Fanbeam®* to CyScan® Mk4 system upgrade onboard the ALP Centre

July News

Guidance Marine's CyScan Mk4 upgrade programme allows vessels to upgrade their legacy CyScan® and Fanbeam® sensors. ALP Centre, a supply vessel in Rotterdam recently exchanged their old Fanbeam® 4.2 unit to the latest CyScan Mk4 sensor and 4.10 software. Installed by our Aberdeen based service engineer, the installation was a straightforward upgrade as the Mk4 sensor is a direct plug and play replacement. Using the existing Fanbeam® PSU and cables, due largely in part to the Fanbeam® to CyScan conversion kit, the installation was complete and fully tested in a few hours.

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ALP Maritime contacted Guidance Marine on Monday 4th July for the unit to be fitted on Wednesday 6th in order for the vessel to continue on charter. We recognise our customers need to maximise vessel uptime, keep fleet costs to a minimum and have high specification vessels capable of winning the highest value contracts. We can mobilise technicians and spares anywhere in the world at very short notice in order to meet our customers' requirements.

The ALP Centre upgraded to the CyScan system because of issues with the Fanbeam® unit.  As well as the latest in position reference sensor technology, Guidance Marine's industry leading 3 year standard warranty, there was anticipation and expectation of improved performance as a result of the newly installed CyScan Mk4 sensor.

Although the price of oil has caused trepidation amongst some companies, Guidance Marine believe that the fleet owners must have the vision to understand the need to upgrade their fleet as the right move. Guidance Marine continue to recognise our customers' need to maximise vessel uptime, keep fleet costs to a minimum, and have high specification vessels capable of winning the highest value contracts.

"ALP Maritime are delighted with the new CyScan Mk4 sensor and our outstanding customer support getting the problem quickly resolved. The crew has already mentioned how user friendly the Dashboard interface is"

Ray Moore - International Marine Sales Executive - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Benefits of the CyScan Mk4 Upgrade Programme

  • DP integrator not required: no reprogramming of the DP system necessary
  • Simple plug and play upgrade package
  • Use existing laser targets
  • Reduce return to base maintenance: modular design facilitates in vessel servicing
  • Rebate available on exchange of old sensors
  • No need for new cable installation

Reducing our customers' cost of ownership with:

  • The longest range laser system in the market: 2,500m
  • 10 year life cycle support
  • Industry recognised type approvals (ABS, DNV, Lloyds Register and RMRS)
  • The industry's only Extreme Low Temperature (XT) -40ºC variant

For more information on our upgrade programme, please contact your local sales representative


*Fanbeam is a registered trademark of Renishaw plc

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