Vessel traffic system Baltika


  • VTS Baltika satisfies requirements for VTS highest category equipment, has a modular structure, based on real-time operational system.
  • Supports S57 standard electronic charts
  • Capable of lodging unlimited number of automatic peripheral stations
  • Monitors and performs control over all systems forming part of VTS
  • Capable of automatic search for malfunctions and automatic switching to reserve modules
  • Capable of identifying automatically dangerous situations
  • Automated data exchange with the database
  • Built-in expert system
  • Archives data obtained from all sensors of the system
  • Performs control of TV navigational systems
  • Supports remotely-based users

The basic software modules of the VTS "Baltika" are:


The software has an effective type approval of  Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No.3/1-2750-2013А dated 09.07.2013


VTS Operator Workstation

  • May be connected to shore radar stations irrespective of their make
  • May be conjugated with the Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Provides for automatic pointing of TV navigational systems
  • Has a built-in interface for the control of radio communication, conjugation with meteorological station databases, radio direction finders and other ancillary sensor devices
  • Supports S57 standard electronic charts

VTS Data Recording System

  • Records continuously radar data simultaneously with audio information. Storage time may vary from 3 to 60 days
  • Allows to run through the information recorded in real time mode and at increased playback speed
  • Zooms any fragment of the monitored area, tracks vessel movement, carries out various measurements by means of pointers and cursor
  • Ensures superposition of chart (S57) information
  • Allows simultaneous listening to several VHF channels while indicating channel at which communication is on at the given time
  • Selects an arbitrary quantum of time for reviewing the data or for directing them to external media
  • In the playback mode, allows the use of the built-in ship’s movement calculating system (ARPA)
  • Carries out parallel recording of secondary data accessible from external sources (synthetic, databases, AIS, meteorological etc.)
  • Allows to work remotely with the stored data.

VTS System Engineer’s Terminal

Carries out checking and monitoring of:

  • Radar surveillance system parameters
  • Radio communication system parameters
  • Telecommunication system parameters (computer networks, radio-relay lines etc.)
  • VTS facility power supply system parameters
  • VTS facility security system parameters
  • VTS facility fire-extinguishing system parameters
  • Archiving system parameters
  • Effects continuous recording of the VTS parameters in its log file