Otesat-Maritel, a member of the OTE Group, one of the largest telecommunications group in SE Europe, announced its cooperation with MARIS AS and the addition of ECDIS from MARIS AS to the products and services in its Bridge Equipment portfolio. Installation of over 7,500 ECDIS from MARIS to date reflects the market’s approval of its product and associated services, turning MARIS into a leading provider of ECDIS.
The ECDIS900 system is supported via the sophisticated MARIS Bridge Assistant (MBA) platform. Among other features, the MBA enables ordering of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). It also supports advanced modules that include one to minimise fuel consumption and another to overlay Radar information on electronic charts.
The MARIS ECDIS900 is compliant with the new IEC 61174:2008 Ed3 standard. It has been designed for: ease of use; full Microsoft Windows compliance; on-line ordering of electronic charts; weather forecast display; and application trainer for crew. Other characteristics promote uptake of ECDIS in the maritime market in general, including: link to AIS; integration with Admiralty TotalTide; NAVTEX interface; and a certified on-board Training Module.
ECDIS products and services are provided to all major shipping centres worldwide to ships registered with the leading classification societies. The system is supported via Otesat-Maritel’s 24/7 Customer Care, which is offered through a global service network stocked with spare parts.
Otesat-Maritel, December 19, 2013