Vintimar Inc.

Bridge Switching

The bridge switching system (BSS) provides a flexible Center Align method of sharing a limited number of displays between multiple video sources. Sources can include ECDIS, radars, DP, alarm monitoring as well as non-computer based sources such as CCTV cameras and thermal imagers. In addition to video switching, the system also allows some sources to be controlled from any of the multi-function displays (MFD) using trackballs or touchscreens. Users can select the source they want to see by selecting from a graphical menu. PTZ cameras can be controlled using on-screen controls while viewing the image in a picture in picture window.


Center AlignThe conning system brings in NMEA 0183 data from navigational devices and displays it graphically on a single screen. It allows a user to monitor data from devices such as GPS, speed log, gyrocompass etc.

An integrated electronic logbook automatically acquires data and simplifies the process of generating crew watchtime reports.
Sample crew watchtime report 

Alarm MimicCenter Align

The alarm or fire mimic system interfaces with fire and other alarm panels such as for art as well as panic or duress alarms and displays them on a graphical screen. In order to display the state of individual smoke detectors, an addressable fire panel such as the Tyco Minerva panel is required. This system can show if a detector is isolated or in fault as well as the state of fire doors if that information is available via the fire panel. Alarms are logged historically. Fire attack plans can be integrated into this application.

Inventory Management

Right AlignThe inventory software makes it possible to track spare parts on yachts and in large estates.  The software is a web based application that makes it possible for multiple users to access it simultaneously using a browser.  No extra software or configuration is required on client computers.   An intuitive user interface makes it easy to add and remove parts from the inventory. 

Maintenance TrackingRight Align

This software makes it possible to define and track preventive maintenance tasks based on date/time (weekly, monthly etc.), running hours of the equipment or gallons/liters of fuel burnt in the case of engines and generators and also reminders such as things that need to be done when a yacht goes in to dry-dock. It can interface with a monitoring system to automatically bring in running hours for the relevant equipment as well as gallons of fuel burnt.  All data is saved in a database along with a history of all maintenance tasks performed.  Non-scheduled repair tasks performed can also be entered and make it a valuable knowledge base that can help in troubleshooting of recurring problems. 

Document TrackerRight Align

This software tracks expiration dates of important crew, guest and ship documents.  Crew documents include certifications, licenses, passports etc.  Ship documents include both class and flag state issued documents.  The program automatically calculates the next expiration date once the relevant document is renewed.  The software minimizes the risk of missing an important renewal date via reminders.  Variety of reports are easily generated.  Special version for yacht management companies makes it possible to monitor expiration dates for documents for all yachts in the fleet. 
May 2007 Issue 84 Yacht Report article
Crew certification sample report
Management company crew sample report
Official crew sample report
Ship's documents sample report 

Tank Monitoring

Center AlignThe tank monitoring system displays fuel, freshwater, grey and black water tank levels.  It corrects for the effect of sloshing while underway by using filtering to provide stable and accurate readings.  The system also provide alarms at user specified setpoints for low as well as high levels to prevent overfilling. Tank volumes are displayed via bar graphs and can be trended. 

Grout Pressure Measurement System

Center Align The Grout Pressure Measurement system is a PLC based data acquisition system that reads pressures from pressure sensors and displays them on an industrial touchscreen display. The data is also logged with timestamps. This system can be used in any tunneling application in which grout has to be pumped a long distance such as in hard rock tunnel boring.  The display serves as an operator interface and provides quick and easy visualization and location of issues such as a plug in the pipe eliminating the need to walk the line to find the location of the plug. Sample pressure plot