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Danelec to upgrade customers’ ECDIS to new standards

The DM800 ECDIS G2 The DM800 ECDIS G2

Danelec Marine has launched a programme to provide free upgrades to its customers’ shipboard ECDIS systems to meet new changes to equipment standards.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Danish marine electronics company is currently replacing its first-generation DM800 ECDIS with new DM800 ECDIS G2 hardware and V2 software. The G2 platform has been designed to enable the ship’s crew to upgrade the software to be fully compliant with the new IEC61174 Ed. 4, IHO 52 and IHO 64 standards.

Free update training for navigators already holding a type-specific certificate on previous versions of DM800 ECDIS will be provided.

Introduced in 2015, the DM800 ECDIS G2 incorporates a Linux-based platform, new application software, ruggedized low-power LED display monitors and Danelec’s SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology.

“We’re offering these free hardware and software upgrades to give our customers a painless transition to meet the new performance standards,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine.

“All new and existing ECDIS products must be in compliance with the new IEC and IHO standards by the August 2016 deadline. There is no provision for ‘grandfathering’ installed ECDIS products already type-approved to the old standard.”

“We have already completed more than 100 ECDIS upgrades, many of them for Greek shipowners. We are working with our worldwide distribution and service partners to make and commission the installations.”

Danelec Marine is also developing a range of crew training packages for the DM800 ECDIS G2 platform to meet IMO requirements for type-specific crew familiarisation. The training packages include online, classroom and on-board options.{/mprestriction}

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