The Simrad E50xx ECDIS system is an IMO type-approved navigationsystem, designed for use aboard SOLAS vessels including large passenger ships, tankers, and cargo ships subject to the ECDIS Carriage Mandate. Ideal for vessels required to retrofit ECDIS to meet amended SOLAS requirements, the modular E50xx ECDIS system offers simple installation in either single-station or dual-station (PLECDIS) configurations.
Key features 24/27-inch, Full-HD 16:9 widescreen for large, clear charts Wireless trackball controller with on-screen keyboard Radar, AIS & ARPA overlay. Designed for UKHO (for AVCS) and Primar charts with S-57 and S-63 import. Choose between S-52 and INT1 chart presentation Supports AIO (Admiralty Information Overlay) Simple dual-station PLECDIS option Control Simrad radar, echosounders, and more from an optional non-approved second station.
Widescreen High-Definition Display
The ECDIS E50xx system includes the Simrad M50xx widescreen monitor. This provides a larger usable chart area than conventional 4:3 or 5:4 ‘square’ ECDIS displays, while leaving ample room for controls, instruments, and status information. Its Full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution delivers sharp, highly detailed charts, with crisp and clear text for maximum readability. A modern interface offers rapid access to critical features with clearly labelled quick access tiles. Route planning is simplified through integration with the main chart window and drag-and-drop manipulation of waypoints.
The E50xx system consists of a standalone ECDIS processor, connected by a single HDMI cable to a flush-mount monitor. The included trackball controller connects wirelessly, and may be used on any console or surface. With just a monitor cut-out required, a compact and easily-mounted processor, and minimal wiring, a quick and simple installation is possible on most vessels.
PLECDIS (Paper-Less ECDIS) Support
Two E50xx ECDIS systems may be linked with a single Ethernet cable to create a cost-effective, IMO type-approved ‘Paper-Less ECDIS’. This allowing vessels to navigate without paper charts, in compliance with SOLAS requirements. All routes, mariners objects and charts are automatically synchronised between the two systems, and systems can be configured to share connected sensors – different stations can be used for planning and navigation, installed side-by-side on the bridge or in separate areas of the ship.
Radar, AIS & ARPA Overlay
Maximise situational awareness with real-time radar image and AIS/ARPA target overlays. Immediately see where storm cells and other weather features lie in relation to your planned course, and navigate with a comprehensive view of surrounding marine traffic and other collision hazards. Overlay functionality works with Simrad Argus radar, and any NMEA0183-compatible ARPA or AIS receiver.
Recommended for use with the Simrad Master Bridge Assistant (MBA) for S57/63 chart management. Charts, updates, and permits are easily transferred to the E5027 from a Windows PC with MBA installed. Navico offers a choice of subscription models for these charts:
Pay As You Sail (PAYS): Best suited to vessels that don’t operate static routes, the required ENC cells are automatically unlocked and charged as you pass through a geographic location.
The E50xx ECDIS system supports chart installation from USB flash drives.
AIO (Admiralty Information Overlay)
Fully supported on the E50xx, AIO provides additional information to navigators including Admiralty Temporary & Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs), temporary or newly-reported navigational hazards, and advance notice of changes that have not yet been incorporated into the latest ENCs. The AIO service is available with an AVCS subscription.
Electronic Chart System (ECS) with MFD functionality
On non-SOLAS vessels that do not require a type-approved ECDIS system, the E50xx ECDIS system may be employed as an unapproved Electronic Chart System (ECS). As an ECS, the E50xx system may be used with any Simrad M5000 Series professional marine monitor; in addition to the 24-inch monitor required for ECDIS use, smaller 16- and 19-inch monitors are also available in the same 16:9 widescreen format. With its secondary HDMI output, the E50xx system can also drive a fully independent multifunction display to control Ethernet-connected Simrad performance modules including radar, echosounders, and StructureScan sonar imaging, in addition to third-party accessories such as FLIR cameras, CCTV, engine sensors, and instrumentation. The E50xx provides a flexible and economical platform on which both official and unofficial ENCs may be used to provide professional-grade navigation alongside radar and echosounder displays, live camera feeds, and other digital instrumentation.