HOW ARE DANELEC ECDIS SYSTEMS DIFFERENT?
Unique SWAP technology
10 years service quarantee
Extensive service network
Linux stability and security
Intuitive use and interface
Software updates by crew
Additional overlay support
PAYS licensing option
Onshore / Classroom
Online / CBT
Designed for Serviceability
Servicing and repairing shipboard electronics can be time consuming and expensive. In a typical service scenario, the technicians board the ship, troubleshoot the problem and determine what spares are needed to make the repair. If the parts are not available locally, they must be ordered.
Depending on the system, port state control authorities may prevent the ship’s departure until the repairs are made, resulting in expensive demurrage and port costs.
If the ship is allowed to sail, the spares must be delivered to its next port, requiring another expensive service call to complete the repairs.
Danelec Marine’s unique SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology is a critical element for easy serviceability incorporated into all Danelec products. SWAP technology™ simplifies shipboard service by storing all system software, configuration, cartography, routes, etc. on a hot-swappable memory card that can easily be removed from the old hardware unit and inserted into the new one in case of failure.
Relocating the repair from ship to shore saves hours of time in re-installing software and re-programming the system, bringing a revolution to shipboard service.
How do we move repair from ship to shore?
- A Danelec-trained technician arrives for a service call with a replacement unit in hand
- The technician removes the memory card from the old unit
- He switches out the old unit with the replacement unit
- Inserts the memory card into the new unit
- Then he takes the old unit to shore for repair
- Saves time by enabling onboard repairs to be accomplished in a matter of hours, not days
- Saves money by reducing man hours for service calls
- Protects valuable shipboard data on a hot-swappable memory card
- Keeps ships on schedule, eliminating import delays for repairs
In addition, Danelec Marine ECDIS systems are designed around a purpose-built Linux-based computer platform rather than an off-the-shelf PC, with fewer components for better reliability.
Since we design and manufacture our own products, we can guarantee that they can be serviced for a minimum of 10 years after the end of life of the product line.
Simple and Future Proof Concept
Danelec ECDIS systems run 100% on Linux, which is a guarantee for stability, security and high performance. The Linux operating system requires less processing power and memory compared to Windows-based systems, freeing more room for chart storage, while providing superior resistance to virus and malware.
The renewed ECDIS application software is designed with an intuitive easy-to-learn user interface in order to optimize operation and reduce training time for watchstanders.
The maximum menu depth is three levels so that all important functions and settings can be accessed with minimal clicks and drag-and-drop functionality – as opposed to complicated menu systems and difficult to find functions.
All Danelec ECDIS products with application software version 3.xx and above are fully compliant with the new IHO and IEC performance standards taking effect in August 2017.
At the same time, regulations, standards and user requirements are constantly evolving, which can make it costly to keep already installed ECDIS systems up-to-date and compliant.
Danelec ECDIS provides a future proof solution by enabling the vessel’s crew to perform upcoming software updates without the involvement of a service technician onboard.
Industry-leading Chart Solutions
The Danelec ECDIS platform runs all official Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) in S-57 and S-63 formats from any available chart sources, including Primar and UKHO, as well as NAVTOR System Electronic Navigational Charts (SENC) with added functionality.
The system is optimized for Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) providing the widest chart coverage worldwide, and also incorporates support for additional layers and overlay features, such as Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO), NAVTEX, radar targets and AIS.
The vessel’s ENC portfolio can be handled easily and with minimal user involvement via a web-based chart management tool and synchronization software. In order to lessen the administrative burden of keeping charts up-to-date, Danelec ECDIS users with a seamless update service receive automatic notifications when updates are available.
In this way updating can be done with a click of a button. In addition to the chart database, all permits, AIO data and subscribed digital publications are also updated at the same time.
Danelec ECDIS systems also support “Pay As You Sail” (PAYS) chart licensing scheme, eliminating the need to order and manage an electronic chart portfolio on board altogether.
PAYS provides a cost-effective, flexible and user-friendly way to navigate. While all ENCs are immediately available free of charge for planning purposes, only the charts actually used for navigation have to be paid for, based on tracking of the vessel’s position.
Several Training Options to Suit Every Need
All ship’s officers in charge of navigational watch onboard vessels require ECDIS training.
This consists of generic ECDIS training based on IMO model course 1.27 as well as type specific ECDIS familiarization training on the particular equipment make and model on board.
In order to provide the most efficient training solution for navigators, Danelec Marine offers full flexibility through a wide range of training options to meet IMO requirements for type specific familiarization with our ECDIS platform.
- Classic classroom training
- Efficient online / CBT
(computer based training) solution
- Onboard training of officers
- On-site training at the shipping
- ECDIS TtT (Train-the-Trainer) scheme