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Marine Radar Training Software Released by Cambridge Pixel

Publish date: 25/01/2024

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Cambridge Pixel announces the launch of SPx Radar Trainer, a software package designed to aid in the instruction and learning of the proper usage of maritime radars.

SPx Radar Trainer makes it easier for students to familiarise themselves with radar controls by providing a modern simulation of a typical radar display, supported by chart and 3D environment views. It includes custom scenario creation for instructors and runs in a browser window for ease-of-use.

The use of radars on small boats and sailing yachts is now commonplace and when used properly, they help ensure the safety of lives at sea by assisting in situations of restricted visibility, thereby reducing the risk of collision. There is a growing demand for instructional courses which are often reliant on educational software that is outdated, inaccurate or expensive.

SPx Radar Trainer offers a modern radar training solution. Developed by Cambridge Pixel, a company known for its radar software expertise, this solution provides students with a realistic PPI display and common controls. With the ability to steer the vessel and observe the 3D environment from multiple viewing angles, the software makes it easier to understand what is being represented on the PPI display.

Course instructors are provided with the flexibility to create custom scenarios, from setting the ‘own ship’ starting location, course, and speed, to placing other vessel traffic and configuring weather conditions. This allows instructors to provide training using realistic and familiar scenarios.

Commenting on the launch, Cambridge Pixel's founder and managing director David Johnson said "Cambridge Pixel is pleased to launch a modern solution that supports training on the operation of marine radar systems. SPx Radar Trainer expands our range of radar processing solutions that aid in improving safety and security around the world.”

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