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Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum is a cost-effective suite of electronic systems covering almost any area within ship automation, propulsion, navigation, power management, dynamic positioning and general alarm and control.
Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum is applicable to any ship, irrespective of size or type. Since its market introduction in 2010, more than 400 systems have been delivered and are in global service.
Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum is by design fully integrated and its applications are engineered to operate in unison, utilizing shared resources and a common infrastructure. The modular concept enables it to cater to particular requirements, while the system can also be installed as a stand-alone application to fully deliver the required functionality within specific areas.
Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum complies with all relevant international rules and with the regulations of all major classification societies, including DNV GL, ABS and Lloyds Register. The system is constantly updated in accordance with new and anticipated legislation, and existing onboard installations can also be upgraded as needed.
Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum installations are easy to maintain, and Wärtsilä service agents around the world have the necessary tools to manage the system. Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum has a high level of built-in diagnosis capability, and includes a Remote Maintenance option to support ships at sea. To ensure and maintain the integrity of the Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum systems, key electronic components are self-configuring and can be changed on the fly, without downtime and without specialist knowledge.
Our Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum provides top-level scalability, flexibility and extensibility, permitting the exact tailoring of the system, already during the design stage, to meet diverse and individual requirements.”
Users interact with Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum via Multi-function Displays (MFDs). Each of these, as a baseline, provides access to all applications installed on the ship, for example Radar, ECDIS, Conning Displays and machinery automation.
Saving physical space and cost, thanks to the multi-function capability of Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum MFDs, each work station provides the user with direct access to all the information required for any particular task, and switching between applications is as simple as two mouse-clicks.
The design of the Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum human-machine interface (HMI) is in accordance with the ideals of the ISO standard for ‘Human-Centered Design’, so as to provide optimal interaction quality and easy, effective and efficient use.
Across the entire suite of applications, Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum provides consistent operation, and follows operating principles similar to modern browsers and major software packages. Dialogues, controls, alarm handling and alarm symbols are identical throughout the system, and even novel users will find the Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum HMI immediately familiar, thus being able to focus on the real tasks right from the beginning.
The Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum system uses a common tool to perform the overwhelming majority of definition and individualization tasks for any particular installation. The system also uses a high number of common components, all of which are shared across the application areas, be it navigation or automation.
The benefit is significant from a service perspective, greatly reduced spare part count. Additionally, the use of a common software configuration tool also means that an entire installation – across application areas – can be easily managed in a consistent manner. Since this principle applies to any service intervention, in any location, throughout the lifecycle of the ship, quality issues are minimized and the continued system integrity and reliability is ensured.
A governing philosophy of the Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum design is adding computing resources whenever increasing requirements. Combining this with a distributed architecture, inherent resilience becomes a defining feature: There is no potential vulnerability associated with central components, additional measurement points imposes no strain on the system. Instead, it consists of connected but self-sustaining and both physically and logically distributed process computers. Each of these carries a relatively low count of inputs and outputs, and independently executes the functions associated with those interfaces, a solution which provides a high level of autonomy. Under adverse conditions, such units will continue to perform the functions assigned, resulting in system dependability and robustness.
The integrated nature of Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum makes it a cornerstone in gaining access to the insights, data, knowledge and intelligence needed for continuously optimized operations.”
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