Some Interorient vessels have also deployed the retrofit ECS system fully prepared with hardware for ECDIS operation. The installation set consists of one TFT-ECDIS workstation in the Navigation Console and one 19’’ TFT-ECDIS desktop workstation at the Chart table, with LAN-interconnection between both stations. All ECDIS-required sensor interfaces are connected to both stations independently for redundancy. Transas also supplies its TX-97 world chart folio for each vessel and is offering its ENC ECDIS service as a future add-on.
The selected hardware configuration will allow easy upgrade to a full Dual ECDIS system in the future, when official ENCs are available with suitable coverage for paperless navigation.