ECDIS Ltd Install SIMRAD ECDIS in the e-Navigation Centre


11 July 2011

ECDIS Ltd Install SIMRAD ECDIS in the e-Navigation Centre

UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a new agreement with leading manufacturer Simrad, to provide flag-state approved training on Simrad’s CS68 ECDIS software.  The agreement has seen the installation of a Simrad terminal in ECDIS Ltd’s e-Navigation Centre, as well as the ability to provide mobile generic and type specific training on Simrad ECDIS software.

Simrad’s CS68 is recognised as one of the most reliable ECDIS in the world.  Having been designed to withstand the roughest conditions at sea, it features a shock-mounted central processing unit and a choice of input devices.  It is the only type-approved ECDIS that runs on 24VDc, which combined with its competitive pricing, makes it ideally suited to for all vessel types.  The system also features a unique voice alarm system, which provides the operator with specific warnings distinguishable from other bridge alarms, rather than the generic buzzer found on other systems.

Mark Broster, Managing Director of ECDIS Ltd, says,

The SIMRAD ECDIS suite takes its place in the e-Navigation Centre.


“Our company aim is to represent as many ECDIS manufacturers as possible in order to promote quality and usability across the market.  With our position as the leading authority on training and consultancy in the still-emerging and complicated world of ECDIS, strengthening our partnership with Simrad will benefit the end-user considerably; that is, the operator at sea.”

Philip Such, Key Account Manager at Simrad’s parent company Navico, adds,

“We recognise the pedigree and highest quality of training provided by ECDIS Ltd, so it makes perfect sense to partner with them for both our provision of training and to allow for continued improvement of our product.”

The two companies are also looking at plans to open a new dedicated Simrad ECDIS training facility in the Netherlands, later this year.




ECDIS Ltd provide navigation training, purchasing, charting and consultation in Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the military equivalent (WECDIS, ECDIS-N).  They specialise in providing Flag State approved IMO model ECDIS courses to be taught on any IMO accredited ECDIS.  Static training is delivered in their Southampton Training Centre and portable training can be conducted in a location of the customer’s choosing, even onboard if facilities can support it.  ECDIS Ltd trainers are highly experienced in the practical use of ECDIS, and combined have taught over 1000 mariners.  Their static ECDIS training is endorsed and accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, whilst their portable training solution is approved by Det Norske Veritas.

For further information:
Malcolm Instone
Director of Operations & Standards
First Floor
Forum 3 Parkway
Solent Business Park
PO15 7FH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1489 559677