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Using

The Admiralty
Vector Chart Service
With

TRANSAS
Navi-Sailor 4000
Version 2.00.010 (b.1608)

Version 4.5.1.6

TRANSAS User Guide Version 1

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office


Admiralty Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2DN, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1823 723366
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction .................................................................................... 4

Data Management ........................................................................... 5

The User Permit .............................................................................. 7

Deleting ENC Data .......................................................................... 8

Deleting ENC Permits..................................................................... 9

The Public Key.............................................................................. 12

Installing ENC Permits ................................................................. 15

Installing AVCS Base CDs ........................................................... 16

Installing AVCS Update CD.......................................................... 23

10 Systems Checks ........................................................................... 26


11 Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 27

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Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to provide equipment-specific information to assist users in


managing their AVCS ENC holdings.

This guide should be used in conjunction with the AVCS User Guide, as well as the
ECDIS Operators Manual or other documentation as supplied by the equipment
manufacturer.

The actual instructions and screenshots in this guide are based on the version of the
TRANSAS ECDIS installed in the UKHO as detailed on the front cover. There may be
minor differences between certain models and these will be highlighted in this guide
where known (i.e. screen layouts may vary).

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Data Management

The Transas ECDIS system makes a clear distinction between Data Management and
ECDIS Navigation and Planning. The Chart Assistant utility is accessed by selecting
Charts for the Task List menu within on the Navi-Sailor 4000 and then selecting Chart
Assistant.
Navi-Sailor 4000: Task List Charts Chart Assistant
1. Select the Chart option from the Task List menu.
2. Select Chart Assistant

2.
1.
The Chart Assistant will then launch.
Note: All electronic chart licensing and data management operations are carried out
through the Chart Assistant module.
When the Chart Assistant start the default data format is set to TX97. Using the dropdown
tab change the format to S57/SENC. The S57/SENC format is required to install any
AVCS ENC data.

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1. Open the dropdown menu Format: TX97.
2. Select S57/SENC.

1.
2.

A list will be populated on the left hand side of the screen under the heading S57/SENC
Internal Collection:. Displayed here are all the ENC Charts currently installed on the
ECDIS.

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The User Permit

The User Permit is a 28 character alphanumeric string that is unique to each ECDIS
installation or group of ECDIS, e.g. multiple bridge installations. The User Permit should
have been supplied at the time of delivery and must be used when ordering an AVCS
licence and ENC permits.
If the User Permit is mislaid it can be retrieved from within the Navi Sailor ECDIS. It is not
possible to retrieve the User Permit from within the Chart Assistant.
The User needs to start the Navi Sailor ECDIS program using the Navi-Sailor icon. Once
opened the User must select Config from the Tasks List menu in the bottom right hand
corner of the screen. The User should then select the License Info tab from the pop up
window. S63 ENC USER PERMIT.
Navi-Sailor 4000: Task List Config Licence Info tab
1. Whilst in the NaviSailor 4000 open the Task List and select the Config option.
2. Select the License Info Tab.
3. The User Permit number is displayed as the S63 ENC User Permit.

2.

3.

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Deleting ENC Data

New AVCS customers who had previously subscribed to other ENC services are strongly
recommended to remove (purge) all ENC Permits and ENCs from the system before
installing AVCS. For more information please refer to the pre-installation checks within the
generic AVCS manual.
When there are installed charts in the ECDIS the user can choose to remove (delete)
some or all of the installed ENCs from the system database (SENC).
Chart Assistant: Select appropriate charts Delete OK
Note: Do not remove the charts with the AA prefix as they are IHO produced ENC cells
and are used as references by the TRANSAS 4000 ECDIS system. If these cells are
removed a TRANSAS Engineer will be required to re-install these cells.
1. Select charts to be deleted (N.B. Hold Ctrl to highlight multiple cells)
2. Select Delete
3. Select OK

2.

3.

1.

Note: Ctrl + A will select all cells. If this is done make sure to de-select the cells with an AA
prefix as mentioned above.

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Deleting ENC Permits

If the user has previously subscribed to another ENC service it is advised to remove these
ENC permits from the ECDIS system before use.
Select Licence from the top menu, within the S57/SENC dialogue box that appears tick
Remove old permits and click OK.
Chart Assistant: License Remove old permits OK
1. Select the License button

1.

2. Tick the Remove old permits tick box.


3. Click OK.

2.
3.
To completely purge the system of all permits including old GB permits the user must
change the data supplier from PM to GB. This is achieved by loading an AVCS base CD
into the ECDIS so the contents can be scanned by the Chart Assistant.

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To scan the CD contents in the Navi-Sailor 4000 select Update from the top menu to
display the Scan Disk dialog.
Chart Assistant: Update CD (D:\) Show S57/SENC Disk Content OK
1. Select Update from the top menu.

1.

2. Click on CD (D:\)

2.

3. In the Actions available for D:\ window, select the Show S57/SENC Disk Content
4. then click OK.

3.

4.
The Chart Assistant will scan the CD for importable ENCs and display these in the
External Storage column on the right.

Repeat the initial process above by selecting the Licence button from the top menu to
display the S57/SENC dialog box.

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Chart Assistant: Licence Remove old permits OK


1. Within the S57/SENC window the Organisation of origin code will have changed to
GB.
2. Tick Remove old permits.
3. Click OK. This will remove all the remaining permits from the ECDIS.

2.

1.
3.

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The Public Key

The Admiralty Vector Chart Service currently uses the PRIMAR.CRT, issued by Primar
Stavanger, to authenticate its AVCS ENCs.
Before installing AVCS ENCs, the user must check that the correct Public Key is installed
on the system. This can be viewed in the Navi-Sailor following the steps below.
If the PRIMAR Public Key is not present on the system then it will have to be installed
before AVCS ENCs can be loaded.
The Primar public key is included on all AVCS CDs.
Select Licence from the top menu bar and Install new SA certificate.
Chart Assistant: Licence View installed SA certificate
1. Select Licence from the chart assistant menu.
2. Select View installed SA certificate.

1.

2.

3. The currently installed public key will be displayed in the next window. In this case the
PRIMAR.CRT is installed.

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If the Public Key currently installed is not the PRIMAR.CRT it will need to be installed prior
to AVCS being installed. To do this insert any AVCS Base or Update CD into your ECDIS
and follow the steps below.
Chart Assistant: Licence Install new SA certificate
1.
2.

Select Licence from the chart assistant menu.


Select Installed new SA certificate.

1.

2.

3.

This will bring up a dialogue box which lists the contents of the AVCS CD, pick the
PRIMAR.CRT file and click Open.

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3.

4.

Click OK and the new Primar certificate will be loaded in to the ECDIS.

4.

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Installing ENC Permits

To install ENC Permits into the ECDIS use the Chart Assistant.
Cha Chart Assistant: Licence Install from file Browse
1. Select the Licence button to display the following dialog box.
2. Select the Install from file radio button and click Browse.

1.
2.

2.

3. Using the tree structure navigate to the appropriate media and highlight the folder that
the PERMIT.TXT file is stored within.
4. Click OK.

3.

4.
The Navi-Sailor 4000 will then load the permit file displaying a progress bar during
installation. On completion an Operation log will be displayed.

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Installing AVCS Base CDs

There are currently 9 AVCS Base CDs. This number will grow as more ENCs become
available for distribution within AVCS. It is unlikely that users will need to install all of the
CDs in order to load all licensed ENCs. Reference to the Schedule A can avoid the
unnecessary loading of some CDs and save the user time.
The process described here should be used in almost all circumstances as it will
automatically select data to be loaded according to the permit file installed by the user.
Chart Assistant: Update CD (D:\) Show S57/SENC Disk Content OK
1.

Insert the first AVCS base CD select Update from the top menu.

1.

2.

Select CD (D:\).

2.

3.

This will bring up the dialogue box, tick Show S57/SENC Disk Content and click
OK

3.

3.

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This will read the CD and populate the External storage panel of the Chart Assistant
located on the right hand side of the screen.
Chart Assistant: Update CD (D:\) Install S57/SENC Charts Install
S57/SENC Updates View Report Close
4.

To install the licensed ENCs click Update from the top menu.

4.

5.

Select CD (D:\)

5.

6.

Select OK and each of the charts that have a valid permit within the ECDIS will be
installed.

6.

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During installation the User may encounter a Cell cancellation update message advising
the User that cancellation updates have been found. The message will ask the user to
confirm that they wish to apply the update. The user should select Yes for all. This will
apply all cancellation updates for that week that are available on the AVCS Base CD.

Users may also encounter a message relating to the installation of Cell Editions that are
Older or Equal to the one already installed. When using an AVCS Base CD the user
should select No for all.

On completion, the installation process displays the Chart Assistant last operation log.
This will provide information relating to whether the installation has been successful or
whether errors have been encountered.

Repeat the process above for all AVCS Base CDs

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The Navi-Sailor 4000 then needs to Synchronize charts collection. To do this the user
must:
1.

Select Network* tab from the top of the Chart Assistant, the asterisk is used to
denote to the that there are system changes to the ECDIS data base that need to be
synchronized before the ENCs are available for use in the ECDIS.

1.

2.

Clicking the Synchronize charts collection button will bring up a progress bar as the
application makes all the ENCs loaded in the Chart Assistant available in the ECDIS.

2.

Note: Make sure that ALL the AVCS Base CDs have been inserted and the import
operations completed before installing the latest Update CD. Updates cannot be applied
unless the ENC base file is present in the system database.

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Installing selected charts (use with care)
In the majority of cases when installing new data from CD the user will use the option
described above. However there may on occasion be a requirement to manually select
individual cells for installation. In this instance the process below can be used.
Chart Assistant: Update CD (D:\) Show S57/SENC Disk Content OK
1.
2.

Insert an AVCS Base CD into the CD Drive and Open Chart Assistant
Select Update

2.

3.

Select CD (D:\)

3.

4.
5.

Select Show S57/SENC Disk Content


Select OK. This will populate the External storage panel of the Chart Assistant
located on the right of the screen.

4.

5.
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6.

Select (Highlight) the individual cells that are required for installation on the External
storage panel.

6.

7.

Select Install. The selected cells will then install.

7.

During installation the User may encounter a Cell cancellation update message
advising the User that cancellation updates have been found. The message will ask the
user to confirm that they wish to apply the update. The user should select Yes for all.
This will apply all cancellation updates for that week that are available on the AVCS Base
CD.

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Users may also encounter a message relating to the installation of Cell Editions that are
Older or Equal to the one already installed. When using an AVCS Base CD the user
should select No for all.

Note: The order of the two messages mentioned above can vary as one message refers
to the cancellation of charts and the other refers to the installation of edition numbers.
The system may encounter this is a variety of orders during updating.
The Navi-Sailor 4000 then needs to Synchronize charts collection. To do this the user
must:
1.

Select Network* tab from the top of the Chart Assistant, the asterisk is used to
denote to the that there are system changes to the ECDIS data base that need to be
synchronized before the ENCs are available for use in the ECDIS.

1.
2.

Clicking the Synchronize charts collection button will bring up a progress bar as the
application makes all the ENCs loaded in the Chart Assistant available in the ECDIS.

2.

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Installing AVCS Update CD

Insert the Weekly AVCS Update CD into the CD Drive.

Note
Base CDs are re-issued about every 6 to 8 weeks. The AVCS Update CD indicates which
Base CD must have been installed before the update disc can be applied. (see above
image)
It is important that users do not attempt to load an Update CD that is not consistent with
the Base CDs.

Chart Assistant: Update CD (D:\) Show S57/SENC Disk Content OK


1. Using the Navi-Sailor 4000 you must select Update from the top menu, then select
CD (D:\).

1.

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2. This will bring up the dialogue box below, tick show S57/SENC Disk Content and
select OK.

2.

2.
This will populate the External storage panel of the Chart Assistant located on the right of
the screen.
Chart Assistant: Update CD (D:\) Install S57/SENC charts Install
S57/SENC updates View report OK
Select Update from the top menu, then select CD (D:\).
The Navi-Sailor 4000 will automatically detect that you have loaded an update CD and pre
populate the tick boxes Install S57/SENC charts, Install S57/SENC updates and View
report. Select OK.

During installation the User may encounter a Cell cancellation update message
advising the User that cancellation updates have been found. The message will ask the
user to confirm that they wish to apply the update. The user should select Yes for all.
This will apply all cancellation updates for that week that are available on the AVCS
Update CD.

Users may also encounter a message relating to the installation of Cell Editions that are
Older or Equal to the one already installed. When using an AVCS Update CD the user
can select No for all.

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Note: The order of the two messages mentioned above can vary as one message refers
to the cancellation of charts and the other refers to the installation of edition numbers.
The system may encounter this is a variety of orders during updating.
The Navi-Sailor 4000 then needs to Synchronize charts collection. To do this the user
must:
1.

Select Network* tab from the top of the Chart Assistant, the asterisk is used to
denote to the that there are system changes to the ECDIS data base that need to be
synchronized before the ENCs are available for use in the ECDIS.

1.

2.

Clicking the Synchronize charts collection button will bring up a progress bar as the
application makes all the ENCs loaded in the Chart Assistant available in the ECDIS.

2.

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10 System Checks
The Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 will provide a report at the end of every install action whilst
in the Chart Assistant. This report log provides the User with information about the process
that has just completed, within this report details can be obtained relating to any issues
encountered during the install or update of ENCs. This can be extremely useful to identify
why cells have failed to install. Reports can be reviewed at any point by selecting the
Reports option from the Chart Assistant menu.
Chart Assistant: Reports
1.
2.

Select Reports. This will provide the user with various options. These options allow
the user to view the latest report or historical reports.
To view the latest report select Last Operation

1.
2.

This will display the latest report produced by the Chart Assistant.

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11 Troubleshooting
Many of the difficulties that could be experienced when using the Admiralty Vector Chart
Service with this system can be avoided by carefully following the instructions in this guide.
However, issues that are known to have caused confusion in the past are detailed in the
Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ) section which can be found at:
http://www.ukho.gov.uk/Support
If you encounter problems that are not solved by referring to the FAQs, you may wish to
seek Technical Support. Please see the section below for contact details.
Who should you contact?
You will receive the most effective support if you address your initial query to either the
Manufacturer of your ECDIS equipment or the Chart Agent you obtain your AVCS charts
from, but in certain circumstances you may need to contact the UKHO Customer Services.
Problem

Hardware problems: difficulties with the keyboard, mouse,


display or main system console, failure of a floppy disk or CD
drive.
Software problems: difficulties with configuring or using the
ECDIS system software, interfacing problems.
Chart installation problems: problems with installing
certificates, permits and AVCS ENCs, standard error codes
displayed (see AVCS User Guide).
Chart content problems: display anomalies or mismatched data
displays.
Problems that have not been resolved by your Admiralty Chart
Agent.

Contact

ECDIS
Manufacturer

Admiralty
Chart Agent
UKHO
Customer Services

When reporting a chart related problem it is useful if you can provide the following
details:
- Licence Number
- Vessel Name
- ECDIS/Software Manufacturer
- Details of error message Including SSE error code
- Screen shot(s) of error
- Details of Base Discs used (date)
- Details of Update CD used (date)
- Details of Permits used (date)
- Details of Cell number(s) errors apply to
- Have there been any configuration changes to computers
- Details of User Permit(s) and PIN Number(s)
Emergency Chart Permit Generation
In certain circumstances it may be necessary for a vessel to get access to an AVCS chart
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safety emergency. In these emergency circumstances only, individual AVCS ENC
Permits can be obtained from the UKHO 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. These permits
can be transmitted direct to the vessel by email wherever possible, by fax, or simply by
reading the characters out over the telephone or radio.
To obtain an AVCS emergency permit please contact UKHO Customer Services during UK
normal office hours using the contact details at the end of this guide. Outside of office
hours please contact the UKHO Watchkeeper by emailing navwarnings@btconnect.com,
phoning +44 (0) 1823 353289 or faxing +44 (0) 1823 322352. Please quote your Vessel
name, the User Permit Number of your ECDIS system and the required ENCs.
Support Hours: 24/7

Web:

Telephone:
Facsimile:
Email:
Contact:
http://www.ukho.gov.uk/Support

+44 (0)1823 723366


+44 (0)1823 251816
customerservices@ukho.gov.uk
UKHO Customer Services

Feedback
We hope this User Guide assists you in using the Admiralty Vector Chart Service with this
system. If you have any feedback on the content of this particular guide, or the online
FAQs, please forward your comments to your Admiralty Chart Agent or directly to UKHO
Customer Services.

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