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Raytheon unveils new electronic navigation system

Wed 19 Apr 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

Raytheon unveils new electronic navigation system
Raytheon redesigned the user interface on its ECDIS NX

Raytheon Anschütz has unveiled a new bridge system for safe ship navigation. It has revealed the new Synapsis ECDIS with a completely redesigned user interface.

ECDIS NX has various display functions that product manager Björn Schröder said makes this a “uniquely powerful tool” for seafarers. The interface was designed to display key navigation information without overloading the display or overwhelming the user.

The intuitive user interface includes a structured display, consistent operational concepts and modern interaction patterns such as a touch operation. It has drag-and-drop function, pins and handles, and context-sensitive help dialogue.

ECDIS NX can be linked with other bridge instruments in the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System. The integrated functions of Synapsis, such as alert management or sensor integrity monitoring, are also available for this stand-alone ECDIS.

Raytheon said ECDIS NX complies with International Electrotechnical Commission and International Hydrographic Organization standards, including the S-52 presentation library. Raytheon combined feedback from various user groups to design the user interface of ECDIS NX.