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‘SMIDS’ GNSS Docking and SDME – Standard System

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‘SMIDS’ Ship’s Movement Information Display System – Standard System

Navigating or manoeuvring in strong winds or currents, and in confined waters requires great skill. This also places severe demands on masters and pilots. Reliable and accurate data on ship movement is therefore essential to maximise safety. SMIDS can reduce the risk of structural damage to ship and shore infrastructure. And what’s more, minimise the threat of accidental pollution.

The AMI Marine SMIDS is a highly reliable, low cost alternative to the doppler systems found on many vessels.

How does it work?

‘SMIDS’ uses the data received from GPS and GLONASS satellite. It accurately measures the vessel’s movement relative to ground.

Accurate to 0.01knots

Highly sensitive, SMIDS will detect and display vessel movement instantly. Often before it is visibly apparent. Consequently, ensuring vessel movement is precisely controlled. Therefore corrective action can be taken at the earliest opportunity.

It is the perfect solution for large vessels. Those where bridge visibility is restricted, lightering, dredging and for ships that frequently manoeuvre without tugs in adverse conditions.


The system is particularly valuable in difficult docking situations. Also in poor weather conditions where the doppler system would struggle to hold it’s accuracy. Due to pitch and roll issues, sea state, cavitaton and seabed disturbance. These can cause doppler systems to report inaccurate readings.

SMIDS is a first fit system for many new vessel build projects. In some of the most reputable shipyards around the world.

Standard system includes:

The SMIDS system is particularly suited to:

  • VLCC
  • LNG
  • Dredgers
  • Oil Tankers
  • Passenger Liners
  • Container Carriers
  • other large vessels

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