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The Norwegian provider of next-generation software and digital solutions will furnish the South Korean Segero and Hannara sister training ships with real-time training simulators.
Specifically, K-Sim Navigation, K-Sim Engine, and K-Sim Cargo simulators will be installed on-board the vessels belonging to the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU) and Mokpo National Maritime University (MMU).
The K-Sim Navigation bridge, for instance, will be set up in a room behind the vessels' real bridges and will be configured to project either simulated sailing areas based on new Korean database models or the real view from the actual bridge, via on-board CCTV cameras, with data from real on-board sensors. By this means, students on the simulator bridge will have access to the exact same view as students on the real bridge, so that real-time situations can be discussed back and forth, and performance indicators can be compared.
"The onboard simulators on these vessels introduce a whole new degree of realism. Instructors will be able to make clear, informed assessments and fine-tune simulator exercises as they see fit, while students will be able to access real-time vessel data and apply it to training routines in the virtual realm before moving forward to the main bridge and restaging operations with the actual ship," Mark Stuart Treen, Vice President Sales, Kongsberg Digital, explained.He also said, "Combining simulator technology with real, in-situ assets represents an exciting new venture for KONGSBERG, and reflects our purpose as a company in supporting customers in new territories, stimulating economic growth and tirelessly pushing the envelope with innovative applications for our technology leading simulators."