Furuno integrates NAPA software into new planning station

Maritime electronics company Furuno has agreed a deal to incorporate NAPA’s Voyage Optimization software into its new Planning Station PS-100, a voyage planning, monitoring and briefing unit currently under development.

The system will be the first Furuno product to integrate NAPA’s software and aims to improve the efficiency of ship operations by moving voyage management tasks previously carried out using paper charts to electronic charts within a touch panel interface.

NAPA Voyage Optimization will support optimal route selection and speed allocation when creating and editing voyage plans when using the Planning Station, leveraging NAPA’s performance models to optimise planning.

“This development is the latest step of a long-term collaboration agreement between Furuno and NAPA, signed in September 2016, to support the digitalisation of ship operations,” said Kazuma Waimatsu, Senior Executive Officer, Furuno.

“By combining the domain expertise of the NAPA Group with Furuno’s demonstrated leadership in the maritime industry, we intend to generate new advantages and significant benefits for customers through innovative technologies.”

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