In Rio de Janeiro Pilotage Zone we work in different kind of ships and in very different areas from North to South of Rio de Janeiro State. I was seeking for a device that could be very reliable and at the same time easy to carry in my backpack. Trenz Pilot Plug is an excellent choice in my opinion. It is very easy to setup and works very well. I recommend this unit to our pilots!
A pilot can easily connect TRENZ pilot plug with PPU & start working immediately. No need to fiddle around for smooth connection. Device has an unmatched range - I have tested in on all kinds of vessel, from small feeder vessel to large Capsized Bulkers & VLCC. There was no problem in getting signals on bridge wings. This is one feature other devices struggle to provide. The sensors are very good and I never faced any loss of signals/data during any of my moves. So the TRENZ pilot plug aced on the most important factor for a pilot RELIABILITY!!
I've tested many high class Pilot Plugs. On big beam post panamax vessels, TRENZ Pilot Plug is the unit with best connection experience.
The equipment from TRENZ is excellent and presents a very good accuracy
Device works well and meets my requirements regarding track prediction and docking mode. I have made docking of LNG tanker using TRENZ and Transas. The ship is 288 m long and that was pleasure to see how it works.
It’s unbelievable how fast the device reacts and how accurate rate of turn it provides. The wifi connection to PPU is reliable. We also appreciate very much the smooth communication with the developers as well as ongoing development of the software.