Safebridge Presents New Type-Specific ECDIS Training

 GuideMe mode with detailed explanations of each ECDIS function.
GuideMe mode with detailed explanations of each ECDIS function.

By The Maritime Executive 09-18-2018 05:03:58

Safebridge, one of the leaders in the field of human resource competence management in the maritime industry, is now adding the type-specific training (TST) course for the new Synapsis ECDIS NX from Raytheon Anschütz to its portfolio. The ECDIS NX is the first user-defined ECDIS, an application created from seafarers for seafarers, with an unparalleled intuitiveness in use and function to increase safe navigation.

A new level: TST ECDIS NX training by Safebridge

Razvan Braghesiu, Content Manager at Safebridge, talks about a different approach the company followed for this training: “We have gathered customers’ feedback from recent years and decided to review and improve our ECDIS TST course structure. I’m happy to announce that we have taken the TST to another level. We decided to do something special and provide 30 percent more information to the user. More doesn’t always mean better, but in this case the extra information comprises a suite of generic and critical related topics, such as Management of T&P NMs, Backup Requirements, Voyage Planning, best practices and chart management during PSC. We combined theory with practice. What do I mean by this? Our customers can now refresh their generic knowledge on certain topics and see how it is applied on the ECDIS NX. Sounds great, right?”

An advanced ECDIS

“…as we designed the latest generation ECDIS, our new ECDIS NX, the approach has been to let the navigators, the daily users, the real experts on the processes, direct a new interface development,” says Björn Schroder, Product Manager, ECDIS & Radar Systems. Without a doubt, this is the “next generation” of ECDIS. That is what NX stands for in radar and ECDIS workstations. Synapsis NX introduces the most modern user interfaces with an advanced system architecture. Since this is a human-centered operation concept, crews are able to familiarize themselves quickly. Additionally, this makes ECDIS NX a perfect solution for retrofits.

The ECDIS NX supports the daily tasks and use cases of navigators. During monitoring the navigator benefits from a maximum chart area display. Furthermore, important operational functions are available with a single click, while indicators can be fixed or retracted as needed, based on navigator preferences.

Safebridge offers this Raytheon training, with access anywhere, anytime. This is a certified online course consisting of three modes: GuideMe, FreePlay and TestMe. The guided tutorial covers the equipment familiarization requirements and leads to a final test.

It is worth mentioning that Safebridge is offering e-learning courses for almost all ECDIS manufacturers. 

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