Under the contract, Nor Lines has ordered ten ECDIS 24 systems for installation on board five ships, with MV Cometa the first vessel to be refitted. All five shipsets will be supplied and commissioned by Raytheon Anschütz’ Norwegian distributor, Syberg AS.
“With ECDIS 24 we can offer customers both a proven, easy to operate ECDIS software and a dedicated hardware solution to meet the particular needs of a cost-efficient retrofit,” said Jörn Fischbach, sales manager at Raytheon Anschütz.
“ECDIS 24 comes as a turn-key solution, easy to install and without any hidden cost for the shipowner.”
The ECDIS 24 retrofit package consists of a 24-inch TFT Panel-PC, an interface box providing necessary interfaces required by the ECDIS performance standard IEC61174, a trackball, DVD drive and cabling. It also includes an integrated automatic switch-over between AC and DC power supply, so an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is not required.
The exchange of data, routes and charts between the two ECDIS on board is facilitated via a LAN network cable.
One ECDIS on each Nor Lines ship will also be equipped with an integrated weather overlay.
This new feature combines sea chart and weather chart in one display. All weather parameters are presented as values or symbols on a separate layer and can be switched on and off at any time.
These parameters include the mean wind (with direction and speed) as well as gusts, wave height, wave direction and swell, period intervals of waves and swell, current, air pressure, weather conditions and air temperature.
In addition to the ECDIS retrofit solution, Raytheon Anschütz is also offering approved manufacturer-specific ECDIS online training free of charge, in cooperation with Safebridge. Land-based training courses at training centres around the world will additionally be made available.