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Ship Safety and Security Improved with Technology from Design LED
News Release from:
Design LED Products Ltd
04 February 2010
Design LED Products and IGT Industries today announced a new order from AMI Marine to supply illuminated capacitive switch technology for a new marine Watch Alarm. The alarms will be fitted to the bridge of vessels to ensure the Officer of the Watch is present as required.
The high quality illuminated capacitive switch panel on each alarm provides bright uniform lighting to ensure it is highly visible in all environmental conditions. The secret until lit graphics and scratch resistant surface give the unit a high quality appearance and set it apart from competitive products.
“Innovative illuminated capacitive switches are enabling a wide variety of industrial products to retain a bespoke designer feel,” commented Iain Kyle, business development manager at Design LED. “The design of AMI Marine’s new alarm panel is bringing high quality contemporary styling to a robust system installed into the high traffic rugged environment of a ships bridge.”
Watch Alarms are currently compulsory on all vessels with a Bahamian and Danish Flag. New legislation will make them mandatory on all vessels starting in 2011. The Officer of the Watch must confirm their presence on the bridge at regular intervals by either pressing a button on the alarm panel or triggering a motion sensor. If no confirmation is received then the system triggers an alarm in the crew’s quarters.
Stuart Newman a Director of AMI Marine (UK) Ltd commented, “In a competitive market it is imperative that we differentiate our products. Working with Design LED and IGT has enabled us to develop a necessary and functional system and give it a contemporary twist. The “secret until lit” and smooth, low profile graphics along with uniform luminosity give this product a distinct advantage.”
“Design LED’s technology helped us deliver a truly outstanding result to our customer, AMI Marine,” said Derek McLaughlan Sales & Marketing Director of IGT. “Combining the printed light guide with capacitive touch sensing has created a robust, easy to use solution with a high quality look and feel, well suited to the target environment.”