Engine control room console fitted with multitouch panels.
Typical screen dump from the multitouch panel.
Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new touch screen based Engine Room Simulator
configuration. This configuration is designed to offer realistic training and provide
colleges and training institutes with an opportunity to broaden the range of courses
on offer without investing in new hardware. The Neptune MultiTouch system is part
of KONGSBERG's Neptune Engine Room Simulator portfolio, and is already in use at
Georgian College, Ontario Canada and has been chosen by Åland University of Applied
Easy to change models
Neptune MultiTouch uses multiple touch screens integrated with real-life engine
room consoles and panels, that enables the owner to quickly and easily select between
different simulation models. The system allows instructors to change from a VLCC
to a Cruise ship, or a Ferry within seconds. "Neptune MultiTouch is an innovative
and flexible configuration that offers several benefits because of its ability to
run various simulation models on the same HW configuration," says Harald Kluken,
Product Advisor – Engine Room Simulators. "It loads a new set of MultiTouch Mimic
Diagrams when a different engine room simulation model is loaded, allowing for different
courses to be offered on the same hardware solution. This provides immediate cost
savings and at the same time enables training institutes to offer a more comprehensive
suite of training courses, and attract a greater number of students."
The new MultiTouch system is based on Kongsberg Maritime's proven Neptune architecture
for engine room simulation. This ensures that all models are highly accurate,
offering true realism to help students retain what they learn during simulator training.