The new system will be officially unveiled at SMM 2012 in Hamburg, Germany.
Based on existing Raytheon Anschütz ECDIS software, the ECDIS 24 comes with an off-the-shelf 24 inch TFT Panel-PC display, so it does not require a separate PC. The standard package includes an interface-box, with cabling, and a stainless steel trackball.
All serial interfaces required by ECDIS performance standards are present, such as IEC61174 for echo sounder, speed log, GPS / DGPS, AIS, gyro, and ARPA target integration.
Connection for AC (main) and DC (emergency) power supplies is included, with automatic switch-over to remove the need for an uninterrupted power supply (UPS). If double ECDIS is required, exchange of data, routes and charts is possible via a LAN interface.
As a standard ECDIS, the new system displays data from navigation sensors on board, integrates AIS targets, offers conventional route planning functions and provides a 24h log of data.
In addition to these basic functions, ECDIS 24 offers features for route and voyage management, with automatic route planning, a voyage calculator, integrated environmental databases of tides and currents and optional weather chart integration.
Functions are available through shortcuts, and a configurable Conning panel can display relevant navigation and track information.