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Navis Engineering

Integrated touchscreens for dynamic positioning systems in ships


How can a ship stay in one place despite wind and waves? The solution is dynamic positioning (DP). Navis Engineering is a leading company in the field of DP. Read more about its dynamic DP systems and why the company chose to integrate EIZO touch monitors.

Demand-oriented DP systems

Dynamic positioning (DP) enables ships and floating platforms to automatically stay on the same course or in exactly the same position without using anchors or other fixed moorings. Navis Engineering is one of the leading companies in the field of DP systems. The company, which was founded in Finland in the early 1990s, now has customers in the most important parts of the world.

"We design and manufacture dynamic positioning and maneuvering control systems for e.g. offshore vessels, cruise ships, ferries, workboats, special ships and superyachts," says Evgeny Kottsov, Sales Director at Navis Engineering.

The DP system stabilizes a ship within a few seconds and keeps it in exactly the right position, for example by controlling various propellers. Everything is developed according to the customer's specific needs and requirements in terms of safety, reliability, functionality and benefits.

Joystick control

"Thanks to our touchscreens and easy-to-use control panel, we have the most comprehensive DP systems on the market," says Evgeny Kottsov. The system has simple user interfaces and smooth joystick control. This means that even people with limited IT experience can use the system.


24/7 customer support

The DP systems from Navis Engineering are currently in use on more than 1,500 ships around the world. This places very high demands on service and support. "Regardless of where a ship is located, we have to provide support quickly if something happens," says Evgeny Kottsov. "For example, if a ship needs maintenance in the USA, we can diagnose the problem and manage the work from Finland. In addition, we have a global service network and also offer DP training in accordance with the latest IMCA recommendations."

The importance of the touchscreen

The touchscreen plays a crucial role in Navis Engineering's DP systems. The company is the first in the world to use integrated touchscreens in its DP systems. "You have everything at your fingertips - it's faster and safer than with conventional monitors that use other control and pointing devices," explains Evgeny Kottsov. "As the touchscreen is used every time the operator uses the system, it has to be absolutely top class in terms of both performance and safety."

"We have tested a number of touchscreen suppliers - EIZO meets our very high requirements, e.g. in terms of design, user-friendly interfaces, screen dimming and price," says Evgeny Kottsov. "EIZO also fulfills all certification requirements and provides service all over the world. This is important because if something happens to the screen, we need help quickly so as not to jeopardize safety."

Evgeny Kottsov

NAVIS Engineering

NAVIS Engineering's selection of touch monitors

  "Navis Engineering has chosen the EIZO DuraVision FDS1904T and FDU2603WT monitors," says Ricardo Cancino, maritime monitor expert at EIZO Nordics. The screens, which are available in sizes up to 55 inches, come with a 3-year warranty for 24/7 use.