Admiralty e-Navigator

 

Admiralty e-Navigator is a powerful voyage- and chart-planning solution available in a streamlined, convenient service.

 

Combines all necessary navigational information necessary to meet carriage requirements and complete safe and profitable voyages.

 

Planning Station

  • Browse, select and manage world-class maritime products and services from Admiralty.

 

  • Highly effective for organizing safe and efficient voyages and continuously meeting carriage requirements.

 

 

  • Crews enjoy increased efficiency and task simplification, freeing up time for other important duties.

 

 

Fleet Manager

  • Used by shore-based maritime operations and chart agents to manage Admiralty products for entire fleets.

 

  • The Fleet Manager application is web-based and may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

 

 

  • Powerful cost- and compliance-management features reducing the amount necessary shore-based administration.

 

What Does e-Navigator Do?

The e-Navigator from Admiralty streamlines tasks and improves efficiency, providing crews more time to focus on other important duties. It also allows shored-based back-office operations increased fleet-management capabilities.

 

Industry-leading nautical products and services from Admiralty are brought together in a streamlined system, which allows users more efficient and effective access that previously available.

 

Why e-Navigator?

Admiralty is the globally-recognized leading provider of nautical products and services: near 70% of international ships use Admiralty. The company recognized a need for a streamlined product management solution and the e-Navigator was born.

 

The robust and dynamic features of the e-Navigator allow bridge crews worry-free inspections, safe and efficient route planning and simplified essential tasks.

 

The Admiralty e-Navigator is comprised of two essential functions:

 

  • Planning Station: A PC-based application for back-of-bridge functions that provides a streamlined set of tools for effective, safe and profitable voyage-planning.

 

  • Fleet Manager: Used by shipping companies with large fleets for the management of Admiralty nautical products and services on board all ships in a fleet.

 

To expedite and streamline ordering services, all chart agents who distribute Admiralty products and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) use the e-Navigator.

 

Any crew member with basic computer skills may easily install the e-Navigator. The Admiralty system is used by a majority of commercial fleets and provides detailed user guides, instructional videos and online help.

 

Fleet Manager

An Admiralty nautical product and service management tool accessed over the World Wide Web, Fleet Manager allows crews heightened efficiency during voyage planning and improved cost control. It also simplifies the task of ensuring compliance with carriage requirements.

 

Manage Navigational Compliance across Fleets

Shore-based operations managers and staff have access to the inventory and remaining license time of Admiralty nautical products and services on each ship in a fleet, which allows for uninterrupted compliance with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V and other conventions.

 

Closely Manage Costs of Navigational Products

Orders for Admiralty nautical products and services may be submitted online by personnel with shore-based operations and orders received from fleet members may be approved and submitted in a timely manner. Additionally, our staff would be happy to monitor and approve Admiralty products and services required for carriage compliance, further reducing overhead.

 

Get Permits on Demand

The navigational publications held by each ship may be monitored remotely by any Internet-connected device on a 24-hour-per-day, seven-days-per-week basis. Chart permits are downloaded within minutes for orders placed with the Admiralty e-Navigator providing uninterrupted access.

 

Manage Admiralty Products by Geographic Area

Fleet manager provides robust functionality to allow crew members and other personnel to efficiently sort charts and publications according to position, area or planned route.

 

Planning Station

Planning Station is a dynamic PC-based application, allowing compliant, safe and profitable navigation, which incorporates a wide range of voyage-planning functions. Planning Station also allows for smoother work flow and collaboration with features that allow crew members and other personnel to hand-off unfinished planning work during crew changes.

 

Included are an enhanced Admiralty digital product viewer, the comprehensive Admiralty digital catalog, as well as publication and chart inventory and updating.

 

The Admiralty Planning Station improves the efficiency of voyage- and route-planning, providing more time for other essential tasks and better decision-making by crew members under less stress.

 

Faster, Better-Informed Voyage Planning Decisions

Planning routes and voyages is easier than ever with the fine-detail provided by the Planning Station. Bridge crews and other personnel may view important navigational information in one place.

 

The Admiralty Vector Charts Service (AVCS) and the Admiralty Raster Chart Service (ARCS) have functionality that may be overlaid including:

 

 

 

 

In addition, the Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO) may be used with AVCS.

 

A Comprehensive Digital Catalog of Admiralty Products and Services

 

A wide-ranging, comprehensive digital catalog of the most extensive selection of charts and publications, which are compliant with SOLAS provisions, are available to bridge crews and other personnel. Included are all Admiralty official paper and digital charts and publications for reference.

 

Easier Navigational Information Management and Ordering

Ensuring that required charts and publications required for compliance for an intended voyage is an essential aspect of voyage and route planning. The Admiralty Planning Station provides crews with round-the-clock access.

 

Using the Planning Station permits for products, services and data may be ordered and received almost instantaneously. Managers and bridge officers may effectively reduce costs by ordering only the nautical products, services and permits required to remain compliant with SOLAS provisions and safely complete passages.

 

Fast and Efficient Updates

Essential electronic updates for Admiralty nautical products and services are provided, as required. Updates may be received through a download, e-mail or CD and are applied easily and efficiently, with little necessary crew intervention. Additionally, update information is transferred to electronic chart display information systems (ECDISs) using simple provided functionality.

 

Electronic updates to Admiralty nautical products and services are issued by the UKHO, the leading hydrographic authority in the world. These updates are simple and cost effective when compared with the updating process required for traditional physical paper charts and publications.

 

Supporting Inspections

Planning Station includes easy-to-use features that allow crews to easily check when Admiralty nautical charts and publications were last updated and to print and send reports, allowing for expedited inspections processes.

 

Additional Navigation Information - Admiralty Information Overlay

Included at no extra cost is the Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO) for AVCS customers. This powerful feature allows bridge crews to identify and assess areas of navigational uncertainly and risk. All UKHO Notices to Mariners are included: both Temporary and Preliminary. AIOs are displayed overlaid upon AVCS displays.

 

A minority of ECDIS do not provide the functionality to display AIOs. To provide functionality for mariners in this situation Admiralty has included features allowing users to view AIOs in Planning Station.

 

Updating Paper Charts

Physical, paper charts may also be updated using the Admiralty Planning Station. Crews may easily update paper charts with applications that are authorized for use with Planning Station.

 

Support

Admiralty e-Navigator should be updated on a regular basis: weekly is recommended. This ensures that all charts and publications required for compliance with SOLAS Chapter V are met. Admiralty provides update checklists to ensure that updates are performed accurately and in their entirety.

 

Update Methods

ECDIS and Planning Station permit updates delivered on a weekly basis via e-mail for AVCS and ARCS - Contains weekly updates for catalog and permits.

 

ECDIS and Planning Station permit and data updates in "Working Folio" delivered on a weekly basis via e-mail for AVCS and ARCS - Contains weekly Planning Station updates for "Working Folio."

 

Direct Internet and connected e-mail communications for ECDIS updates via Planning Station - Used with a PC with Planning Station installed to connect to the Internet, as well as send and receive e-mail.

 

ECDIS and Planning Station updates using AVCS and ARCS CD updates - Used to update ECDIS and Planning Stations using a shipped update CD.

 

ECDIS updated using Planning Station and removable USB drive - Method to update ECDIS when a different computer is used to send and receive e-mail from that upon which Planning Station is installed.

 

Planning Station Support Videos for e-Navigator

The UKHO provides a broad range of videos providing education and support for the Admiralty Planning Station. Admiralty support videos on YouTube are located here.

 

 

Admiralty nautical products and services are the most comprehensive and widely-used maritime navigational, safety and compliance solutions available in the world today.

 

Contact Us

Please contact us for more information and how to get set up with Admiralty e-Navigator.