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Thursday, May 24, 2018

First User-Defined ECDIS

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 18, 2017

Raytheon Anschütz’ new ECDIS NX was made from users for users. Image: Raytheon Anschütz

Raytheon Anschütz’ new ECDIS NX was made from users for users. Image: Raytheon Anschütz

Raytheon Anschütz introduces what it claims is the world’s first user-defined Electronic Chart Display and Information System, a system it will officially launch at NorShipping in Oslo. Raytheon Anschütz designed the new Synapsis ECDIS NX software based on direct input from customers. The software features a state-of-the-art design and stands out with an intuitive user interface, a clearly structured display, consistent operational concepts and modern interaction patterns such as touch operation, ‘drag and drop,’ pins and handles, and context-sensitive help dialogue. It is flexible and can adapt to new use cases or integrate new functions, without overloading the display or overwhelming the user. 

Synapsis ECDIS NX is highly intuitive, effectively supports users while contributing to safe ECDIS operation and navigation. The system also includes multi-user setting options as well as smart functions such as guided route planning with a self-explaining route manager, ETA assistant, curved heading line, or look-ahead zones with graphical danger indicators. 
Raytheon Anschütz built the new ECDIS NX application on the technical foundation provided by Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS). This means the highly integrated INS functions, such as alert management or sensor integrity monitoring, are also available for this stand-alone ECDIS. Synapsis ECDIS NX complies with all current standards, including the new IEC 61174 Ed. 4.0 and IHO ECDIS S-52 Presentation Library.
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