In the bridge alarm system function, the Bridge Panel of the BR1000 in the wheelhouse generates the visual and audible alarms upon the equipment alarm’s activation. If the alarm is not acknowledged at this stage, the BR1000 will transmit the alarm to the Cabin Panels in other sections of the vessel.
The BR-1000 monitors the watch officer’s presence through watch safety system function. A watch officer is required to press any keys of the equipment or Timer Reset Panel at certain intervals. When the officer fails to press the key within pre-set intervals, visual and audible alarms will be generated in the wheelhouse. If the officer doesn’t respond to the alarm, the BR1000 transmits the alarm to the Cabin Panels installed other sections of the vessels in order to inform backup officers of the watch officer’s absence.
The BR1000 offers 3 operation modes: One-man, Bridge Attended, and Harbor. In One-Man operation mode, both bridge alarm system and watch safety system work. In Bridge Attended mode, visual and audible alarm will be generated in the wheelhouse, but the alarm will not transferred to the Cabin Panels. In Harbor mode, visual alarm will be activated only on the Bridge Panel in the wheelhouse, not be transferred to the Cabin Panels.
The BR1000 meets the IMO MSC. 128(75). The Processor Unit has total of 48 ports to interface the equipment onboard and watches their alarm status. It also has 7 ports for the operator’s presence inputs. Watertight Timer Reset Panel can also be selected (optional supply). Up to 14 Cabin Panels can be installed on a ship.