German navigation equipment supplier Raytheon Anschütz has announced the launch of a new ECDIS.
ECDIS NX Compact is a preconfigured system of a 24-inch panel-pc and the ECDIS NX software that will make installation and operation easier and safer. Optimised for ECDIS retrofits, the panel-pc is equipped with interfaces for Ethernet and IEC 61161-1 (NMEA). With a software installation wizard and selectable standard configurations for newbuilding and retrofit installations, the operating system and the ECDIS software install semi-automatically, requiring the ship-specific parameter input only.
“Customers receive our new ECDIS in a single package and for the first time with plug and play, reducing the entire installation time to less than one hour,” said Björn Schröder, product manager at Raytheon Anschütz.
The ECDIS NX software has a modern, clearly structured user interface that also supports intuitive interaction patters such as touch or drag and drop. A maximised chart display contributes to better situation awareness. By making all mandatory functions available at a single touch or through wizard-guided workflows, ECDIS NX effectively simplifies the daily tasks and use cases of navigators.
“Customers receive all typical ECDIS functions with this system, and beyond this we offer a growing scope of modular features and ongoing compliance with future ECDIS standards. Our ECDIS is a secure investment at a very competitive cost level,” Schröder said.
ECDIS NX Compact can be used for installation aboard new buildings and in any retrofit. It also replaces existing installations of the predecessor ECDIS24. For paperless navigation and type-approved track control with Anschütz autopilots, a dual system of ECDIS NX Compact is available.