The Multiple CPA function enables the user to track several AIS targets simultaneously. The operator can toggle between the most relevant targets without re-acquiring, to make sure that dangerous targets don’t get lost.
The Overtaking Calculation function displays how long it will take to overtake a vessel and marks a position in the chart where it will be completed.
Narrow passages, overtaking prohibited areas and upcoming traffic can be identified at an early stage, which the company says should allow for more fuel-efficient handling of the vessel.
The 2013 version also has a new graphic user interface for target tracking allowing acquisition and reading of target data to be done with two clicks, up to four times faster than in previous versions.
The new version of CEACT will be available in November 2012.