Meet the Transas T-Bridge

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Transas Marine expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the T-Bridge, an integrated navigation system that meets professional bridge equipment with aviation, automation and tablet technology. The T-bridge is designed to bring together diverse systems into a single bridge environment, where data sources are combined to provide a full and clear picture to support efficient decision-making. According to Transas, in limited visibility, congested or shallow waters, at night or in poor chart coverage areas, Transas Augmented Reality technology provides the ultimate picture: sensor input from the forward looking sonar, chart data or position and route data are integrated with live video of the surroundings. As the navigator sees a picture of the real surroundings combined with all relevant information on one screen, it becomes easier than ever before to make the most informed and optimal decisions.
Bringing aviation technology on board, Transas has integrated a searchlight with camera and thermal imager into the bridge system allowing detection and identification of objects in virtually any visibility conditions.
A new level of wheelhouse automation based on the Transas Touch Interface will give the crew intuitive and consistent access to all automated information, and allow for the control of an interactive Transas Navi-Conning system, which can be custom configured to suit any bridge configuration. Transas also developed an iPad application which is directly linked to the navigation system and gives access to the highly accurate navigational information related to the vessel, including, for example, position data, AIS targets, speed, course, water depth and a host of other information.


(As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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