NEW MALDEN, U.K. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced that its latest VisionMaster FT (VMFT) software now includes ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) as an integral element of its Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) based navigation system making additional chart information available to ship’s navigators.
In the past, navigators have relied on the ADMIRALTY Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) to manually update their paper charts. AIO is a free service included with the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS). The overlay contains worldwide T&P NMs to be used in conjunction with ENCs. AIO is also the only service to include ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EPNMs), the result of the ADMIRALTY Assurance Programme, a comprehensive review of the world’s Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) undertaken by the UKHO to identify and resolve significant differences between ENCs and existing paper charts.
“With Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s AIO-compatible ECDIS, we enable our customers to plan and execute updated routes with increased safety and efficiency, ” said Jeanne A. Usher, Managing Director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine.
Hugh Phillips, Head of Products, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office: “We are very pleased to be working together with Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine in order to provide ECDIS users with the essential navigational information provided by AIO.”
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