The GEM INS/IBS solution is a complete seamless navigation system in one package, composed by a combination of GEM elettronica equipments and fully integrated COTS: multi-functional consoles, X-band radars and/or S-band radars, ARPA, ECDIS, Autopilot, DGPS, FOG-based compasses, AIS, log, meteo, dual-frequency echo-sounder, Voyage Data Recorder, GMDSS, Conning System, Data Distribution Unit, Video Matrix, where most electronics is hosted in equipment racks with PDU and UPS.
The INS/IBS provides the mandatory functionalities for safe navigation, implemented with simple man-machine interfaces: target detection, collision avoidance, route management, track control.
The system makes extensive use of features such flexibility, modularity, scalability, open architecture, standard interfaces, and it may reach an high level of redundancy and fault tolerance, due to multi-functional consoles, multi-application processors, and redundant sensors (compass, DGPS) management. Moreover, the system can be expanded with additional functionalities (i.e. electro-optical surveillance sensors) and it can be easily integrated with external systems (i.e. engine automation, ship CCTV).