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GE launches new vessel control and DP system

Written by Nick Blenkey
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FEBRUARY 7, 2017— GE’s Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) newly launched SeaLyte vessel control and dynamic positioning (DP) system provides a structured and standardized package for customers with smaller vessels in the offshore support and merchant markets.

Reduced hardware embedded in the system brings reduced complexity, leading to a lower cost.

The SeaLyte solution comprises two standalone products: the SeaLyte Vessel Control System (VCS) and SeaLyte DP. Both can be fully integrated into one package or used independently with third-party technologies, providing flexibility to accommodate and integrate with existing or pre-selected sub-systems on board vessels.

SeaLyte has an intuitive touch screen with high-resolution graphics that is suitable for use with third-party sub-systems.

SeaLyte VCS sits at the heart of a vessel’s automation process. Its integrated functions include machinery alarm and monitoring, machinery and auxiliary systems control, optional power management and mission-specific systems such as cargo handling.

SeaLyte DP System is an automatic position and heading control system with manual and automatic position control, heading control, joystick maneuvering and a user-friendly interface to ships’ systems and reference equipment.

SeaLyte DP is Class 1 and Class 2 compliant. There are a number of options for the operator station available with different levels of sophistication and corresponding levels of functionality to cost-effectively meet the needs of each ship owner, shipbuilder and DP operator.

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