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18 February 2016
Alphatron Marine’s river radar success in Venice lagoon
Alphatron Marine is pleased to announce to have signed, together with our Italian distributor SIRM, an agreement with the Azienda del Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano (ACTV) authority for the delivery of 40 river radars for the public transport lines in Venice, Italy.
With Venice renowned for their many canals and thereby low bridges, the river radar model JMA-610 was required to undergo special modifications. The scanner unit, positioned on top of the wheelhouse should, once the captain puts the radar into standby mode, stop rotating precisely at a fixed position. This way the scanner unit can be lowered at this specific position in the hole cut and allows for safe passage under the bridges. At the end of 2015 we successfully installed this first, 100% working river radar concept onboard of the waterbuses with the owner truly satisfied. This concept has been developed in-house with custom built mechanical foundation with appropriate electronics and software. Our trusted partner in Italy will take care of the installation process and will also be able to quickly support the entire fleet fitted with our river radar. The 40 river radars will be delivered within a period of two years, of which the first one will be installed in April this year. The river radar plays an integral role in the inland AlphaBridge. The JMA-610 is an cost-effective, user friendly, high quality river radar developed together with JRC. Available as a black box solution featuring a multi speed scanner, the superior radar picture, integrated AIS functionalities and a unique Photoshot recording function, this navigation center is considered the best of its kind