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Frequently Asked Questions

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Maritime Display Framework

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Do you have development toolkits aimed at maritime displays? 

Yes, the Maritime Display Framework is a good starting point for this kind of application.

How is CPA/TCPA handled in MDF? 

CPA/TCPA (Closest Point of Approach and Time to CPA) values and related alarms are handled natively in MDF, via use of the SPx .NET library.

Is MDF just for developers or can it be used as a turnkey application? 

MDF is available both as a turnkey application, and (in conjunction with SPx Development) as a ‘source code supplied’ framework for developers to modify and extend.

What inputs does MDF require? 

MDF usually requires an NMEA-0183 navigation data input, an ASTERIX CAT-240 radar video input and an ASTERIX CAT-48, SPx or TTM  radar track input.  AIS input is also supported, and SPx Fusion can be optionally used to combine this with the radar tracks.  An H.264 camera video input can also be supported.

Is MDF an ARPA, ECDIS or Integrated Bridge System Display? 

MDF could be the basis of any of these systems for a system developer who uses it as the starting point for their development.