The National Geographic Explorer was successfully upgraded with the latest software from Adveto during her recent visit to Scandinavia. The ECDIS-4000 on board is now fulfilling the requirements from IHO.
Adveto will inform all its customers that the release v10.237 is available to them.
This release has been tested and meets the standards set for ECDIS by the IHO, with particular reference to the recent IHO circular 'Update Report on IHO Action concerning ECDIS Software Issues'.
IHO said that it had checked the performance of systems from 15 out of 25 recognised manufacturers of type-approved ECDIS, many of which included the most well-known brands in the industry. It reported that only one third of the systems scrutinized functioned as expected.
"We have put our systems through the most stringent of tests set by the IHO and submitted our report to them along with the test and support documentation as well as screen dumps required in the latest circular," says Kent Sylvén, General Manager at Adveto.
"The previous generation ECDIS-4000 did not match the exhaustive criteria set out in the IHO report in some minor areas. However, none of the shortcomings were critical. The new version of ECDIS-4000 is a result of extensive work by Adveto and its partners which, apart from a new software version, also required changing the SevenCs kernel version plus an update of Adveto´s ECDIS certificate MED-B-5858 handled by DNV."