Bridge Alert Management (BAM) le guardian 3000
sm electrics presented their last system extension at the SMM 2014 marine trade fair in Hamburg. The certified Bridge Alert Management (BAM) le guardian 3000 is now able to handle, in addition to the binary alert processing, the newest alert telegram standards as "advanced alert related communication" with ACM, ALC, ALF and ARC according to IEC 61924-2, ALR, TXT, ACK and HBT according to IEC 61162-1 (2), communicated via network protocol EN 61162-450 (light-ethernet) or serial communication.
The system has been designed to give sustained support to the officer of the watch (OOW), especially in multiple alarm situations. This centralised alarm management tool guides the OOW by indicating all connected nautical systems in graduated categories. The BAM le guardian 3000 controls all audible alarms on the bridge via a bi-directional alarm, acknowledge and sound off interface. The system provides alarm specific instructions, assisting the OOW to react appropriately. A continuous event log ensures data is permanently available for systematic analysis of critical incidents or other exceptionals.
An integrated Type Approved (wheel-marked) BNWAS transfers unattended alarms automatically to selected officer areas. A connecting module monitors all BNWAS alarm devices and reset facilities. Intelligent features, such as a self-test routine, are included as standard.