Ease of operation
K-Pos dynamic positioning system operator console.
The operator interface is designed to allow efficient and safe operation of the dynamic positioning
system by assisting the operator in making optimum operational decisions. Emphasis
is placed on logical operation, effective presentation of relevant information and
user-friendliness. Special precautions are taken to prevent single inadvertent acts
K-Pos dynamic positioning system operator panel.
Dedicated buttons with status lamps are provided on the operator panel for activation
of main modes, position-reference systems and thrusters, and functions where indicator
lights can greatly assist assessment of the situation. Other frequently used functions
are also initiated through dedicated panel buttons.
The buttons are grouped according to their main functions. The panel provides
a heading wheel, a keypad for numeric input of data, a trackball to control the
screen cursor and a 3-axis joystick. The heading wheel is used to set the vessel’s
heading and crab angle.
Typical screen dump from our dynamic positioning systems.
A Windows-based display interface provides a high degree of flexibility in the presentation of information. Familiar Windows features such as a Menu bar and Dialog boxes are used. Functions without dedicated panel buttons are controlled via the Menu bar.