FDIS for ECS Approved

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for the ECS database Ð ISO 19379 Ð has been approved by an NECSA international vote of thirteen countries. The FDIS version of the standard was approved by China, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Japan, DPR Korea, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the United States. The ten Participating members of ISO Committee TC 8/SC 6 voted unanimously in favour of the standard. Work on this standard began in December 1998. Once editorial corrections have been made it will be released as an International Standard by ISO Headquarters in Geneva. The... (read more)
2003-10-23 12:00:00

NECSA Europe

A new, non-profit Foundation is in the process of being formed in Holland, under the leadership of Vice Admiral Joost van Aalst (Ret.), formerly the Hydrographer of Holland. This organisation will be formed in time to provide support for a number of activities resulting from the new ECS database standard, the first of which will be qualification of auditors to perform compliance testing of the provisions for the new standard. Secondly, NECSA Europe will be in a position to advise and support shipping companies, vessel operators and maritime regulatory authorities in the application of the database standard to ECS installations... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

FDIS ISO 19379 Unanimously Approved by 10 Nations

Word was received that the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) ECS Database Standard, ISO 19379 was unanimously approved by Participating members of TC8 SC6. The Ten members voting were: Germany, Italy, Japan, DPR Korea, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, two Observer members, Cuba and Slovakia voted approval. Two countries, the UK and the US approved with corrections to the FDIS. These editorial corrections will be made, and the FDIS will be sent to the Secretariat for publication of the standard by ISO Headquarters. Owners and operators of vessels currently using... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Northern Airborne Technology C-MAP CM-93 Licensed

Northern Airborne Technology (NAT) has been licensed by C-MAP to use its ECS and CM-93 Edition 3 database. The system, called NAT-ECS, is an industrialised touch screen PC/display combo unit with a bright 15" LCD screen. Taking advantage of the power and simplicity of C-MAP ECS, the NAT-ECS provides all of the features and functionality of an ECDIS system, integrating onboard sensors such as ARPA, AIS and depth, as well as any other onboard sensors. In addition, the NAT-ECS includes an optional weather forecasting module for ocean voyage use, with forecasting for up to ten days. One of the features... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

ECS Database Standard ISO 19379

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published the ECS Database standard, ISO 19379 and this is now available for purchase. In the United States copies of this copyright document can be obtained from Mr James Spicer, james.spicer@ihs. com, Tel: 800-854-7179 Ext. 7968. In other countries, purchase can be made from the local national standards committee. This announcement is the culmination of four years of work by a dedicated Working Group, and all members are to be congratulated. (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

Transas Data to Be Supplied by Chartworld to SevenCs OEMs

Transas and SevenCs are announcing that they have signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement is based on the implementation of the Transas chart toolkit into the SevenCs EC2007 ECDIS Kernel Software. So SevenCs Kernel user will have full access to the complete Transas World database in TX 97 format in addition to the other already embedded data formats. The chart distribution will be carried out by ChartWorld, a SevenCs owned company, and by all Transas companies worldwide. In accordance with the agreement ChartWorld will distribute the TX97 Data to the SevenCs OEM partners, and their customers. Charts and permits can... (read more)
2004-07-28 12:00:00

Transas equips Brazilian Navy training vessel

Transas has successfully installed the Navi-Sailor 3000 ECS onboard the Brazilian Navy’s 3,168 tons training vessel ‘U-27 BRASIL’. The Navi-Sailor 3000 ECS, a Transas Marine electronic chart navigational system, will be used to support navigational activities. The equipment set onboard also comprises World Folio ZR00, worldwide chart coverage, providing the vessel with access to more than 10,000 vector charts with ports indicated worldwide. Another state-of-the-art solution installed is Navtex Manager, which is capable of automatically reading and processing Navtex messages; extracting co-ordinates, areas, transmitting station and other parameters; saving messages onto the hard disk and displaying the message mark on... (read more)
2004-09-06 12:00:00

Lilley & Gillie Acquire 50% of PC Maritime

John Lilley & Gillie Ltd is making a strategic investment in marine software company PC Maritime. Lilley & Gillie are acquiring 50% of PC Maritime, with 50% retained by founders and owners David & Anne Edmonds. The agreement exploits the natural synergy between the two companies. Lilley & Gillie (with sister companies DPM (UK) Ltd and DPM (Singapore) Pte) is engaged in chart supply and navigation instrument manufacture with worldwide distribution; PC Maritime’s core product, Navmaster, is a proven electronic chart system used by leading shipmanagers and owners. The combination provides a complete electronic navigation package of chart data, ECS... (read more)
2004-09-06 12:00:00

50% Takeover PC Maritime

John Lilley & Gillie Ltd has acquired a 50% share in marine software company PC Maritime; 50% will be retained by founders and owners David & Anne Edmonds. The agreement exploits the natural synergy between the two companies. Lilley & Gillie (with sister companies DPM (UK) Ltd and DPM (Singapore) Pte) is engaged in chart supply and navigation instrument manufacture with worldwide distribution; PC Maritime’s core product, Navmaster, is a proven electronic chart system used by leading ship managers and owners. The combination provides a complete electronic navigation package of chart data, ECS or ECDIS software and hardware, putting Lilley... (read more)
2004-10-05 12:00:00

Brazilian Navy Training Vessel

Transas has installed the Navi-Sailor 3000 ECS onboard the Brazilian Navy’s 3,168 ton training vessel U-27 BRASIL. The Navi-Sailor 3000 ECS, a Transas Marine electronic chart navigational system, will be used to support navigational activities and also comprises World Folio ZR00, worldwide chart coverage, providing the vessel with access to more than 10,000 vector charts with ports indicated worldwide. Another solution installed is Navtex Manager, which is capable of automatically reading and processing Navtex messages, extracting co-ordinates, areas, transmitting station and other parameters, saving messages onto the hard disk and displaying the message mark on the electronic chart. The Transas... (read more)
2004-10-05 12:00:00
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