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Norway’s unmanned 100 TEU coastal marine transportation system ReVolt is to be powered by a 3,000kWh battery to pro- vide a range of 100 nautical miles. With no crew onboard DNV

GL has estimated a total saving of up to $34 million over its estimated 30 years time in service.




Leading the way

Up on the bridge or down in the engineering room, you don’t need your computers beside you in digital KVM to have complete control over your IT systems.

With G&D’s KVM technology, you can remove computers from control rooms into one safe location. As a result, you’ll create more space with less noise and less heat and enjoy a better working environment.

For complete ?exibility, users can access the systems wherever they are on board – all they

Vessels need are the necessary peripherals e.g. a mouse and a keyboard and one or more display screens.

In addition, KVM systems from G&D deliver more safety. Our systems not only provide mission- critical features that monitor our KVM equipment but they can also measure several parameters of the systems they’re connected to.


The joint European Research Project MUNIN ship-to-shore communications to fully enable

On ships, in special applications control, in vessel


HALL 6 traf?c service (VTS), on offshore platforms… was ? nalized in August 2015, a project ? nanced autonomous operations, including legal aspects,

STAND 6306 (KONING & for complete control with ?exibility the answer by the EU and initiated by German research in- risks and economics of such systems. The main

HARTMAN) is KVM – from G&D.

stitute Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics practical focus was directed at the development and Services. Participating partners in the three of the autonomous control systems aboard a bulk year project were research institutes, universi- carrier remotely controlled from a shore control ties and private companies from in eight Eu- center, simulation based and integrating the vari- ropean countries including Germany, Norway, ous functions needed.

Sweden, Iceland and Ireland. The concept of au- A ‘Shore Control Center’ was designed capable tonomous shipping was analyzed both theoreti- of supervising vessels worldwide using elec- cally and through developing practical solutions tronic nautical charts. Just as within the airline and technical systems for autonomous opera- industry, critical situations are monitored both by tion of a ship. There were many matters under a the onshore operator in charge of that particular close microscope, from needed developments in sea segment, and by software, both onboard and 35

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