Atlas Combines Radar-Enc Navaid
Friday, February 15, 2002
STN ATLAS Marine Electronics has introduced Chartradar Atlas 1000, which is a new type-approved series of navaid combining full radar capabilities with electronic chart facilities in a single console. It also features an integrated conning function 12 and 16-in. versions are capable of automatic or manual tracking of up to 50 ARPA or AIS targets supported by a choice of simplified or paper chart symbol high-resolution presentations. Superimposing radar and electronic vector chart information on demand, chart data is derived from an Atlas Chartpilot in either S57 Ed.3 or C-Map CM93 formats while other main display features include selectable visibility options, own-chart user objects, six color tables for day and night use, and pre-planned routes.
Systems are available with a choice of X and S-band transceivers and additionally feature two antenna speeds for high-speed operations. Optional remote access is also possible via up to four slave stations in addition to a provision for interfacing to VDR’s. When incorporated as part of an Atlas NACOS navigation command system, units are also capable of providing integrated steering and track control as well as an extended range of conning functions typically engine and radar data.