This is the first middle-size VTMS operating in India. The project is remarkable by using a new technology of VTS database customisation according to the needs of a customer.
During the tendering process, Transas was able to offer a turnkey VTMS solution that was in full and complete compliance with the terms of the tender and international guidelines for port VTMS. The solution has functionality beyond the requirements of the original tender and more significantly, was designed to facilitate future expansion and fully upgradable to meet future port requirements.
The installed VTMS includes a number of hardware and software elements that have been carefully designed, constructed and combined to provide a robust reliable system that exhibits cutting edge performance. Transas VTMS is built on the philosophy of using Commercial off-the-shelf components. Where appropriate (e.g. for radar processing), state-of-the-art custom hardware and software designed specifically to meet the demands of a mission critical marine VTMS are used.
The Cochin port VTMS Control Centre includes x-band radar with 12 ft antenna, Navtex receiver, Inmarsat C Earth station, three VHF stations, redundant VTMS system server, redundant VTS database server, three dual display operator workstations and four dual display remote operator stations. The remote site in Puthuvypeen comprises a unique type of coastal radar with a 19-foot antenna, redundant radar processor, AIS base station, CCTV camera system and meteorological station. All information is provided at the administrative building via three operators with four other stations provided to representatives of Cochin Port management.