Global ECDIS training and solutions provider, ECDIS Ltd (www.ecdis.org), have today announced that they are diversifying into the Warfare ECDIS (WECDIS) market, following a number of high-profile contracts with international naval forces in the past twelve months.
The DMOP table and OSI WECDIS suite in the e-Navigation centre
Mike Pearsall, ECDIS Ltd’s Business Development Manager says,
“The move into the WECDIS market is a natural and logical step for ECDIS Ltd. We have already provided our services to military nations and coupled with the fact that two of our directors served in the British Royal Navy, we are perfectly placed to give sound purchasing advice and specialist training that is tailored to the considerably enhanced offerings of a WECDIS system“.
The news is accompanied by the launch of a new mini-site www.wecdis.com, which gives an insight into the history and potential offerings of a WECDIS system, alongside testimonials and an explanation of the ECDIS Ltd military pedigree.
At their headquarters in Southampton, home of ECDIS Ltd’s e-Navigation Centre, a number of ECDIS and WECDIS terminals from different manufacturers are on permanent display for visitors and students alike. An example of the warfare-specific hardware on show is a Digital Maritime Operations Plot (DMOP), manufactured and distributed by Offshore Systems (OSI), which when located on the bridge or in the Operations Room of a warship can be used by the command team for tactical/operational planning and wider situational awareness.
Peter Thornton, Director of Development at ECDIS Ltd added,
“We very much hope that other military organisations will follow in the pioneering footsteps of the Brazilian, Singapore and South African navies, who have utilised ECDIS Ltd’s WECDIS knowledge“.
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.
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