Introducing a new version of the remote control system.
We can now introduce our new version of the searchlight control system with an improved version of the handheld remote panel and an entirely new and more robuste version of the "receiver".
The new operator panel (SWOP) has an improved touch panel keypad with embossed keys and a more distinct tactile feeling, making it easier to operate.
The new receiver has a completely new and more rugged design with the electronics protected by a 3mm thick fiberglass tube, making it almost unbreakable by mechanical forces.
The new receiver electronics has a dual receiver design as compared to the single receiver used on previous model.
This improves the receiver safety and almost eliminate loss of messages on shorter and medium distances.
The improvements also increase functional distance to in excess of 1km line of sight under good conditions.
The new receiver comes in two versions, on "Compact" version with only RS485 bus connection and a "Standard" version with replacable adapter modules for RS485, ethernet and digital outputs.
The "Compact" version with RS485 interface and "Standard" version with RS485 communication adapter uses a proprietary NOBUS protocol for multi target adressing.
With the NOBUS protocol, a mix of receiver, ordinary panels with NOBUS panel adapters and searchlights with NOBUS adapters might share the same 4-wire bus which also provides power for the receiver.
By doing so, cabling can be greatly reduced on a ship installation. Cable may be any UTP ethernet or network cable from CAT2 and up and with a total bus length may be in excess of 1km.
A planned NOBUS "selector" fitted on the panel side will allow for ordinary 1:1 panels beeing used as switchable multi-searchligh panels.
Even panels of different brands may be combined in such a constellation as the NOBUS protocol by design is function-targeted and not brand-targeted.
Only the small inexpensive searchlight addapters are adjusted to brand and model.
A new motor drive unit with integrated NOBUS interface is available for replacement on NORSELIGHT R5 searchlights and searchlights of similar design.
The Francis FBUS protocol, which is also an RS485 bus may also be used on the RS485 devices, but not in combination with NOBUS as the protocols differ.
If you have questions about what is possible and what is not, please contact us.
We have 30 years of experience in wired and wireless remote controls for searchlights
Pictures show from left, three images of our first remote control systems for searchlights installed on two new supply ships, MS Gullbas and MS Troms Skarven, in 1986.
The searchlight systems were delivered by NOACK AS, now NORSELIGHT, and was a large system at the time with 3 separate 4kW HMI searchlights and a single 3x4kW (12kW) searchlight.
All searchlights could be controlled from three separate control statsions, either individually controlled or as a synchronized group.
The last picture show testing of one of the 8 DMX512 controlled searchlights mounted at the olympics arena for the opening an final ceremony at the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer.
These are only a few examples of our many searchlight control system designs delivered from 1986 and up to present day.
A few examples of our handheld panels are shown in the pictures below.
To the left is a WOP panel with standard layout and customized graphics.
To the right is a SWOP panel as delivered with the standard wireless control systems.
For companies who wish to have their own design for a larger order,
we can deliver both WOP and SWOP with customized layout, graphics and colors and with their own company logo.
We can deliver our wireless remote control system with interfaces suitable for a variety of searchlight models from many brands, such as Glamox/Norselight, Francis Searchlights,
Den Haan Rotterdam, Wiska and IMAX. Seematz is currently under evaluation.
Please follow the link-buttons on the left for more info on individual brands and searchlight models.
For more details on the system itself, see the SYSTEM and SYSTEM MODULES sections for description of overall system functionality and details about the different modules.
For details on the use with different brands of searchlights, see the sections for each specific brand.
Here you will find details on which searchlight types that are supported and which adapter configuration that will be necessary for the different types.
For those who need a non standard wirelsess control for controlling other brands of searchlight or even quite different types of equipment,
please see the OTHER BRANDS and CUSTOM EQUIPMENT sections.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us through our CONTACT page.
If you dont't find the solution you need through our ordinary sales channel, please specify what you need and send us a requst through the CONTACT page.
We'll have a closer look at your specifications and get back within short on whether we can find a solution.