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Voyager Planning Station upgraded

Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has announced that users of its Voyager Planning Station can now plot their route directly onto the official ENCs on board their vessel.

Providing a back of bridge solution, the Voyager Planning Station enables the navigator to passage plan using live data.

A route can be plotted directly onto Voyager’s enhanced ENC display, rather than on a simple GIS background, and then transferred onto the ECDIS – which GNS says effectively provides ECDIS functionality to the back of bridge.

The passage planning system also enables the operator to identify missing ENCs and order updates where necessary.

In addition, the Voyager Planning Station now includes the SPOS Onboard weather solution from Meteo, Admiralty Information Overlay display, BA (British Admiralty) Chart Update Service including Annual and Cumulative Notices to Mariners, global list of Navarea Warnings, AVCS and ARCS updates.

The Voyager Planning Station is available in three packages: BA Paper Update Service, designed for vessels navigating with BA charts and publications; BA Paper and Digital Update Service for vessels making the transition to digital navigation; and BA Digital Update Service, designed for vessels navigating with ECDIS.

It offers added value modules which include AtoBviaC Port to Port, ICC Piracy Reports, Shipping Guides’ Findaport and Regs4Ships.

The maritime services group gave a demonstration of the new features of the system at the Marintec China exhibition this week.

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