sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ - Advanced Ice Analysis

Dec 13, 16
Introducing the Next Generation of Ice Radar. 

St. John's, NL - December 06, 2016 - Rutter Inc. today announced major updates for the  sigma   S6  Ice Navigator™ radar system, the world's leading ice navigation and management system. Advanced Ice Analysis brings enhanced ice detection and tracking capabilities to the  sigma   S6  Ice Navigator™, with intelligent tools automatically identifying features within ice fields to enhance safety and efficiency at sea.

Advanced Ice Analysis delivers increased awareness making it possible to identify ice ridges within ice floes and fields, and also to detect and identify icebergs which are embedded in pack ice. The system also detects and outlines open water leads in areas of high sea ice coverage. This enhanced awareness allows navigators to avoid hazards when transiting ice zones, plotting the safest and most efficient routes.

Coupled with these new features, which are unique to the  sigma   S6  Ice Navigator™, are two new capabilities available for all  sigma   S6  systems: Coastline Masking and  sigma   S6  Connect. The automatic Coastline Masking feature incorporates a world coastline map, greatly minimizing false positive targets when operating near land.  sigma   S6  Connect makes all of your  sigma   S6  data available either on a network directory or through a web interface using open standards. The  sigma S6  Connect interface allows easy integration of  sigma   S6 , which is output using standard data formats, into external systems such as Google Earth Pro, Graphical Information Systems, and ice management systems. Also, further enhancements to Rutter's industry leading high resolution imaging have strengthened its ice and small target detection, increasing tracking accuracy for small maneuvering targets, and hard-tosee targets such as bergy bits and growlers amongst sea clutter.

"The maritime industry of today requires solutions that enhance operational awareness and enable the execution of projects safely and efficiently while reducing expenses," stated Rutter CEO, Fraser Edison. "Rutter has continually developed technology allowing operators to get more information out of their marine radars than is available anywhere else on the market."

Installations of the  sigma   S6  Ice Navigator™ are used around the world on icebreaker fleets, tankers, research vessels, bulk carriers and coast guard vessels from countries operating in Arctic, Antarctic and subarctic regions.  sigma   S6  Ice Navigator™ systems are also in use by oil and gas companies as part of their ice management solutions to increase the safety and operational time of offshore platforms, drill ships and support vessels.

About Rutter Inc. - Rutter is an enterprise focused on providing innovative technologies and engineering solutions. Rutter's global network supplies technologies to improve efficiency and safety in the marine, defense, transportation, oil and gas sectors from its headquarters in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.