AUGUST 1 2018 - PRESS RELEASE
EMRI has developed a flexible joystick panel for manoeuvring of ships that can be customized to individual needs and preferences. The panel will be introduced to the market at EMRI’s exhibitor booth at SMM 2018 in Hamburg.
Visitors at the maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg 4-7 September 2018 will have the opportunity to be the first to see the new joystick panel from EMRI called IMJ11. It can be used onboard all types of larger vessels including cruise vessels, mega yachts and survey vessels. IMJ11 is the newest addition to EMRI’s long history of manufacturing joystick panels for steering. It is based on previous experiences and market feedback they have gathered from existing models as Claus Nortoft Thomsen, Owner and CEO at EMRI explains:
“Our new joystick panel is based on the wish to offer customers the steering experience they prefer. It is basically a standard design, which is flexible enough to be individually customized with a long list of options”.
Among these options are different steering modules such as a tiller, miniwheel and joystick, El-shaft option and an indoor or outdoor version that comes with a bracket to make the panel portable. Together with a slim design, these options are part of an effort to make it easier for owners and shipyards to integrate the panel into their design plans. Claus Nortoft Thomsen, Owner and CEO at EMRI explains the link to their strategy:
“We want to provide these types of customers with the opportunity to brand products under their own company. By having a panel that can be customized and is easier to work with, we are looking towards further implementing this strategy”.
Other new features
Besides the individual options, IMJ11 has according to EMRI, a better interface between man and machine, as it projects more information on the center display than previous models. The information is divided into the four programmable main categories: Status, Conning, Docking and Wind. For example, can heading and speed information be projected for each category on a display fitted to both day and night time view.
EMRI – Electronic & Marine Research Industries
EMRI is a Danish technology company in the maritime sector, founded in 1972. EMRI has been the world leader in the development of analogue steering and rudder control systems for improving ships’ steering capabilities and thus a significant reduction of oil consumption onboard. For more than 45 years, EMRI has delivered autopilots, joystick / DP systems, complete steering control systems and much more to all types of ships in the maritime industry.
EMRI’s exhibitor booth at SMM 2018 in Hamburg: Danish Pavilion, Ground floor in Hall B1, Booth 311.