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vista® next automation

Improved user interface: The new vista® next 16:9 visualization (left) vs. the previous vista® alarm 4:3 visualization (right).

The Future of Ship Automation

See the Difference!

In an emergency every second counts. Our enhanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software solution provides a workspace that focuses on situational awareness and optimal user guidance. We reduce the operator’s reaction time and so increase safety on board.

General Characteristics

The new vista® next automation is the follow on system to vista® alarm, which was manufactured by the former company H.M. Stein Sohn GmbH.

The well proven vista® next auto­mation monitors and controls all essential functions for the safe and efficient operation of machinery and ship-board systems including propulsion, power plant, ballast control, monitoring bilge, transfer, cargo, etc.
The system has been designed with an innovative, scalable and flexible architecture for any size of application, incorporating multi-level redundancy.

It is controlled by an intuitive, user-friendly graphical visualization process that permits aggregation and presents information in real-time, which it turn improves decision-making processes and helps to mitigate risk.

The type approved control and monitoring system as well as the entire arrangement and installations are fully compliant with Class requirements for periodically “Unattended Machinery Spaces“ (UMS).


  • Tried and tested reliable technology

  • Long lifetime and low lifecycle costs

  • Built-in redundancy

  • Plug-and-play components changeable by crew

  • Paperless alarm printer

  • Self-diagnostic function


  • Easy-overview workspace simplifies operator’s experience

  • Pinpoints alarm cause and suggests response

  • Logging and trending data

  • Direct navigation from alarm list to process picture

  • Windows 10 OS, Solid State Disc

  • Widescreen dual monitor with touch

System Architecture

The vista® next auto­mation system allows flexibility in system architecture, from low complexity alarm systems to highly integrated control and monitoring systems for all types and sizes of vessels as well as offshore platform applications.

Smart Solutions

Remote Support via Augmented Reality*

Imagine if your systems failed in the middle of nowhere. What if you could make a designated member of your crew an immediate automation expert and so benefit from savings in time and travel costs?

We offer you smart glasses that allow hands-free communication via enhanced real-time audio and video channels. Our engineers can visually project important information via an augmented reality environment which provides your designated crew member with the information needed to solve the problem by himself.

Mobile SCADA Devices*

The engineer on duty sometimes needs location-independent information about engine status in order to react quickly to failures and increase his workflow efficiency.

Using our powerful remote and real time monitoring solutions you can oversee your engines whenever and wherever you are on board. We run our mobile solution on a high performance Windows 10 tablet with view-only access to our system.

Multi-Language Capability

In an international working environment, language barriers can reduce productivity and even endanger system safety. We offer multi-language capability to solve this problem and minimize operating errors and reaction time.

* Requires wireless Internet/Intranet connection.

Process Components

The type approved and robust hardware and software platform is designed to comply with the highest levels of safety and reliability, ensuring system availability.

Different types of process I/O modules can be easily arranged to meet various requirements.

All components can be replaced within 30 seconds, with the system in operation and without special knowledge or tools.


  • Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components
  • Isolated field bus RS485 / Modbus RTU
  • Solid state technology
  • Earth-fault and external voltage detection
  • Galvanic isolated I/O channels
  • Cover plate with project related channel labels

Extension Alarm System

The EXtension Alarm System (XAS) is an independent alarm system, which provides remote watch capability using field bus connectivity. Equipped with panels for the wheelhouse, engine control room, duty engineer’s day room with buzzer in bedroom and public rooms. It notifies the engineer on duty in case of alarms and abnormal conditions. The system is designed for Unattended Machinery Space (UMS) operation and includes duty indication, alarm groups, fire and system failure indication, engineer call and selective call.

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