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MARIS Document No.

: TM 20140408_Rel H

Maritime Information Systems AS

ECDIS900

Technical Manual
FOR
ECDIS900 FLAT PANEL & SPLIT SOLUTION

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DOCUMENT STATUS
Release Date Paragraph(s) Prepared by Description of Change

A 20/05/2005 All Philippe Kah First release


B 20/10/2006 Philippe Kah Combo S-VDR ECDIS
C 01/07/2007 Philippe Kah New monitors
Ups
CCT PC for Combo systems
D 09/02/09 Hugues Vandenbussche Alarm IBS
AutoPilot
E 12/02/09 Hugues Vandenbussche New Hardware Platforms
MK10
F 30/03/09 Hugues Vandenbussche External Buzzer
Application Manager
20/07/09 Hugues Vandenbussche Update compliancy 61162-1
& 62065
G 06/06/10 Hugues Vandenbussche New Platforms
H 08/04/14 PK Removed HW list shown in
MARIS Installation Manual
Removed references to
COMBO system
Added Dell PC and LWT
monitors
09/04/14 HVDB Modification in the form,
remove MK6 references,

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Table of Contents

1. GENERAL....................................................................................................................... 9
1.1 Standard MARIS ECDIS installation ........................................................................... 9
1.2 Monitoring and Planning workstations ........................................................................ 9
1.3 Hardware Platforms. ................................................................................................... 10

2. USER INPUT ................................................................................................................. 11


2.1 Storage medias ........................................................................................................... 11
2.1.1 Hard disk .................................................................................................................... 11
2.1.2 Floppy disk or memory stick ...................................................................................... 12
2.1.3 CD-ROM .................................................................................................................... 12
2.2 Sensors ....................................................................................................................... 12
2.3 Ethernet: internal / external data flow ........................................................................ 12

3. TECHNICAL ................................................................................................................. 14
3.1 Redundancy ................................................................................................................ 14
3.1.1 Backup system............................................................................................................ 14
3.1.2 Continuous monitoring ............................................................................................... 14
3.1.3 Active route ................................................................................................................ 14
3.1.4 Duplicate databases .................................................................................................... 14
3.1.5 Logbook ..................................................................................................................... 14
3.1.6 Positioning systems .................................................................................................... 15
3.1.7 Gyro and log data ....................................................................................................... 15
3.1.8 Synchronization .......................................................................................................... 15
3.2 Test facilities .............................................................................................................. 16
3.2.1 Boot tests .................................................................................................................... 16
3.2.2 Windows operating system consistency ..................................................................... 16
3.2.3 Connection tests ......................................................................................................... 16
3.3 Failure detection ......................................................................................................... 16
3.3.1 Power failure .............................................................................................................. 16
3.3.2 Computer hardware failure ......................................................................................... 17
3.3.3 Communication failure ............................................................................................... 18
3.3.4 Software failure .......................................................................................................... 18
3.4 Security....................................................................................................................... 18
3.4.1 General ....................................................................................................................... 18
3.4.2 System set-up ............................................................................................................. 18
3.4.3 Access ......................................................................................................................... 19

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3.4.4 Application Manager – Approval mode ..................................................................... 19
3.4.5 Software modules ....................................................................................................... 20
3.4.6 Input filtering.............................................................................................................. 21
3.5 Colour tables and Backlight adjustment..................................................................... 21
3.6 Colour differentiation – Chart 1. ................................................................................ 22
3.7 Maintenance ............................................................................................................... 22
3.7.1 Power – UPS - ............................................................................................................ 22
3.7.2 Restore ECDIS ........................................................................................................... 23
3.8 Tests ........................................................................................................................... 24
3.8.1 Functional testing before delivery .............................................................................. 24
3.8.1.1 Computer ...................................................................................................... 24
3.8.1.2 I/O Ports ....................................................................................................... 25
3.8.1.3 Speaker ......................................................................................................... 25
3.8.1.4 LCD Monitor ................................................................................................ 25
3.8.1.5 System Performance..................................................................................... 25
3.8.1.6 Hardware portable diagnostics ..................................................................... 26
3.8.2 Functional tests ........................................................................................................... 26
3.8.2.1 Indicators and alarms ................................................................................... 26
3.8.2.2 Route Alarms ............................................................................................... 26
3.8.2.3 Chart alarms ................................................................................................. 26
3.8.2.4 Target alarms ................................................................................................ 27
3.9 S57 charts: technical features ..................................................................................... 27
3.9.1 Standards .................................................................................................................... 27
3.9.2 ENC 27
3.9.3 Update ........................................................................................................................ 27
3.9.4 Chart area and resolution............................................................................................ 27
3.9.5 Presentation ................................................................................................................ 27
3.9.6 Dangers and warnings ................................................................................................ 28
3.9.7 Accuracy..................................................................................................................... 29

4. INPUT OUTPUT ............................................................................................................ 30


4.1 General ....................................................................................................................... 30
4.2 Adding a sensor .......................................................................................................... 31
4.3 Configuration of a sensor ........................................................................................... 31
4.3.1 Settings ....................................................................................................................... 32
4.3.2 Auto detection ............................................................................................................ 34
4.3.3 Advanced .................................................................................................................... 35
4.4 Communication status ................................................................................................ 36
4.5 Master ......................................................................................................................... 36
4.6 Offset .......................................................................................................................... 37
4.7 MARIS Gyro Interface ............................................................................................... 37

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4.8 MARIS Extractor / Tracker ........................................................................................ 38


4.9 NMEA Alarm generator ............................................................................................. 39
4.9.1 Sensor Creation .......................................................................................................... 39
4.9.2 Media Type ................................................................................................................ 39
4.9.3 More Settings ............................................................................................................. 39
4.9.4 Status .......................................................................................................................... 41
4.10 Autopilot..................................................................................................................... 41
4.11 Export / Import routes to/from GPS ........................................................................... 42
4.12 Options ....................................................................................................................... 43
4.13 Seismic version .......................................................................................................... 43

5. ADDITIONAL HARDWARE ............................................................................................ 44


5.1 Moxa Card Serial Interface ........................................................................................ 44
5.1.1 Description ................................................................................................................. 44
5.1.2 Connection and cabling .............................................................................................. 48
5.1.3 Data transmission ....................................................................................................... 50
5.1.4 Data format protocol NMEA...................................................................................... 50
5.2 Buzzer PCI Card – Alarm Management .................................................................... 50
5.2.1 Hardware installation ................................................................................................. 50
5.2.2 Software installation ................................................................................................... 51

6. POWER SUPPLIES ......................................................................................................... 52


6.1 UPS............................................................................................................................. 52
6.1.1 ECDIS on Flat Panel PC or Split solution.................................................................. 52
6.2 Video .......................................................................................................................... 54
6.3 Computer .................................................................................................................... 54

7. PRODUCT MARKING ..................................................................................................... 55


7.1 MARIS SmartLine MK10 .......................................................................................... 55
7.2 Maritime Multi Display / Hatteland Rack Computer Mk4 ........................................ 55
7.2.1 Display ....................................................................................................................... 55
7.2.2 Computer HTC 01 ...................................................................................................... 55
7.3 Maritime Multi Display / Dell MK 15 ....................................................................... 56
7.3.1 Display ....................................................................................................................... 56
7.3.2 Computer Optiplex XE2............................................................................................. 56

8. INSTALLATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................... 57


8.1 Software Installation and Settings .............................................................................. 57
8.2 Launch and quit ECDIS900 ....................................................................................... 57
8.3 Hard disk configuration .............................................................................................. 58

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8.4 Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................... 58
8.5 Testing Specifications. ............................................................................................... 60
8.6 Operational limitations. .............................................................................................. 61
8.7 Support ....................................................................................................................... 63

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1. GENERAL
1.1 Standard MARIS ECDIS installation
The standard installation of MARIS ECDIS includes two workstations connected
by LAN: the Monitoring workstation and the Planning station used as a Back up
station.

The complete installation is described in the manual “MARIS ECDIS Installation


manual”.

1.2 Monitoring and Planning workstations

The Monitoring workstation acquires Position, Gyro / Log and Arpa Targets data
via serial lines and a second dGPS delivers Position information to the Planning
station. All serial sensor inputs are broadcast on the network and shared by the two
ECDIS stations.

Remark
The second dGPS is optional and the same dGPS can be used on both stations.
However it is recommended to use two different dGPS for redundancy and safer
installation.

Installation
During ECDIS installation process the user has to select the option Monitoring for
the monitoring station and Planning for the other ECDIS workstations.
However it is possible to switch between Monitoring and Planning modes by
right double clicking in the window title of ECDIS and activate the menu "Set
as planning station" or "Set as Monitoring station".

Shared data

The charts and routes databases are installed on both stations. Therefore, in case of
breakdown of the Monitoring station, the Planning station can immediately be used
as main ECDIS. Then it is required to switch from Planning to Monitoring mode as
described above to access all route monitoring functions.

Planned routes
When routes have been planned on a Planning station they can be copied to another
ECDIS workstation. Proceed as follow:
 On the target PC, open the dialogue Load / Unload objects panel Routes and
press Import
 Select the folder containing the route located on the Planning station: C or
D/ECDIS_userdata/Routes
 Select the Routes to be imported
 Press OK and the routes are copied on the local PC.

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Active route

A route can be activated only on the Monitoring workstation. When activated the
route is automatically transferred and displayed to the other ECDIS workstations
running on the LAN.

IMPORTANT
Activate a route is impossible on a Planning workstation and can be done only
on Monitoring station.

Charts
To copy ENC charts from one workstation to another see the chapter S-57
paragraph "Multi ECDIS workstations in LAN".

1.3 Hardware Platforms.


MARIS ECDIS computers come in several variants:
 Stand-alone unit (Mk10 or MK7).
 Split units MK4 (HTC01 PC and Hatteland monitors).
 Split units MK15 (Dell Optiplex PC and Hatteland or Leadway 24” & 26”
monitors).

For more information about hardware see “MARIS ECDIS installation Manual”
chapter 1

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2. USER INPUT
The ECDIS900 is a window based Human Computer Interface (HCI) where
operator requested information is obtained from menus and dialogue boxes on the
display. The mouse is the main operating tool for the system. A Keyboard is also
necessary for the input of alphanumeric data.

2.1 Storage medias

2.1.1 Hard disk


ECDIS workstation is delivered ready to work with Windows 2000 or Windows XP
and necessary system drivers and libraries already installed.

When ECDIS is installed on the computer, the necessary files are copied to the hard
disk and three folders are created:
 C:\Program Files\MARIS\ECDIS900_4
 C:\Charts
 C:\Ecdis_Userdata

C:\Charts contains
 Chart databases.
 Chart permits.

C:\Program Files\MARIS: contains:


 The application ECDIS900 and necessary Dlls in the Bin folder
 Sensor Monitor.
 Configuration files in the folder Config
 Utilities to Uninstall the ECDIS900.
 Utilities
 Libraries for C-MAP, dungle protection and S57

C:\Ecdis_Userdata contains
 Chart logs listing all changes and updates applied on the chart databases
 User data including User objects, Logbook routes, tracks and AIS messages
 Utilities including tide database, ocean current, icons and weather files.
The user has no need to access directly these folders.

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2.1.2 Floppy disk or memory stick
Floppy disks or memory sticks are used:
 To install chart permits when S57 or ARCS permits are transmitted by floppy
disk or received by email.
 To update S57 chart database when the updates are received by floppy disk or
email.
 To back up and restore routes, logbooks and user data stored on the hard disk
 To boot the system when a complete restoration of the hard disk is necessary.

2.1.3 CD-ROM
CD-ROM are used:
 To install and update charts
 To restore the hard disk when it has failed. Indeed, ECDIS is delivered with a
floppy disk and a CD-ROM called "Ghost". This CD-ROM is a mirror of the
hard disk. Running the Ghost application restores the complete ECDIS system
(Operating system, ECDIS application, basic charts…) as when the ECDIS has
been delivered.

2.2 Sensors
For a complete description of the interface between Sensors and ECDIS900 see
chapter “Input / Output”.

2.3 Ethernet: internal / external data flow

Ethernet and TCP/IP protocol are the core of the system for the inter
communication between software modules and also for data exchange between the
ECDIS Planning (Back-up) and Monitoring stations.

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Inter communication
When the application ECDIS is launched the application called Sensor Monitor is
automatically launched. This application runs in parallel with the ECDIS and is in
charge of the management of serial and TCP/IP input/output.
To exchange data and commands, ECDIS and Sensor Monitor use TCP/IP protocol.

External data exchange


Monitoring and Planning stations are on the same LAN and communicated using
TCP/IP protocol:
 The two ECDIS share same sensor data information. Indeed, serial data analysed
on one workstation are broadcasted on the LAN and therefore the other ECDIS
workstation can use the same sensor input data.
 Routes are generally planned on the Planning station and then transferred to the
Monitoring station via Ethernet.
 The Monitoring station is in charge of active route and waypoint. Information
about the active route and waypoint is sent to the planning station via Ethernet.
 The chart databases on both ECDIS stations can be updated in two different
ways:
 The update procedure can be run twice on both workstations
 The update procedure is run once and the updated chart database transferred to
the other workstation via Ethernet.
 Ship’s settings and Safety parameters are synchronized on the network. On the
planning Station the ship’s settings and safety parameters can be adjusted and
regularly these parameters will be updated on all Planning Stations
 Alarm acknowledgement is also synchronized. When an alarm is acknowledged
on the monitoring station it is also acknowledged on other planning stations.

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3. TECHNICAL
3.1 Redundancy

3.1.1 Backup system


ECDIS dual systems installation includes ECDIS Monitoring station, which works
as a Master, and a Planning station working as a slave ECDIS.
The Planning station is used as backup, i.e. in case of breakdown of the main
ECDIS Monitoring station the Planning station can immediately replace the master
ECDIS and be used for navigation.

3.1.2 Continuous monitoring


To avoid any interruption and discontinuities in the ship’s position monitoring, the
ECDIS backup is connected to a second GPS. If the master ECDIS breakdowns, the
ship is monitored on the backup system.
Remark: the same GPS can be connected to the Planning station.

3.1.3 Active route


In normal use the Master workstation is responsible for the active route and
waypoint. The active route and waypoint information is sent continuously to the
backup station, which displays that information. The slave ECDIS is not allowed to
activate a route or a waypoint.
As soon as the Backup system becomes the master ECDIS, all monitoring functions
are available on that machine.

3.1.4 Duplicate databases


Moreover the two ECDIS stations have the same chart and routes databases. The
user is responsible of maintaining the consistency of the two databases and
transferring the routes from the Planning station to the Monitoring station.
Then at anytime the two systems have the same charts and route database.

3.1.5 Logbook
On both machines the logbook, containing all navigation information of the current
voyage is stored. In case of breakdown no data are lost and the second machine
continues to store navigation data in the logbook.

Set up
In ECDIS900 monitoring station the logbook window gives access to the button
Change Settings.
Check on the check box Save in the Voyage Data recorder to make sure that the
logbook will be recorded in the S-VDR capsule at the frequency selected above.

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IMPORTANT
In case of dual ECDISes if the monitoring station is changed the settings described
above must be done on the newly selected ECDIS monitoring station.

3.1.6 Positioning systems


The two ECDIS workstations are connected independently to two different dGPS
sensors via serial line. However they share the same data and both ship’s positions
are displayed on the chart: dGPS1 data, acquired by one of the ECDIS workstations
are sent to the other one by Ethernet and vice versa, dGPS2 data acquired by the
second station are sent to the first one.

Master GPS
When two different dGPS are used, the user has to select which dGPS sensor is the
master positioning system, i.e. from which position the route monitoring
calculations are made. At any time the user gets information about the quality of the
position calculation for the sGPS and another Master dGPS can be selected.

In case of failure of one of the dGPS sensors the user is warned and the second
dGPS is selected as Master positioning system.

3.1.7 Gyro and log data


Data output from the gyro are sent to both Monitoring and Planning stations in an
independent ways. Then if one of the workstations breaks down the second one will
still receive Gyro and log data.

3.1.8 Synchronization
Ship’s settings and Safety parameters are synchronized on the network. On the
planning Station the ship’s settings and safety parameters can be adjusted and
regularly these parameters will be updated on all Planning Stations

Alarm acknowledgement is also synchronized. When an alarm is acknowledged on

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the monitoring station it is also acknowledged on other planning stations.

3.2 Test facilities

3.2.1 Boot tests


When you power on or restart the computer, it goes through Power On Self Test
(POST) routine, which determines:
 The amount of real memory
 Whether the needed hardware components are present.

Once the computer has run its POST routine, each adapter card with BIOS runs its
own POST routine. The computer and adapter card manufacturers determine what
appears on the screen during the POST processing.

3.2.2 Windows operating system consistency


Windows 2000 or Windows XP might not start up or operate correctly if any
hardware components do not initialise correctly. Start up fails if any of the files
required to start Windows 2000 or Windows XP are not present in the correct folder
or if one of the files has been corrupted.

3.2.3 Connection tests


When one or more input and/or output devices are connected to the computer, the
connections must be tested to ensure that all is working correctly. ECDIS provides
a useful tool to help perform this test.

Hyperterminal is an application built into Windows operating systems that allows


testing the connections with input devices. If input devices are correctly connected,
the Hyperterminal displays recognisable characters. Incorrectly connected input
devices will either show no information, or garbled characters.

3.3 Failure detection

3.3.1 Power failure


Visual failure detection:
 Check the LED on the UPS.
 When the system is powered the LED in the front panel of the screen is
immediately switched on.

Audible alarms

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The UPS has an audible alarm feature to inform you of potential power problems.
When the alarm is activated the UPS beeps in different intervals according to a
particular condition.

Alarm Cause Action


Power on Indicator is not The line cord is not Connect the line cord to
on. UPS does not start. connected the UPS.
The wall outlet is dead. Electrician test.
UPS operates in Battery A circuit breaker or input Turn off the UPS, reduce
mode only. fuse is open the load and push the
circuit breaker.
UPS does not provide the Battery must be full Plug the UPS into a wall
back up time discharged. outlet for 24 hours.
UPS beeps 1 time every Or the UPS is running on Extend the input/output
4 seconds battery power because voltage range with the
the line voltage is too DIP switches.
high or low.
1 Beep every second The battery is running 2 to 5 minutes remains.
low Prepare a shut down.
1 beep every 2 seconds Weak battery Plug the UPS into a wall
outlet for 24 hours.
3 beeps very 20 seconds Detecting procedure The battery is weak and
should be replaced
3 beeps every 5 seconds Battery replacement The battery is weak and
required. should be replaced
1 beep every 0.5 seconds Power requirements Remove some of the
exceed UPS capacity equipment from the UPS.
Continuous beep Fault condition Shut down and contact
MARIS

3.3.2 Computer hardware failure


Audible failure detection:
During the boot process an audible alarm is triggered in case of RAM or Video
problems. The sound sequences are different in accordance with the type of
problem.

Visual detection:
 If the hard disk cannot start during the boot process, a warning is displayed in
grey on a black background screen.
 During Windows operating system boot the system displays the log of all events
on a blue background screen.

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3.3.3 Communication failure
After Windows 2000 or Windows XP is started, ECDIS is automatically launched
and the network initialised. In case of Ethernet problem the different sockets cannot
be created and a warning is displayed.

When the connection with the sensors cannot be well established or fail, ECDIS
warns the navigator.

3.3.4 Software failure


Software failures are reported to the user in two different ways:
 Exception and memory errors messages are displayed in an alarm dialogue.
 The error freezes the system, the mouse is still moving but menus are no more
accessible.

3.4 Security

3.4.1 General
The computers running ECDIS are dedicated to navigation purposes and are not
used for any other tasks.

3.4.2 System set-up


Access to system set-up and configurations functions is restricted, the main window
of ECDIS is not resizable, hiding that window is impossible and the Windows task
manager and the caption bars are not displayed. Other applications are not
accessible. However ECDIS may use temporarily Nodepad, the word processor
application to display and print the list of waypoint and the list of installed charts
for example.
When the computer boots, ECDIS is automatically launched and NT Explorer shell
is not accessible.

System hot keys are disabled.

To quit ECDIS and shut down the system right double click in the window title and
select the menu: System protect. In the dialogue the button Close Chart system
close the application and the system shuts down. The explorer shell is not usable in
the normal mode. However, for installation or maintenance purposes, it is
sometimes necessary to access the file system manager. Therefore the user has the
possibility to restart the system with Explorer shell active.
The screen parameters (size of the desktop area, colour palette, refreshment
frequency) are already set-up by the installer and not modifiable. However the five
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back of the computer allow modifying contrast, brightness, back light level and
position of the desktop area.

3.4.3 Access
The two workstations are only used for navigation purpose and no other application
can interfere with ECDIS, except for approved applications, and using Application
Manager (refer to following paragraph)
The workstations are connected by a point to point Ethernet connection and are not
a part of the ship’s network. Therefore no access from outside of the ship is
possible. But MDS Application can be connected to email using a Router,
configured as Firewall in order to allow only email protocol in “Email Mode”.
.( Refer to Annexe 2).

3.4.4 Application Manager – Approval mode


MARIS provides a smart solution to run ECDIS in Approval mode constraints.
Additional software “Application Manager allow to run ECDIS in Approval mode
and allows others application to be active and accessible on the same machine.

Application Manager window is open using icon


positioned in main window.
All configuration setting are protected by
password.
In Administrator mode, it is possible to configure
“buttons “ in order to access to additional
application used with ECDIS, mainly on the
Planning Station.
Example : here
ECDIS / VDR Display

Conning Display / VDR Data Recorder

Navtex Inbox / Maris Digital Service

Navtex Server / ADList Of Light (ADP UKHO)

Sensor Monitor / ADRadio Signals / Total Tide

This applications are listed here with linked Technical notes for installation :
Annexe 1 : Application Manager User Manual (Technical Note 20)
Annexe 2 : Navtex Installation and Commissioning (Technical Note 22)
Annexe 3 : MDS Router Configuration (Technical note 18)

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3.4.5 Software modules
Following the list of the software modules necessary to run ECDIS:

Name Vers Description


C:/Program files/MARIS/Bin/ 4.7.x.x ECDIS application.
ECDIS900_4/ ECDIS900.exe Chart display and route and
logbook management

C:/Program files/MARIS/Bin/ 4.0.1371 Utility used to display and


Notepad.exe print the logbook and the
route planning.
C:/Program files/MARIS/Sensor 3.5.0.4 Application in charge of
_Monitor / SMonitor.exe management of the I/O.

C:/Program files/MARIS/Bin/ 4.0 Utility used to display the


Wanging.exe pictures

C:/Program files /MARIS /utility 1.1.0.1


/DongleProgrammer.exe

C:/Program files /MARIS /utility 3.0.0.0


/MARIS CFU.exe

C:/Program files /MARIS /utility 1.0.0.1


/ECDIS900 Converter.exe

DLLs and other necessary files

C:/Program files//Maris/Sensor Monitor

C:Ecdis_Userdata/Route

C:/Winnt/system32
gapi32.dll Marpi.dll mfc422D.DLL MSVCP50.DLL

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mapi32.dll mfc42.dll MSVCIRT.DLL MSVCP60.DLL


Msvcrt.dll Msvcrtd.dll PKZIP25.EXE

C:/Program files//Maris/BIN

3.4.6 Input filtering


Keyboard inputs are secured i.e. filtering functions checks that the use of letters and
numbers is correct and the values are within defined limits.
In case of insufficient input the system cancels the input or asks for additional data.

3.5 Colour tables and Backlight adjustment.

In the Presentation Library VS52 3.3 three colour schemes are available:
 Day bright
 Dusk
 Dark night.
Selecting the colour scheme is possible by pressing F8 or in the Chart setting
dialogue.

Backlight adjustments
The monitor backlight level is automatically adjusted to the calibrated value when a
colour scheme is selected.
Three levels of backlight corresponding to the three colour tables have been defined
during the colour calibration process.

Manual adjustment
The monitor Pot meter is disabled. To adjust the backlight level press the key
combination “Ctrl +” or “Ctrl –“to increase or decrease the backlight level from the
pre defined backlight value.

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WARNING
Changing manually the backlight level may alter the colours used in ECDIS.

3.6 Colour differentiation – Chart 1.

The presentation library contains colour differentiation test diagram to check that
the display can be use to discriminate important features by colour.

The cell, called AA5C1W00 displayed at the scale 1/25 000 and located at 15N,
5W contains several coloured rectangles with coloured stripes.

Select the S57 database Other S57 data, centre the chart at 15N, 5W and select the
scale 1/25 000.

Another way of working with Chart1 cells: select the S57 database, press "PL test
edition" button and using CTRL+N display cells one by one.

In the chart handling dialogue load the Presentation Library test edition and check
if all colours are clearly visible with the different colour schemes.
Other cells contained in the folder Chart 1 can be used to check the symbol display.

3.7 Maintenance

3.7.1 Power – UPS -


Batteries care
For the best preventive maintenance, keep the area around the UPS clean and dust-
free.
For full battery life, keep the UPS at an ambient temperature of 25 C.

Replacing batteries
Turn off and unplug the computer from the UPS
Turn off the UPS and unplug the power cord from the power source. Wait 30s.
Turn the UPS over and remove the power cord the screws holding the battery door
in place on the bottom of the UPS. Slide the door off.
Pull out the battery by grasping the removal tabs.
Disconnect the two wires connecting the battery to the UPS
Connect the battery wires of the new battery, red to positive, black to negative.
Carefully place the new battery into the case
Slide the door on and reconnect the power cord to the power source. Turn on the
UPS.
Reconnect the computer to the UPS. Turn on one piece at a time.

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Press Hold the button for three seconds to initiate the battery test. The UPS
automatically distributes some of the load to the batteries for 15 seconds and tests
the battery’s performance. If there is a problem with the battery the UPS returns to
normal mode and alarms beeps.

3.7.2 Restore ECDIS


ECDIS is delivered with restore facilities, i.e. it is possible to restore the hard disk,
as it was when the system has been delivered.
A CD called Ghost is part of the delivery.

To restore completely the system do the following:


1. Shut down the computer.
2. Insert the CD.
3. Switch on the computer. The system boots from the CD.
4. Click 2 times OK in the presentation dialogues
5. In the menu select Local -> Disk -> From image.
6. Select CD drive in the following dialogue and press Open
7. Confirm by pressing OK.

Once the hard disk has been restored, insert the ECDIS installer disk and run the set
up software to reinstall the last version of ECDIS.
Then reinstall the charts with the appropriate CDs and copy the routes backed up on
floppy disk.

The hard disk will be reconfigured with the default settings:

ID Planning station Monitoring station


Name: Planning Monitoring
Workgroup MARIS MARIS
TCP/IP 192.168.2.151 192.168.2.150
Mask 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0
Gateway not defined not defined

IMPORTANT
HDD sharing:
C drive should not be shared.
C:\\Chart – shared with full access for everyone.
C:\\ECDIS_UserData – shared with full access for everyone
C:\\ECDIS_UserData \Routes – shared with full access for everyone

C: folders
 Acrobat 3  Documents  Ecdis_Userdata
and Settings
 Charts  Program files  TEMP
 SYSTEM  \WINNT  Winzip

Settings

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 Colour  65536  Desktop  1280 * 1024
palette: area
 Frequency  60 Hertz  Fonts  Small

 Keyboard  English  HD  shared

Options
ECDIS runs automatically at boot with login Administrator, password admin.
No printer, no modem.

User Manager
Administrator. No Password
Guest No password

On Desktop
Neighbourhood
ECDIS900

Settings
Serial ports: (Control panels / Ports / advanced settings).
COM 1 address 3F8, IRQ 4
COM 2 address 2F8, IRQ 3

Boot – BIOS
 Integrated peripherals:
On board serial port 1: 3F8 / IRQ 4
On board serial port 2: 2F8 / IRQ 3

 Standard CMOS Setup:


Halt on: All but Keyboard

3.8 Tests

3.8.1 Functional testing before delivery


The different parts of the system shall be tested for correct functionality. They shall
first be verified as <OK> by the system itself (BIOS and NT OS).
Additionally, a special test program (CheckIT) shall be run, before and after burn-
in, with test-reports printed and saved for each unit.

3.8.1.1 Computer
Check the BIOS self-test reports and verify that there are no errors.
RAM

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512 MB RAM
Peripherals
Verify the functionality of the peripherals.
Floppy-disk
1.44 MB floppy, DOS formatted, Read and Write
CD-ROM
Verify reading. Test throughput.
Hard-disk
Verify Read/Write performance. Test throughput.

3.8.1.2 I/O Ports


Network
Ethernet 10/100 Mb TP: Test connection.
Ethernet 1Gb TP: Test connection

Serial Lines
All 8 serial lines must be tested for functionality, using CheckIT and simulator.
Parallel Port
Use CheckIT for testing, using a loop-back plug.

3.8.1.3 Speaker
The frequency of audible alarms is about 750 Hz and the volume is set to the
maximum, which gives an audio level of 75 db at a distance of 1 meter from the
ECDIS workstation.

3.8.1.4 LCD Monitor


The testing of the monitors must be done PRIOR TO DISMANTLING. If errors are
found, the monitor MUST NOT BE OPENED, but returned for warranty
replacement.

The tests must be repeated with the LCD’s in place inside the SmartLine units.

Back Light
Verify the intensity, both maximum and minimum, to be subjectively within normal
range.

Graphics
Verify that there are no ‘hanging pixels’, cracks, stripes or other visible flaws on
the units, by connecting them to a PC running in 1280 x 1024 resolution. Also there
should not be any visible ‘ghosting’ or blurring.

3.8.1.5 System Performance


The Smartline Mk6 and the split ECDIS solutions shall, upon power-up,
automatically start the ECDIS software. Test that it is possible to zoom and pan on
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active) test that both ‘own ship’ and ‘target ships’ move on the map.

3.8.1.6 Hardware portable diagnostics


The portable diagnostics allows checking the computer and gives a diagnostic about
its different components.
After the system is booted from DOS the application CHECKIT will first test
check the internal elements of the computer, including the processor, real time
clock, DMA controller and interrupt controller.

Then the following tests are performed:


 Memory
 Hard disk
 Floppy Disk
 Serial port
 Parallel port
 Video including colour palettes, Monitor quality, text attributes
 CD ROM
 Mouse and keyboard.
For each test a log is printed and the failure reported.

3.8.2 Functional tests

3.8.2.1 Indicators and alarms


 Disconnect the GPS cable. After the GPS alarm timeout the GPS alarm is
triggered.
 Start the logbook replay function: The GPS indicator is changed to Replay and
the normal alarm concerning the replay status is shown.
 In the panel D.R of the ship’s properties dialogue select the simulation mode.

3.8.2.2 Route Alarms


 Activate route in Simulation mode and when the ship arrives to the active
waypoint all active alarms should be triggered.
 Activate route in Simulation mode and when the ship is out of safety passage the
XTE alarm is shown.

3.8.2.3 Chart alarms


 Set display scale twice smaller than the compilation scale of the cell: overscale
symbolisation and overscale indicator are used.
 More precise cell exists under the ship’s position.

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3.8.2.4 Target alarms


 Plot a manual target close to the ship’s position. Enter speed and course of
the target and in simulation mode check that CPA / TCPA alarms are
generated properly.

3.9 S57 charts: technical features

3.9.1 Standards
TheECDIS900 chart kernel comprises several hundred software components that
are compliant to the IMO Performance Standard for ECDIS, the IHO Standards S-
52 V3.3 / S-57, and the IEC standard 61174.

3.9.2 ENC
It is impossible to alter the contents of the ENC. If an ENC cell is modified the
ECDIS900 detects the modification and rejects the cell during installation
procedure.
Official ENC are converted and stored with a proprietary format. The conversion
maintains the precision of the data and does not alter the accuracy of the data.

3.9.3 Update
Updates are stored independently from ENC. See User Guide Ch 14 paragraph 3 for
the complete description of the folders used to store cells and updates.

3.9.4 Chart area and resolution


The chart area size in ECDIS900 is bigger than 270 * 270 mm.
The pixel size of the screen is about 0.255 mm.

3.9.5 Presentation
The ECDIS900 chart information has been designed to be clearly visible for more
than one observer in different light conditions. The symbols are always drawn with
the size described in the presentation library V3.3. The character size of the text
may be adjusted to be clearly visible. See User Guide for more details.
All superimposed windows are temporary and can be moved and hidden at any
time.
The 64 colours used for chart and MMI displays are compliant with S52
Publications.

The redraw of the chart, including scales change or scroll of the chart takes never
more than 5 seconds. During the re-generation of the data the display is maintained
until the new display is ready for re –draw.

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3.9.6 Dangers and warnings
The Route Checking function (Route Planning and Route Monitoring) checks all
dangers inside the safety zone against the ship's draught and air draught.
ECDIS900 senses alarms related to both ENC cells and manual updates.
The list is of object classes to be warned about by ECDIS900 is displayed below:

Object token / Attributes Type Comments


ACHBRT WARNING: ANCHOR
ACHPNT WARNING: ANCHOR
BCNCAR WARNING: BEACON
BCNISD WARNING: BEACON
BCNLAT WARNING: BEACON
BCNSAW WARNING: BEACON
BCNSPP WARNING: BEACON
BERTHS DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: BERTHING
BOYCAR WARNING: BUOY
BOYINB WARNING: BUOY
BOYISD WARNING: BUOY
BOYLAT WARNING: BUOY
BOYSAW WARNING: BUOY
BOYSPP WARNING: BUOY
BRIDGE HEIGHT VERCCL VERCLR DANGER: BRIDGE
BRTFAC WARNING: BERTHING
CAUSWY WARNING: CAUSEWAY
CBLOHD HEIGHT VERCLR VERCSA DANGER: CABLE
CHNWIR WARNING: CHAIN
COALNE WARNING: COAST
#CONVYR HEIGHT VERCLR DANGER: CONVEYOR
CTNARE WARNING: CAUTION
CTSARE WARNING: CARGO
DEPARE DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: DEPTHAREA
DEPCNT DEPTH VALDCO DANGER: DEPTHCONTOUR
DIFFUS DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: DIFFUSOR
DRGARE DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: DREDGEDAREA
DRYDOC WARNING: DOCK
FAIRWY DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: FAIRWAY
FLODOC WARNING: DOCK
FSHFAC WARNING: FISHING
FSHHAV DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: FISHING
GATCON DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: GATE
HULKES WARNING: HULK
ICNARE WARNING: INCINERATION
ITDARE WARNING: INTERTIDAL
LIGHTS WARNING: LIGHT
LITFLT WARNING: LIGHT
LITMOI WARNING: LIGHT
LITVES WARNING: LAND

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LNDPLC WARNING: LAND


LNDSTS WARNING: LAND
LOGPON WARNING: POND
MONUMT WARNING: MONUMENT
MORFAC WARNING: MOORING
MSTCON WARNING: MAST
OBSTRN DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: OBSTRUCTION
OFSPLF WARNING: PLATFORM
OILBAR WARNING: BARRIER
PILPNT WARNING: PILE
PINGOS DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: OBSTRUCTION
PIPOHD HEIGHT VERCLR DANGER: PIPELINE
PIPSOL DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: PIPELINE
PONTON WARNING: PONTON
PRDINS WARNING: INSTALLATION
PYLONS WARNING: PYLON
RESARE WARNING: RESTRICTION
RSCSTA WARNING: RESCUESTATION
RTPBCN WARNING: BEACON
SLCONS WARNING: CONSTRUCTION
SLIPWY WARNING: SLIPWAY
#SOUNDG DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: DEPTH
#SPLARE WARNING: SEAPLANES
SWPARE DEPTH DRVAL1 DANGER: SWEPTAREA
TELPHC HEIGHT VERCLR DANGER: HEIGHT
TOWERS WARNING: TOWER
TSELNE WARNING: TRAFFICZONE
TSEZNE WARNING: TRAFFICZONE
TSSBND WARNING: TRAFFICZONE
UWTROC DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: OBSTRUCTION
WIRLNE WARNING: WIRE
WRECKS DEPTH VALSOU DANGER: WRECK
ZEMCNT WARNING: ZEROMETER
dnghlt DANGER: DANGERZONE
vessel WARNING: VESSEL
aistar WARNING: VESSEL

3.9.7 Accuracy
The accuracy of calculations performed by ECDIS900 is independent of the
characteristics of the display and the calculation error is always less than the data
accuracy of the most accurate SENC.

The resolution of the screen gives the limits of the accuracy of the displayed
bearings and distances.

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4. INPUT OUTPUT
IEC 61162 COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
Smartline digital interfaces meet all requirements of IEC 61162-1 (NMEA
0183 protocol handling). and IEC 61162-2.

4.1 General
Sensor Monitor is the application, which manages the I/O for ECDIS.
Sensor Monitor is automatically launched when the system starts and runs in
parallel with ECDIS. With this application, the user selects the type of
communication (Serial or Ethernet), configures the input media (serial port, UDP or
Network) serial ports, checks the input and the communication status, selects the
Master parameters and eventually route data to other receivers.

To bring to front Sensor Monitor, click on the icon Switch to Sensor Monitor in
the tool bar .

Hardware a and connections are described in the paragraphs Hardware and


Connections.

The Sensor Monitor software allows data acquisition from up to 2 + 4 serial ports
built in the Smartline box and from Ethernet. Additional external interface box
offers 4, 8 or 16 additional serial ports. (Sensors SIS4000)

When the Sensor Monitor is launched for the first time, the sensor list is empty. To
customise the I/O according to the sensors connected to the PC, the user must
create new sensors, access the configuration dialogue for each sensor and adjust
some settings. Additional information for Maris Gyro interface, Extractor Tracker,
Auto pilot and other sensors may be required.

Routes can be received from the GPS and ECDIS routes uploaded to the GPS.

Data are automatically detected and analyzed and the main window shows the
communication status for all ports. In case of problem the terminal window gives
the possibility to check the data flows and stores data log files

The Sensor Monitor works in two different modes, Master or Slave. Sensor Monitor
master runs together with ECDIS on the Monitoring station and Sensor Monitor
slave on the Planning workstations.

The Sensor Monitor works by default in broadcasting mode and supports alarms log
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4.2 Adding a sensor

Click the Add New Sensor button to add a new sensor to the list. The Sensor
Monitor checks which serial port in not in use and automatically allocates this serial
port to the new sensor and opens the sensor configuration window allowing the user
to enter the communication parameters for the new sensor.

To delete a sensor from the list select the sensor and click the Delete Sensor button
.

4.3 Configuration of a sensor

To show the I/O Configuration for a particular serial port, double click on one of
the sensor name or select a sensor and push the button

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The Configuration dialogue is used to:
 Modify the communication and sensor settings
 List the input messages automatically selected
 To access advanced functions to eventually adjust the selection of input
messages.
 Check the communication with the terminal window and the serial status.

The MARIS gyro interface board may be used as analogue to digital interface to the
gyro and the MARIS radar kit allows connecting directly the Radar transceiver to
the PC in order to get the radar video.
Sensor Monitor can accept the same data type from different sensors but only the
data master is used in ECDIS. Eventually offset for a particular data has to be
entered.

4.3.1 Settings

Media type: select between serial port of Network with the pop up menu.

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Sensor ID: press the arrow and enter a proper name for the sensor.
Norm: select the type of norm used for the communication with the sensor.

Parameters: adjust the parameters Port number, baud rate, parity, stop bits for
serial interface or the socket port for LAN communication.

Data routing
Data received on the selected serial port can be routed on the Network to a
specified IP Port. This advanced function allows other applications to use the same
raw data received on the serial port.
For example the Gyro data received on serial port as NMEA sentences can be
transferred on the LAN for another application running on a remote PC to use the
same NMEA sentences.

More settings
Depending on the selected norm additional settings may be required:
 NMEA 0183: use the option when a GPS is connected to set up the route
transfer between ECDIS and the GPS
 E/T Target Output: targets acquired by Maris PC Radar Kit can be sent on
serial line with NMEA format. Then target table can be used by another
application.
 Sperry and Standard Autopilot
 MARIS Gyro log Card
 Lehmkuhl Gyro. If the check box is on Sensor Monitor gives a warning
when data sent by the gyro is faulty. When the check box is off Sensor
Monitor ignores the faulty sentences sent by the gyro.
 AIS Transponder. Adjustment may be necessary during installation.
 NMEA Gyro Emulator. Sensor Monitor can be used as Gyro repeater.
Select the talker ID and the frequency of sending of the gyro data sent with
NMEA format.
 Network repeater may be used when several PCs run ECDIS. Each Sensor
Monitor acquires data locally. Network repeater gets all data acquired and
analysed on remote Sensor Monitors sent on LAN. Then data acquired on
remote PC are seen as local on Sensor Monitor using Network Repeater.
 Spectra System. Adjustment may be necessary during installation and done
by qualified person.

Remark
Other norms are related to the VDR and are not described in the present
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When the adequate norm is selected in the list, NMEA for example, the input data
flow is automatically analysed by Sensor Monitor and the different parameters
extracted from the sentences (Speed through Water, Wind direction….).

Autodetection
When Auto detection is ON and Sensor Monitor starts (or REDETECT button is
pressed) Sensor Monitor selects for each data type the first valid sentence. In the
example above GGA sentence is selected for the position.
In order to select another sentence for the same data (GLL for example) it is
necessary to set Auto detection OFF and toggle the check box in front GLL.
The settings are stored and ware restored when Sensor Monitor restarts.

REMARK
This feature may be used to ignore a specific sentence and data.

4.3.3 Advanced
The button Advanced allows the user to check the input and output data flow with a
terminal window, which displays the raw data acquired on the specified serial port.
The left side of the window displays the input data and the right side the output.

Log files
It is possible to record the input and output data flow and save the data in files for
further analysis. Proceed as follow:
 Press Write log
 Select Input or / and output
 Browse to get the destination folder and enter a name.
 Press OK
 After few minutes Press again Write Log to stop the recording and close the
file(s).

How to proceed when:


No data flow is seen in the terminal window:
 Check the cable.
 Check the serial port number.

Non-readable characters are displayed in the terminal window


 Check the Baud Rate and Parity settings. Usually baud Rate can be 9600 or

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4800 and Parity settings are 8N1 (8, None, 1).

Non-readable characters are displayed in the terminal window


 Check the Baud Rate and Parity settings. Usually baud Rate can be 9600 or
4800 and Parity settings are 8N1 (8, None, 1).

4.4 Communication status

Parameter Icons:
 Green circle indicates that the parameter is correctly analyzed.
 Black circle indicates that the parameter is either no longer received or is
received with errors. (Further checking recommended using Configuration
Dialogue)

Sensor Icons
 Yellow arrow indicates that the Sensor is working properly and receives data.
 Black arrow indicates that the data source has stopped sending data

Master Icons
 Master Parameter Indicator ON indicates that the parameter is the master.
Important when several sensors deliver the same data type.
 Use for Extractor ON indicates that the value is sent to the Extractor Tracker
board.

4.5 Master

Position
If two positioning systems are connected to the computer, the user must select the
Master positioning system that delivers the position used in the chart system. The
second position acquired from a second device is used to control the accuracy of the
positioning.

IMPORTANT
The selection of the GPS master is done in the ECDIS application.

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To select the Master positioning system, click the right button in the GPS indicator
displayed in the console area of ECDIS. See chapter Tool bar panel Paragraph
Multi GPS.

Other Data
If two sensors send the same parameter (Heading for example) to SMonitor on two
different serial ports, the user must select the Master sensor for the data, which will
deliver the parameter, used in the chart system.

Example: heading is received both on serial ports COM 1 and COM 3. By default
SMonitor has selected the master on COM 1. The user can select the COM 3 as
master for the heading:
 In the main SMonitor window, select the serial port COM 3 by clicking on the
small arrow
 The list of parameters with their actual status is displayed
 Select Heading
 Check on the box Master.

4.6 Offset
Position
A position offset can be entered manually by the navigator in ECDIS. Then the
GPS position will be shifted accordingly. For more information about position
offset see ECDIS User Guide chapter 5 and 9.10.13.

Heading
The heading value, read from the sensor can be adjusted manually. For more
information about heading shifting see ECDIS User Guide chapter 9.10.13

4.7 MARIS Gyro Interface

The Maris GyroLog interface is an ISA or PCI card, constructed in order to read
synchro/step gyros and log signals and send the result to the PC via a serial port. It
consists on two main parts the interface board and the communication software
driver.
The interface board consists of the following components:
 Synchro gyro interface
 Step gyro interface
 Log interface
 Main control
 Serial interface
This card provides the following information:
 speed through water (STW)
 heading (HDG)
 distance travelled

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Synchro Interface
The synchro interface reads synchro gyro signals and increment or decrement a
gyro course. Since it only can detect relative motion it needs to be initialised with
the correct heading. The interface can be used with 3 step or 6 step gyros.

Step Interface
The step interface reads step gyro signals and increment or decrement a gyro
course. Since it only can detect relative motion it needs to be initialised with the
correct heading. The interface can be used with 3 step or 6 step gyros.

Settings
When the MARIS gyro norm is selected the settings dialogue is automatically
displayed:

Heading initialisation
When the system starts the initial heading is set automatically if another source for
the heading value is available. Otherwise the initial heading has to be manually
entered.
At any time the user can change the heading by selecting the MARIS Gyro
configuration window and pressing More Settings to enter manually the heading.

4.8 MARIS Extractor / Tracker

When the MARIS radar kit is installed Sensor Monitor is in charge of sending
appropriate data to the extractor / Tracker.

If several ECDIS are installed on the network Sensor Monitor Master is in charge
of sending the data to the E/T.

It collects all information related to Extractor Tracker from other Sensor Monitor
applications running on the LAN and sends the appropriate data to the Extractor
Tracker board.

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For instance one Gyro may be connected to the Planning station and another Gyro
to the Monitoring station. Then the user has to select which gyro data is used by the
Extractor Tracker software.

On the Master ECDIS workstation it is necessary to select the source of data for
E/T as follow:
 Menu Option, item Settings panel Extractor / Tracker settings
 Select the sensor that provided the data parameter you want E/T Data Source
 Expand it if did not expanded already
 Select the parameter to be selected as E/T Data Source
 Check on E/T Data Source check box.

4.9 NMEA Alarm generator


ECDIS900 is compliant with Alarm management in Integrated Bridge System
described in IEC 61162-1 and IEC 80/520/INF, based on ALR and ACK sentences.

The communication between ECDIS900 and EAHD (External Alert Handling


Device) is handled by Sensor monitor with Sensor Type “NMEA Alarm
Generator”.
Communication channel can be 2 following type :
- RS422 Duplex (both way of communication)
- UDP protocol ( adjust UDP port)

In more settings dialogue set NMEA talker ID and path to alarms.ini


file, which is default in SM folder.

4.9.1 Sensor Creation


Create a new sensor and select Type “NMEA Alarm Generator” for “Norm Type”
in the list (Alarm Section)

4.9.2 Media Type


Serial Port : SM should handle RS422 Duplex communication
Network : setup correct UDP port.

4.9.3 More Settings


Use “More Settings” option in Sensor Configuration page to configure sensor

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Talker ID selection: this will define Header in NMEA Sentences
XX in the example here :
$XXALR,123456,906,A,V,Sensor fault*hh<CR><LF>

Mode: by default, new style mode, according to IEC 80/520/INF is selected.

Alarm File Path : select Sensor Monitor location. For standard installation:
C:\Program Files\MARIS\ECDIS900_4\Sensor_Monitor

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4.9.4 Status

Remark : Alarm List and Option change are only for development purpose.

4.10 Autopilot

The ECDIS can be interfaced with standard auto pilots NMEA compatible and with
different Track pilots including Sperry Track pilot.
However ECDIS (as part of Track Control System) is NOT yet certified
according IEC 62065 and can NOT be legally connected and used.

Standard Autopilot
 Select the sentences to be sent to the
Autopilot.
 Select the talker ID by double clicking
on each output.
 Select another frequency for data
sending to the autopilot
 Force to check the checksum for each
data received from the autopilot.
 Bearing out parameter to be ignored

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Sperry Track Pilot
 Select the sentences to be sent to the
Autopilot.
 Select the talker ID by double clicking
on each output.
 Select another frequency for data
sending to the autopilot
 The track pilot can send a parameter
Ready when it is possible to use it.
Force Always ready parameter on
means that ECDIS ignores the
parameter Ready sent by the Track
Pilot and makes always possible to
start the Track Keeping.
 Bearing out parameter to be ignored

4.11 Export / Import routes to/from GPS

To export and import routes to or from a GPS it is necessary to activate the export
function and select the format for the data transfer. Indeed the protocol could be
different from one GPS to another. To activate the route transfer function select the
GPS type by pressing the button More Settings in the Configuration window of the
GPS port and select the format with the pop up menu Route Download.

IMPORTANT
The two ways communication between ECDIS and GPS requires a three wires RS
232 connection (Rx, Tx and Ground) or RS 422 connection.

Reception in ECDIS
The routes sent from the GPS are automatically converted to ECDIS format and
placed in the Route/GPS folder and then can be loaded on the chart.
Two different types of route can be sent from GPS: active route or a complete
route. The first waypoint of an active route sent to ECDIS is the active waypoint.
 When an active route is received by the ECDIS, it is stored in the route database
and automatically loaded and activated in the ECDIS.
 When a non acitve route is received it is stored in the database but not loaded
automatically.

Sending routes from ECDIS


The routes created in ECDIS can also be sent to the GPS.
Press the button and select the route, the available serial port and the address.
The route is sent with by default an integer as route name and each waypoint ID of
the route is identified by an integer starting at 0.

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4.12 Options

Advanced general settings


There are two different levels of Settings: basic and Expert. To switch from one
level to the other one right double click in the grey area in the main window.

The settings allow controlling input output at a low level. Only qualified persons
should access this dialogue and change the parameters.

To restore default settings for the current page press the button Restore Default.

Alarm log
Each significant event is logged into the special Alarms Log. To display the log
press the button Alarm Journal located button right of the main window.

Local or broadcasting mode


Sensor Monitor may be used either in local mode either in broadcast mode.
Local mode means that data acquired by Sensor Monitor are used locally.
In broadcasting mode data are sent on the LAN to be shared with all ECDIS
installed on remote PC.

REMARK
The Local mode is set automatically by Sensor Monitor when it detects that there is
not network connection or a failure in the LAN connection

4.13 Seismic version


MARIS in collaboration with Western Geco has developed a specific module for
seismic vessel.

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5. ADDITIONAL HARDWARE

5.1 Moxa Card Serial Interface

5.1.1 Description
Both hardware platforms provide four or eight optical isolated RS422 serial ports
for communication applications in difficult environment. Serial card holds four or
eight serial ports, which are optically isolated and support the serial communication
types RS-485 and RS-422.

Smartline Mk6 has two onboard 16C550 UARTs (on-chip 16-byte FIFO buffers)
making serial I/O more reliable. By buffering data into 16-byte packets before
putting it on the bus the UARTs drastically reduce the CPU load. This makes the
interface especially suitable for high speed serial I/O applications under MS
Windows.

On-board optical isolators protect the PC and equipment against damage from
ground loops to increase system reliability in harsh environments.

MOXA CP-134, 4-port RS232/422/485 serial PCI-board

MOXA CP-134Series of Smart Multiport Serial Boards is designed by Moxa for


Industrial Automation system integrators for long distance, multi-point PC-based
data acquisition.

On-chip Automatic Data Direction Control for Precision RS-485


Communication
RS-485 communication requires precise timing control for line driver enable and
disable. Powered by Moxa's Turbo Serial Engine™ chip that comes with on-chip
ADDC™, sending RS-485 packets over CP-134 is as easy as using RS-232.

RS-485 multidrop for up to 31 devices within 1.2 km


CP-134U V2 Universal PCI Multiport Serial Board provides 4 RS-422/485 serial
ports, each capable of data rates up to 921.6 Kbps. In RS-485 mode, the serial port
can connect up to 31 daisychained RS-485 devices within a range of 1.2 km. For
long distance RS-485 communication, optional 2 KV isolation protection is
available (CP-134) to prevent equipment damage.
Features:
Over 700 Kbps data throughput, for top performance in the world
4-port RS-422/485 interface with ADDC™ and up to 921.6 Kbps
2-wire/4-wire RS-485 communication up to 1.2 km
Built-in 15 KV ESD and optional 2 KV optical isolation protection
128-byte FIFO and on-chip H/W, S/W flow control

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Universal PCI compatible with 3.3/5V PCI and PCI-X


Windows NT/XP/2000/98/ME, Linux, Unix driver support

Dimensions and layout:

Connection Options:

DB44 to DB25 Male x 4 DB44 to DB9 Male x 4

Specifications
 Bus Interface: 32-bit Universal PCI
 Number of Ports: 4
 Max No. of Boards: 4
 I/O address/IRQ: BIOS assigned
 Comm. Controller: MOXA UART (16C550C compatible)
 Baud Rate: 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
 Data Bits: 5, 6, 7, 8
 Stop Bits: 1, 1.5, 2
 Parity: None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
 Flow Control: RTS/ CTS, XON/ XOFF
 RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD,

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GND
 RS-422: TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), RTS+(B), RTS-
(A), CTS+(B), CTS-(A), GND
 4-wire RS-485: TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A),
GND
 2-wire RS-485: Data+(B), Data-(A), GND
 Connectors: DB44 Female
 Surge Protection: Embedded 15 KV ESD Surge Protection
 Optical Isolation: 2KV (CP-134U-I V2)
 CP-134U V2: 180mA(+5V)
 CP-134U-I V2: 850mA(+5V)
 Operating Temperature: 0 to 55°C
 Storage Temperature: -20 to 85°C
 Humidity: 5 to 95% RH
 Dimensions (W x D): 120 x 82.5 mm (4.72 x 3.24 in)(CP-134U
V2) 120 x 115 mm (4.72 x 4.52 in) (CP-134U-I V2)

ME-9001 (PCI card)


The Multi Port Serial Board, type ME-9001 (PCI card) offers the possibility to use
8 opto isolated serial port RS 485 or RS 422.
The card is tested according to IEC60945, as a part of the Marine PC, which is used
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Features:

5.1.2 Connection and cabling


The connector provided on the MARIS data cable is a standard 9-pin ‘D’ connector
as used on computers. If there is an unused 9-pin serial port on the computer, then
simply plug in the cable. If the computer's serial port is the 25-pin type, an
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It may be necessary to turn on NMEA data output. Refer to the GPSs instruction
manual.
 Set the datum to WGS84. Refer to the GPS instruction manual.
 Connect a GPS directly as follows:
Computer cable GPS
RX (red) Data to Computer (RX). Connect to the NMEA+ output which
may be labelled TX, TX+, Data Out+ or NMEA OUT+
depending on the GPS model
TX (White) Data from Computer (TX). Not Connected.
Signal Ground. Connect to the NMEA- output, or if there is no
GROUND (green) NMEA- output, connect to the ground on the GPS instead. It
may be labelled TX-, Data Out-, NMEA OUT- or Ground,
depending on the GPS model.
If a standard 9-pin ‘D’ connector is used, connect the device as follows:

Computer cable Connector


RX + Pin 2
GROUND Pin 5

RS422 cabling
If the electronic equipment is compliant to RS422 type electrical characteristics, use
a standard 9-pin ‘D’ connector as used on computers and connect the device as
follows:

Computer cable Connector


RX + Pin 1
RX - Pin 2
GROUND Pin 5

If the computer's serial port is the 25-pin type contact MARIS’ dealer.

Serial NMEA Radar connection


To display ARPA targets, the radar must output either the NMEA TLL or TTM
strings. To use this feature, ensure the radar is correctly tracking ARPA targets
before attempting to connect it to the ECDIS.
Connections to the radar system are as follows:

Computer cable NMEA Radar


RX Data to Computer (RX). Connect to the NMEA+ output which
may be labelled TX, TX+, Data Out+ or NMEA OUT+
depending on the radar
TX Not Used
Ground Signal Ground. Connect to the NMEA- output, or if there is no
NMEA- output, connect to the ground on the radar instead. It
may be labelled TX-, Data Out-, NMEA OUT- or Ground,
depending on the radar.
It may be necessary to turn on NMEA output. Refer to the radar systems instruction
manual.

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5.1.3 Data transmission
ECDIS is able to accept different norm for the data in particular NMEA183 (4800
bps, 8 data bits, No parity, 1 stop bit).
ECDIS is also compatible with:
 YokogaviCMZ300x (4800, 8, N, 1)
 ATLAS ARPA(4800, 8, N, 1)
 Lehmkuhk (9600, 8, N, 1)
 ARPA Sperry (1200, 8, N, 1)
 MARIS Gyro interface card (9600, 8, N, 1).
The first bit is a start bit and is followed by data bits least significant bit first.

5.1.4 Data format protocol NMEA


Implementation of the NMEA data analysis has been made in ECDIS according to
the standard document Standard For Interfacing Marine Electronic Devices
Version 2.1, edited by the National Marine Electronics Association.
All transmitted data are interpreted as ASCII characters. The null character is not
used.
A NMEA sentence contains the following elements:
$ <Talker> <, data field> <, data field>, …..<* Check Sum> <CR> <LF>.

Different fields are separated by delimiters "," and consist in a string.


A checksum field may be transmitted in any sentence.

5.2 Buzzer PCI Card – Alarm Management

In order to generate ECDIS Alarm sound with the right level (between 80 and 85
decibels) .with Data Respons A4200 and A3300 solutions, using Hatteland
monitors, an additional PCI Card connected to an external buzzer is used.

5.2.1 Hardware installation

Plug PCI card in PCI Slot and then connect the buzzer to output.

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5.2.2 Software installation


The Hattaland native buzzer should be deactivated.
The same sensor as Back Light Control is used by Sensor monitor to deactivate it.
In order to deactivate Hatteland buzzer, replace 255 by 100 in the line :
SoundLevel=100
in the Sensor Monitor configuration file created for Back Light Control.
(The default value for SoundLevel is 255, mean that the Hattaland buzzer is
activated. Any other value deactivate it)

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6. POWER SUPPLIES

6.1 UPS

6.1.1 ECDIS on Flat Panel PC or Split solution


Maris offers two different UPSs, depending on the user’s requirements. The UPS
protects the ECDIS computer from basic power problems: power failure, power
sags and power surges. It safely eliminates the effects of power disturbances and
guards the integrity of ECDIS equipment.

The UPSs are “plug and play”, but can be controlled via a serialport.

Both offered UPSs are EN60945 compliant and manufactured by MGE UPS
System.

Specifications of the MGE UPS Systems, model Pulsar Evolution 800 Marine.
Power (VA/W) 800/560
MIni-Tower version, vertical or horizontal
Number of IEC 320 Outlets: 4
Part number 66 239

Performances
Technology High-Frequency Line-Interactive
Automatic voltage regulation Booster/Fader
Output voltage waveform Sinewave
Input voltage tolerances 160V/294V, adjustable to 150V/294V via
supplied UPS-Driver software
Frequency 50/60 Hz, auto-select
Output voltage on battery power 230V (adjustable to 200/220/240V via
supplied UPS-Driver software)

Features
Automatic battery test Weekly (interval adjustable via supplied
UPS-Driver software)
Hot swappable batteries
Cold start
Deep discharge protection
UPS-Driver for Windows® Settings: Input voltage tolerances,
Sensitivity, Battery test, ON/OFF conditions

Standards
Safety EN 50091-1-1/EN60950(RD),IEC 60950,Tüv
GS-Mark, IEC 60 945
Electromagnetic compatibility EN 50091-2,EN 50022/B,IEC 62040-2,IEC

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61000-3-2,IEC 61000-3-3, IEC 60 945


Design, production and services ISO 9001
Marking CE, TÜV GS-Mark, DnV
Dimensions and weight
Tower dimensions (HxWxD in mm) 150x237x415
Tower weights (in kg) 10.5

Specifications of the MGE UPS Systems, model Pulsar Extreme C Rack


Marine 1500.
Power (VA / Watts) at full load 1500 VA / 1050 W
# of receptacles 6 w/ 2 switchable
Part Number UPS + EMC filter 66 353 + 5102174900
Part number extra battery module 66 356
Part number alarm card (dry contacts) 66 246

Features Benefits
True On Line Technology (1) Utility power is constantly conditioned within very
tight limits without draining the batteries
Smart battery management The built-in microprocessor optimizes the charging
sequence to prolong battery lifetime
Complete front panel display Check the battery or capacity levels for peace of
mind. Get valuable information on the UPS status
and operating parameters.
Hot-swappable batteries Faulty batteries can be replaced on site without
interrupting power to the application
Sinewave output Total compatibility with any kind of PC power
supplies or other ship electronic equipment
Fault tolerant mode (automatic bypass) Increased availability, as the application
will not be
affected should the UPS fail
Frequency management 50/60 Hz or 40-70 Hz Works default on 50 / 60 Hz
frequency (auto
(special ship feature) select) without draining batteries. Can be easily
adjusted to accept 40 – 70 Hz (max. half load)
without draining batteries, or drop load. Suitable
for frequencies powered from ship genset.

Environment
Acoustic noise 40dBA
Operating temperature -15 deg. C. to 55 deg. C. (IEC 60 945)

Standards
performance EN 50091-3 / IEC 62040-3
safety EN 50091-1, EN 60950, IEC 60945
EMC EN 50091-2/IEC62040-2, EN 50022/B, FCC 47 Part
15- subpart B - class A, IEC 60 945
IEC 61000-4-2/-3/-4/-5/-6/-8/-11, IEC 61000-3-
2/-3

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Marking and certifications CE, TÜV/GS, UL, cUL, C-Tick, DnV
Design and manufacturing ISO 9001

Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) and weight (Kg)


Dimensions 132(3U)x482,6x493
UPS weight Rack + filter 22
Pulsar EXB battery extension weight 27,5

Battery Runtimes
All values shown 1500 C
are in minutes Full load/Half load
Base module 6/19
EXtreme C + 1 battery pack 24/79
EXtreme C + 2 battery packs 43/119
EXtreme C + 3 battery packs 62/168

6.2 Video

• Efficiency: above 85%


• High Power Density: over 7 watts/inch.
• Ultra Miniature Size: 2" x 4" x 1"
• Lightweight: 6 ounces
• Input Voltage: 90 - 132 / 180 - 264 VAC
• FCC & CISPR Class B EMI filter
• Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 C
• Convection Cooled
• Reliability: MTBFs above 100,000 hours
• Meets Worldwide Safety Standards
• CE Marked

6.3 Computer

• Efficiency: above 85%


• High Power Density: over 7 watts/inch 3
• Ultra Miniature Size: 3" x 5" x 1"
• Lightweight: only 10 ounces
• Input Voltage: 90 - 264 VAC, Single Phase
• FCC & CISPR Class B EMI Filter
• Over Voltage Protection
• Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 C
• Convection Cooled
• Reliability: MTBFs above 200,000 hours
• Meets Worldwide Safety Standards
• CE Marked

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7. PRODUCT MARKING
7.1 MARIS SmartLine MK10
Made in Norway
Serial number: xxxxxxxx
Safe compass distance 5 meters
Input Voltage 230V AC / 3.2 A
Type Approval CE
Wheel Mark

Indoor use only according to Lloyds ENV2.

To be mounted only with the manufacture supplied devices. Refer to manual for
proper installation.

7.2 Maritime Multi Display / Hatteland Rack Computer Mk4

7.2.1 Display
Made in Norway
Serial number: xxxxxxxx
Safe compass distance 2 meters
Input Voltage 230V AC / 3.2 A
Type Approval CE
Wheel Mark

Indoor use only according to Lloyds ENV2.

To be mounted only with the manufacture supplied devices. Refer to manual for
proper installation.

7.2.2 Computer HTC 01


Made in Norway
Serial number: xxxxxxxx
Safe compass distance 2 meters
Input Voltage 230V AC / 3.2 A
Type Approval CE
Wheel Mark

Indoor use only according to Lloyds ENV2.

To be mounted only with the manufacture supplied devices. Refer to manual for
proper installation.

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7.3 Maritime Multi Display / Dell MK 15

7.3.1 Display
Made in Norway & Taiwan
Serial number: xxxxxxxx
Safe compass distance 2 meters
Input Voltage 230V AC / 3.2 A
Type Approval CE
Wheel Mark

Indoor use only according to Lloyds ENV2.

To be mounted only with the manufacture supplied devices. Refer to manual for
proper installation.

7.3.2 Computer Optiplex XE2


Made in Norway
Serial number: xxxxxxxx
Safe compass distance 2 meters
Input Voltage 24V DC / 3.2 A
Type Approval CE
Wheel Mark

The Dell Optiplex XE2 has achieved IEC-945 certification.


IEC-945 certification requires very stringent adherence to EMC,
radiation and immunity standards.

No computer without IEC-945 approval may be used in


conjunction with navigation equipment or in any location near
such equipment.

To be mounted only with the manufacture supplied devices. Refer to manual for
proper installation.

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8. INSTALLATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING

8.1 Software Installation and Settings


The system is delivered ready to use and no software installation is necessary.

To update the software contact MARIS Technical support.

NOTES
If a previous version of the ECDIS900 was installed on the hard disk, the set-up
program will preserve the Sensors Monitor configurations, the installed charts, the
routes and tracks.

Once the ECDIS900 application installed on the hard disk, several folders
containing the application, utilities and data have been created. Launch and quit
ECDIS900 as described below.

The screen settings are 63336 colours with a resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels.
In case of technical problems or to order new charts please contact the MARIS'
support.

Multi hardware
ECDIS900 has been approved with different PCs and monitors:
- MK6 & MK10 Smartline
- Hatteland Monitor and HTC01 PC, MK4.
- Hatteland / leadway monitors and Dell Optiplex MK15
ECDIS900 needs a proper colour table to be used. During installation of the
ECDIS900 software it is necessary to select the targeted PC.

Remark: when Hatteland monitor are used the color table is automatically uploaded
from the monitor to the PC.

Operational limitations
Operational limitations of ECDIS900 are listed below.

Tests
On board regular tests are to be performed to check that all components of the
system work properly.

8.2 Launch and quit ECDIS900

The ECDIS900 runs under Windows NT with Service Pack 5 or 6, Windows 2000
or Windows XP. When the workstation is powered ECDIS900 is automatically
launched and the Windows file management not accessible.
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ECDIS900 is an application, which cannot be easily quitted. To quit ECDIS900
shut down the system.

8.3 Hard disk configuration

When ECDIS is installed on the computer, the necessary files are copied to the hard
disk and three folders are created:
 C:\Program Files\MARIS\ECDIS900_4
 C:\Charts
 C:\Ecdis_Userdata

C:\Charts contains
 Chart databases.
 Chart permits.

C:\Program Files\MARIS: contains:


 The application ECDIS900 and necessary Dlls in the Bin folder
 Sensor Monitor .
 Configuration files in the folder Config
 Utilities to Uninstall the ECDIS900.
 Utilities
 Libraries for C-MAP, dungle protection and S57

C:\Ecdis_Userdata contains
 Chart logs listing all changes and updates applied on the chart databases
 User data including User objects, Logbook routes, tracks and AIS messages
 Utilities including tide database, ocean current, icons and weather files.

The user has no need to access these folders manually except for back-up of work,
routes and tracks from floppy disks or external hard disk.

Back up
Back up is essential and should be done regularly. In the case of computer failure,
the software and the charts will be re-installed from the MARIS set-up CD and the
charts CDs. The user data will be restored from back up, floppy disks or external
hard disk.

8.4 Troubleshooting

Wiring NMEA and RS-232 instrument systems.

Most installation problems and faults stem from one of two causes:

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 The connecting cables are not correctly wired, or are picking up interference,
resulting in a non-working or unreliable installation.
 Instruments have not been set up to ensure that the correct data gets from one
point in the system to the other.

Clearly getting the cable connection right is the first step in troubleshooting.
Connection tests
When one or more input and/or output devices are connected to the computer, the
connections must be tested to ensure that all is working correctly. The ECDIS900
provides a useful tool to help perform this test.

Hyperterminal is an application built into Windows NT that allows for the testing
of connections to the input devices. If input devices are correctly connected, the
Hyperterminal displays recognizable characters. Incorrectly connected input
devices will either show no information, or garbled characters.

Note: SMonitor must be closed before using Hyperterminal.

Serial Port Busy


Depending on the Windows OS configuration, the serial port COM1 could be
automatically closed (busy) due to the mouse management. This will prevent any
more usable data being available for input.

To free the port COM1:


 Open the file C:\boot.ini
 Add the option /noserialmice twice at the end of the two last lines.
 Restart

Serial mouse under Windows 2000 and XP


When the PC is started with a GPS or other sensor connected to a serial port it
happens sometimes that the system interprets the incoming data as serial mouse
command. Then the mouse is jumping on the screen and it is impossible to control
the system.
To fix the problem unplug the serial cables and proceed as follow:
- Right click on my computer
- Select Manage
- Expand Services and Applications
- Select Services
- On the right side of the window double click on Plug and Play
- Select Manual in the Startup type pop up menu.
- Restart the PC.

Automatic Log on process


Making the Windows log automatic avoids having to enter the user name and
password each time the computer starts.

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 From the start menu activate the item: Programs->Administrative tools -> User
Manager.
 Create a new user:
- Name: ECDIS
- Full name: Ecdis
- Password: ecdis
- Enable User cannot change password and Password never expires.
 Click on the Group button located bottom left and add ‘Administrators’.
 Close the User manager windows.
Step 2
 From the start menu activate the item: Run.
 Enter ‘regEdit’ and OK
 In the Registry editor window open:
HKEY-
LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlog
on.

 Click right button in the left side of the window to activate the item ‘New -
>String value’
 Change New Value #1 to AutoAdminlogon
 Enter data: 1
 Change the DefaultUserName data to ECDIS.
 Click right button in the left side of the window to activate the item ‘New -
>String value’
 Change New Value #1 to DefaultPassword
 Enter data: ecdis
 Restart the computer.

Windows 2000 / XP
- Double click on User and Password in the control panel
- Select the panel Advanced
- Check OFF the box: Require users to press Ctrl Alt Delete before logging on
- Select users panel
- Check OFF the box: Users must enter a user name and password to use this
computer.
- Restart the PC.

8.5 Testing Specifications.

Floppy disk
To test the floppy disk drive press the button Load/Unload in the tool bar and back
up selected routes.
Then import the routes from the floppy disk.

CD ROM reader

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The test of the CD reader can be done when the chart is updated. Insert the update
CD (S57 update CD or ARCS update CD) and run the update procedure.

Sensor input
In Sensor Monitor show the terminal window that for all serial ports connected to a
sensor. Check that the data flow is correct.
Then for each serial port check that the data are well analysed..

Ethernet communications
Check on the remote machine that the data acquired from a sensor connected to the
workstation are made available for the other ECDIS900. For example when two
different GPS are connected to the two stations check that the two GPS positions
are displayed on the chart.
Mouse and keyboard
Visual check on the screen for the mouse or the tracker ball.
In the waypoint information window or any kind of text edit box enter a string with
the keyboard.
The keyboard can also be tested with the chart hot keys: when the focus is on the
chart scroll the chart with the arrows keys.

8.6 Operational limitations.

Overscaling charts
The accuracy of the overscaled charts is not as good as it should be for a safe
navigation.

Output datum selection for the GPS


When the GPS sensor does not deliver on serial line information about the datum
used for the positioning, ECDIS900 supposes that the datum in use is WGS84.
Therefore it is required to select the datum WGS84 in the GPS sensor.

S57 limited coverage.


S57 database coverage is still limited therefore ARCS must be used when no vector
data are available.

Move the routes


When the route are not locked it is extremely easy to move and modify them in
ECDIS900

No password control for chart and route management.


No password is required to load or delete charts or edit the routes.

Route database
When a route is created or modified on the planning station, there is no automatic
update of the route database on the monitoring station. The update is achieved
manually.

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Back up manually for logbook, route user data.
The user has the responsibility to make his back up regularly and in the proper way.

Logbook:
One logbook file is created every 24 hours. Therefore the replay a manual selection
of the files is necessary

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8.7 Support

Owners of ECDIS900 product can obtain free technical support from MARIS.

Before contacting MARIS

Before contacting MARIS for help with technical problems, be sure to read the
applicable sections of the ECDIS900 User's Guide. The answers might be there
without needing to contact MARIS.

What is necessary to have when contacting MARIS

The following information will be required when contacting MARIS:


 The dongle ID written on the dongle label.
 The ECDIS900 and SMonitor version numbers.
 Make and model of the GPS receiver or other marine instrumentation connected
to the computer.
 Make and model of the computer.
 Detailed description of the problem.

How to contact MARIS


There are a number of different ways to contact MARIS’ product support staff:

World Wide Web


Browse the product support section of our Web site. It is located at
http://www.maris.no.

Internet E-mail
Send email to service@maris.no. Be sure to include a return email address.

Fax
Send a fax detailing questions to +47 94 76 0911. Be sure to include a return
telephone number and indicate whether it is a voice or fax line.

Telephone
Call the MARIS product support line on 47 97 47 2000 (dial 2). Support lines are
staffed Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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