The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has announced that Jargoon, a software company specialising in the development of solutions for sea navigation and chart display, now offers the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) with advanced functions in its new Seall Passage Planner software tool.
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. 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, presenting these as ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EPNMs).
Seall Passage Planner was launched by Jargoon in November 2013 and is a new software tool that enables mariners to access up-to-date voyage information in order to negotiate routes and reach destinations safely. It has a touch screen functionality which will make it even faster and simpler for mariners to have essential navigation information at their disposal, allowing the mariner to plan their voyage within the Seall Passage Planner application and use a CD, DVD or USB stick to export the data into their ECDIS.
Jargoons new Seall Passage Planner makes use of the vital navigational information provided by the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) in a number of innovative ways:
Filtering AIO based on the notice type.
Offering enhanced AIO pick reporting.
Automatic route validation against AIO: detecting where routes intersect AIO objects and ensuring that a danger highlight annotation is presented in the plan overlay.
Automatic route validation against AIO detecting proximity. This can be extended with a proximity warning if a route passes within a configurable distance of a notice.
Paper based report that lists the above intersection and proximity alerts with details of the notice and the AVCS cells affected.
Hugh Phillips, Head of Product Management, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office: Jargoon is the twelfth OEM to include AIO display capability into their product, driven by increasing customer demand for P&T NM display over ENCs. Their Seall Passage Planner is the first to include AIO in a touch screen environment and we are very pleased to be working together with Jargoon to provide mariners with innovative planning tools.
Des Neill, Managing Director of Jargoon, added: The field of e-navigation is changing so quickly; I believe what the mariner needs is safety through efficiency. With one single click of the Seall route validation button we can now not only ensure the mariner has the latest AIO and AVCS data available, but that information from both has been added to the route validation section of their passage plan report. A single click meets items 7 through 11 of the Admiralty Guide to ECDIS audits and inspections which refers to Charts and other navigational information. This plugs the gaps typically found by an audit inspector on a vessel moving from paper based procedures to ECDIS as its primary means of navigation.
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About Jargoon Ltd
1. Jargoon Ltd was founded in 2005 with the sole purpose of developing and providing marine data management system and solutions.
2. Aberdeen based Jargoon is a market leading software development company, specialising in development of software solutions for sea navigation and chart display.
3. Our products have been developed with the user in mind, providing maritime solutions that are advanced and user-friendly, using the latest IT technology.