Furuno and ChartWorld Cooperate on Information Overlays - 02/04/2019


Furuno and ChartWorld have announced a cooperation agreement on the promotion of ChartWorld’s information-overlay service to Furuno ECDIS operators and owners. ChartWorld Information Overlay, known as CIO+, is a data overlay shown in ECDIS as a user chart, loaded on top of the Electronic Nautical Chart. CIO+ is a tool to help the team on the bridge with voyage planning and execution. It is intended to automate the process of applying additional data in ECDIS by means of user-chart objects.

Better and safer voyage planning

Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s business development director, commented “CIO+ is a step forward to better and safer voyage planning. It improves crew efficiency and accuracy and can provide onshore teams with increased navigational oversight. Furuno’s support of the CIO+ service shows the strength of the software.”

Notice to mariners and navigational warnings

Furuno will support ChartWorld’s promotion of CIO+ on their ECDIS, giving advantages by the automatic addition of the following data:

  • Temporary and preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NtM) published by the UKHO and other local Hydrographic Offices
  • Navarea Navigational Warnings - All active Navarea warnings along a planned route will be supplied and updated weekly in a CIO+ user-chart overlay.
Last updated: 09/04/2019