Cruden is set to unveil its most advanced fast craft simulator at I/ITSEC 2019 (Booth 712) in Florida in December. The fast craft crew training simulator now features seats for two people – helmsman and navigator as in a real boat – making the learning experience as close to reality as possible and to train the crew as a team. Also new are incredibly detailed graphics, rendered in ultra-high definition, creating more realistic training scenarios. The simulator benefits from a taller, 4.5 meter-high, screen to cater for a larger projection system and to convey an even wider field of view.
Potential customers, including system integrators, fast craft boat builders and defense training organisations, will have the chance to learn more about the simulator’s benefits to high-speed boat handling, navigation, training and drill tactics in a hyper-realistic, repeatable and safe environment. They will be able to experience the upgrades and seamless integration of the unit – both hardware and software – for themselves.
Maarten van Donselaar, CEO of Cruden, says: “We are looking forward to showcasing the latest version of our fast craft simulator to the industry at I/ITSEC. Cruden’s proven ability to provide high-end systems that deliver high-fidelity, low latency visuals with realistic models and motion – all completely synchronized – is what sets us apart. Our fast craft simulator is testament to this as our system has the ability to recreate virtually any scenario an operator would experience at sea along with the unique characteristics that are associated with piloting a fast craft on water. Further to this, we want to show how flexible the Cruden system is in terms of integrating with existing or larger and complex systems.”
The fast craft simulator has a number of key attributes that make it the perfect training and development tool for existing marine simulator system integrators, particularly as the flexibility of the software means Cruden’s system can work with complementary tools across the market. Meanwhile boat builders are often asked to supply total solutions including maintenance and training; type-specific fast craft simulators are regularly part of the proposal today.
Van Donselaar adds: “Cruden has the capability to make simulators for virtually any requirement and our team will structure the system to mirror anything from small RHIBs to 100 ft patrol boats. This includes hull mock-ups mounted to the motion system that moves in six degrees-of-freedom. This allows trainees to be trained in manoeuvring, sea keeping and full missions to make real world training far more effective and reduce risk for injury.”
Cruden has developed its Fast Craft Simulator with support from industry partners including Henshaw Inflatable Solutions, Marine Specialized Technology, Norxe, Seacross High Speed Navigation, Ullman Dynamics and Volvo Penta.
Cruden can be found at Booth 712 at I/ITSEC 2019 throughout the four-day exhibition that runs from December 2-6 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Image / Image – Cruden’s latest fast craft crew training simulator incredibly detailed graphics, rendered in ultra-high definition, creating more realistic training scenarios.
Image – Cruden’s Fast Craft Simulator undertaking stern ramp launch simulations.
Cruden is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional training and R&D simulators, simulator components and software. Originating from Fokker Aircraft Company in the late 1990s, Cruden was formed in 2004 and today serves the automotive, motorsport and marine industries. The company’s complete simulator packages interface with any customer equipment including instruments, comms and radar. Cruden also produces geo-correct terrain databases, 3D vehicle models, and dynamic models in house. The company launched its open architecture Panthera software suite in 2015. www.cruden.com