The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland reports that it has developed a new steering system to be used by remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships, which will be applied to navigation systems and ship autopilots with the aim of steering ships automatically.
The STM (Sea Traffic Management) validation project reports that it has completed the first operational tests of its integrated vessel information sharing system with shore centre manufacturers, facilitating data exchange beet two different maritime IT manufacturers’ systems.
GNS has released an upgrade to its VOYAGER navigation system, with additional functionality as well as new hardware and software subscription options.
Nautisk has confirmed that it will offer electronic navigational charts (ENCs) free of charge to customers purchasing a new digital voyage planning package consisting of its NaviPlanner and NaviTab services.
C-MAP has launched its new Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), an onboard application platform that employs machine learning and customised ship performance models to support voyage optimisation.
Nautisk has announced that it is working with MarineMTS on a new system to provide automatic ENC updates to vessels sailing with ECDIS, using the vessels’ shipboard communications.
Raytheon Anschütz has announced the launch of what it says is world’s first user-defined ECDIS, with the new Synapsis ECDIS NX software having been developed based on direct input from the company’s customers.
GNS has announced a strategic partnership with SEALL ECDIS Limited, which will see the companies work together in the development of a touchscreen ECDIS system that can integrate with GNS’ back of bridge software.
MISC Berhad (MISC) has agreed a deal with ECDIS Ltd, part of the eMaritime Group, to make online ECDIS training courses available to seafarers across its whole fleet.
Simrad has launched its ECDIS ONE subscription service, a package that includes requirements scoping, planning consultancy, ECDIS hardware, system commissioning, service support and type-specific ECDIS training for a single monthly fee.
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