Vintimar Inc.

Bridge Switching

The bridge switching system (BSS) provides a flexible method of sharing a limited number of displays between multiple video sources. Center Align Sources can include ECDIS, radars, DP, alarm monitoring as well as non-computer based sources such as CCTV cameras and thermal imagers. In addition to video switching, the system also allows some sources to be controlled from any of the multi-function displays (MFD). Users can select the source they want to see by selecting from a graphical menu. Controllable sources such as pan/tilt cameras can be controlled using on-screen controls while viewing the image in a picture in picture window. Controllable sources such as ECDIS can be controlled using the same trackball.

Conning

Center AlignThe conning system brings in NMEA 0183 data from various navigational devices and displays it graphically on a single screen. It allows a user to monitor data from devices such as GPS, speed log, gyrocompass etc.

An integrated electronic logbook automatically acquires data and simplifies the process of generating crew watchtime reports.
Sample crew watchtime report 






Alarm MimicCenter Align

The alarm or fire mimic system interfaces with fire and other alarm panels such as for art as well as panic or duress alarms and displays them on a graphical screen. In order to display the state of individual smoke detectors, an addressable fire panel such as the Tyco Minerva panel is required. This system can show if a detector is isolated or in fault as well as the state of fire doors if that information is available from the fire panel. Alarms are logged historically. Fire attack plans can be integrated into this application.

Inventory Management

Right AlignThe inventory software makes it possible to track spare parts on yachts and in large estates.  The software is a web based application that makes it possible for multiple users to access it simultaneously using a browser.  No extra software or configuration is required on client computers.   An intuitive user interface makes it easy to add and remove parts from the inventory. The software includes powerful reporting capabilities.  




Maintenance TrackingRight Align

This software makes it possible to define and track preventive maintenance tasks based on date/time (weekly, monthly etc.), running hours of the equipment or gallons/liters of fuel burnt in the case of engines and generators and also reminders such as things that need to be done when a yacht goes in to dry-dock. It can interface with a monitoring system to automatically bring in running hours for the relevant equipment as well as gallons of fuel burnt.  All data is saved in a database along with a history of all maintenance tasks performed.  Non-scheduled repair tasks performed can also be entered and make it a valuable knowledge base that can help in troubleshooting of recurring problems. 

Document TrackerRight Align

This software tracks expiration dates of important crew, guest and ship documents.  Crew documents include certifications, licenses, passports etc.  Ship documents include both class and flag state issued documents.  The program automatically calculates the next expiration date once the relevant document is renewed.  The software minimizes the risk of missing a renewal date via reminders.  Variety of reports are easily generated.  Special version for yacht management companies makes it possible to monitor expiration dates for documents for all yachts in the fleet. 
May 2007 Issue 84 Yacht Report article
Crew certification sample report
Management company crew sample report
Official crew sample report
Ship's documents sample report 

LightingCenter Align

The lighting software interfaces with lighting systems such as Litetouch, Lutron, Vantage as well as hard-wired lighting systems and makes it possible to group all exterior lights into logical groups that can be turned on/off via pushbuttons or via a timer.  Lights can also be controlled on an individual basis using a GA of the vessel showing the location of the light.  With interior lights, it is possible to turn all lights in the guest areas off when there are no guests onboard with a single button.


Rack Monitoring

Right AlignA web interface makes it possible to monitor the environmental conditions of equipment racks thus protecting valuable equipment.  System can send email alerts and also provide contact closure outputs to allow interfacing with other monitoring systems.  Parameters monitored are temperature, humidity, smoke, open doors and voltage.  Alarm setpoints are user configurable.  Powerful trending capability makes it possible to view variations over time and also access historical data.



Tank Monitoring

Center AlignThe tank monitoring system displays fuel, fresh, grey and black water tank levels.  It corrects for the effect of sloshing while underway by using filtering to provide stable and accurate readings.  The system also provide alarms at user specified setpoints for low as well as high levels to prevent overfilling.   Tank volumes are displayed via bar graphs and can be trended. 


NMEA Data Router

The NMEA 0183 data routing system provides a flexible way of managing the integration and distribution of NMEA data from various navigational sources on a vessel using an easy to use Windows based graphical user interface (GUI).  The system supports upto 32 inputs and 32 outputs with full optoisolation of all inputs and outputs.Center Align The software makes it possible to diagnose and troubleshoot NMEA problems and improves performance by sending only desired signals to listeners rather than sending everything that a talker may be transmitting.  It is also possible to easily generate customized output streams by mixing input messages from different input devices. 

 Door Entry Keypad Format Converter

Permits installation of telephone style numeric keypads with an X-Y 3x4 interface in systems requiring a
2 of 7 stylCenter Aligne keypad.  An X-Y keypad is one in which when a button is pressed, the appropriate row and column outputs get connected to each other whereas in a 2 of 7 keypad, when a button is pressed, the appropriate row and column outputs get connected to a common.  This converter is a compact PLC based system and comes in a 24VDC or 110VAC version with screw terminals for all wiring.

Mantrap or Sally Port Control System

Center AlignThis can be used to secure access to any facility.  Interfaces with door contacts, motion detectors, electric door locks, beams, hand geometry readers, card readers and access control systems.  Utilizes a touchscreen based user interface.










Modbus Translator

Center AlignThe Modbus translator can bitpick bits from holding registers read from a Modbus RTU slave and make them available to a different Modbus RTU master as contiguous coils.  It can also read non-contiguous holding registers from the RTU slave and make them available as contiguous holding registers to the RTU master reducing the number of reads required by the master.  This software is necessary when interfacing the P&L Antares software used on Perini sailing yachts to Woodward Modbus gateways or Tyco CCU fire alarm systems.


CAP Data Processor

Center AlignThe CAP Data Processor reads historical logged data files created by the French CAP Data Acquisition Software developed by Vinci and used in tunnel boring machine applications.  With this software it is possible to regenerate ring reports, filter and extract data using a variety of filter criteria such as date, time, ring number as well as other user specified custom filters.  It also computes averages for various parameters logged during a single ring build operation.
Sample ring report 











Grout Pressure Measurement System

Center Align The Grout Pressure Measurement system is a PLC based data acquisition system that reads pressures from pressure sensors and displays them on an industrial touchscreen display. The data is also logged with timestamps. This system can be used in any tunneling application in which grout has to be pumped a long distance such as in hard rock tunnel boring.  The display serves as an operator interface and provides quick and easy visualization and location of issues such as a plug in the pipe which without it would require walking the line to find. Sample pressure plot  

Reporting and Drawing Access Software

Vintimar has developed a webserver hosted reporting system that can be used for any application that requires data entry in reports and archiving of reports to network storage.  Applications include product quality control for manufacturing facilities and safety management.  Reports that are currently entered by hand or filled in using Excel or Word documents are converted to web entry forms that can be accessed via wireless tablets or smartphones via a browser.  This software can also simplify access, viewing and annotation of drawings as these too can be called up from the same webserver software.

VOIP Gateway

The VOIP gateway interfaces with an analog PBX phone switch and allows users to make and receive calls on smartphones, tablets or computers over a local wireless network. Smartphones get an extension on the phone switch similar to existing phone extensions. Multiple devices can share the same extension and ring simultaneously on receiving an incoming call. Smartphones can be used to talk to each other using the assigned local extensions without needing to connect to the cellular network. Smartphones can also make outgoing calls utilizing PBX CO lines.