L-3 releases NACOS Platinum DP productEquipment & Technology // May 4, 2012
L-3 Dynamic Positioning & Control Systems (L-3 DP&CS) has announced the release of the latest addition to the Navigation Automation Control System (NACOS) Platinum series, adding Dynamic Positioning (DP) to the system’s suite of navigation, automation and control applications.
Dynamic Positioning & Control Systems developed the new integrated Dynamic Positioning (DP) system working with two other L-3 Marine & Power Systems companies – Lyngsø Marine and SAM Electronics.
The company said the new DP capability complements the NACOS Platinum's proven range of functionality for vessels of all types and sizes "and offers unprecedented levels of system usability and scalability."
The new NACOS Platinum DP System was on display for the first time at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, April 30 through May 3.
“We developed the NACOS Platinum DP System according to user-centered design principles, building on the valued feedback from end users and human factors experts, as well as L-3's combined years of marine offshore oil and gas experience,” said Tony Gardiner, general manager of L-3 DP&CS.
“The system features combined wide-screen and touch-screen display technology, delivering a smarter user interface that is intuitive, with complete vessel overviews.
"Overall, this development greatly simplifies operations and puts L-3 firmly at the forefront of the industry, enabling the crew to concentrate on operating the ship safely and reliably without any undue distraction or stress.”
L-3 DP&CS’ new NACOS Platinum DP System uses a combination of networked architecture and modular components to support a full range of applications – from small alarm or stand-alone DP system capability to large and complex configurations for positioning, maneuvering, navigation and control of highly advanced vessels.
Additionally, system configurations can be easily expanded, upgraded or modified to provide increased functionality for each type of vessel. The versatility of the L-3 NACOS Platinum System is illustrated by integrated multi-functional workstations directly connected to the vessel’s IP network, enabling access to information from any workstation.