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Otesat-Maritel adds ECDIS by MARIS AS to its products portfolio

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100305_maris_bannerOtesat-Maritel, a member of the OTE Group, one of the largest telecommunications group in SE Europe, is pleased to announce 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.


MARIS is a limited company with its head office in Tønsberg, Norway, a recognised centre for maritime information technology. The majority owner is the Grieg Group (www.grieg.no). MARIS has supplied more than 10, 000 navigation systems to customers in 40 countries.

The Grieg Group has a long and proud maritime tradition. Today, the Group operates globally within a variety of business areas; shipping, terminal operations, ship service, ship broking, maritime information systems, investment consulting and fish farming. The Grieg Group has about 1750 employees.

The roots of MARIS can be traced to the start of the maritime information technology explosion in the mid-1960s. MARIS is a system house with world-class experience in onboard systems. Innovative engineering has added several ´world firsts´ to its global list of milestones. Among them are our ´Wheelmark´ certified ECDIS and PC Radar/ARPA systems, IEC 60945 certified Flat Panel Computer and VDR/sVDR. MARIS is working with the UKHO to develop The Admiralty e-Navigator. Learn more at www.maris.no

About Otesat-Maritel

Otesat-Maritel, a member of OTE Group, is the leading provider of Satellite Telecommunications services in the Greek maritime industry and one of the premier service companies in the global maritime satellite market.

The company provides Inmarsat, Iridium and VSAT services and total telecommunication solutions to the Greek and Global Maritime Industry combining fixed, mobile, satellite networks and I.T. applications.

Otesat-Maritel also develops and provides Value Added services such as Crew Communications, Data Exchange Solutions, IP services, Bridge Services (terminal equipment BNWAS, Radio Survey GMDSS, VDR/SVDR), and Web-admin services. It offers Satellite Equipment, L.R.I.T. services (Authorized Service Provider), terminal activations for Inmarsat (PSA) and Iridium, and Accounting Authority services (GR01 and GR12). It offers full technical and commercial customer support, worldwide, 24/7.

Otesat-Maritel is the only Greek maritime telecommunications company certified by the ISO 9001:2008 quality system for its entire telecommunications products and services, including communications shore-to-ship, ship-to-shore, ship-to-ship and shore-to-shore. Learn more at www.otesat-maritel.com

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