ECDIS

ECDIS

ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) is increasingly replacing the use of paper charts as the primary means of navigation on more and more commercial ships. Indeed, legislation is now in place that will make carriage of ECDIS equipment compulsory on new and existing vessels over the course of the next three years.

Aimed at developers of ECDIS systems, Cambridge Pixel's SPx ECDIS package offers high quality radar display, target tracking and chart display to the ECDIS market. Aimed primarily at system integrators, SPx ECDIS provides a simplified development path for addition of radar, tracks and charts into an ECDIS application. This leaves ECDIS developers free to concentrate on the user interface and application graphics. The SPx ECDIS package is modular, allowing individual capabilities of the software to be used as only as needed.

Traditional ECDIS displays do not necessarily include a primary radar display layer and where they do it is often a simple overlay, which obscures the underlying chart display. Radar video added using SPx ECDIS is blended with the chart graphics and individual S-57 layers may be selectively chosen as overlays, thus ensuring that chart information always remains visible.