A collision-avoidance system developed by the Iotron Corp., of Bedford, Massachusetts, can display up to 40 ships in a 12-mile radius on a Digiplot screen; the screen provides automatic acquisition of echoes from any conventional radar, automatic computation, and graphic display of all the information needed by the observer. Digiplot, the result of two years of development work, is believed to be today's most advanced but straight- forward fully automatic radar data plotting system. It claims to present information to a navigator in the chart-like form he has been trained and accustomed to understand. Further, the system offers preference controls which on command, instantly provide the information needed, regardless of congestion or weather conditions.

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    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00028557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM