A company called Sikkerhetssenteret recently announced upgrades to a product that will help shipmasters gain training experience.
Its MarinSim navigational and bridge simulator includes nine Barco F22 WUXGA projectors and should provide more precise navigation and a lifelike digital experience for fishing vessels across the world, including in the Middle East.
“We suggested installing a 240-degree spherical screen as that would give users the feeling that they’re really surrounded by the imaging, when standing on the bridge,” Malin Hallbeck, key account manager project:syntropy, said. “The training thus allows for a more precise navigation closer to objects in the water like the fish harvesting cages. Barco’s F22 projector series is ideal for technically challenging and demanding applications like this set-up.”
The training room houses the Transas simulator and the spherical screen, displaying realistic images of nautical routes and waters. A camera-based audio calibration system helps ensure projection geometry and color reproduction.
“Both Transas and project:syntropy are long-term Barco partners and it’s good to see them reaffirming their trust in our simulation projectors,” Espen Olsen, sales director of training and simulation in western Europe for Barco, said. “The Rørvik Safety Center is considered a true center of academic excellence that offers high-quality courses. We are proud that we can help them take their training to the next level.”