AIO is a free service to ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) customers and the only service available that includes worldwide Admiralty Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) as an overlay on ENCs and new ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EPNMs). AIO is also the only service to include the results of the ADMIRALTY Assurance Programme, which is a comprehensive review of the worlds Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) being undertaken by the UKHO to identify and resolve significant differences between ENCs and existing paper charts.
AIO automatically updates ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) by displaying information directly onto ENCs. In PC Maritime ECDIS this vital information is incorporated into Route Planning & Monitoring with an intelligent search function.
Hugh Phillips, Head of Products, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office: PC Maritimes Navmaster ECDIS is the first system to include AIO into route and vessel warnings. We are very pleased to be working together with PC Maritime in order to provide Navmaster ECDIS users with the essential navigational information provided by AIO. PC Maritimes implementation of Admiralty Information Overlay is very advanced.
Anne Edmonds, Marketing Director of PC Maritime, added: We spent time thinking how we could make our implementation of AIO more useful to navigators. Navmaster users can check their routes against T&P NTMs and ENC-specific NTMs at planning stage. We added an intelligent Search and Go-To function to make it quicker for the navigator to locate relevant Notices by either number or name
PC Maritime is also an ADMIRALTY Digital Distributor and can provide ECDIS customers with a complete service to include charts, installation, training and ongoing support. Existing users of Navmaster ECDIS can upgrade their system and all new customers will receive the latest AIO-compatible software.
Notes to Editors
About ADMIRALTY and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO)
1. UKHO produces a worldwide series of some 3, 500 paper nautical charts and 200 publications under the ADMIRALTY brand, and also provides the most comprehensive global maritime Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) service available; the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service. The ADMIRALTY Nautical Products & Services portfolio is sold globally and used by nearly 70% of ships trading internationally.
2. UKHO, an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence, has been charting the worlds oceans for more than 200 years with the primary aim of providing navigational services for the Royal Navy and merchant mariners to save and protect lives at sea. In addition it serves small craft and leisure mariners and provides a range of consultancy services.
3. UKHO also plays a central role, in support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, in discharging the navigation element of the UKs Safety of Life at Sea Treaty obligations for waters of UK national responsibility.
About PC Maritime
PC Maritime is a leading UK developer and supplier of ECDIS, training software and electronic charts to marine markets worldwide. The Companys products include type-approved ECDIS, ECDIS training, incident analysis software and a range of maritime simulators. PC Maritime is also an ADMIRALTY Distributor specialising in digital products.