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Kongsberg launches new laser based reference system for offshore applications at the international workboat show 2013

Reliability and ease of operation in focus for new DP position reference system.

Kongsberg Seatex is launching SpotTrackTM, an advanced multi-target laser based relative position reference system. SpotTrack delivers accurate range and bearing measurements and is primarily intended for Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations. Novel technical solutions provide users with a range of benefits.

SpotTrack is a highly robust, yet lightweight, motion stabilised rotating laser sensor offering precision range and bearing readings to one or multiple retro-reflective targets. As a multi-target sensor, SpotTrack uses an advanced detection system and tracking algorithms for true target recognition – minimising lock-on to false reflections. Motion stabilisation provides improved target lock on a moving platform. SpotTrack can utilise already established, optical targets.

“Laser based reference systems represent an established technology, but SpotTrack introduces a new level of reliability and ease of operation for this type of product. The sensor itself is a completely sealed unit, with all moving parts housed inside, so the system is less prone to mechanical wear from exposure to the elements. By this approach we have created a more durable product well adapted to the requirements of critical operations, and with the benefit of less costly maintenance,” explains Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer Support, Kongsberg Seatex AS.

To read the full press release, please visit the Kongsberg Maritime website here.