We are proud to announce a new era in shipboard systems with the launch
of Kongsberg System Technology. By integrating high user competence with technological
excellence this new ship-wide technology platform makes a difference to vessel operation.
A wide range of standard and operational specific functions are available, all designed
to optimise operational and commercial performance.
Kongsberg System Technology is the key to an entire range of integrated sub-systems
based on tried and tested solutions for:
- Propulsion and thruster control
- Dynamic Positioning & Joystick
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Within each application, we will offer numerous solutions and equipment types,
catering for the same diverse markets and ship specifications that the company is
known for. Customers will know the new systems by the prefix of ‘K’ as in K-Bridge
Reduced cost of ownership
Kongsberg System Technology provides benefits across the board. With better technology,
enhanced functionality and improved life-cycle support, Kongsberg System Technology
furthers safe, efficient operations, reduces the overall costs of ownership, and
is scalable to suit individual operational and customer needs.
Multi functional work stations
The distributed and open system design of this sophisticated technology platform
utilises a system wide standardised communication network. The redundant network
facilitates easy integration of other vessel systems and free flow of information
from all sub-systems, with vessel wide information available on multi functional
work stations. Additionally, real-time processing has been taken a step further
by providing standard distributed process units (DPU) with embedded software, resulting
in increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs.
Integrated Vessel Management
The Integrated Vessel Management concept provided supports seamless integration
of all vessel control systems. Bridge systems, that is navigation, manoeuvring,
propulsion and thruster controls, are linked to machinery and cargo automation and
safety systems by means of a system-wide communication highway that enables free
flow of information within the Integrated Vessel Management system.
All operator stations, controllers and interface units are linked together via
the redundant communication network and a common user interface reduces the risk
of human error and the cost of crew training. Though Kongsberg System Technology
provides for more integration than ever before, each sub-system is autonomous system
and not affected by a failure in another sub-system, increasing safety and reducing
the risk of downtime.
Embedded decision support
In addition to the standard operational modes and functions, various operational
specific functions are available to optimize operation for a wide range of applications
and vessels. The mode control for machinery and propulsion plants is a good example;
operational data for the machinery, propulsion and cargo equipment is programmed
into the mode control. Standard and special operational modes are predefined, standard
mode such as manoeuvring, transit and harbour modes and special mode such as station
keeping, loading/offloading and drilling. When a mode is selected, the mode supervision
module will alert the operator in case of any abnormality with respect to the condition
of the involved machinery (alarm or status) including standby equipment. Similar
embedded decision support (operational guidance) functionalities are also available
for ship handling, manoeuvre and DP operations.
The Full Picture
High performance, flexibility and ease of use, together with common data management,
communication and configuration guarantee that present and future requirements for
vessel control are met. Kongsberg System Technology is the key to safer, more efficient
operations and is the culmination of our challenge to give you The Full Picture.