MPT simulator upgrade brings added realism to maritime training
The world’s most visually realistic maritime simulator
training experience will soon be available to students in South Florida, says
Maritime Professional Training
This system – which the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based
full-service private maritime training school says provides a true-to-life
preview of a career at sea – is a result of MPT’s announced plans to upgrade
the visual projection systems of the main bridge located at their Simulation
For Maritime Assessment, Research and Training Campus in Fort Lauderdale.
This enhancement of what MPT says is the industry’s most
advanced privately owned maritime simulator is the latest capital improvement
in MPT’s Project 2010 and Beyond, an ongoing campaign to upgrade virtually all
of the facilities at its three Fort Lauderdale campuses.
A DNV-approved Maritime Training Center and an ISO 9001:2008
company, MPT says it has chosen NavSim Services as the prime vendor for the
upgrade and Projection Design as the hardware supplier. Transas USA will
continue as the software provider.
The installation will feature newly upgraded F32 Projectors
that supply up to 8,000 lumens each projected onto a 120-foot curved screen
designed to provide a visually immersive environment that greatly improves on
direct-view displays. The upgraded installation will also feature Projection
Design’s patented Multi Image Processors supplying image adjustments at the
pixel level, to enhance realism in the display.
MPT’s S.M.A.R.T.® campus provides a full range of Simulation
for Maritime Assessment Research and Training, the school says, and features
three full mission INS/IBS-equipped navigational bridges along with ARPA,
ECDIS, and Electronic Navigation Labs. The campus is utilized primarily by
ships’ officers and crew, pilot groups, and vessel operators to provide
realistic training and assessment for the U.S. Coast Guard, MCA, BMA, MI, and
The facility also hosts many unique training programs providing
specialized training and assessment tailored to meet individual and corporate
standards, MPT says.
This latest upgrade, MPT says, closely follows the
commencement of the new Dynamic Positioning Lab, due to be unveiled in late
winter. MPT says it has committed to continue the upgrade of their facilities
to meet and exceed the challenging new requirements of the various Flag State
regulations and new STCW Code, as well as to support the efforts of their
clients looking to streamline costs and develop a more efficient yet realistic