dKart ECS

dKart ECS software family

An Electronic Chart System (ESC) is an advanced navigation tool to automate and increase safety of the sea navigation.

Products of dKart ECS family use C-MAP electronic charts in CM 93v3 format, as well as electronic navigation charts that meet the requirements of S-57 ed. 3 IHO standard.

The programs are capable of receiving information from external navigational systems, as well as data exchanging with different sensors in accordance with NMEA-0183 protocol and IEC 61162-1, IEC 61162-2 and other standards.

dKart ECS software family includes the following marine navigation products:

All products of the family have the following features in common:

Compliant with standards

  • IEC 60945: Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – General requirements – Methods of testing and required test results.
  • IEC 61162: Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – Digital interfaces.
  • IEC 62288: Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – Presentation of navigation-related information on shipborne navigational displays – General requirements – Methods of testing and required test results.
  • IEC 62376: Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Electronic chart systems (ECS) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results. Edition 1.
  • On-board equipment requirements for ships of the Russian marine and inland ship register.

User's interface

  • Menu-free direct access to prgram functions.
  • Tips and options in pop ups on controls.

Working with charts

  • Formats CM93v3, S-57
  • Manual and automatic updating
  • Various chart formats and scales combined on one screen
  • "North up", "Head up" and "Direction up" chart orientation modes
  • Mouse wheel or key-assisted zoom; standard scale options on the list
  • Center-click and chart panning modes; zooming on a pre-defined area
  • Measurements on the chart
  • Pop up information windows relevant to chart featues and targets; the "click to edit" function
  • Complete chart and chart features information windows

Cartographic projections

Charts can be displayed, and navigational tasks solved, in different projtections, including:

  • Mercator projection
  • Stereographic projection (S-57)
  • Lambert projection (S-57)

Automatic switch between projections by latitude

Route planning

  • Route planning on the chart and in the table
  • Import/Export of routes from/to GIS formats, Excel, Google, etc.
  • Datum-to-datum recalculations
  • Orthodromic/Great circle calculations
  • Automatic safety check of a route

Navigation mode functions

  • Recalculations from the positioning system datum to user-defined geodetic one
  • Continuous route monitoring in true and relative motion modes
  • Navigation safety monitoring and control
  • AIS and ARPA target monitoring; automatic alarming about dangerous targets according to user-defined criteria
  • "Go to waypoint" control; switching to the alternative route
  • Autopilot control interfaces including Class C track control
  • "Man over board" maneuvering
  • ETA calculations to a pre-defined point or destination
  • Quick logging of voyage events
  • Distance-bearing based postioning
  • Positioning calculations relatively a reference point
  • Logging voyage events

Navigation safety functions

  • Alarm on crossing or approach to a dangerous depth contour within a user-defined time span or distance
  • Alarm on entering e restricted area
  • Alarm on approach to isolated dangers within the ship safety zone
  • "Depth from echosounder below limit" alarm

AIS and ARPA target monitoring

  • Display of AIS and ARPA targets on the chart
  • Manual target functionlities
  • Divergence calculations with targets
  • Target information window; sortable target list (by name, MMSI, etc)
  • Brief target information in a pop up on the chart
  • Text messaging with AIS targets
  • User-defined dangerous target criteria
  • On-chart indication of dangerous and lost targets
  • Target information on the chart in a pop up

Logbook

  • Continuous logging of voyage events
  • Export/Import of the logbook
  • Playback of the voyage including AIS and ARPA targets
  • Converting the track to a route

User layer editor

Creation and editing of user's objects on the chart, such as:

  • Symbols
  • Circles and sectors
  • Lines, areas and texts

Layers Import/Export