The beta version of a new generation of simulators known as “Live Constructive Simulation (LCS)” has been developed by a UK based maritime company.
They claim this is a world first and have been developing the software and hardware solution for several years. Various elements are included in this new package, including high quality lifelike graphics. However the real technological advance is the ability to inject live, real-time information into the training scenario. This gives the intructor the ability to use either live “as it happens” shipping information or to use previously saved data from, for instance, a particularly busy day in a port anywhere in the world.