DSEI 2017

Smart display for the paperless bridge [DSEI17D2]

13 September 2017

Kelvin Hughes has launched its latest Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), which has been designed for installation in commercial ships and naval/coastguard vessels.

Based on either 22in or 26in widescreen LED displays with integrated processor and 64-bit operation, the new ECDIS can be installed as a standalone system or as part of a multifunction ‘paperless’ bridge display with multiple operator stations. It is being shown on the Kelvin Hughes stand (S4- 110) as part of an interactive tactical navigation system.

In the latter application each station can be used to view the chart in its latest form, complete with user-defined routes and graphics. Having multiple displays eliminates the single point of failure because each position can act as a back-up display. The ECDIS uses the latest International Hydrographic Office presentation library, version 4.

A host of new features are introduced by the new ECDIS, such as a look-ahead function, anchor watch, and warning of anchor dragging. The system has various viewing options, and can support overlays such as Admiralty information, radar target and automatic identification system.



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