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K-Sim® VTS

K-Sim VTS - Vessel Traffic Service Simulator includes K-Sim Navigation integrated with Kongsberg Norcontrol's C-Scope VTS system . It is specially designed for VTS operator training in order to improve safety and efficiency of vessel traffic and to protect the environment.  


IALA GUIDELINES & recommendations

The K-Sim VTS simulator exceeds the relevant recommendations as stated in IALA Guideline 1027 Simulation in VTS Training, and can be used to conduct simulation training for the IALA V-103 model courses.


Training Scenarios can be created and deployed with the K-Sim VTS Simulator that will:

  • support the delivery VTS training as described in the IALA V-103/1-5 model courses
  • facilitate cooperation and understanding between the ship and the shore to conduct safe operations of vessels in a VTS area
  • enable better navigational decision making
  • provide valuable experience for operators training how to manage traffic within a port, coastal area or inland waterway
  • support communication procedures training between VTS operators and shipmasters

VTS operator station

The K-Sim VTS operator station uses the C-Scope Operator Client, the same application used in major ports and coast guard stations throughout the world. Our modular design allows any communication system to be integrated, making adaptation to special training requirements easy.

Ship/Bridge station

To create realistic communication and traffic patterns for the VTS operators, up to 16 smaller K-Sim Navigation ship/bridge stations can be provided.

Instructor stations

Much effort has gone into the design of our instructor and debriefing facilities. This has resulted in the most user-friendly and flexible workstation available today. Our debriefing equipment includes colour printers, large screen projectors, communication recording, etc.

Own ships bridges

Where required one or more full mission bridges can be connected to provide nautical knowledge (module 4), combining VTS and K-Sim Navigations.

Exercise areas

We have a large library of exercise areas with new areas continually added. Exercise areas are realistic, with radar video, AIS data, Aids to Navigation and electronic navigation charts (ENC).


In addition to radar, the instructor may enable tracks with an AIS transponder. When enabled, the AIS tracks will appear on top of the track’s radar echo, and trainees will be able to access the simulated AIS data for that track, which includes the vessel’s identity (name, callsign, MMSI, IMO number), as well as other static, dynamic and voyage related data.

Customer benefits

  • Up to 16 VTS operator stations
  • Radar and ENC display
  • Integrated communication suite (VHF and telephone) 
  • Integrated AIS tracks
  • Exceeds relevant recommendations stated in IALA Guideline 1027


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