Kongsberg Digital Delivering Simulators Tolani Maritime Institute
Kongsberg Digital is celebrating another significant development in maritime training technology with a landmark simulator delivery for the Tolani Education Foundation in Mumbai, India. Students and instructors at the Tolani Maritime Institute will benefit from comprehensive Engine Room, Cargo and Navigation simulator training solutions under one roof. This delivery, which will be carried out over the coming months, sees KDI satisfying the terms of four separate but linked contracts. A Full Mission K-Sim Navigation Class A Bridge Simulator with projectors forms the core of the solution; this will be augmented and integrated with the desktop software for an Engine Room Simulator and Cargo Handling Simulator, which host two and three simulation models respectively. The fourth contract stipulation will see this software covered for eight years under KONGSBERG’s LTSSP (Long-Term System Support Program) agreement.
Each scalable simulator uses cutting-edge functionality to provide a lifelike, immersive user experience for maritime cadets. K-Sim Navigation’s industry-leading hydrodynamic models and highly advanced physical engine operate in tandem with a high-fidelity visual system to build students’ competence in their interactions with navigation equipment, other vessels, objects and weather conditions. Instructors, meanwhile, can easily construct, record and assess exercises with a simple, intuitive drag-and-drop interface.
Similarly, K-Sim Cargo familiarizes trainees with all components of a vessel’s cargo system, incorporating aspects such as the planning and execution of multiple loading and discharge operations, while K-Sim Engine accommodates basic and advanced training of marine engineers in every eventuality in the complex behavior of an engine room. All K-Sim models are certified by DNV and exceed existing STCW requirements.
The LTSSP lifecycle management package will provide on-call scheduled support and annual software updates for the new simulators, designed to keep them at optimum performance during their lifecycle.