Barco projectors used in new Norwegian simulator
Leading projector company, Barco has been used in a revolutionary project in Norway to provide shipmasters with better training experiences.

At Norway’s Rørvik Safety Centre there is a newly MarinSim navigation and bridge simulator, which aims to train shipmasters. It uses a total of nine Barco F22 WUXGA projectors to help build this realistic training experience.

The Safety Centre has provided education and training to shipmasters and crew members of fishing boats since 1994. However, when the facility was in need of refurbishment, the owners decided to replace its main simulator to provide a more advanced training simulator, using a fully integrated display, including a 240-degree spherical screen. This enables the simulator to help train shipmasters and crew members to successfully navigate extreme conditions, such as snowstorms and hurricanes, without actually putting the sailors in any danger during training.

The room where the simulator is housed features a 4m x 12.6m spherical screen. In there, the nine Barco F22 WUXGA projectors are placed at just the right angles to provide sharp, crisp and realistic images. With the auto-calibration, camera-based solution alongside, the projectors produce high colour and a uniform picture quality.

Helge Svein Gasvaer, the chief executive at the Rørvik Safety Centre, said of the projection system: “The images are unimaginably sharp, providing users with a very realistic image.

“Never before has the bridge appeared sharper than this! The combination of the spherical screen and Barco projectors provides a lifelike digital experience.”

Espen Olsen, the sales director for training and simulation for Western Europe for Barco, added: “Both Transas and project:syntropy are long-term Barco partners, and it’s good to see them reaffirming their trust in our simulation projectors. The Rørvik Safety Centre is considered a true centre of academic excellence that offers high-quality courses. We are proud that we can help them take their training to the next level.”