About the seminar
UKHO joined Furuno to explore how Envision, the new augmented reality navigation system developed by Furuno and supported by ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions, offers improved situational awareness at sea.
This technology transmits a camera image of the forward-facing view of the vessel. The image is projected onto a display, featuring all necessary navigational information, and superimposed over a live video shot that is captured through Furuno AR technology.
Even in adverse weather conditions, officers on the bridge can clearly see other vessels' routes and critical navigational information, as well as their own ship data, supporting safe and efficient manoeuvring and navigation.
This one-hour event featured presentations from Thomas Mellor, Head of Technical Partnerships at UKHO, and Nikos Simatos, Key Account Manager at Furuno, and was followed by a Q&A.
Find out more about the experts leading this seminar.
As Head of Technical Partnerships, Tom leads the UKHO’s collaboration with technical partners including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to enable the development of e-navigation products and S-100 solutions for Electronic Chart and Information Display Systems (ECDIS). Tom works at the forefront of the latest ‘next generation’ navigation technologies to support the implementation of new standards that can help improve safety, efficiency and optimisation.
Nikos Simatos holds the position of Key Account Manager at Furuno, he is responsible for consulting with major Greek shipping companies, as well as promoting Furuno equipment & services to other market segments, such as IoT based Remote Services (HermAce) , Environmental (Weather Radar meteorological monitoring systems), Coastal Monitoring & Vessel Traffic systems, & Navigation-GMDSS equipment training suites (simulators).
Nikos graduated from Piraeus University of Applied Sciences as an Electronics Engineer, focused on Industrial Systems.
Nikos started his career in the maritime sector 15-years ago, when he joined Radio Holland Greece S.A as a Projects Engineer, preparing complete technical proposals - documentations for retrofit & NB projects of navigation and communication systems of various electronics manufacturers. He moved to Furuno Hellas S.A in 2010 as a Sales Engineer, increasing the company’s growth and market share by providing the best pre & after sales support to Greek shipping companies. In 2012 Nikos proposed and established the projects department and as Sales & Projects Dpt Supervisor, he streamlined the processes to be ready for the large demand of new carriage requirements ahead. Now this infrastructure is assisting the Sales & R&D department, for new innovative solutions which will be adopted by their respected customers.