Safe and clear navigation

The Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is designed for all types of vessels, from megayachts, tankers, container ships to cruise ships. The latest generation of bridge consoles offers the ultimate in ergonomic design for ease of operation and maintenance. Our Integrated Bridge System design provides ease of integration with all of our navigation product lines and third party equipment thereby providing a total solution.

Key Benefits of VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System:

  • The uniform presentation of menus and screens enhances safe and efficient operation
  • Multifunction workstations; any function available for increased efficiency
  • Interactive Conning Information Display (CID) for enhancing safety margins
  • The uniform presentation of menus and screens enhances safe and efficient operation
  • Uniform interface for minimized training and contributes to vessel operating efficiency
  • Built-in system redundancy reduces equipment downtime

Sperry Marine Navigation Systems

The experience and expertise of Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine enables us to deliver reliable navigation systems which are well-known for their precision and user-friendly design. The VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System is just one example of the navigation systems offered by Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine.

Personal Assistance

At Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, we manage the whole system life cycle, including equipment, project engineering, logistics, supervision of installation, commissioning, crew training and after sales service. All solutions are backed up with qualified, worldwide service around the clock to ensure reliable operation and maximum availability of the vessel.


Integrated Bridge System

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine offers the VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge System to meet the certification requirements of all major international organizations, standards and notations.

Flexibility and Innovation

The Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is designed for use on both commercial and military vessels, and is scalable for all types of vessels. In the modular IBS design architecture, any combination of VisionMaster FT Radar, Chart Radar, ECDIS and/or TotalWatch can be integrated to provide an efficient bridge design for any vessel and platform.

Information from all navigation sensors are brought together and merged into a functional workstation – designed with improved ergonomics and service access. The VisionMaster FT system meets the customer’s needs of today and tomorrow, with ease and efficiency.

World Leader for Integrated Bridge Systems

With more than 1500 Integrated Bridge Systems installations, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is a world leader in integrated bridge systems for commercial vessels. Sperry Marine has a solid foundation of expertise in the field in installing and commissioning systems for both new vessels and retrofit projects.


Integrated Bridge System Technology

Integrated Bridge System

The Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is based on Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT technology, with proprietary TotalWatch multi-function workstations using widescreen high-resolution monitors. Each TotalWatch station can be configured to show images from the ship’s radars, electronic chart systems and conning information, as well as closed-circuit TV images.


Reliable Integrated Bridge System

Integrated Bridge System

Integrated Bridge Systems from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provide excellence, performance and reliable navigation under extreme conditions, by integrating safe and reliable equipment.

Reliable sensors support the core navigation system with all relevant data, which is distributed and monitored by a fully redundant data and alarm management system.

Integrated Bridge System Adaptability

The Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is fully adaptable to the requirements of all sea-going ship types and customer requests. It is designed to meet all IMO and classification societies’ requirements to one-man bridge operation. The IBS from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is designed according to our user-friendly philosophy.

We provide highly complicated and reliable integrated bridge systems, including the 16 node Integrated Bridge System of the largest cruise vessel in the world: The Allure of the Seas.

Easy Operation

Our Integrated Bridge System is designed for easy operation to allow maximum time for observation and decision making. This is particularly apparent in our ARPA/radar and ECDIS systems. These systems have the same intuitive user interface, the same panel layout and menu system. Route plans, mariner’s notes, charts, radar video and vector presentation are shared between the systems and ensuring consistency of information through the Bridge System.

Network Sensor Integration

Total network sensor integration delivers enhanced situational awareness to the mariner. An uncomplicated display presentation simplifies and streamlines navigational tasks. Common responsibilities such as route planning, navigation status monitoring, log-keeping, alarm awareness and day-to-day chart management are made easy through common workstation layout.

Reliability is further enhanced through redundancy of display and controls. Watch keepers will enjoy reduced workload and significant freedom to move about the bridge, with all necessary information available in a variety of displays and locations.


Worldwide Support 24-hour Service

Integrated Bridge System

With over 20 offices and 100 service agents worldwide, you can rely on highly qualified engineers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our dedicated and skilled Marine Service engineers deliver shipboard maintenance and repair services at every major seaport in the world and provide on-call shipboard service.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has one of the largest global networks of qualified service partners along the most important shipping routes of the world. Our service partners are trained on a regular basis to maintain a high level of knowledge of our products.

Key Benefits Worldwide Support:

  • Worldwide 24/7 service with skilled and trained Marine Service Engineers
  • Global network of service partners for fast service
  • Spare parts held at strategic locations for reliable, speedy delivery
  • High first time fix rate
  • Dedicated, qualified engineers for support and emergencies

Integrated Navigation & Bridge Systems