Navigation sensor integrator - K-Bridge

The K-Bridge sensor integrator is used for data collection and distribution of navigation sensor information to subsystems interconnected using KONGSBERG system technology.


K-Bridge sensor integrator makes individual cabling from sensors to each subsystem unnecessary. Upgrades and extensions to the overall system can take place without rewiring to sensors. Multiple K-Bridge SINT units may be installed to segregate groups of sensors for the highest availability.

Customer benefits

  • Provides a common interface for sensors used by many subsystems, such as navigation, dynamic positioning and vessel automation
  • Located in the instrument room or other void space
  • Dual redundant controllers with high performance real time computers
  • 16 configurable serial line channels (RS232, RS422/RS423, RS485, NMEA 0183) for sensors like DGPS, speed log, gyro compass, AIS, wind sensor, weather station and echo sounder
  • 64 configurable AI/AO/DO/DI channels (+/-10 V, 0-10V, 4-20 mA)
  • Data distribution via dual LAN
  • Data collection for K-Bridge Bridge Alarm System
  • Alarm distribution to back-up navigator units
  • Host for K-Bridge AP track pilot

Standards applied

The equipment is designed to conform to the following standards:

  • EN 50081-2 Electromagnetic compatibility – Generic emission standard, Part 2: Industrial environment.
  • EN 50082-2 Electromagnetic compatibility - Generic immunity standard, Part 2: Industrial environment.
  • EN 60204 Safety of machinery Electrical equipment of machines, Part 1: General requirements
  • EN 60945 Marine navigation and radio communication equipment and systems - General requirements - Methods of testing and required test results.
  • EN 61131-2 Programmable controllers - Equipment requirements and tests.
  • IACS E10 Unified environmental test specification for testing procedure for electrical, control and instrumentation equipment, marine computers and peripherals covered by classification.
  • IEC 61508

Dimensions and weight

  • Height: 1200 mm
  • Width: 800 mm
  • Depth: 400 mm
  • Weight: 130 kg


  • Input voltage: 115/230 VAC +/- 10%
  • Frequency: 50/60 Hz +/- 5%
  • Power consumption: 200 W (typical), 570 W (maximum)
  • Loop power consumption: 80 W (typical), 340 W (maximum)

Environmental specifications

  • Ambient temperature: -15° C to 55° C (operational), -25° C to 70° C (storage)
  • Ambient humidity: up to 100% relative humidity (operational and storage)
  • Heat dissipation: 150 W (maximum), 110 W (typical)
  • Acoustic Noise: <40 dB (A) at 1 m


  • Material: Steel
  • Protection standard: IP56
  • Colour: Grey, RAL7032

Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

  • Conversions, retrofit and refit

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.