Kongsberg introduces cloud-based ECDIS simulator training

Kongsberg Digital has launched its latest cloud-based simulation training system, with the new K-Sim ECDIS programme designed to provide generic ECDIS training in compliance with the requirements laid out in the IMO/STCW Model Course 1.27.

The software has been designed to be accessible for online training via the company’s digital platform K-Sim Connect, to allow schools and training centres to provide their students with ECDIS training at a distance without the need for additional hardware investment.

The cloud system builds upon elements of Kongsberg Maritime’s real-life K-Nav ECDIS training simulator, incorporating all necessary functionality for instruction in the key operations of electronic charts, route planning and navigation.

The system will be delivered as a training package including ready-made simulation exercises and can be integrated with school-based Kongsberg simulators to provide blended learning, combining cloud-based and classroom instruction.

“Having blazed a trail for high-quality, cloud-based simulation applications in the maritime training sector, we’re delighted to add K-Sim ECDIS to our portfolio of solutions,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, EVP Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital.

“This is a vital supplement to (our) ever-expanding catalogue of products and services, at a time when flexibility and accessibility are more important than ever to instructors and trainees alike. It will be an invaluable asset, not just for training purposes, but also in decision-support contexts in the future.”

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