(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — JRC and Alphatron Marine have announced the release of a new digital AlphaChartTable featuring a 46-inch touch display where routes can be planned on a more realistic "paper chart" scale.
Now that ECDIS has become a standard product on the bridge, it was only natural to ask why was the good old sea chart of a certain dimension? By using the digital chart table, navigators are now given an intuitive and user-friendly interface to plan optimal routes by touch operation. The software gathers and overlays the data that officers require, including ENCs, weather data, tidal information, digital publications, and other services like piracy updates — all on a single 46-inch display.
The console is designed as a natural fit for existing bridges. The display can be electronically tilted to a 35-degree angle, allowing optimal routing in the most ergonomic position. In addition to the AlphaChartTable powered by NAVTOR, the console has a built-in Navtex and GPS navigator, while at the same time leaving room for the paper chart for backup purposes.
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