V700 Series Functions
VTS system developed for maximum ease of use
One of the strengths of VTS system is its flexibility, as JRC is capable to design and integrate a customised package suiting the customer's needs. JRC's proven VTS system knowledge has led us to practically manufacture the complete solution in-house,ensuring low maintenance costs and long-term availability of spare parts.
With JRC's VTS system solution, you can strategically position multiple radar stations to cover a whole area, which even further improves the safety and reduces the risk of vessel traffic accidents in port areas and approaches, whilst still monitoring vessel trafficking in a centralised control center. As port areas have the tendency to grow, not only new, but also existing traffic monitoring systems can be easily expanded, whether it involves additional sensors, relocation of existing modules or additional functionality.
on deep-sea vessels and provide outstanding performance and reliability, enabled to survive in the harshest marine conditions at sea. Now imagine these installed ashore, integrating the latest leading technologies, to provide real-time movements of vessels in a relative small geographical area.
Radar data processor
The processing unit is the heart of the operation, delivering a higher performance for the most demanding operation. With JRC's reliable VTS system solution, you will have enough sensor capability and full capacity to manage this enormity of information. The processing unit consists of a radar interface, image transmission, signal processor, plot extractor and tracking unit. It also has a flexible interfacing field, as it can integrate with numerous systems, including cameras, radio direction finders, transponders, hydrographic and meteorological sensors.
Multi sensor integrated processor
All target tracked data from the radar data processor (from all radar stations) and AIS target information from the base station will be transferred to a multi-sensor integrated processor. This rock-solid processor provides the performance, stability and security a control center requires. The following features are especially important for effective traffic monitoring:
- Integration of radar tracked data between radar stations.
- Integration between radar tracked targets and AIS targets.
- Integration between radar/AIS targets and database information.
- Alarm calculations: collisions, speed limits, restricted areas etc.
- Semi-automatic tracking.
- Data communication from and to radar data processors in radar stations, AIS server, operator consoles, record andplayback processor, CCTV cameras, database server, network monitoring and remote and weather sensors.
- Remote controlling of radar sensors and CCTV cameras.
VTS system flexibility
AIS base station
The AIS base station is a broadcast communication system, operating in the VHF maritime frequency band, and is capable of automatic vessel information data transmission to other neighbouring vessel's and to the operation center ashore.
Information transferred includes identification, position, course, speed, and ship's dimensions, draught, type and cargo information. The AIS base station is fully compliant with international UAIS performance standards. It reduces VHF communication and improves target tracking, especially during bad weather conditions.
CCTV camera system
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) integration is an important enhancement to the daily operation. The camera system allows pan, tilt, zoom and it has wiper functionality. It can be remotely controlled and can automatic acquisition targets, all simply via the operator console.
JRC's dual-25kW X-band transmitter/receiver has the advantage that it can be easily installed and maintained, due to a simplified mechanical construction design. A solid state construction is adapted to the electronic circuit blocks allowing for a highly reliable operational performance. The amplifier, included in the receiver, uses a so-called logarithmic amplification so that unnecessary sea and rain clutter restraining the radar video signal can be easily suppressed in the system operation, which allows for improved radar observation.
Solid State Transmitter Receiver (NTG-403)
Meteorological monitor system
JRC's meteorological monitoring system is an efficient tool for collection, storage and presentation of data from a range of various meteorological sensors, which measures wind speed, wind gust, wind direction, and also air temperature, air pressure, and the relative humidity. The information gathered from the various sensors is presented in an easy format. The meteorological sensors are lightweight and have a rugged modular design, which also can have low power consumption, as it is available as solar powered version.
Management information system
JRC offers total turnkey solutions, fully integrated and tailored to your unique operational needs. The management information system is a database system that extends data handling, ensuring that essential information becomes available in time for navigational decisionmaking. JRC's powerful database server includes a tightly integrated information backbone, allowing full sharing of information about arrival, departures, and transits among all the maritime parties, whilst processing continuously changing elements of the traffic.
VHF coast station system
The JRC VHF coast station system is provided with radio equipment to allow communications with vessels under surveillance by the VTS. By integrating the VHF coast station system with the VTS, voice communications with a vessel under surveillance can be recorded and replayed in synchronization with the radar echo record of the vessel.