A pelagic vessel under construction at the Kleven Verft yard at Ulsteinvik in Norway is being fitted with the latest in ultra-high definition (UHD) wheelhouse systems, with six 55-inch displays for its integrated fishing and navigation hardware.
Halleland Display has supplied six state-of-the-art Series X 55” Ultra High Definition floor stand maritime display systems for the new Gitte Henning and these are a key element of the Furuno Norway Monitor Steering (FNMS) system to be installed on the new pelagic catcher.
The FNMS system is a new bridge concept designed to deliver high flexibility to meet the specific navigation and vessel operational needs of fishing vessel skippers.
Based around the use of large maritime displays with multi-data input, it can be configured to fit any bridge or wheelhouse. In addition to the six Series X 55-inch Ultra High Definition floor stand maritime displays, Furuno Norway’s solution for Gitte Henning uses six 26-inch displays and 27 24-inch models from Hatteland Display.
This is a combination that brings together data output from 40 different sources to be displayed on multiple screens, all of which are positioned to be easily viewable from anywhere in the wheelhouse.
With flexible inputs, all Series X Ultra High Definition maritime displays can accept data from any source including echo sounders and sonars, navigation and automation systems, as well as winches and trawl sensors.
The data display is highly configurable by the user, with the complete layout of all displays shown on an interactive touchscreen. From here, signal sources can be assigned to any display, providing high flexibility for all situations and operations. The FNMS also introduces a new way of collaborating with colleagues on shore, by enabling specific data to be sent over satcom for further analysis.
‘Hatteland Display’s new large format 4K Series X displays are enabling a new approach to bridge system development by providing a platform for multi-data display on single screens,’ commented Trond Strømmen, Furuno Norway’s CEO.
‘While multi-data on a single bridge display is not a new concept, only large screens with 4K resolutions can guarantee high readability in all light conditions, and at a distance. Furuno Norway’s take on this new approach is highly flexible, with capacity to integrate an unlimited number of new displays in the system, according to our customers’ needs.’
As the largest standalone, Type Approved 4K resolution display system for bridge applications, Series X 55” models are designed to open up new possibilities for safer and more efficient navigation and control. Featuring the most screen space available of any maritime display, they enable system integrators like Furuno Norway to develop multi-data interfaces that ensure users have access to everything they need from diverse sensors and control systems all in one place.
With Ultra High Definition 4K resolution providing unmatched clarity and premium panel technology delivering high brightness and contrast, systems integrators, Integrated Bridge System and ECDIS manufacturers, and Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) producers can further develop their solutions with enhanced interfaces providing more detail and functionality for navigators.
These sophisticated displays provide a solid foundation for new approaches to ergonomics and user-friendliness.
‘We’re pleased to see our long-term partner Furuno Norway leading the way in innovative new bridge system designs with our state-of-the-art new display technologies,’ said CEO Trond K. Johannessen at Hatteland Display.