Kongsberg ECDIS now includes ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO)

Associations, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology — By on September 24, 2015 at 4:44 PM
AIO showing an Admiralty preliminary notice of a pipeline

AIO showing an Admiralty preliminary notice of a pipeline

Kongsberg Maritime now includes AIO for latest K-Bridge ECDIS and K-Nav ECDIS software

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has worked closely with Kongsberg Maritime to ensure the latest K-Bridge ECDIS and K-Nav ECDIS software includes AIO, making additional chart information available to the mariner when using its Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) models.

In the past, navigators have relied on the ADMIRALTY T&P NMs to manually update their paper charts. AIO is a free service included with the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS). The overlay contains worldwide ADMIRALTY Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) to be used in conjunction with ENCs. AIO is also the only service to include ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EPNMs), the result of the ADMIRALTY Assurance Programme, a comprehensive review of the world’s Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) undertaken by the UKHO to identify and resolve significant differences between ENCs and existing ADMIRALTY paper charts.

Thomas Mellor, Head of OEM Technical Support and Digital Standards, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office said: “We are very pleased to be working together with Kongsberg Maritime in order to provide ECDIS users with the essential navigational information provided by AIO. I am especially impressed with the integration of AIO with the route checking function.”

“With Kongsberg Maritime now delivering an ECDIS that is compatible with AIO, we can offer our customers a product which will enable them to plan and execute updated routes with increased efficiency, ” said Carl Magne Rustand, Product Manager Navigation, Kongsberg Maritime.

About the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

UKHO, an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence, has been charting the world’s oceans for more than 200 years with the primary aim of providing navigational products and services for the Royal Navy and merchant mariners to save and protect lives at sea. In addition it serves small craft and leisure mariners and provides a range of consultancy services.

UKHO also plays a central role, in support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, in discharging the navigation element of the UK’s Safety of Life at Sea Treaty obligations for waters of UK national responsibility.

UKHO produces a worldwide series of some 3, 500 paper nautical charts, 200 publications under the ADMIRALTY brand and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). The ADMIRALTY portfolio is sold globally and used by nearly 70% of international shipping.

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