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Qastor is a precise navigation, piloting and docking software application capable of receiving real-time meteorological information and chart updates via the Connect Server.
Precise navigation for piloting, docking, ship trials, oil rig positioning, inland river barges, SPM approaches, ferry operations, oil and gas tanker approaches and docking, patrol vessels and tugboat operations.
QPS Connect Server
Qastor receives port Vessel Traffic System (VTS) information, updated ENCs, chart annotations included digital pictures, and meteorological data to include real-time information about currents, wave height, wind speed and direction from the Connect Server.
Wired or wireless operation is supported.
Interfaces to most devices outputting NMEA data strings and to AIS transponders/receivers.
Vessel speed, heading, course over ground (COG), and rate of turn (ROT).
All popular electronic formats, including S-57, Primar, C-MAP, ARCS, and DENC.
Under Keel Clearance (UKC) capability uses vessel draft, required safety margin, and ENC contours to show safe water.
Vessel path prediction for a user-defined period of time base don speed, COG, and heading.
Supports high-density ENC products to expand navigable waters.
Set waypoints to include distance to the next waypoint, off-track distance, wheel over line, and much more.
Route verification via UKC parameters, including highlighting of any navigational hazards that encroach safe water.
Closest point of approach
All targets within VHF range are displayed, along with all AIS targets, and a closest point of approach (CPA) for each target is generated.
Docking and Lock approach
Docking mode and Lock Approach Mode support for wall and terminal approaches.
Visual and audible alerts to warn pilot of vessel approach speeds faster than permitted.
Mooring and Lock lines
Custom set "Mooring lines" or "Lock lines" measure distance to either key walls or lock walls to further ensure safe maneuvering.
Position, heading, and ROT filtering to eliminate GNSS position jumps.
Data output via WiFi to PDA or smart phone to pilot on bridge wing for more flexibility when docking.
FPSO operations support
Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) mode receives information from the FPSO in order to support either tandem or side-by-side mooring.
SPM operations support
Single Point Mooring (SPM) support to ensure position of unmanned SPM during offshore loading or offloading.
Live data customization
Information via the Connect Server can easily be expanded to customized user requirements.
Hardware requirements - Windows
Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit)
Microsoft Windows 11 (64 bit)
Intel (64 bit)
AMD (64 bit)
500 MB of free disk space (excluding chart data)
1366 x 768 HD or larger with an aspect ratio of 16:9
Internet connection required for software activation & data exchange with Connect Server.
Hardware requirements - iOS
Apple iOS 14+