Korea’s Seadronix to Launch AI-Based Navigation System for Ships

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August 31, 2022

Seadronix Corp., a South Korean developer of artificial intelligence solutions for smart ship navigation and port operation, has announced it will launch a new service later this month at the SMM 2022 (Maritime and Technology Fair & Exhibition) in Hamburg, Germany.

The company said it will exhibit its AI-based Navigation Monitoring System (NAVISS) and AI-based Berthing Monitoring System (AVISS) at the event. The NAVISS 1.0 features a user-friendly interface and advanced AI technology for European shipowners and companies that are interested in developing autonomous ships. The NAVISS is a navigation assistant solution for ships in coastal areas and narrow channels. The system increases situational awareness of the pilot and navigator onboard by providing a 360-degree view, surrounding ocean object recognition, and collision alerts in real time on the bridge monitor. Instant recognition of nearby objects, such as small boats and even humans, is made possible through advanced AI technology, Seadronix said.

NAVISS has been successfully validated by large shipping and heavy industry companies in Korea, the company said, and is now in the final stretch of a process toward being installed on national special-purpose ships. Seadronix said it expects to commercialize NAVISS 1.0 next year after its launch at the Germany exhibition.

Seadronix also plans to exhibit AVISS, a berthing assistance and port operation solution that provides real-time situational information, such as remaining distance to berth and approach speed, and an around-view through the AVISS web service. The service will be available to berthing operators (port pilots and tugboats) and port management officials (ports/terminal operators).

The company said the Port of Buson, the world’s sixth-largest port, as well as the ports of Incheon and Ulsan have adopted and utilized AVISS. An extensive testbed for AVISS is planned to be created by the Port of Ulsan by the end of this year, in cooperation with the Ulsan Port Authority. Additional features, such as berthing time prediction and average berth occupancy time by ship, will be updated in the first half of next year.

“Unveiling NAVISS to global shipbuilders and shipping companies at this renowned exhibition is a big opportunity for us to enter the global market,” said Byeolteo Park, CEO of Seadronix. “As a leading AI company with solutions for autonomous navigation in Korea, Seadronix will present the excellence of its AI technology and innovative products at the exhibition.”

For more details on Seadronix and its offerings, visit its website here.

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