Global Digital Vector Chart Service

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched the Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS). AVCS will provide the international mariner with an integrated global set of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) schemed in folios along the major shipping routes and covering the world's top ports, with ordering, flexible licensing and updating services.   The service overcomes the present requirement to carry, maintain and use a mix of ENC, Raster and paper charts drawn from multiple sources. AVCS provides access to all previously available ENCs and exclusive access to a significant number of new ENCs, produced by the UKHO in co-operation with... (read more)
2008-05-09 11:26:48

Hemisphere GPS Vector GPS Compass

At the Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London, UK, Hemisphere GPS has announced the introduction of its Vector V103 GPS compass and Vector V113 GPS compass, both designed for professional, commercial marine and machine control applications. Powered by Hemisphere GPS’ Crescent Vector II technology, the new Vector V103 and V113 provide precise heading and positioning performance including heave, pitch, and roll with the option of either NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 communications. The rugged enclosure gives these Vector models the advantage of working reliably in such harsh environments as side-scan survey, multi and single beam surveys, dredging, general navigation... (read more)
2012-03-13 11:56:20

Admiralty Vector Chart Service Now Available Online

New service supports shore-based users with vessel tracking and voyage planning
Developed by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Online gives shore-based users and planning teams access to more than 15,000 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), updated weekly, to support vessel tracking, voyage planning and for use in accident and emergency incidents. The inclusion of chart display settings and pick reports enables the onboard experience to be replicated from ashore. Web-based Systems  To support an increasingly flexible, digital working environment for shore-based staff, AVCS Online can be integrated into existing web-based systems as a standalone chart solution, or as a base layer with other layers added, to optimize... (read more)
2019-06-25 09:20:52

Dole: from ARCS to Vector Charts

Reefership Marine Services, Dole Food in-house vessel management group, was responsible for the installation of C-MAP charts on Polish-built reefer vessels in 1994. The contract with C-MAP was terminated at the end of 2002 due to the fact that it was understood that the British Admiralty raster charts, ARCS, were legally accepted as an aid for navigation. This, however, is not the case. At that time it seemed like a good idea to use electronic copies of paper charts. However, Reefership Marine Services vessels experienced many problems installing raster onboard. And once the installation was complete further problems were encountered... (read more)
2004-06-02 12:00:00

Hemisphere GNSS Vector V104 GPS Compass

Hemisphere GNSS, USA, has added the Vector V104 to its innovative precise heading and positioning product line. According to the California-based company, this is the world’s smallest high-accuracy, dual-receiver GPS compass. Chuck Joseph, Hemisphere president and CEO, said the Vector V104 offers better than 2° heading accuracy and sub-metre DGPS position accuracy without requiring maintenance or calibration and while being immune to magnetic interference. Based on the company’s patented Crescent Vector technology, the Vector V104 integrates two GPS antennas, a multi-axis gyro, and a tilt sensor into a single system. The dual integrated antennas provide both heading and position data, and the... (read more)
2014-12-17 10:28:55

PD Teesport go for Vector Sensor

Saderet Ltd, the European distributor for CSI Wireless have supplied seven Vector Sensor GPS compass systems to PD Teesport. The Vector Sensor provides sub-half degree heading, and sub-meter navigation data for use on 7 of PD’s vessels that provide the following wide range of port services: The Tees Harbour Launch and Tees Surveyor acquire hydrographic survey data The Heortnesse and Cleveland County are trailer suction dredgers The Seal Sands is a grab dredger, whilst the Wilton is the buoy tender vessel The Seaton is engaged in general workboat duties The Vector Sensor offers multiple source differential input including IALA beacon... (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

UK Hydrographic Office Rolls Out ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service Online

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that two ADMIRALTY distributors are now approved providers of ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Online, the shore-based version of the maritime chart service. Bogerd Martin and Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) are the first distributors authorized to provide AVCS Online to their customers. The service has been developed by the UKHO in response to the need for shore-based teams to access AVCS from their office. AVCS Online can be integrated seamlessly into web-based systems such as Bogerd Martin’s Chart-Track Ship Manager and GNS’ Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI).  Shore-based Users AVCS Online gives shore-based users... (read more)
2020-03-25 12:00:45

Compact All-in-one Vector GPS Compass Products

Hemisphere GPS announced the release of two very compact GPS compass products; the V102 all-in-one and the H102 OEM module. These products are ideal where heading and positioning are needed for marine and land based applications such as yacht navigation, auto-pilot systems and machine guidance for earthmoving machinery. V102 is the market’s smallest, single-enclosure GPS compass and positioning system, while the H102 OEM board, found in the V102, is the market’s smallest fully-integrated single board GPS compass that provides a low-cost yet highly accurate solution for integrators.   Based on Hemisphere GPS’ successful Crescent Vector II GPS technology, V102 and... (read more)
2011-02-11 12:00:00

Admiralty Vector Chart Service Moves to S-63

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced details of its forthcoming upgrade of the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) CD Service to S-63 Edition 1.1, the latest international open-format security standard for digital chart data. This is in conjunction with the publication of the UKHO's advice to users on how to make the transition when the upgraded AVCS CD Service goes live on 17 October 2013. S-63 is an industry standard overseen by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) that provides Hydrographic Offices and ECDIS manufacturers with the tools to protect, via encryption, the data within Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs)... (read more)
2013-09-17 10:18:22

Saderet Reports Strong Sales for Hemisphere GPS Vector Systems

Saderet Ltd, the European distributor for Hemisphere GPS, a division of CSI Wireless, reports strong sales of all versions of the Vector GPS compass system. Recent customers include Osiris Projects, Land and Marine, Global Marine Systems, EGS, Caledonian Geotech, Gardline Marine Sciences, GSE Rentals, Hiretech, ABP Hull, PD Teesport, Medway Ports and the Port of London. The system is available in different forms to suit various applications. For example, two entrants in the Volvo round-the-world yacht race chose the VectorPro “all-in-the-antenna” version, whilst MTA, a contractor in the cellular telephone industry opted for 18 Vector Sensor systems for optimum accuracy... (read more)
2005-06-10 12:00:00
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