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  • Page 2 Please read this first! Warning: Although ACR strives for accuracy in all its publications; this material may contain errors or omissions, and is subject to change without prior notice. ACR shall not be made liable for any specific, indirect, incidental or consequential damages as a result of its use.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    NAUTICAST™ Inland AIS User Manual Index NAUTICAST ...1 TARTING THE Initial Set Up of the NAUTICAST for operation ... 1 Entering the MMSI / IMO / DAC / ESN Numbers ... 2 Entering Ship Settings ... 4 Entering Voyage Related Data ... 5 Service and User Passwords ...
  • Page 4 History of Changes Date Version 2005-11-01 1.0.0 2006-07-25 1.0.1 2006-11-06 1.0.2 2008-12-05 1.0.5 Y1-03-0211 Rev D Rev. Status Comments Released Initial Release Released Editorial work Released Screen Display Updates Update according to VTT&T, Adaptation for new function in Software 2.0.S116.W225, Factory Password handling, Released removed reference to specific...
  • Page 5: Starting The Nauticast

    1 Starting the NAUTICAST Initial Set Up of the NAUTICAST for operation NOTE: AUTHORITIES MANDATE THAT YOU ENTER THIS INFORMATION. After installing the antennas and hardware the following User, Voyage related and Ship Settings data needs to be entered. Upon Start-up (Applying power) enter the following information.
  • Page 6: Entering The Mmsi / Imo / Dac / Esn Numbers

    Entering the MMSI / IMO / DAC / ESN Numbers Select from the Main Menu “Service Configuration” Number 6. The default password from the factory is mentioned on your AIS display at the protection foil. (see Appendix 7.3 for password information). Enter Service Password and use the up and down arrows on keypad to select “Change MMSI / IMO”...
  • Page 7 21' E ********** Change MMSI / IMO *********** MMSI IMO No.:303174162 ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save Select Submenu 4 “Change DAC / ESN” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] by pressing No. 4 on the keyboard. 21' E |---------------------------------- | 6. Service Configuration -----| | | +- 1.
  • Page 8: Entering Ship Settings

    Entering Ship Settings Select from the Main Menu “Ship Settings” Menu is USER password protected. The default password from the factory is mentioned on your AIS display at the protection foil. (see Appendix 7.3 for password information). Enter Password and use the up and down arrows to edit Ship Settings then press Enter or the numeric reference on the keypad to select and edit.
  • Page 9: Entering Voyage Related Data

    Setting the Internal and External GPS Antenna Position. NOTE: It is critical for the proper orientation of your ship to other AIS users to enter this data accurately. Example: Length of ship / convoy = 220m and Beam of ship / convoy = 43m. GPS ANTENNA location on ship (is x in above Menu example) is located 200 meters from bow (A) and 33 Meters from Starboard side (D).
  • Page 10 Sub Menu 18' E |---------------------------------- | 3. Voyage Settings -----| | | +- 1. General Settings View | +- 2. Cargo / Voyage | +- 3. Persons on Board -----| +- 4. Destination Msg. | -----| Displ| ---------------------------------------- NUM|Select->| Select Submenu 1 “General Settings” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] by pressing No. 1 on the keyboard.
  • Page 11 Select Submenu 2 “Cargo/Voyage Settings” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] or by pressing No. 2 on the keyboard. N48°12' E 16°26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/Anm ******** Cargo/Voyage Settings ********* ERI ship type Blue Cones Un/ Loaded ---------------------------------------- Save Toggle the values for the ERI ship type (see Appendix 7.2), the hazardous cargo by the number of Blue Cones [0-3, B-Flag, Default/Unknown], and the loaded / unloaded status Un/ Loaded [Loaded, Unloaded].
  • Page 12 Mask input: Scroll the Data Fields with [Enter] and input the UN destination codes as well as the ETA (estimated time of arrival) data. Save the new settings by pressing [Save], and return to the Main Menu Screen by pressing [Exit].
  • Page 13: Service And User Passwords

    Service and User Passwords WARNING: It is very important that the Service password not be lost. The default password from the factory is mentioned on your AIS display at the protection foil. (see Appendix 7.3 for password information). Keeping the password in a second location may be wise.
  • Page 14 Service Menu Example: 21' E |---------------------------------- | 6. Service Configuration -----| | | +- 1. Change Service Password View | +- 2. User Password Settings | +- 3. Change MMSI / IMO -----| +- 4. Restore Factory Settings Msg. | -----| Displ| ----------------------------------------...
  • Page 15 Changing the User Password Select Submenu 2 “User Password Settings” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] by pressing number 2 on the keyboard. 21' E |---------------------------------- | 6. Service Configuration -----| | | +- 1. Change Service Password View | +- 2. User Password Settings | +- 3.
  • Page 16: Nauticastâ„¢ Inland Ais User Interface

    Press Save to store the changes. 2 NAUTICAST™ Inland AIS User Interface Soft Keys [M1] – [M8] Navigation Screen Header (1 or 4 lines) Ship Details 12 lines Menu Structure 14 lines Keyboard NAUTICAST Keyboard The NAUTICAST is fitted with a full alphanumeric keyboard, with the following functions: By pressing any key on the keyboard the letters are addressed.
  • Page 17: Explanation Of The Num-locked And [num] Functions

    Explanation of the Num-Locked and [NUM] Functions The NUM-Locked function is enabled after pressing the Function [Fn] Key and the Shift [] Key. It is possible to disable the Num-Lock Function by pressing the Shift [] Key. NOTE: The NAUTICAST automatically changes the keys “Q” through to “P” to numerical input when the current application requires numbers, rather than letters to be input.
  • Page 18: Nauticast Screens

    3 NAUTICAST Screens NAUTICAST The advanced version of the Navigation Screen Menu Structure Graphical User Interface Navigation Screen This screen provides the user with Navigation Data from their own vessel and lists all other vessels within receiving range. This screen automatically appears after a period of 60 seconds of user inactivity on the Transponder.
  • Page 19: Own Vessel Data

    3.1.1 Own Vessel Data LAT:N 1°27.845'ExtSOG:34.6kn LON:E 0°21.289'ExtCOG:173.0° LAT: Latitude LON: Longitude The actual UTC - date (MM.DD.YY) and time (hh.mm.ss) are displayed on the top Date: right hand corner of this view. IntGPS: 3D A/ ExtHDT:222° Reg6 IntGPS Indicates normal or differential mode of GPS position. 2D or 3D: Indicates the precision of the GPS result.
  • Page 20: Other Vessel Data

    3.1.2 Other Vessel Data 001/021..SHIPNAME...RNG.BRG..SOG..COG.. (E.g: Vessel 01 of 021) current or selected Vessel/ Total number of Vessels 001/021 (max. 256 Vessels) Name of the Ship and AIS – Type: Cl-A: SOLAS Class-A Ship ShipName: Cl-B: Leisure Craft Base: Base station SAR : Search and Rescue Aircraft Vessel Range Note: The vessel closest to own ship, or where position data is unknown...
  • Page 21: Other Vessel Details

    3.1.4 Other Vessel Details This screen shows the Dynamic, Voyage and Vessel Related Data, which is currently being transmitted by a previously selected vessel. N48°12' E 16°26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3>1.80nm Time 2:07 ------------------ POS:001/021 LAT : S 74 Heading :77 IMO No.
  • Page 22: Menu Structure

    This information indicates the Reference Point of the used GPS Antenna onboard the vessel. RefPoint:A190 B120 C10 D<63m 190m 120m >63m (means more than 63m in the case of a very large vessel) Vessels Cargo: Indicates the type of cargo on board. N/A or harmless Further Vessel Details: Draught : 3.3m...
  • Page 23: Main Menu

    To call up the Main Menu, press the [Menu] button once, and all Submenus are displayed. The cursor position indicates the selected submenu. Menu navigation is achieved by pressing the [Up] or [Down] keys to select, and then by pressing [Enter] to confirm the desired Submenu selection. To escape from any Submenu and returning to the Navigation Screen, press the [M2] button at any time.
  • Page 24: Messages

    NOTE: The navigation screen automatically appears after some seconds of user inactivity on the transponder, or immediately by pressing the [Menu] button in the Main Menu. Sub-Menus OverviewMessages 19' E |---------------------------------- | 1. Messages -----| | | +- 1. Write Addressed SRM View | +- 2.
  • Page 25: Ship Settings - (user Password Protected)

    3.4.4 Ship Settings – (User Password Protected) 19' E ************ Ship Settings ************* Atis Code ShipName Length(Conv):400m Beam(Conv) RefPtExt RefPtInt Length(ship):600dm Beam(ship) ---------------------------------------- Save 3.4.5 Transponder Configuration – (User Password Protected) 19' E |---------------------------------- | 5. Transponder Configuration -----| | | +- 1.
  • Page 26: Display Settings

    3.4.7 Display Settings 21' E *********** Display Settings *********** Mode +-[*] Day +---- Brightness:<9> +---- Contrast +-[ ] Night +---- Brightness: 3 +---- Contrast ---------------------------------------- NUM|DayNight| 3.4.8 Graphical Display Settings 46' E |---------------------------------- | 8 Graphical Display Settings -----| | | +- 1.
  • Page 27: Sub-menus Detailed

    Sub-Menus Detailed 3.5.1 Messages 19' E |---------------------------------- | 1. Messages -----| | | +- 1. Write Addressed SRM View | +- 2. Write Broadcast SRM | +- 3. Lock Request -----| +- 4. Inbox History | +- 5. Inbox SRM Msg.
  • Page 28 a) Writing an Addressed Message To write a Safety Related Message first select an addressee from the Vessel Listing. This is possible by using the cursor buttons [Up] and [Down], and confirming the selection with [Enter] or [Select]. LAT:N 48°12.177'IntSOG:0.0kn LON:E 16°26.166'IntCOG:0.0°...
  • Page 29 Dynamic Keys: Addressed Message Editor [M5] [Send] [M6] [Channel] [M7] [Channel] [M8] [Back] c) Confirmation of Sent Addressed Message The confirmation screen shows the successful message transmission and indicates which channels (AIS1 or AIS2) were used. Successful Message Transmission on Channel AIS1: LAT:N LON:E Ships:21...
  • Page 30 It is possible, that the recipient‟s Transponder could not receive the message at all, and in this case the following screen is displayed. It is then recommended to resend the message. Unsuccessful Message Confirmation (no acknowledgement) 19' E ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [ ] AIS1: [-] AIS2: Sent, but no acknowledgement ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
  • Page 31 e) Confirmation of Broadcast Sent Message This Confirmation Screen shows that the message was successfully transmitted on the Broadcast Setting. By pressing [Back] the user automatically returns to the Message Editor for further Messaging. The [SendTo] returns the user to the Vessel Listing, with the option of further Message Writing to individual vessels.
  • Page 32 LAT:N 20.256'ExtSOG:34.6kn LON:E 13.700'ExtCOG:173.0 IntGPS: 3D 001/021..ShipName...RNG.BRG..SOG..COG.. LAT:N 48°12.177'IntSOG:0.0kn LON:E 16°26.166'IntCOG:0.0° IntDGPS:3D BluSign: OFF 012/034..ShipName...RNG.BRG..SOG..COG.. WACHAU OSB WIEN_____[Cl-A] 1.57 319 TWIN CITY LIN[Cl-A] 1.73 319 ADMIRAL TEGET[Cl-A] 1.80 319 VINDOBONA____[Cl-A] 1.83 319 Handling a Long Range Interrogation (LRI) Default Settings for LRI Requests: Automatic Mode: The LRI is automatically dealt with and own vessel data is sent.
  • Page 33 20' E ************** Inbox LRI *************** 07:44 TEXT TO LRI SENDER CAN BE INPUT HERE 07:44 11/28 ------------------ POS:01/01 LRI 5004 ---------------------------------------- An LRI has arrived; the NAUTICAST Settings are configured to Manual Mode: The LRI therefore needs to be manually handled (accepted or rejected) 20' E ************** Inbox LRI *************** LRI *07:49...
  • Page 34 19' E ************ Inbox History ************* ASRM 13:43 PIRATE ATTACK! ASRM*13:42 13:40 external EPFS lost ALR!*13:38 general failure ALR! 13:39 no sensor pos in use26 13:43 11/21 ------------------ POS:01/05 AddressedSRM Text: PIRATE ATTACK! ---------------------------------------- Inbox History: Overview of Received Messages and Alarms Message Types: ASRM BSRM...
  • Page 35 ASRM 13:43 PIRATE ATTACK! 5264 Addressed Safety Related Message, acknowledged by recipient, arrived at 13:43, with text “Pirate Attack”, from vessel with MMSI 5264 ASRM*13:42 HIGH WINDS IN AREA! 5004 Addressed Safety Related Message, unacknowledged by recipient, arrived at 13:42, with text “High winds in area!”...
  • Page 36 ASRM: Time Date Message Type Status MMSI of Sender Channel ALR – Reading Incoming Alarms: 27' E ************** Inbox ALR *************** ALR! 17:36 no valid COG information 17:36 11/26 ------------------ POS:01/01 [!] ALARM ID:30 no valid COG information ---------------------------------------- ALR: Time Date Message Type...
  • Page 37 h) Writing a “Estimated Time of Arrival” (ETA) Message Upon selection of “3. Lock Request” in the Message Menu, the Lock Request (ETA) Editor appears. The Message contains: The address of the recipient of this ETA – Message (the default is “2000000”). The address could be received from the authority.
  • Page 38 Inbox of a received “Requested Time of Arrival” (RTA) Message Upon selection of “7. Lock Reply” in the Message Menu, the received Reply to your ETA – Message appears. The Message contains: The timestamp of this message in the format MM/DD hh:mm. The location code of the Lock The requested time of arrival at the lock in the format MMDDhhmm (month-day-hour- minute).
  • Page 39 Mod.: AIS Transmission Mode Autonomous Assigned Interrogation/Polled Mode Unknown Used Channel AIS1, AIS2 Syn.: (UTC source) UTC direct UTC indirect Sync to Base Sync to mobile with the most received stations (Semaphore) RXVe: Total number of all received stations by the individual vessel. MMSI: MMSI number of the individual vessel.
  • Page 40 Reference Point (in meters): This information indicates the Reference Point of the used GPS Antenna onboard the vessel. RefPoint: A190 B120 C10 D>63m 190m 120m >16m Vessels Cargo: Indicates the type of cargo on board N/A or harmless Further Vessel Details: Draught : 3.3m Dest : HAWAII...
  • Page 41: Voyage Settings (user Password Protected)

    22' E ************* Version Info ************* # # # #### # # # ### Hardware: AIS Transponder Class A Software: INLAND V2.0.S116.nnnn SW Stamp: Month Day Year Date Modem HW: Issue J Modem SW: 01.10.nn ---------------------------------------- m) Security Log The Security Log is implemented to show the “switched off” – times of the transponder. In standard operation, this Log should not contain any entries.
  • Page 42 20' E |---------------------------------- | Menu -----| | | +- 1. Messages View | +- 2. AIS Status | +- 3. Voyage Settings -----| +- 4. Ship Settings | +- 5. Transponder Configuration Msg. | +- 6. Service Configuration | +- 7. Display Settings -----| +- 8.
  • Page 43 The password query field appears. Input new User Password and press [Enter]. 31' E ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Please enter user password: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- | Enter ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 18' E |---------------------------------- | 3. Voyage Settings -----| | | +- 1. General Settings View | +- 2. Cargo / Voyage | +- 3.
  • Page 44 18' E ***********General Settings************* Draught[x.xx m ]: 20.00m Airdrauht[cm]: 3500cm NavStat. : <under way using engine> ---------------------------------------- Save NavStat Navigational Status Select Submenu 2 “Cargo/Voyage Settings” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] or by pressing No. 2 on the keyboard. Toggle the values for the ERI ship type (see Appendix 7.2), the hazardous cargo by the number of Blue Cones [0-3, B-Flag, Default/Unknown], and the loaded / unloaded status Un/ Loaded [Loaded, Unloaded].
  • Page 45 Select Submenu 3 “Persons on Board” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] or by pressing No. 2 on the keyboard. 18' E ************* PoB Settings ************* Crew Members:0-254 (255 = unknown = default) Passenger S. Personal :0-254 (255 = unknown = default) -------------------------- Total M6: Send addressed PoB Message...
  • Page 46 Input String: Direct input of the destination string. ETA(estimated time of arrival) has to be entered separately 18' E ************* Destination*************** use mask [ ]/[*] input string Destination ETA(MMDDhhmm) ---------------------------------------- Save Y1-03-0211 Rev D 12' |1>0.01|2>1.30|3>1.80nm :NLDOR02552LEUVE00000 :10/31 10:05 | Exit...
  • Page 47 Mask input: Scroll the Data Fields with [Enter] and input the UN destination codes as well as the ETA (estimated time of arrival) data. Save the new settings by pressing [Save], and return to the Main Menu Screen by pressing [Exit].
  • Page 48: Ship Settings (user Password Protected)

    3.5.3 Ship Settings (User Password Protected) Select “Ship Settings” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] or press No. 4 on the keyboard. NOTE: Please see Appendix 7.3 for password information 23' E |---------------------------------- | Menu -----| | | +- 1. Messages View | +- 2.
  • Page 49 Example: Length (of the complete convoy) = 400m Beam (of the complete convoy) = 32m Internal GPS-Antenna is mounted 20 metres from stern and 24 metres from starboard. Length(Conv) : 400 Beam(Conv) : 32 RefPtExt RefPtInt : B20D24 (no spaces, no decimals, no commas) The full line as shown will be displayed after pressing Enter: RefPtInt : A380 B20 C8 D24m (A and C are calculated by the AIS).
  • Page 50 After the Ship Settings have been input and saved, this screen appears. [Exit] takes the user back to the Main Menu. 30' E ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- GPS Antenna Mounting It is important to input the exact mounting position of the GPS Antenna on the vessel as this influences the accuracy of the displayed target in an ECDIS.
  • Page 51: Transponder Configuration (user Password Protected)

    3.5.4 Transponder Configuration (User Password Protected) The Configuration Menu allows the user to alter the hardware-based parameters. User Password Configuration is also undertaken here. Accessing the Configuration Settings: The Configuration Menu is User Password protected. NOTE: Please see Appendix 7.3 for password information. 22' E |---------------------------------- | 5.
  • Page 52 Incorrect User Password Input If the incorrect User Password is input, the screen below appears. 34' E ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- Dynamic Keys: User Password Input (Access Denied) [M5] [Exit] Return to Vessel Listing a) Change User Password (for initial NAUTICAST Operation) It is strongly recommended to change the default User Password upon initial NAUTICAST operation.
  • Page 53 33' E ********* Change User Password ********* Enter new password: Repeat new password: ---------------------------------------- Enter Dynamic Keys: Initial User Password Setting Confirm [M5] [Enter] Password Input This screen appears if the new User Passwords are mismatched - i.e. the New User Password and the Repeated New User Password are not identical.
  • Page 54 The new User Password configuration has been saved. 33' E ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- b) Region Settings A Region is a defined area, with specific VHF parameters, which are sent out by Vessel Traffic Service Stations (VTS), and received via Digital Selective Calling (DSC) or AIS. The screen shows a list of Regions, and their input sources.
  • Page 55 Overview of Region Settings Name Region Number Valid Source A:AddrChM B:BcastChM C:AIS_ChAs D:DSC_Ch70 M:OpManual Period of time Region Setting is DaysOld stored In use Region 6 Creating a New Region Parameters for setting up a new Region can be entered and saved here. 19' E ********** Create New Region *********** NE LAT(1):N...
  • Page 56 Input Modes for New Regions Data Field Field Description NE LAT(1) Latitude N/E corner NE LON(1) Longitude of N/E corner SW LAT(2) Latitude of S/W corner SW LON(2) Longitude of S/W corner TrZone(3) Transitional Zone Size ChannAIS1 Primary AIS Channel Bandwidth for Primary AIS BandwAIS1 Channel...
  • Page 57 d) Interrogation Settings This screen allows settings for modes of response to Long Range Interrogation Requests (LRI). It is possible to set the AIS station to respond automatically or manually to LR Interrogations, and determine which vessel data may be interrogated. It is further possible to reply to incoming LRI‟s.
  • Page 58 Replying to a Long Range Interrogation Request: The arrival of an LRI is shown in the Navigation Screen (top right hand corner: The detailed LRI is automatically stored in Menu 1:Messages, Submenu: 6 Inbox LRI, where the request can be read and replied to. LAT:N LON:E IntGPS: 3D...
  • Page 59 e) Sensor Settings Within this service password protected menu the NAUTICAST offers the following configuration options: Set up data speed 4800/9600/38400 baud. Monitor the connected sensor inputs for each sensor channel. Verify and edit the Sensor Configuration on the display screen. Analyze the information received from the connected sensor devices.
  • Page 60 f) Inland AIS Configuration / Blue Sign This screen allows the user to toggle the quality of the speed, course or heading information received from an external device. These settings are normally set to low. NOTE: It is highly recommended to keep the settings on low. Blue Sign: Toggle the value from <not available>...
  • Page 61: Service Configuration (service Password Protected)

    3.5.5 Service Configuration (Service Password Protected) The Service Configuration Menu allows initial configuration of the Service Password, Password Settings (on/off), MMSI/IMO Numbers and the option of resetting the NAUTICAST to Factory Settings. The Service Password is required in order to enter the Service Configuration Menu. This is a higher security level than can be reached with the User Password and therefore ensures that the Service Configuration is protected, and limited to authorized service personnel.
  • Page 62 g) Change Service Password This screen provides a means to individually configure the Service Password. This password differs from the User Password as it allows the user access to the Menu „Service Configuration“. A minimum of 6, a maximum of 8 characters are allowed. The process of configuring the Service Password is identical to that of User Password configuration (see Menu 5: Configuration, Submenu 1: Change User Password).
  • Page 63 h) User Password Settings 24' E |---------------------------------- | 6-2. User Password Settings -----| | | +- 1. Change User Password View | +- 2. Change Password Protection -----| Msg. | -----| Displ| ---------------------------------------- NUM| Select->| Change User Password Protection: This function allows the user to enable or disable the User Password Query Function. For security reasons, it is highly recommended to enable User Password Protection in order to avoid unauthorized Transponder operation.
  • Page 64 Changing the MMSI / IMO / DAC / ESN Numbers Mentioned DAC and ESN numbers are only available in Inland AIS - Mode . Select again “Service Configuration” from the Main Menu with the cursor button [Up] & [Down] or press No. 6 on the keyboard. Select Submenu 3 “Change MMSI/IMO”...
  • Page 65 Select Submenu 4 “Change DAC / ESN” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] by pressing No. 4 on the keyboard. 21' E |---------------------------------- | 6. Service Configuration -----| | | +- 1. Change Service Password View | +- 2. User Password Settings | +- 3.
  • Page 66 Changing the AIS Mode Select “Service Configuration” from the Main Menu with the cursor button [Up] & [Down] or press No. 6 on the keyboard. 19' E |---------------------------------- | Menu -----| | | +- 1. Messages View | +- 2. AIS Status | +- 3.
  • Page 67 Select Submenu 5 “Change AIS Mode” with cursor button [Up] & [Down] by pressing No. 5 on the keyboard. 21' E |---------------------------------- | 6. Service Configuration -----| | | +- 1. Change Service Password View | +- 2. User Password Settings | +- 3.
  • Page 68 k) Restore Factory Settings CAUTION: By acknowledging the return to Factory Settings Command, all previous settings, both the User and Service Passwords and all manually input data are automatically deleted! 20' E ******* Restore Factory Settings ******* Really overwrite all settings? Note: This also affects both passwords.
  • Page 69: Display Settings

    3.5.6 Display Settings It is possible to choose from Daylight and Nightlight Display Settings; it is further possible to adjust the Brightness and Contrast Settings for both Display Settings. The maximum setting for Brightness and Contrast is <9>, the minimum setting is <0>. It is possible to automatically switch the Display Settings on the NAUTICAST to Day or Night Settings from any Menu Screen by pressing the [M4] [Displ] button.
  • Page 70 The main features of this Graphical User Interface (GUI) are the two new view options: Radar View The typical way of presenting traffic information on screens Fairway View This type of view is oriented to the current course over ground (COG) and supports the operator with information related to this particular region Remarks In both views it is possible to zoom in and out to get more detail or a better overview...
  • Page 71: Switching Between The Views

    3.6.1 Switching between the Views Navigation Screen LAT:N 27.845'ExtSOG:34.6kn 05/26/2006 LON:E 21.289'IntCOG:173.0 IntGPS: 3D 001/021..ShipName...RNG.BRG..SOG..COG.. 1>DOREEN-----------> N/A 120 22.2 301.5 2>FINE EAGLE------->0.00 N/A 13.1 359.9 3>SYLVAEPSILON----->0.10 4>ESSOTOKYO-------->0.43 5>OLYMPIAHIGHWAY FE>0.59 342 21.2 6>SANEI------------>0.80 272 32.1 270.1 7>KATOO------------>1.00 321 21.2 200.8 8>OLYMPIA PALACE--->1.34 277 [BASESTAT] 9>MINILOG---------->1.96 201 21.7 102.2 10>ALIBRAHIMYA----->2.66 340 22.1 11>TITANIC--------->2.75 121...
  • Page 72: The Radar View

    3.6.2 The Radar View This screen provides the user with a commonly used way of representing ship objects on an electronic device. The Radar View is northern orientated, as indicated by the compass on the very right top of the screen. Other AIS targets Own ship position Distance rings around the own position...
  • Page 73 Dynamic Keys: Radar View [M1] Set filter option on AIS Targets [M2] Switch between the views [M3] Show alarm window [M5] Acknowledge alarms or safety related messages (SRM) [M7] Acknowledge SRM and reply [Menu] Selects the Main Menu [Up] / [Down] / Activate the minimized radar view [Left] / [Right] [FN] +...
  • Page 74 This screen shows a 1 step scrolling in a southern direction. This screen shows a 2 step scrolling in a southern direction. The Minimized Radar View The minimized radar view shows a split screen. On the left hand side a Ship List is displayed, on the right hand side a minimized view of the Radar View is visible.
  • Page 75 Ship List [M4] “Message Write” [M6] Ship List / Minimized View Button Switch The Elements in the Minimized Radar View: “Message Write” Button: By pressing the [M4] button, a message can be sent to an AIS target that is currently selected in the Ship List.
  • Page 76: The Fairway View

    Ship Details If a target is selected by pressing [Enter], whether in the Ship List or directly in the graphical view, the corresponding ship details are displayed instead of the minimized view. Pressing [Up] or [Down] scrolls the ship detail list by line, [Left] or [Right] by page. [M8] returns to the minimized view.
  • Page 77 Compass Fairway Lines AIS Targets Own Ship Horizontal Lines Y1-03-0211 Rev D...
  • Page 78 The Elements in the Fairway View: Compass: Shows the current COG. Fairway Lines: The Fairway Lines are border lines of a virtual fairway oriented on the actual course over ground. AIS-Targets: Other AIS targets received via VHF are displayed, if their distance is within the range of the current zoom level.
  • Page 79 Zoom Level 2 would look like this: The Minimized Fairway View The minimized Fairway View shows a split screen. On the left hand side a Ship List is displayed and on the right hand side a minimized Fairway View is seen. This view is displayed, if one of the cursor keys is pressed.
  • Page 80 Ship List / Minimized View Switch: This switch indicates whether targets can be selected from the Ship List or from the minimized view. If the arrow above the [M6] points to the left, targets can be selected from the Ship List with the [Up] and [Down] buttons. If the arrow above points to the right, targets can be selected from the minimized view with the [Up] or [Down] or [Left] or [Right] buttons.
  • Page 81: Message And Alarm Handling

    3.6.4 Message and Alarm Handling Alarms If an alarm occurs, the symbol to the right of the [M3] button becomes visible. Alarm Icon Pressing the [M3] button shows the details of the selected alert. Pressing [M5] leads to alarm acknowledgement and the closure of the window as well as the alarm icon disappearing.
  • Page 82: Configuration Of The Graphical Display

    3.6.5 Configuration of the Graphical Display General The configuration of the Graphical Display could be accessed over the entry point 8 of the Main Menu. 46' E |---------------------------------- | Menu -----| | | +- 1. Messages View | +- 2. AIS Status | +- 3.
  • Page 83 Sub-Menu Fairway View Scale Fairway View Symbols Radar View Symbols Other Graphical Settings Fairway View Scale N53°31 E10° 1 *********** Fairwayview Scale ********** Angle(A): 178° Dim(B):50% - A - +---+ ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save Dynamic Keys: Fairway View Scale [M5] [Save] Save the settings Parameter description: Parameter...
  • Page 84 NOTE: The Fairway View is a “non linear View”. The following drawing illustrates the parameters from the Fairway View Scale Menu and additionally presents the transformation process from the Radar View to the Fairway View. 260° 280° 260° 235° 180° Y1-03-0211 Rev D 325.0°...
  • Page 85 Fairway View Symbols N53°31 E10° 1 *********** Fairwayview Symbols ********* Fairwayview Symbols Own Ship Other Targets: 3D Minimized Fairwayview Symbols Own Ship Other Targets: Reduced(3x3) ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save Dynamic Keys: Fairway View Symbols [M5] [Save] Save the settings The symbols for the own ship and for other targets could be selected individually. Following symbols are available: Parameter Standard...
  • Page 86 Radar View Symbols N53°31 E10° 1 *********** Radarview Symbols Own Ship Other Targets: Standard + Vectors Minimized Radarview Symbols Own Ship Other Targets: Reduced(3x3) ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save Dynamic Keys: Radar View Symbols [M5] [Save] Save the settings Parameter Standard Standard + Vectors Standard Solid Standard Solid + Vectors Solid...
  • Page 87 Other Settings Inside this menu it is possible to adjust the graphical view to your demand. The available functions cover the topics: o AIS-target filter settings o Enabling / disabling the Auto Zoom feature with max. number of ships o Alarm appearance N53°31 E10°...
  • Page 88: Safety Functions

    Save On all of the described options inside the Configuration of the Graphical User Interface you could save your settings by pressing the [M2] Button. 30' E 0 ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Data saved. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- | | | | <-Exit Dynamic Keys: Other Settings [M5] [Save] Save the settings...
  • Page 89: Mob Person Over Board

    MOB Person over Board By pressing the MOB button the current navigation position of own vessel and time of incident is automatically saved. The MOB message containing the distress information “Person Over Board” is automatically prepared for transmission as an Addressed or Broadcast Safety Related Message.
  • Page 90: Activating The Srm Safety Related Message Button

    Activating the SRM Safety Related Message Button The desired Distress Message Text can be selected by pressing the appropriate number on the keyboard. By pressing the [Exit] button, it is possible to escape from this screen without sending the SRM Message. NOTE: If no Message Subject is selected, the message is automatically sent as an undesignated distress call.
  • Page 91 Dynamic Keys: Send SRM Message Send [M5] [Send] SRM Message Confirmation of sent SRM: Upon sending the SRM to all vessels the Broadcast Transmission Status is shown. The Broadcast Transmission Status Screen shows confirmation of sent message and allows the user to return to the Vessel Listing for further messaging to individual vessels.
  • Page 92 NOTE: The SRM message transmission is automatically repeated every 180 seconds until the [Stop] button has been pressed. Each SRM Message that is sent out every 180 seconds contains updated navigation information of own vessel position and actual time. N 1°18' E -SRM----SRM----SRM----SRM----SRM----SRM- MAYDAY,DE,ANDREA DORIA,D11233,1193046,PO 19.006'_E...
  • Page 93: Troubleshooting

    5 Troubleshooting Reading and understanding Alarms: The NAUTICAST differentiates between Alarm and TXT messages. An Alarm informs the user about major system malfunctions and failings in the connected sensors. The Alarm Status informs the user about all active Alarms. The Alarm will be disabled and deleted from the Alarm Status, as soon as the displayed problem has been rectified.
  • Page 94: Alarm Codes

    Alarm Codes Description Text Cause/Source VHF Antenna, AIS: Tx malfunction cabling AIS: Antenna VSWR exceeds limit (VSWR - VHF antenna, Voltage Standing Wave installation Ratio) AIS: Rx channel 1 malfunction AIS; Rx channel 2 Internal error malfunction AIS: Rx channel 70 malfunction AIS: General failure Internal error...
  • Page 95: Text Messages

    AIS: ENTER MMSI NUMBER Text Messages Description Text AIS: UTC clock lost AIS: external DGNSS in AIS: external GNSS in AIS: internal DGNSS in use (beacon) 023 AIS: internal DGNSS in use (message 17) AIS: internal GNSS in AIS: external SOG/COG in use AIS: internal SOG/COG in use...
  • Page 96: Contact And Support Information

    6 Contact and Support Information Contact your local dealer for NAUTICAST support. Please see our ACR Website for Service Listing. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH Handelskai 388 / Top 632 A-1020 Vienna, Austria Tel: +43 (1) 5 237 237 - 0...
  • Page 97: Appendix

    7 Appendix Explanation of commonly used Abbreviations Abbreviation Full Text A/B (A+B) AIS Channel 1 / AIS Channel 2 Acknowledgement AddrChM Addressed Channel Management Automatic Identification System AIS_ChAs AIS Channel Assignment Sentence Alarm Assigned ATIS Automatic Transmitter Identification System Autonomous BcastChM Broadcast Channel Management Vessel True Bearing...
  • Page 98: Eri Ship Types

    ERI ship types This table is used to automatically convert the selected UN ship types, which are used in Inland message 10, to the IMO types which are used in IMO message 5. Code U Ship Name 8000 No Vessel, type unknown 8010 V Motor freighter 8020 V...
  • Page 99 code U ship name 8170 V Freightbarge with containers 8180 V Tankbarge, gas 8210 C Pushtow, one cargo barge 8220 C Pushtow, two cargo barges 8230 C Pushtow, three cargo barges 8240 C Pushtow, four cargo barges 8250 C Pushtow, five cargo barges 8260 C Pushtow, six cargo barges 8270 C...
  • Page 100 code U ship name 8441 V Ferry 8442 V Red cross ship 8443 V Cruise ship 8444 V Passenger ship without accomodation 8450 V Service vessel, police patrol, port service Vessel, work maintenance craft, floating derrick, 8460 V cable-ship, buoy-ship, dredge 8470 C Object, towed, not otherwise specified 8480 V...
  • Page 101: Password Settings

    Password Settings This AIS transponder has two levels of password- protected security. The “User Password” gives access to user-level privileges and the ”Service Password” gives access to administrative privileges. The default password from the factory is mentioned on your AIS display at the protection foil.
  • Page 108 ACR Electronics Europe GmbH hat ein Qualitätsmanagement System nach ISO 9001:2000 implementiert, und ist seit Juli 2003 ISO-zertifiziert. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH maintains a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000, and received ISO certification in July 2003. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH X-Pack DS (Inland AIS) Nauticast™...
  • Page 109 ACR Electronics Europe GmbH hat ein Qualitätsmanagement System nach ISO 9001:2000 implementiert, und ist seit Juli 2003 ISO-zertifiziert. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH maintains a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000, and received ISO certification in July 2003. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH X-Pack DS (Inland AIS) Nauticast™...
  • Page 110 ACR Electronics Europe GmbH hat ein Qualitätsmanagement System nach ISO 9001:2000 implementiert, und ist seit Juli 2003 ISO-zertifiziert. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH maintains a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000, and received ISO certification in July 2003. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH X-Pack DS (Inland AIS) Nauticast™...
  • Page 111 ACR Electronics Europe GmbH hat ein Qualitätsmanagement System nach ISO 9001:2000 implementiert, und ist seit Juli 2003 ISO-zertifiziert. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH maintains a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000, and received ISO certification in July 2003. ACR Electronics Europe GmbH X-Pack DS (Inland AIS) Nauticast™...

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