Cable Services – Training
Planning Simulating Installing Training

Makai Software Training

submarine_cable_trainingTraining facility at Makai Research Pier.

Makai maintains a state-of-the-art computing facility to provides hands-in training in MakaiPlan, MakaiPlan Pro, MakaiLay, and other submarine cable repair and seismic software at Makai Research Pier in Waimanalo, Hawaii . The facilities have six dedicated dual-monitor workstations that can accommodate 6 personnel. Comtrol DeviceMaster Ethernet Device Servers provides the ability to mimic shipboard communications from the GPS, gyro, roto, USBL, sounder, and plow to provide a realistic “at-sea” MakaiLay training environment. Makai can also provide training at the client facilities.

Training typically last 3 days for MakaiPlan and 5 days for MakaiPlan and MakaiLay.

Training Levels

MakaiPlan & MakaiPlan Pro

Level 1 –    Trainee
An operator who has successfully completed Level 1 classroom training for the MakaiPlan Submarine Cable Planning and Simulation Software but has limited operational experience.

Level 2 –    Advanced Operator
An Advanced Operator must have the following qualifications: successful completion of MakaiPlan Pro Level 1 training; have consistently used MakaiPlan Pro for at least one full year, successful completion of a 4-day Advanced MakaiPlan Pro Level 2 operations class, and success in passing the Advanced MakaiPlan Pro Level 2 operator test.

MakaiLay

Level 1 –    Trainee
An operator who has successfully completed level 1 classroom training for the MakaiLay Submarine Cable Installation Software but has limited, or no, at-sea MakaiLay operational experience.

Level 2 –    Standard MakaiLay Operator
A Standard Operator must have the following qualifications: successful completion of MakaiLay Level 1 classroom training, at least 6 weeks of at-sea MakaiLay operational experience supervised by a standard or Advanced MakaiLay Operator, successful completion of a 3-day Standard MakaiLay Level 2 operations class, and success in passing the Standard MakaiLay Level 2 operator test.  Standard MakaiLay Operators are capable of operating MakaiLay, transferring the data to the EIC, and assisting the EIC in interpretation of the data.

Level 3 –    Advanced MakaiLay Operator
An Advanced Operator must have the following qualifications: successful completion of MakaiLay Level 2 classroom training and test, at least 6 months of at-sea MakaiLay operational experience, at least two MakaiLay installations/commissionings, successful completion of a 3-day advanced MakaiLay operations and troubleshooting class, and success in passing the MakaiLay Level 3 operators test.  Advanced MakaiLay Operators are capable of operating MakaiLay, interpreting the results, and supporting the EIC in making changes to the cable lay parameters in order to maintain quality cable installations.