As long-time advocates of artificial intelligence and the possibilities of technologies which are now arriving or yet to come, Palladium Technologies has often led the way when it comes to innovative bridge and monitoring solutions for superyachts. The company’s SiMON alarm, monitoring and control system (AMS) has been a firm favourite since it debuted more than two decades ago, and continuous evolution of the system has meant that it has never fallen out of fashion.

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2017, however, Palladium is announcing a completely new AMS, albeit based on the SiMON system. Named SiMON X, the new system features all-new rich graphics for the user interface, which is fully customisable. The unique palette of gauges and widgets also senses the screen sizes and automatically configures the graphics to fit all screens and aspect ratios, including new ultra-wide 21:9 monitors.

However, the built-in intelligence goes far beyond clever graphic resizing. SiMON X also features more sophisticated alarm processing, which has been updated to set the stage for additive routines based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. This makes, says Palladium, SiMON X an intelligent critical core for superyachts.

As well as Palladium’s hardware designs now supporting over 10,000 sensor points, all meeting the highest classification requirements, the system is set for future alarm processing which will dynamically create rules based on the unique operation of each yacht. This is achieved without user or programmer intervention thanks to AI self-learning routines.

“SiMON X is an accumulation of our software and graphics development over the last three years,” says Mike Blake, president of Palladium Technologies. “It expands on the rich functionality of our original SiMON system which was conceived 26 years ago and has been constantly evolving.”

SiMON X will be on display and available for demonstration at the Monaco show from 27-30 September on the Palladium stand at QS44 in the Darse Sud tent. In addition, Palladium will be showing off the technology at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from 1-5 November, at METS in Amsterdam from 14-16 November, and at The Superyacht Forum from 13-16 November in Amsterdam.


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