CONTROL & MONITORING SYSTEM SOLUTION

CONTROL & MONITORING
YOUR NAVIGATION LIGHTS

Reliable and precise monitoring of your navigation lights isneeded both for safety - and it is required by the authorities, such as Class, Flag, Maritime authorities and IMO.

Lopolight offers a broad range of navigation light control and monitoring (NLC) solutions that satisfies the needs of any maritime professional, any vessel of any size. The system is modular, allowing you to select required modules, whilst maintaining the safety of the ship and compliance with the relevant rules and standards. For simplicity we have grouped the elements into modules. So you really need only to make 3 choices to get to your solution.

The core of the system for controlling and monitoring your nav lights is with the unique Lopolight monitor relay, one for each light. The system is scalable from 4 up to 60 lights.

1. How you want to power the NLC?
2. How many lights to control?
3. Which control head you want?

CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM
COMMERCIAL VESSELS

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Lopolight Professional Series is that it comes as a system, incorporating our Control and Monitoring. We will also assist with specifying the best solution for you.

Please send us details of the vessel you want to equip or upgrade, and we will reply with a quotation.

We have solutions for All types of commercial vessels


 

WORK BOATS
Lopolight LED Navigation lights are a perfect fit for work boats, being rugged and robust and will take a knock or an immersion without notice. The lights are smaller in height and diameter making them just perfect for all types of work boats - without compromising performance.


FERRIES

Vibration and 24/7 service are just given factors for most ferries. It is no coincidence that Lopolight is a popular choice with a construction that is vibration proof. We offer a complete solution with all the lights required and a control and monitoring system that can be molded to your exact needs. – up to 50G shock!

CARGO SHIPS
Reliability and low maintenance are key benefits that comes with installing a Lopolight Navigation Light system on board. The system comes pre-configured for integration to VDR and central alarm controls. All special lights such as Suez Canal, Malacca Strait, Panama are available.


TUGS

Robust construction, vibration safe and absence of noise on the VHF – that’s the feedback tug captains give us when we ask why they have chosen Lopolight.

HEAVY LIFT CRANE “BALDER”
With 36 navigation and signal lights together with 2 bridges the “Balder” was a nice challenge for us when they wanted a complete re-fit in 2016.

PUSHERS AND ATB’s
The special rules for inland waterways is normal practice for the Lopolight team when advising on what configuration is required. We have many unique ways of making life onboard easier, most recently we introduced remote monitoring and control of the barge lights from the bridge of the tug.

CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM
SUPER YACHTS

The Perfect Superyacht Navigation Light System Navigation light control and monitoring is important. Lopolight offers many options for interfacing and integration into the bridge system – whilst remaining quite compact – and type approved!

Vibration and 24/7 service are just given factors for most ferries. It is no coincidence that Lopolight is a popular choice with a construction that is vibration proof. We offer a complete solution with all the lights required and a control and monitoring

TWO CHOISE OF MONITORING PANEL
The core of the system for controlling and monitoring your nav lights is with the unique Lopolight monitor relay, one for each light. The system is scalable from 4 up to 60 lights.

WHAT POWER DO YOU SUPPLY​?
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COMMISSIONING OF NLC

OVERSKRIFT
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3 STEPS TO THE SOLUTION

For simplicity, we have grouped the elements into modules, so you really only need to make 3 choices to get to your solution.

INTERFACING AND INTEGRATION OPTIONS

The webserver driving the MIMIC panel can be integrated in your system in several ways, from the simple fact that the video signal can go directly to your glass bridge screens, controls can happen either from a touchscreen or a keyboard.

For deeper integration we offer a MODBUS TCP/IP interface, that has been successfully employed on super yachts, work boats and Navy vessels.

NAVIGATION LIGHT CONTROL AND MONITORING FOR SMALL VESSELS

LOPOLIGHT MFD-NLC
Monitoring of navigation lights is a requirement for larger vessels and commercial vessels in general, the rationale behind this requirement is sound and correct - as incorrect signaling can contribute to accidents at sea.

During 2023 Lopolight will introduce a Navigation Light Control and Monitoring system for small vessels that meets their requirements for simple operation, compact installation, and good economy.

We have entered into a collaboration with Raymarine, Garmin, Navico (B&G, Simrad, Lowrance) and Furuno around an ’app’ for their MFD, so that the Lopolight navigation lights can be controlled directly from the multifunction screen on board.

MFD NETWORK
In addition to this ’app’, the core of the system is a device to which the individual nav lights are connected and powered, this device has an output to the MFDs that are on board - via an Ethernet connection. The unit is compact (approx. 150 x 150 x 40mm), it does not have to be installed visibly in the card table, but as it has a basic emergency operation function, it must be easily accessible.

The monitoring is performed as a current monitoring, and an alarm is given in the event of a lack of power consumption. The unit has an output for an audible alarm, which can be placed freely and controlled via the MFD interface.

There are 17 outputs, these can be used for all types of power consumers such as lanterns, deck lights, boom lights and more. The individual ’consumer’ must not exceed 2A and the whole unit has a maximum load of 10A. The unit operates at 10-32 VDC.

OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
The output terminals are presented in a direct cable terminal block at the bottom of the box. Power enters through the same terminal connection which also contains the outputs. Including alarm output etc.

The development of the product is quite advanced, the software will be delivered in early 2023 and the hardware is currently being tested, now only the last print outlay and assembly is missing. We expect internal testing in winter 2022.

In addition to this ’app’, the core of the system is a device to which the individual nav lights are connected and powered, this device has an output to the MFDs that are on board - via an Ethernet connection. The unit is compact (approx. 150 x 150 x 40mm), it does not have to be installed visibly in the card table, but as it has a basic emergency operation function, it must be easily accessible.

The monitoring is performed as a current monitoring, and an alarm is given in the event of a lack of power consumption. The unit has an output for an audible alarm, which can be placed freely and controlled via the MFD interface.

POWER SUPPLY
For classed vessels we offer class approved power supplies from Phoenix®, with options of AC or DC. Extra large power supplies available for Ice Class installations.

  

NLC FULL SIZE BUILT INTO CABINET
Required for the Phoenix® power supplies. Each full size system holds up to 28 relays, several systems can be combined up to 60 outputs.

NLC CABINET
The cabinet is an optional IP66 enclosure. Available in 2 sizes. The regular cabinet that holds a NLC with room for 28 lights, double power supplies and mimic computer is 400 x 400 x 200mm (HxWxD)

The large cabinet is 600 x 400 x 300 mm (HxWxD)

COMPACT
Ideal for installations where space is at a premium and power supply is DC. Each compact system holds up to 14 relays, several systems can be combined up to 60 outputs.

CONTROL HEAD
You have two ways to control the NLC. Pushbutton panel ...

PUSH BUTTON PANEL

The classic robust panel is available in 3 sizes depending on the number of lights to control 14, 21 and 28. Each panel has 4 group functions for single operation of light configurations such as Running, Anchor, R.A.M. and N.U.C. Lights can be paired automatic backup and both light light failure or power failure is constantly monitored with both audible and visible warning. You can pair the lights and any alarms are both visible and audible.

The panel has a RS-232 port that can be used for remote output/input. A NMEA 0183 interface is built-in offering status output for alarm handling systems, VDR and AMS.

More than one panel can be connected to a system allowing easy control for a double bridge installation on vessels such as double ended ferries. Remote control can easily be established via the Remote Relay Control Module, or if a classic mimic is required the Smart Controller is available.

For Navy and SAR vessels special versions of these panels with nav light dimming function are available. The panels can be waterproofed to IP67. Each panel is engraved to customer specification in language of choice.

MIMIC TOUCH PANEL

The latest addition to our range is the interactive MIMIC panel.

As the name indicates it presents a mimic of your vessel and through the touch interface is directly controllable from the screen. With an unlimited number of light groups, possibility of creating group interactions such as when the anchor lights are activated, the running light will turn off, this mimic panel is extremely versatile. A comprehensive alarm log is readily accessible for the oncoming watch.

MIMIC COMPUTER
The mimic panel is powered by a compact Linux computer sitting at the NLC core. It works as a webserver (TCP/IP). If more than one screen(client) is needed, then you just add a client computer that will connect to the web-server, and provide relevant alarm functions. The mimic panel system is also an excellent choice for autonomous vessels.

The computer (either webserver or dedicated client) connects to the monitor via DP or DVI and USB for touch. Lopolight can supply the monitor or we can connect to an already existing monitor. 

Based on a line drawing (side view) of your vessel we will create a mimic, set-up your lights - and the system will be ready to go!

The core of the syst em for controlling and monitoring your nav lights is with the unique Lopolight monitor relay, one for each light. The system is scalable from 4 up to 60 lights.