"Beware at your peril of systems that have stealth charges for maintenance and/or can have their shelf life shortened by not taking out the regular maintenance.”
That’s the advice of Martek Marine CEO Paul Luen who, along with his company is aiming to educate businesses ahead of the Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) compliance deadline.
While so many other companies are offering ‘free’ ECDIS, the Rotherham based firm have put together a complete compliant package which promises no hidden costs or unwelcome ongoing charges.
iECDIS is tailor made to the individual needs and includes everything from a project plan to installation and familiarization training to ongoing technical support and customer service, we even offer a solution where there is nothing to pay upfront.
“Other offerings that are out there include huge annual charges because there are moving parts,” said Luen.
“I have actually heard reports of four-figure annual charges.
“But because our system has no moving parts there really is nothing that can wrong. We can even do our software tests remotely so there is no cost of sending someone on-board to conduct the service and it means there are no holdups.”
Built to a rugged, military-grade specification, the iECDIS is designed to last. With no moving parts unlike ECDIS systems, it’s a robust piece of equipment that can cope in the harshest of conditions and able to withstand all that the offshore environment can throw at it.
The system is easy to operate and offers multiple chart update options, including email, DVD, and CD-ROM and thanks to the system’s 'Intelligent iChart Innovation' there is no need to manually update charts.
It also takes care of route planning and route exporting/importing automatically, offers expanding inputs for additional functionality and has preloaded charts, including rapid updates, so as well as saving you money it will also save you time.
The newly patented 4G mobile antennae will automatically update your charts every time you enter dock your charts will never be out of date, and you need never again worry about the resulting fines or punishments.
One of the biggest concerns among customers is affording to make the changes required – which is also the reason for many companies delaying their purchases until they have the money available.
As well as offering a flexible payment service the iECDIS is also offered on a hire-purchase agreement, meaning you can get your new system installed as quickly as possible, with zero initial capital outlay.
It really couldn’t be easier, meaning you can approach the deadline safe in the knowledge that you are fully compliant and won’t need to pay anything else to remain so, in fact you will save money.
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