Kongsberg Maritime and Algoryx Simulation have entered a five year agreement, which supports Kongsberg Maritime’s continuing development of fidelity and realism in its K-Sim range of maritime simulator systems.
Umeå, Sweden. October 12, 2015.
Simulators are today essential and integral in training, planning, prototyping and decision making for anchor handling, navigation, dynamic positioning, crane handling and many other complex processes in the maritime domain. Kongsberg Maritime simulators are built on 40 years of simulation experience. This ensures that its portfolio provides the industry with the most realistic and pedagogically sound simulators, which are also ideal for research and development in addition to pre-mission planning.
Algoryx Simulation develops real time physics simulation technologies for integration into maritime simulators, resulting in realistic motion dynamics. Algoryx’ physics simulation kernel, AGX Dynamics, can solve millions of physics equation in real time, enabling integrated simulation of the many interacting mechanical components of maritime systems, such as wires, chains, winches, anchors, cranes, engines, drums and more. These simulations are also fully integrated with wind and water dynamics as well as ship hydrodynamics.
Kongsberg Maritime and Algoryx Simulation have already collaborated for eight years. During this time Kongsberg Maritime has delivered the world’s most advanced simulator and simulation technologies to training institutes and ship owners worldwide. This collaboration has now been secured in a premium partnership for another five plus five year period of research and development.
“From Algoryx’ simulation engine, we get unprecedented simulation performance, which contributes to quality and stability in our marine training simulators,” says Erik Hovland, General Manager Simulation, Kongsberg Maritime. “The agreement ensures that we can fine-tune our simulator precision and performance whilst adapting to future advanced training requests.”
“We have had a fantastic collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime for the past eight years and we are truly happy to continue this work,” says Kenneth Bodin, CEO of Algoryx. “Kongsberg Maritime’s experience in maritime simulation combined with our competence in physics simulations have contributed tremendous value to the development of AGX Dynamics. At the same time, I am convinced that our technologies, when used in operator training simulators, have contributed to offshore safety and reduced the number of accidents as well as made many operations more effective and economic.”
About Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 20 countries.
Kongsberg Maritime developed systems for vessels cover all aspects of automation, control, navigation, safety and dynamic positioning. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, and AUV/underwater navigation, communication and camera systems. Marine and offshore training simulators, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio.
In parallel with its extensive technology portfolio, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.
Kongsberg Maritime delivers solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard new build and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs, often under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture.
Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that celebrated 200 years in business during 2014. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.
Algoryx was established in 2007 and is a leading provider of industrial-grade real-time physics simulation to the global simulator market for training and engineering. Algoryx’ history goes back much further however, to the mid 90’s when the founders of Algoryx created the very first human-in-the-loop-simulators for heavy ground vehicles utilizing real-time physics simulation fully integrated with 3D graphics. This was also when the term “physics engine” was coined for the software framework that encapsulates these technologies. AGX Dynamics is today the leading real-time physics engine for the global simulator, simulation, CAD and CAE markets, in particular for the offshore, maritime, automotive, robotics, and mining markets.
AGX Dynamics has a solid scientific foundation in physics, mathematics and computer science and provides a unique combination of compute performance, stability, flexibility and fidelity that enables entirely new business areas and use patterns for simulation.
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