Inspired by more than 20 years of ECDIS experience and user feedback from officers all around the world, SevenCs says it is presenting “The Best of Two Worlds” – The Electronic Chart Table. Utilizing a touch screen varying from 46 to 75 inches


Expanded Kelvin Hughes Product Range on Display

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Kelvin Hughes is launching and demonstrating a host of new products and services at SMM 2014, including a port security radar system, specialist mission radome radar and displays, Voyage Data Recorders and the latest version of ChartCo PassageManager software.


New e-Navigation Technologies from Transas

Transas Marine introduced new software solutions for voyage planning and fleet management at SMM 2014 as a step towards becoming the forerunner in the development of e-Navigation technologies.  Among new launches is Transas Navi-Planner 4000 on a touch screen display






 
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