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‘SMIDS’ GNSS Docking and SDME – Premium System

SKU: SYS-0053

‘SMIDS’ Ship’s Movement Information Display System

Premium System

The AMI Marine SMIDS is highly reliable. Also, it is a low-cost alternative to the doppler systems found on many vessels for docking and manoeuvring. ‘SMIDS’ uses the data received from GPS and GLONASS satellite technologies to accurately measure the vessel’s movement relative to the ground.

Why do you need a SMIDS?

Navigating or manoeuvring in strong winds or currents, and in confined waters requires great skill. It places severe demands on masters and pilots. Reliable and accurate data on ship movement is essential to maximise safety. Also to reduce the risk of structural damage to the ship and shore infrastructure. Also to minimise the threat of accidental pollution.

How does it work?

Highly sensitive, and accurate to 0.01knots, SMIDS will detect and display vessel movement instantly. Often before it is visibly apparent. Therefore, ensuring vessel movement is precisely controlled and corrective action can be taken at the earliest opportunity. It is the perfect solution for large vessels. Especially 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. Additionally, in poor weather conditions where the doppler system would struggle to hold its accuracy. Due to pitch and roll issues, sea state, cavitation and seabed disturbance. These can cause doppler systems to report inaccurate readings.

SMIDS is a first fit system for many new vessel build projects. Consequently, it is installed in some of the most reputable shipyards around the world.

Standard system includes

Vessels suited to SMIDS

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

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Additional information

Weight30.0 kg
Dimensions-104811.17 × -104811.17 × -104811.17 cm
Item Measurements

For individual component weights and dimensions please see datasheet


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