When your bridge is equipped with the AlphaLine MultiFunction series of navigation and communication instruments, then your bridge will look both smart and clear. All the instruments are easy to operate via the transparent color touchscreen display, which is available in three standard sizes that form a well-aligned complete whole. The JRC/Alphatron Marine software-driven instrument line will be available from the spring of 2015.
The instruments can act as a standalone indicator, a repeater for measurements like speed, depth, time, wind speed and direction, or as a magnetic compass repeater. In the AlphaLine MultiFunction, Alphatron offers you a complete series of sophisticated instruments typified by uniform design and simple operation: clearly visible and well lit buttons, a TFT screen with five different color charts and touchscreens supported by a multifunctional rotary knob whenever more functionality is needed.
Mix & match
The most suitable arrangement of instruments and screen sizes can be selected for every type of ship. The screens come in small 5-inch (MFS), medium 6.5-inch (MFM) en large 8.4-inch (MFL); these are the basis for the complete series of new navigation and communication products that will be introduced over the next few years. The AlphaLine MultiFunction, an innovation and co-creation between JRC and Alphatron Marine, is where the JRC processor and the Alphatron Marine uniform displays converge.
AlphaLine products expected from the spring of 2015:
- Engine information panel
- Hardwire switch panels
- Heading repeater
- Heading/rate of turn repeater
- Meteo system
- Radar control unit
- Rate of turn repeater
- Rudder indicator system
- Rudder/rate of turn repeater
- Ship’s clock
- Speed repeater
- Steering repeater
- TMC repeater system
- Touch screen switch panels
- Trio repeater depth/speed/heading
- Wind speed and direction system
All instruments have the same processor; this makes maintenance easier. In principle, the instruments are mounted using the famous click panel (flush mount system), where all the screws are neatly hidden away. Desktop mounting is also a possibility, if required.
JRC is a world leading marine electronics producer specializing in the design and manufacture of industry compliant products. Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. With the full support of Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards, redefining the future of ocean navigation.