Center for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART)
In May 2015 Transas and the Center for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART) -- the world-class training facility for Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company with nine global brands and a fleet of 101 cruise ships -- signed a multi-million euro contract to utilize Transas' state-of-the-art simulators at CSMART's new facility, scheduled to open in summer 2016 in Almere, just outside Amsterdam.
The CSMART facility will house navigational and engine room simulators in various configurations from classroom stations up to part-task and full mission solutions, interlinked to provide training and assessment for the entire crew. The new simulation complex will be three times larger than the existing facility.
Transas' innovations for the CSMART project are likely to revolutionize the maritime simulation industry. Among them is the use of Nvidia grid computers, which will save 70 percent of power consumption and will greatly enhance the management of the system and its redundancy.
An IP-based matrix switching system will contribute to the most flexible information exchange ever. It will be possible to access any task on any screen within the simulator. CCTV camera technology used at the ESA Space Centre will provide professional broadcast, AV control, recording and archiving system with full synchronization of all workstations, cameras, audio and more. This was the essential requirement for the Carnival Corporation and CSMART team, as it will optimize the level of the training experience.