(Ships Movement Information Display System)
SMIDS is a docking system
utilising GPS and GLONASS satellite technology to give an extremely
accurate indication of the ship's movement over the ground. Information
is presented to the Navigation Officers and Pilot in the same way
as the 'traditional' doppler docking system plus in addition the
ships heading and rate of turn are presented on the same display.
There is also a facility
to accept speed through the water data from the ship's speed
log and to compute 'total run' and 'distance' travelled.
In addition to the bridge
and bridge wing readouts an optional handheld computer with a wireless
connection to the SMIDS Electronic Unit allows the data to be constantly
to hand in the general bridge area.
Ltd has hands on experience of this system, seen it in action and
it is impressive!.
Call or send an
enquiry for more information.