Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan) will exhibit at the SMM Trade Fair from September 6 to 9 in Hamburg, Germany. It is a major exhibition covering the entire maritime industry from Digital Transformation to energy transition. At the exhibit, Furuno will showcase comprehensive solutions and services for the marine industry including Augmented Reality Assisted Navigation System ENVISION, Remote Monitoring Service HermAce, Prototype Touchscreen Planning Station, and introduce new amazing products and technologies.
Official description of the event
Digital transformation, as well as climate change and the maritime energy transition demand groundbreaking, implementable solutions – they all take center stage at the 30th SMM. With an expanded spectrum of key areas and additional presentation formats, the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry accompanies the change at close quarters.
From 6 - 9 September 2022, maritime industry professionals from all parts of the world will get the complete overview of innovations from all sectors, and of course they will finally enjoy again the opportunity for live encounters on the exhibition ground as well as in the high-profile trade conferences.
Take part in this long-awaited industry event and use it for targeted business contacts to market leaders and newcomers, and to sustainably expand your personal business network. We look forward to welcoming you in the beautiful maritime metropolis of Hamburg.
Main exhibited products
- 3D Bird View System New
- Berthing Aid System New
- Augmented Reality Navigation System ENVISION, including new features coming with the latest version
- Remote Monitoring Service HermAce
- Boening bridge
- Touchscreen Planning Station PS-100 Prototype
- Napa Voyage Optimization New
- Navskills Online
AR Navigation System ENVISION, what's new
We introduce the latest additions to the AR Navigation System such as "Navigation data recording function", "UKHO Tide and current Display", and "Safety Contour display".
- Navigation data recording function
The Navigation Recorder records and stores images from the last 30 days of navigation in an external storage device. It allows you to analyse and see what happened in the event of an accident or other unexpected situation. In addition, the recording data can also be used as training materials for the crews.
* For a capacity of 2 TB, up to 720 hours can be recorded. Recording time may vary depending on circumstances
UKHO® ADP current and tide display
This is a feature that allows the display of ocean currents and tides using ADP*1 (Admiralty Digital Publication) data provided by UKHO*2 (the UK Hydrographic Office). This further enhances safety by allowing mariners to monitor not only the maritime traffic in real time, but also the sea conditions through the overlaid AR data.
The purchase of UKHO data and a license key are required to unlock the function.
*1 ADP stands for ADMIRALTY Digital Publication that are provided by UKHO. It consists of a package of hydrographic data that displays tidal currents, tides, lighthouse information, radio signal information, etc. and is compatible with Windows OS.
*2 UKHO stands for UK Hydrographic Office.
Safety Contour Display
The safety contour feature from ENC (Electronic Navigation Charts) charts enhances awareness and alertness by changing the target color depending on the level of threat (Yellow, Orange and Red) whenever objects are coming close. This feature is included in the standard package for the launch of the new version.
For more details on AR Navigation ENVISION, Visit the following link.
Introduction to the latest systems developed for the realization of autonomous navigation.
Research, development and initiatives in the field of Autonomous Navigation is actively encouraged woldwide, with the aim of improving navigational safety and reducing the workload of mariners. Furuno is also developing systems to support "watchkeeping (recognition)" and "maneuvring/collision avoidance (decision making)" using Furuno's unique sensor technology. At this exhibition, in addition to the AR navigation system shown above, we will also exhibit the "3D Bird View system", which uses VR technology to support watchkeeping operations, and "Berthing Aid System", which uses a LiDAR, a camera, and other sensors to accurately measure the distance and angle between the ship's hull and the quay to supports the safe docking or departure of ships.
For more information on our solutions for the digital transformation of the maritime world, visit the following link:
▲ (Left) 3D Bird View System, (Right) Berthing Aid System
The Planning Station now compatible with the NAPA Voyage Optimization
The Furuno Planning Station PS-100 is a comprehensive support tool for route planning and monitoring, information sharing, and more. All of these functions are made stress-free, thanks to a powerful graphics engine that allows for fast and intuitive drawing and operation. In addition, the Planning Station is now compatible with the NAPA Voyage Optimization*, the ultimate solution for operational efficiency by optimizing route selection and vessel speed, reducing fuel costs and CO2 emissions.
A demo is available at the Furuno booth to familiarize yourself with the Planning Station and NAPA Voyage Optimization feature.
* Additional contract is necessary to use this function.
About the SMM 2022
Official website of the event: https://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/
Official name of the event: SMM 2022
Event dates: September 6-9, 2022
Location: Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, Germany
Furuno booth number: Hall B6, Stand 100