London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 20, 2009 -- V. Ships Norway has ordered the hundredth SharpEyeâ¢ unit to be produced by Kelvin Hughes â for fitting on-board the Nordic Saturn, a Suezmax crude oil carrier owned by Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. SharpEyeTM represents a step change in commercial radar development and brings military grade performance to the commercial marine marketplace for the first time. It enables more information to be extracted from the radar returns, making navigation safer. It also provides greatly improved target detection allowing small fast-moving targets, such as pirate vessels, to be more easily spotted. Stale Finsrud, Kelvin Hughesâ Sales Manager for Norway, says that Superintendent Bjorn Vargset made the decision to use SharpEyeâ¢ because of its reliability and high performance. âThe S-band system is solid state, removing the risk of magnetron failure, so the SharpEyeâ¢ transceiver is always available. It is easy to operate, with excellent display features and it makes navigation safer, especially in heavy rain or rough seas.â Kathe Gulbrandsen, Purchaser at V. Ships Norway, was impressed with the fast delivery and competitive price and is pictured here celebrating the Kelvin Hughes SharpEyeâ¢ century with Stale Finsrud.
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Notes to Editors: Kelvin Hughes is a world leader in the design and supply of marine navigation systems. It has a highly innovative product range, which is designed to provide mariners with the most advanced navigation solutions and services available. Its products include radar sensors and display technology, voyage data recorders, electronic chart displays and highly advanced integrated bridge systems. In addition, through ChartCo, it provides a unique means of data supply to ships at sea via satellite. Kelvin Hughes is also the worldâs largest supplier of nautical charts and publications for commercial and leisure use. Recently Kelvin Hughes has designed and produced the worldâs first commercial solid-state marine radar, SharpEyeâ¢. This innovative product represents a step change in commercial radar development and brings military grade performance to the commercial marine marketplace for the first time. Kelvin Hughes products are in use in a wide range of commercial vessels, luxury yachts and cruise liners, including the new Queen Mary 2. They are also in service with over 30 navies around the world, including fittings on every United Kingdom Royal Navy warship. Kelvin Hughes has its headquarters in Hainault in the East of London, and has subsidiary offices in other parts of the UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, USA and China. With this global presence, Kelvin Hughes provides a first-class sales and support capability for customers world-wide.