German navigation system maker Raytheon Anschütz will debut its new shipborne security solution, ShipGuard, at SMM 2014 fair, to be held between 9 and 12 September in Hamburg, Germany.

The company has developed this new system considering the increasing demand for security of merchant ships and maritime trade.

ShipGuard’s design is centred on the company’s Synapsis system and can be configured and integrated with individual components for customised results.

Raytheon said: “ShipGuard efficiently integrates the vessels existing navigation systems such as AIS and radar with a suite of commercial surveillance cameras.”

“The new solution will enable shipowners to increase vessel security and maritime situational awareness onboard.”

Available as a stand-alone technology to upgrade bridge system installations or as a functional task on the multifunctional workstations of Synapsis, ShipGuard can be used onboard various ships, including megayachts, offshore or wind farm service ships and cruise and cargo ships.

The new solution will enable shipowners to increase vessel security and maritime situational awareness onboard, according to the company.

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In addition, the system will offer the crew early detection and identification of approaching contacts, intuitive classification and efficient alarm zone monitoring and easy monitoring of own units.

ShipGuard can be upgraded further with options such as Geo-Tiff maps, additional radars or sonars, a marine small target tracker, data links for ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore data exchange, integrated search light control and integrated control of effectors.

Image: Raytheon Anschütz’s new ShipGuard shipborne security solution. Photo: courtesy of Raytheon Anschütz.