Transas Marine's Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS is the first system in the market to pass all DNV-GL tests, according to the new International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.
For a vessel to satisfy SOLAS Chart Carriage Requirements using ECDIS and ENCs, the installed system must comply with the latest IHO standards.
The new generation of the Transas ECDIS complies with the latest requirements and provides a number of features beyond this. The production of the new Transas system will start in January, 2016, with deliveries from February 1.
New IHO editions of S-52 and S-64 and new ECDIS testing specification IEC 61174 entered into force in August, 2015.
The new standards are intended to overcome shortcomings, ECDIS anomalies and safety- critical issues identified by all stakeholders, including the International Maritime Organisation and the IEC, and will affect new installations and previously installed ECDIS.
The previous standard will be withdrawn from August 2016, and all vessels need to be updated with new software before September 1, 2016.
Frank Coles, CEO of Transas, said: “Our next generation ECDIS is fully compliant with the latest standards, and also has enhanced product improvements driven by customer and user feedback.
“These features include clearing bearings, anchor planning and improved user tools. Transas takes pride in leading the way in navigational safety standards and listening to our customers.”