Japan Radio Co (JRC) and Alphatron Marine have revealed a new and simplistic-designed integrated bridge solution for medium and small types of vessel, including tugs. JRC said this AlphaBridge design would enable optimised viewing in the wheelhouse and full control from a sitting position.
AlphaBridge is suitable for coastguard, patrol vessels, tugboats, workboats, fishing vessels, smaller cargo ships and offshore windfarm support vessels.
It has a central command chair facing three 26 in navigational displays in the front consoles. The bridge is fitted with JRC’s latest JMR-5400 marine radar and a new conning system. The operator can control the main displays and various equipment integrated in the bridge, including autopilot, VHF and a propulsion system from the chair.
“Flexibility and ergonomic control are one of the leading principles in the AlphaBridge system,” said JRC. “Customised and specific operations allow full control from a single workplace, without compromising the high ergonomic standard.” The design follows regulations and enables intuitive, comfortable operation which JRC said would enhance the safety of the vessel.