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Fri, 27 Sep 2013
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MACSYS systems integration on THOR vessel impresses at DSEI

The MACSYS THOR helm screen (Click to enlarge)

The THOR Vessel

MACSYS - the SCISYS marine integration software, is being used to integrate the systems on board the new Twin Hulled Offshore Raider (THOR) vessel from CTruk UK.

MACSYS integrates the engines, lights, electrics, RADAR, GPS, VHF and internal comms, charting, as well as electro optical infra-red cameras and laser ranging systems, amongst others.  The ships systems and information are presented and controlled via small footprint crew screens, with each crew member having access to all systems and can pass control via an innovative “handover take control “system.  MACSYS is also in use in the RNLI Shannon class of lifeboats.

The ability to integrate any known and future element of the ships systems into a single screen is unique to MACSYS.  It allows vessels to be easily re-purposed and adapted and removes costly equipment disposal, upgrade and re-fit costs, thereby vastly reducing through life costs.  It represents the future of marine integration: Without MACSYS the information available to each crew member would be limited, and an integrated view of the vessel and environment around it would not be possible.

The 11m, twin hulled, jet powered THOR was on show at the Defence Systems Equipment International Exhibition in London in early September.  Many delegations were very interested in THOR, which is a descendant of the successful CTruk wind farm servicing vessels: a fast, ultra-manoeuvrable and flexible platform.  The level of interest at DSEI in THOR was extremely high (over 40 different country delegations, MPs and parts of the MoD inspected the vessel).   THOR is direct result of the co-operation of some 15 organisations - the Collaborative Amphibious Project, or CAP.

For more information

Contact: MACSYSSCISYS.couk or Chris Pontet via +44(0)1249 466466

More information on MACSYS is available on the SCISYS Website:  

More information on THOR and the CAP consortium is available on the CTruk website.


Notes for Editors:
Employing more than 400 staff, SCISYS is a pan European leading developer of Information and Communications Technology services, e-Business and advanced technology solutions. The Group operates in a broad spectrum of market sectors including Media Broadcast, Space, Government, Defence, Marine and  Environment. Customers include the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Astrium, Arqiva, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, BBC, RNLI, National Trust, Transport for London and Vodafone. The Group has UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol and Reading and German offices in Bochum, Darmstadt and Oberpfaffenhofen. More information is available at /