Transas Marine , a developer of IT solutions for the marine industry, has unveiled a new 4-level ECDIS concept, designed to provide an IMO compliant solution for shipping companies.
The new range of products, known as standard, standard+, premium and premium+, features the company’s established Navi-Sailor software with additional technology, depending on the system chosen.
The company said that from the entry-level standard ECDIS to the Premium+ ECDIS multifunction display, all include a number of standard features with additional options.
Transas Marine product development director Anders Rydlinger said the company’s objective is to provide a solution to the market where a ‘standard’ system features the best available quality and at the same time is user-friendly and cost-efficient.
“On another side, there are shipping companies which want to utilise a comprehensive technology going beyond IMO requirements and with our new 4-level concept we cover all market requirements,” Rydlinger said.
The standard and standard+ packages are based on the Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS software, with basic ECDIS functions, including a 24in marine panel computer with ES6 trackball. They also meet all IMO and SOLAS ECDIS regulations.
The company said the standard+ adds planning and information functions, including additional chart formats, route planning functions and sensors and also offers AIS , ARPA and target management, tides and current information, playback, maps (user charts) and a Navtex interface.
The premium system is also based on the same software and offers similar basic ECDIS functions as standard and standard+, along with a multifunction display console that features marine LED display with RS6 computer, ES6 keyboard and ES6 trackball. The premium system features include a docking mode, reference points for mooring operations, dual chart panel, left chart panel (conning), special purpose objects, target simulator, trial manoeuvring, ports database and quick distance calculator.