Mimer SoftRadio - Onboard Systems

Onboard ships there are a number of communication paths. Both for onboard communication and for communication with surounding vessels and coastal stations.
You also have many fixed points onboard from where it is necessary to communicate. The bridge, the machine room, offices, reception etc. To have a fixed console there instead of a single portable radio, has its advantages.
Please also see the other pages with marine examples.
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Radios on the bridge

Large ships have many radios onboard. To combine them into a common operator interface is often a very good idea. A small touch screen PC with keys for each radio is a very intuitive way of working with different radios. All radios can be monitored in parallel and several operators have the same access to all radios.

From one touch screen and one microphone or headset, the operators on the bridge, or else where, can handle the marine radios, the onboard radios as well as phones, intercom, PA systems and more.

Operators working with different radios and more.

Operators working with different radios and more.

Command center onboard

Ships used for rescue missions etc. often have a Command Centre that is separated from the bridge. Here people gather when there is an incident to take care of.

The example to the right is from the Swedish Coast Guard. From one touch screen and one headset, the operator can handle all types of radio as well as phones, intercom and more.

More information on this system, is found on the Command and Control page.

Two operators working with many different types of radios onboard a Coast Guard ship

Two operators can work with many radio systems and a phone line.

Other fixed points onboard

Depending on the type of ship, there are many places onboard where you need to communicate. In some cases a handportable radio will do, but in other cases there is a risk involved that the radio is not in place when you need it and in some cases you need to communicate on several different paths.

In these cases SoftRadio on a PC is the solution. It is always ready for use and you can have as many communication paths as you like.

For example on a cruise ship, the reception often needs to talk to many different user groups onboard. With SoftRadio they can monitor several channels at the same time.

Reception working with several channels

Reception working with several radio channels and the PA.

Helpful SoftRadio Options

  • Intercom
    With Intercom between the operator panels the operators can communicate between each other without transmitting on a radio.
    The intercom function can also be used together with PA systems.
    Read more here.
  • DSC
    For calling other ships and also to get calls from other ships and coastal stations.
    Read more here.
  • CrossPatch
    With the CrossPatch option radio channels and also phone calls can be patched together.
    Read more here.
  • Phone connection
    The operator can handle phone calls from the same software as the radio calls.
    Read more here.
  • PA and FogHorn
    A special interface can be installed offshore that the operator can remote control. This will give a PA speaker, fog horn signalling and a ambient listening microphone.
    Read more here.
Using DSC at the operator

Using DSC at the operator.

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