the next level navigation system
The Integrated Navigation System (INS) integrates any relevant data and functions of onboard navigational applications and sensors. The INS manages sensor data, routes, charts, and tracks, and also performs central services of the system like an intelligent central alert management.
Synapsis NX is a state-of-the-art integrated navigation system (INS), combining all relevant navigation sensors and systems in a modular, user-centered system for safer and more efficient bridge operations. Navigators benefit from less distraction, superior situational awareness, decision support and less human error risk.
Superior situational awareness
Right decision making through a clear picture of the prevalent situation.
Seamless operation of any function or sensor from any workplace
Standardized, clear structured user interfaces and a common, user-centered presentation of data and information
Navigators receive a validated picture of the prevalent situation for right decision making
Reliable sensors and helpful features support navigation in critical situations
Safety through high data quality and availability of systems and functions.
Just a single, harmonized system, less distraction and workload for users
Integrated continuous plausibility checks of sensor data
Consistent use of data and designations, system-wide target association and management
Intelligent, central alert management
Safe in operation through managed configuration control and integrated redundancies (hot standby)
Secure and futureproof investment
State-of-the-art components and modular design make future-proof bridge systems.
Built on standardized, future-proof hardware and operating system
Modern, intuitive software allows quick familiarization of crews
Modular system design for easier updates and extensions
Compliance with latest standards such as IEC61162-450Ed.2, prepared for future ECDIS standards and others
Global service network in case you need help
Synapsis NX features multifunctional workstations that integrate any combination of our navigational applications. Thanks to standardized, modern user interfaces, navigators can experience very intuitive operations. The workstations also provide central and local change of color palettes and dimming and share individual and situation-specific user settings.
Bridge Integration Platform
Central management, analysis and distribution of sensor data
Synapsis NX provides central monitoring and integrated continuous plausibility checks of sensor data with regard to availability, integrity and reliability. Corrupted sensor data, as well as malfunction and disturbance, is detected, marked and excluded from selection and distribution.
Advanced target and zone management
Target management associates targets between S-band radar, X-band radar and AIS. From this, system-level targets are created, which are further processed and used in the system (e.g. for CPA alerts).
Central, intelligent alert management
Alert management collects and analyzes alerts and determines, with regard to system configuration and status, whether the situation is sufficiently critical to set off an alarm, or whether the watch officer should only receive an alert of lower priority. Furthermore, any alert integrated into the system can be viewed and silenced at any workstation acc. to bridge alert management standard MSC.302(87).
Smart system architecture
Synapsis NX features a modular and flexible network infrastructure. Standardized hardware and LAN components provide the backbone for the system. Workstations and applications are added and configured with high flexibility. Synapsis NX is type-approved according to IMO performance and IEC test standards MSC.252(83)/IEC 61924- 2 for INS. It fulfills basic IMO requirements as well as highest class notations such as NAUT (AW) and NAUT (OSV).
The workstations use modular hardware (Small Marine Computer or Panel PC), and customers can choose from (chart-) radar, ECDIS, or conning software, either stand-alone or in any combination. The function of a workstation can be redefined at any time or expanded during the lifetime of the ship.
NautoPlex data converter
The NautoPlex collects and coverts sensor data to LAN. Through the Ethernet switches, and together with the radar raw video, all data is distributed to the bridge workstations via redundant LAN. This means reduced cabling efforts, but full flexibility with regard to installation space and easy servicing.
8x IEC61162-1 / -2 serial ports (in- and output)
8 potential free status ports in
8 potential free status ports out
9-36 V DC supply voltage
19" Rack installation
Computers, data collectors and switches, as well as further boxes can be installed in a standard 19" rack, delivered in a customized configuration, fully wired and tested. Through integration of capable DVI extenders, the distances between computers and displays can range up to 100 meters.
Thanks to its capable network infrastructure and smart system components, Synapsis NX allows moving hardware off the bridge and enables an appealing interior design for the entire wheelhouse – reducing cost for commissioning, installation and servicing while increasing flexibility for bridge design and ergonomic considerations.