Raytheon Anschütz products comply with new BAM standards

- New features include improved situational awareness and simplified safe ship operation -

On Aug. 30, 2021, the European Union Marine Equipment Directive updated its compliance standards for bridge alert management (BAM) for new installations of shipboard navigation equipment. Products from Raytheon Anschütz, a business of Raytheon Technologies, are already in compliance with these standards.

Important for safe ship navigation, Anschütz’s BAM technology harmonizes and enhances the handling, distribution and presentation of bridge alerts, prioritizing them by varying levels of cautions, warnings and alarms depending on the situation. Alerts are shown in different colors or are audible and, where possible, the systems guide the user on how to react.

Benefits of this technology include:

  • Improved identification of situations requiring immediate attention or action to maintain safe operation of the ship, and guidance provided where possible.
  • Removal of redundant and superfluous alerts to limit distractions for the bridge team.
  • Optional centralized alert silence from a centralized alert management human-machine interface.
  • Significantly reduced cognitive workload for bridge operator.
  • Standardized interface concept and protocol that allows for a plug-and-play exchange of alerts on interfaces.
  • Power loss/power on events do not lead to system loss or require the need to resort to using centralized alert displays.

Anschütz products in compliance with the new standards include Synapsis bridge systems, radar and ECDIS; the Standard 22 NX and Standard 30 MF; and autopilots NautoPilot 5000 series and PilotStar NX. The mandatory standards for BAM are International Maritime Organization resolution IMO.302(87) and related International Electrotechnical Commission test standards IEC 62923-1 and IEC 62923-2.