The Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK5 / MK15 is an IMO-type approved navigation system, designed for use aboard SOLAS vessels subject to ECDIS carriage mandates such as merchant cargo ships and tankers. Easy to use with a standard Windows PC interface, the ECDIS900 delivers precise navigation with comprehensive route planning and optimization tools, integrated chart management and ordering, radar overlay, and optional conning display.
The ECDIS900 offers tools to facilitate safe and precise navigation, including position prediction and docking assistance. The Predictor module calculates future ship positions based on GPS, gyro, speed and course data, and displays the full ship’s outline extended forward in time. In narrow waters, this provides an accurate visual representation of the entire ship’s position throughout turns – allowing the navigator to optimize speed and rate of turn accordingly. The Docking module helps to facilitate safe docking maneuvers by calculating and clearly displaying the ship’s distance and approach speed to both bow and stern docking points. During docking the ship’s current, historical, and predicted future positions are also displayed graphically on the current chart.