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UKHO launches three new Port Approach Guides for Singapore launches three new Port Approach Guides for Singapore.pdfUKHO launches three new Port Approach Guides for Singapore2016-10-27T23:00:00Z
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UKHO to release new digital charts for expanded Panama Canal Press Release - UKHO to release new digital charts for expanded Panama Canal.pdfUKHO to release new digital charts for expanded Panama Canal2016-06-14T23:00:00Z



The new S-52 ECDIS Standards: What do they mean for you? new S-52 ECDIS Standards: What do they mean for you?2017-02-21T00:00:00ZThe new S-52 ECDIS Standards: What do they mean for you?<p class="admiraltyElement-P">​​​​On an ADMIRALTY paper chart our highly skilled cartographers have presented accurate and reliable information to the mariner for over two hundred years.  However, the responsibility for the portrayal of an ENC on an ECDIS screen is controlled by the ECDIS standard ‘S-52’. This is authored by the <a href="">International Hydrographic Organization</a> (IHO).<br></p> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">ECDIS manufacturers refer to these IHO ECDIS Standards when developing their software, specifically the latest Presentation Library (4.0) within S-52.  This contains instructions for the ‘drawing engine’ within the ECDIS on how to display symbols, colours and line styles on the screen. ​</p><p> </p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">What are the changes within Presentation Library 4.0?</h3> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">​As well as ensuring greater consistency in the display of ENC data across all ECDIS, the new standards deliver other benefits for the mariner. </p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Firstly, the latest Presentation Library addresses the number one complaint levelled​ at ECDIS; constant audible alarms.  By providing clear guidance to ECDIS manufacturers on ENC objects that will raise an alarm, the IHO has tackled the issue of alarm fatigue on the bridge. </p> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">Also, information such as fairway and anchorage area names now appear on screen, with landmarks, lights and buoys viewable via a ‘hover-over’ function.  Both initiatives reduce the time-consuming need to find information buried in a pick report.​</p><p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;">​<img class="admiraltyImage-contentImages admiraltyStyle-lightbox" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Blog%20Images/FairwayNameExample.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"> </p><p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;">This before and after photo demonstrates the inclusion of fairway and anchorage names within in the latest presentation library. This change reduces the need to find important information in a pick report ​​</p><p> </p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3" style="font-family:"johnston itc w01 medium", arial;font-style:normal;">When are the new standards due to enter into force​?​<br><br></h3><p><span style="font-family:"johnston itc w01 light", arial;font-size:20.8px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;">Owners are expected to switch to the new Presentation Library</span>​ by the 31 August 2017. <span style="font-family:"johnston itc w01 light", arial;font-size:20.8px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;">However, the upgrade requirements will vary from ship to ship, so we continue to encourage every owner to speak to their ECDIS manufacturer now in order to ensure a smooth switchover and to take advantage of the new ECDIS Standards at the earliest opportunity, rather than waiting until the new deadline of 31 August 2017.</span>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3"><br></h3><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">How can I find out more?​</h3><br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">Our range of​ ECDIS and ENC reference publications have been updated to reflect the latest changes to the presentation library and are available as part of the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=addb145d-1d93-42cb-ab41-59e37d3fbcb6">ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications range​</a>. </p> ​​ <p class="admiraltyElement-P">Our free seminars on ‘Implementing ECDIS’ and ‘Living with ECDIS’, are also designed to ensure the navigational benefits of ECDIS are achieved in an efficient and compliant manner. Both will give you an opportunity to ask UKHO and independent experts, questions about ECDIS implementation and management, including the latest changes brought through by the IHO. They are all free to attend and places can be booked online. ​<br></p> <br> <font size="1"></font> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">› <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=815e7e6b-02e9-4b14-9d4c-e37150da40fb">Find out more about the UKHO's 'Living with ECDIS Seminars'</a></p> <p class="admiraltyElement-P"><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=6fbbc1c7-2348-4a03-9975-f98b93078634">› Find out more about our ECDIS and ENC reference publications</a></p><p> </p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">​​​</p>
Quick guide to installing ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station 4.2 guide to installing ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station 4.22016-10-16T23:00:00ZQuick guide to installing ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station 4.2 <p>​​​​​​​​​​ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station is a free back-of-bridge PC application that helps you to view, manage and update ADMIRALTY products on board.</p><p>Recently we released version 4.2, which includes improved reporting tools to support compliance and download estimations to help you manage internet costs on board. </p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">If you're an existing user, it's easy to upgrade to ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station 4.2 and take advantage of these features. Simply follow the instructions outlined below:</p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">Request an ADMIRALTY Registration Key from your ADMIRALTY Chart Agent. </h3> <br>​ <p>This single registration key will be used for e-Navigator Planning Station, the e-NP Reader and Passage Planner, depending on what you are licenced to use. </p><p>If you don't have a preferred Chart Agent, then you can search a list of worldwide ADMIRALTY Chart Agents on our find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page.</p>​ <p> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=cb92e3dd-abb5-4c7a-9ee4-a2b047504365" target="_blank">Find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent ></a></p><p> </p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">When you have received your registration key, uninstall your previous versions of e-Navigator Planning Station and e-NP Reader.</h3> <br>​ <p class="admiraltyElement-P">These applications will no longer receive updates when version 4.2 has been activated. Failure to remove these products may cause issues with version 4.2 when installed. Your Chart Agent will also send you an ADMIRALTY gateway quarterly DVD.</p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"> </p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">Install version 4.2 using the ADMIRALTY gateway quarterly DVD</h3> <br>​ <p class="admiraltyElement-P">This short task can be completed following the additional steps outlined in the start-up guide included with your DVD.​</p><p> ​</p><p>Once installed you can find out how to use functionality by watching our range of support films. These are included on the DVD or can be watched on our ADMIRLATY YouTube Channel.​</p> ​ <p> <a href="" target="_blank">Watch the e-Navigator Planning Station 4.2 playlist on ADMIRALTY TV></a>​</p><p> ​</p>


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