Starting from MNS 34, Chart Assistant will have its End Of Life. Chart Assistant has for many years been the program installed with the Transas ECDIS and used for Chart Management like charts and updates installation and update.
Navi-Planner 4000 will replace Chart Assistant and from MNS34 Navi-Planner 4000 will be found on TRANSAS MNS 34 DVD.
Navi-Planner 4000 is intended for creation of the safe route, voyage and schedule plan with using all of weather, cartographic, requirements of port of entry and tides\currents data. Navi-Planner 4000 can be installed on a separate workstation intended for Voyage Planning, so called Planning Station [BoB – Back of Bridge computer] or together with MFD software on one of MFD workstations in the network.
Charts installation, updating and reporting processes in Navi-Planner are fully compliant with the latest editions of IEC61174 and IHO ECDIS related standards.
Navi-Planner operations with charts (installation and update) are clearly described in ECDIS Quick Reference, available on TRANSAS MNS 34 DVD and also in Navi-Planner own Quick Reference Guides which can be obtained from your Transas Distributor.
Existing Chart Assistant users may continue using Chart Assistant, but if they have a software upgrade, Chart Assistant will no longer be offered. All further development of Chart Assistant including bug fixing will also be stopped from MNS34.