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20 December 2012

Additional ECDIS now able to Display Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO)

The Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Display systems web page has been updated to show the latest ECDIS systems now capable of displaying the Admiralty Information Overlay, plus their relevant version numbers.

 An ECDIS running AVCS and showing an AIO layer

The Admiralty Information Overlay is the only service available that overlays ENCs with worldwide Admiralty Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners and new ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners identifying navigationally significant differences between ENCs and existing paper charts. The Overlay is also the only service to include the results of the Admiralty Assurance Programme; an on-going comprehensive review of the world's ENCs undertaken by Admiralty in order to identify and resolve those differences.

Mariners the world over who have relied on Admiralty T&P NMs to manually update their paper charts, can continue to navigate safely using the Overlay which does this vital job digitally, displaying the same trusted information directly over the ENC to make passage planning significantly more efficient.

For further information on the AIO and compatible ECDIS systems, please see the AVCS page for more detail