Flexible new solution to drive down the cost of full-mission simulation.
New touch sensitive Multiflex Panel released for Polaris bridge simulation systems. These panels can be configured with different panel functions.
Utilising the latest in touch sensitive technology, Kongsberg Maritime has developed
the Multiflex Panel, a flexible touch-screen panel for its Polaris simulation systems
that can be configured with different panel functions. This enables training institutes
to offer a wider range of training on their Kongsberg Maritime Polaris full mission
simulators whilst keeping costs down.
Over 70 different panel functions will be available from 1st July
2008, representing a major step forward in new cost-effective simulation training
solutions from Kongsberg Maritime. The system has been designed as a replacement
for hardware panels by replicating the same panels in a touch sensitive graphical
During an exercise, students can easily switch between different functions e.g.
Doppler log and Echo sounder on the same panel. The instructors can choose between
a wide range of panel functions to be made available to the students via the Multiflex
Panels from the Instructor-PC or simply use pre-configured training scenarios for
a specific ship class, which will automatically present the panels required."Our
new Multiflex Panels will provide our customers with enhanced flexibility and enable
them to re-configure their bridge instrument set-up to meet their own customer training
requirements. This will provide them with much more flexibility in the training
scenarios that they present on their full mission simulators as new scenarios do
not require hardware to be swapped out," says Terje Heierstad, Product and Technology
Manager of Kongsberg Maritime.