The VALMATIC booth compSMM is the leading international trade fair for the maritime and shipbuilding industry and the launch-pad to success for exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

SMM attracts decision makers from the full spectrum of the global shipbuilding community and every corner of the world. No other trade event attracts as many high-ranking decision makers and experts as SMM. The variety of products reflects the whole of the shipbuilding and marine equipment industry. SMM attracts the elite of global shipbuilding, engineering, maritime technology and service providers to the maritime metropolis of Hamburg, for a great event and a international fair. - SMM 2010 confirmes the positive trend in the industry with 2,003 satisfied exhibitors from 58 countries, and 50,000 trade visitors from all parts of the world.

In this unique setting and in front of the entire maritime elite L-3 Valmarine successfully launched their new system platform for advanced ship automation, VALMATIC Platinum™.

The new VALMATIC Platinum™ system comprises unprecedented features that were well received by the many visitors. - Customers investigating the system features and raising new and challenging questions made the days at the exhibition interesting both for the customers and for the L-3 Valmarine staff present at the booth.

Busy at the booth compThe L-3 Marine & Power System (L-3 MPS) in total made a very good display at the fair, and the synergies between the different L-3 MPS companies was clearer than ever. The jointly developed HMI, and seamless integration between SAM Electronics new Navigation system NACOS Platinum and L-3 Valmarine's new Automation system VALMATIC Platinum™, was very well received and given high attention by the visitors.

In addition to all the new features built in to the automation system another major advantage to this new system is the fact that it can be serviced and supported by all L-3 MPS locations world-wide. By utilizing the entire L-3 MPS service network we will achieve improved 1st. line service availability and local support to our customers says Per Arne Skotland, Service Manager Marine Automation at L-3 Valmarine.

VALMATIC PlatinumAfter nearly 30 years delivering Damatic automation systems to the marine market L-3 Valmarine has developed their own new proprietary system platform for the advanced marine automation market;

L-3 Valmarine have always been in the forefront technology wise to make sure that their customers always receives updated technology and solutions and excellent value for their investments.

As a result of their quest to always improve their products L-3 Valmarine is introducing their generation technology platform for Advanced Ship Automations system. This new version of the system, VALMATIC Platinum™, is a sum up of 30 years of experience and is a powerful state of the art distributed process control and monitoring system.

Mimic process TrendVALMATIC Platinum™ has a multifunctional and user-friendly operator interface (HMI) where process related information is available right at hand. An optional Information Management System (IMS) that includes a history database, analyzing tools, process replay, reporting functions, diary etc. is available for optimizing of the ship operation performance.

Distributed hardware combined with a modular architecture enables a very high degree of flexibility that ensures optimal installation solutions.

A new maintenance philosophy makes the service and maintenance of the system easier than ever with excellent online- and offline tools, All units are made for hot swap and necessary firmware- and software versions are automatically checked and downloaded to the appropriate units.

Redundancy has always been a key function in L-3 Valmarine's system design, and with this new system platform it is taken one step further with an optional second redundant system network. All hardware modules are type-approved by the major classification societies. The result is an outstanding degree of reliability and availability.

The VALMATIC Platinum™ is based on the same concept as L-3's NACOS Platinum navigation systems and can seamlessly be integrated to share operational information between the automation- and navigation systems. Common hardware and configuration tools, and easy to understand HMI increases the safety and reduces the product lifecycle cost.

Together with the built-in redundancy features and L-3 Valmarine's 30 years of proven competence in the Advanced Ship Automation market this system is the preferred choice for ship owners that are concerned with quality and safety, and where punctuality and undisturbed operation is of outmost importance.

Mimic ECDIS compVALMATIC Platinum™ - Features

  • Multi Functional Displays (Displays IAS, Radar, ECDIS and Conning information)
  • Outstation cabinets 50 -> 500 IO's (typical)
  • Scalable 500 -> 50.000 IO's
  • Realtime processing capability
  • Dual redundant system network
  • Redundant process network
  • Local control & operation at processor level
  • Hot swap of any components
  • User centered HMI design - with zoom and pan
  • Fast system recovery
  • 1ms Sequence of events
  • UTC & Local time for alarms
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Ship to shore link
  • Historical database incl. tools for reports, trends, replay etc.
  • Improved online & offline tools for configuration, commissioning and service

L-3 Valmarine's reference list for Automation systems contains more than 700 systems in operation.