OSI Maritime Systems has received Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Type Approval certification from DNV GL for ECPINS Submarine (ECPINS) against new International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).
The new IHO standards include new editions of IHO S-52 and S-64 which cover chart content, display aspects, and testing of data respectively. In addition, ECPINS also meets the new ECDIS performance standard set out by IEC 61174.
“OSI remains at the forefront of ECDIS manufacturers through our approval to the new standard,” said Ken Kirkpatrick, President & CEO. “We are very proud of this achievement and it continues the OSI ECPINS legacy as the most capable WECDIS product on the market.”
Set by IHO, all vessels operating ECDIS will be required to be updated with new ECDIS software by September 2017. Accordingly, all OSI customers can now upgrade to ECPINS 6.2 in order to comply with these standards.
OSI Maritime Systems’ ECPINS is an advanced Warship ECDIS with military capabilities well beyond the commercial ECDIS standards. Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal are among the navies operating fleet wide ECPINS Warship or ECPINS Submarine.
Of the three electronic navigation software choices offered by OSI (i.e., ECPINS, ECPINS Warship, and ECPINS Submarine), ECPINS Submarine is the most comprehensive and feature rich solution.