The Future Searchlight Solution
– a valuable, versatile concept for visibility in rough marine environments.
Searchlight with Integrated Navigation Tracking
General Description of the Solution
The new intelligent CLINT solution makes it possible to track targets with the Colorlight searchlight series; we call the solution – Integrated Navigation Tracking – in short CLINT. The solution is developed by TMQ International (member of the AMI group) and is based on their C-Plot computer based chart plotting platform.
The system has a high level of connectivity as it is based on NMEA standard – Radar and AIS can be used as tracking source for the light, GPS and Gyro compasses enable accurate positioning and alignment of the system. It operates in a basic PCenvironment and the Touch screen user friendly interface makes it very easy to pinpoint a target on a monitor and let the system control the searchlight beam on the target while the crew can focus on other things onboard.
Many times you already know where your target is so why spend time maneuvering your Searchlight to that position. The CLINT solution will get it there and stay on target until you stop the tracking.
The CLINT solution has been designed to provide Navigational and Target tracking features to your Colorlight searchlight. The standard solution is running a Touchscreen display with Industrial PC, and able network AIS, GPS, Radar and Gyro compass to the system.
The control from the CLINT solution will control the searchlight from the Radar or AIS target data and allows the searchlight to follow a tracked target. If the Target is an AIS vessel, then the actual location of Searchlight position can be selected by a single click, and the searchlight will follow this point on the vessel.