Nautisk Launches NaviTab
Nautisk unveiled its latest navigational solution: NaviTab from Nautisk, a unique concept that replaces a vessel’s onboard Navigational Publication library. Hundreds of books have been uploaded onto a hi-spec hand-held device, suitable for use both onshore and on the bridge. “Currently, all vessels sailing global routes must carry a full portfolio of navigational publications (NPs) in order to sail compliantly and meet SOLAS Regulation,” said Nautisk CEO Thomas Fjeld. “These NPs include a number of IMO Publications, Sailing Directions, Pilot Guides, Radio Signals and list of lights. Having to carry this amount of hardback books on the bridge of a vessel where space is already at a premium can be challenging for most shipowners and navigating officers. In addition to storage issues, each and every publication needs to be manually updated for the latest corrections, an exercise which can be extremely time consuming and one which potentially offers a chance of human error.”
“NaviTab is a brand new solution developed by our team of experts that we expect to revolutionize the way vessels manage their onboard NPs. NaviTab stores hundreds of up to date NPs on one single tablet device, which is updated automatically and can be used by shore based and onboard teams.”
NaviTab’s optimized search engine automatically locates the latest available publications in a vessels’ holdings and licenses latest editions as and when they are available, meaning that whatever route a vessel is sailing and wherever it is in the world, it will always be compliant and its publication holdings up to date. Users can search in seconds to find the relevant publication for a particular voyage, bookmark essential notes and add their own. Information and notes can be easily cross referenced and essential data highlighted using the hand written text recognition feature.
(As published in the May 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)