MMT's customer is a leading maritime offshore services supplier with over 40 years experience in the marine industry. Their geographical focus is on the North Sea, Mediterranean and South East Asia with offices in Aberdeen, Den Helder, Genoa and Singapore.
The Company operates four main vessel categories: platform supply vessels (PSV), anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) as well as subsea support vessels. In addition they offer a wide range of additional offshore services, such as seismic/survey support, maintenance and scientific support, on a worldwide basis.
The vessel was a new build ship operating as an ERRV (Emergency Response and Recovery Vessel) within the North Sea. MMT were contracted to supply and install their Microplot 7 VSM ECS which enables the bridge crew to ensure that vessel movements within the ERRV's sphere of operations are constantly monitored, thereby optimising the vessels effectiveness and efficiency, with a commensurate increase in safety. In order to achieve this capability, Microplot 7 VSM must operate within a stable, robust, proven and reliable hardware platform capable of sustained 24/357 operation.
Microplot 7 VSM incorporates data from other ships instruments and systems, displaying these at a central point and monitoring each data stream, creating alarms and alerts according to pre-determined parameters. The system incorporates inbuilt SAR (Search & Rescue) functionality designed to aid in rescue and recovery operations by speeding up and automating these functions.
The Amplicon Impact E 52 fanless embedded pc was chosen for its ruggedness and consistent performance demonstrated during the testing procedure. Designed for harsh environments, it features efficient Intel Core Duo processors creating a system with high performance and low power consumption. It offers 2 PCI expansion slots with 4 serial and 6 USB ports; all housed in a compact, heavy-duty aluminium chassis (195mm x 268mm x 107mm).