THE PROTOTYPE SYSTEM TO DEMONSTRATE A GREAT LAKES LAKE-WIDE AUTOMATED VHF MARINE RADIOTELEPHONE SYSTEM
All shore stations are unattended and, for the few operations which are not automatable, these are remotely controlled from an Operator Center. The three "key" concepts of the Lakes-Wide System are highly unique, and can be accorded full credit as the approach which makes a Great Lakes Radiotelephone System practical economically. 1. One of the key concepts is automation; calls can be dialed directly to and from ships, thus eliminating the costly operator handling of most calls. 2. Another key concept is the direct connection of each shore station with a nearby telephone central office; all calls enter or leave the public telephone system through that central office, thus reducing involved line mileage to the minimum. 3. The third key concept is the centralization of such operator service as is needed for the relatively few calls necessarily handled manually, such as those involving non-dial-equipped ships.
- Prepared for Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Lorain Electronics Corporation2307 Leavitt Road, P.O. Box 569
Lorain, OH United States 44052
- Publication Date: 1974-5-1
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Communication systems; Communications; Radio telephone; Ships; Very high frequency; Voyage management systems
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Ship automation; Vhf communications
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00165460
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Lorain Electronics Corporation
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM