For colleges already equipped with a desktop or full mission bridge simulator, we offer a networkable ECDIS system which interfaces to any bridge simulator via standard NMEA connection to deliver the practical elements of IMO Model Course 1.27.
ECDIS TRAINING SOFTWARE SYSTEM
Navmaster ECDIS for training is designed to provide a suitable system to organisations which need to deliver generic training in the operational use of ECDIS.
Navmaster ECDIS for Training being used at the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz
It consists of type approved ECDIS software which can be run on standard PCs and networks, allowing instructors to combine teaching theory with hands-on experience which is as close as possible to experience onboard. All the practical elements of IMO Model Course 1.27 can be carried out and assessed. When the Navmaster network is interfaced to ship simulators students experience a real-life simulation of a navigational watch using ECDIS.
- Type approved and up-to-date against all current regulations
- Supports all official chart formats
- Includes AIS & ARPA, advanced passage planning, lines of position, parallel indexing
- Electronic charts at half price or in some cases free
- Actual voyage data can be replayed
- Can be connected to real bridge instruments and bridge simulators
- Network installation allows large classes to be taken at once
- Radar video overlay with digital processor
- Admiralty TotalTide integration for worldwide tidal height & stream
- Tidal atlas display (UK continental shelf)
"Our Navmaster ECDIS training system allows us to take classes of 24 students at once, making the teaching process far less time-consuming. We train approximately 60 of our own students... In addition, we take students from other schools in groups of about 14-20 every week. The classroom is available to students most of the time. Outside of their lectures we see students working with Navmaster; and students returning from their 6-month practical period use the system frequently for preparation and presentation." Nico Booij, senior lecturer, Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz, Terschelling. Navmaster linked to a desktop ship simulator at Maersk Training Centre in Newcastle, UK.
"Most of our course delegates have already used an ECDIS and it takes them a little while to re-align this with the way Navmaster works. But Navmaster is designed to the standard Windows user interface and its buttons and icons have meaning. The delegates use their PC experience and soon find Navmaster to be very straightforward, easy to follow and with no hidden glitches. As an instructor I find the menus and commands in Navmaster are almost intuitive. It is a great system which seems to comply completely with the IMO standards. The flexibility it offers me as an instructor is very good and I can interface with other ship simulators to give a real-life simulation of a navigational watch." Vaughan Lewis, Instructor, Maersk Training Centre UK Ltd.