JRC achieves highest DNV-GL INS type approval


Tokyo, Japan, 6 July 2016 – Japan Radio Company (JRC) is pleased to announce that it has received DNV-GL Integrated Navigation System (INS) type approval for the Multi Function Display (MFD) which also includes the renowned network based ICS suffix. Our flexible system meets and exceeds the new IMO performance standard resolution MSC.252(83) and are approved to be expanded to meet the highest class notations such as NAUT-OC/AW/OSV to ensure the safety of a vessel at sea.

Undistracted focus on the bridge is extremely important and we believe that our INS provides added value for officers to plan, monitor and/or control safety of navigation and progress of the ship by combining and integrating functions and information. Integrity monitoring by evaluating inputs from several sources realizes correct, timely and unambiguous information to the operators.

The INS provides alert management for ease of situational awareness by categorizing upon priority and synchronizes radar targets within task stations, detected by advanced radar transceivers, including the Solid State S-band, that keep the workload within the capacity of operators.

Within the INS, the system is composed of five (5) multi functional displays of the JMR-9200 and JAN-9200 series for task control between radar, ECDIS and conning displays. The MFD’s are fully integrated as network based navigation systems (ICS) and are capable of managing the assigned functions simultaneously, with all functions being accessible to the navigator by a single operator action.

The JRC INS will definitely complement the user’s capability and enhance safe navigation, as evidenced by the first contracts for more than ten (10) vessels with the INS solution for deliveries starting as early as summer 2016.

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, represent major industry brands 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, offshore and river navigation.