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  • Page 2 ACR components may only be used in safety of life devices or systems, with the express written approval of ACR, as the failure of such components could cause the failure of the ACR device or system. If these fail, it is reasonable to assume that the safety of the user or other persons may be endangered.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    NAUTICAST™ Transponder User Manual Index Page Number NAUTICAST™ ................... 5 TARTING THE Initial Set Up of the NAUTICAST™ for operation ............5 Entering the MMSI and IMO Numbers ................6 Entering Ship Settings ..................... 7 Entering Voyage Related Data ..................8 Service and User Passwords ..................
  • Page 4 Released Editorial work B. Werner Software dependencies This revision of the Manual is valid for the Software version (s) below stated and future versions unless otherwise noted (ref.: www.acrelectronics.com www.acr-europe.com AIS software Date Status Comments Responsible Version Test version for Approval 2009-04-12 2.0.S105.X408...
  • Page 5: Starting The Nauticast

    1 Starting the NAUTICAST™ 1.1 Initial Set Up of the NAUTICAST™ for operation ATTENTION: IMO REGULATIONS 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. a) Enter MMSI Number - See section 1.2 on entering information.
  • Page 6: Entering The Mmsi And Imo Numbers

    1.2 Entering the MMSI and IMO Numbers Select from the Main Menu “Service Configuration” Number 6. Menu is SERVICE password protected (Please see Appendix 7.2 for password information). Enter Service Password and use the up and down arrows on keypad to select “Change MMSI / IMO” than press M5 “Select” or “by pressing number 3 on the keypad.
  • Page 7: Entering Ship Settings

    1.3 Entering Ship Settings Select from the Main Menu “Ship Settings” Menu is USER password protected (Please see Appendix 7.2 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. Save after editing.
  • Page 8: Entering Voyage Related Data

    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). Note: When only using internal GPS antenna it is ok to have default values for external position since they are not used.
  • Page 9: Service And User Passwords

    Access to the AIS is blocked. Another master key is not available and the unit would have to be returned to the ACR Service centre. This service is not free of charge.
  • Page 10 Changing the Service Password Select “Service Configuration” from the Main Menu with the cursor button [Up] & [Down] or press Number 6 on the keyboard. The password query field appears. Input default Service Password and press M5 [Enter]. N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/An -------------------------------------- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
  • Page 11 Service Password Menu Example: N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/An ******* Change Service Password ******* Enter new password : Repeat new password: {Length: 6..8 characters --------------------------------------- | Enter | Back Enter the new Password: Then push Enter (M5). Repeat the new Password: Then Push Enter (M5). A minimum of 6, a maximum of 8 characters are allowed.
  • Page 12 N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/Anm |---------------------------------- | 6-2. User Password Settings -----| | | +- 1. Change User Password View | +- 2. Change Password Protection -----| Msg. | -----| Displ| ---------------------------------------- NUM|Select->| |<-Back Enter the new Password. A minimum of 6, a maximum of 8 characters are allowed. Should the new password include numbers, use the shift key to generate them.
  • Page 13: Nauticast™ User Interface

    2 NAUTICAST™ User Interface Display Safety Keys Soft Keys [M1] – [M8] Navigation Screen Header (max. 3 lines) _________________ Navigation Screen or MENU Structure (Content 13 lines) Keyboard Enter Key Cursor Cross Y1-03-0203 Rev. M...
  • Page 14: Nauticast™ Keyboard

    2.1 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. Number symbols and special characters are addressed by holding down the shift [] key and simultaneously pressing the chosen key. The characters ($;...
  • Page 15: Explanation Of The Soft Keys

    2.4 Explanation of the Soft Keys The Soft Keys are divided into vertical static keys [M1-M4] and horizontal dynamic keys [M5-M8], which differ in function according to the current application. Soft Key Definition filter option on AIS targets in graphical view FA (hides received Class A targets) [M1] FB (hides received Class B targets)
  • Page 16: Nauticast™ Screens

    3 NAUTICAST™ Screens NAUTICAST™ The advanced version of the offers three display modes: Navigation Screen - Standard screen, automatically visible Menu Structure - Visible after pressing the [Menu] Soft Key Graphical User Interface - The Graphical User Interface is visible after pressing the [M2] Soft Key (new mode) 3.1 Navigation Screen This screen provides the user with Navigation Data from their own vessel and lists all other vessels...
  • Page 17: Own Vessel Data

    3.1.1 Own Vessel Data LAT:N 1°27.845'ExtSOG:34.6kn 05/26/06 LON:E 0°21.289'ExtCOG:173.0° 10:52:26 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 ExtHDT:222° Reg6 IntGPS Indicates normal or differential mode of GPS position.
  • Page 18: Other Vessel Data

    3.1.2 Other Vessel Data 001/021..S ..RNG.BRG..SOG..COG.. (E.g: Vessel 01 of 021) current or selected Vessel/ Total number of Vessels (max. 001/021 256 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 (N/A), is...
  • Page 19: 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. 21' E 14' |1>0,10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm Time 2:07 ------------------ POS:001/021 : S 74 50.231' LON :W 34.192' Heading :77 ROT :-0.2 /min l IMO No.
  • Page 20 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 <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 21: Menu Structure

    Menu Structure 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.
  • Page 22: Sub-menus Overview

    3.4 Sub-Menus Overview 3.4.1 Messages 19' E 12' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm | 1. Messages -----| | | +- 1. Write Addressed SRM View | +- 2. Write Broadcast SRM | +- 3. Lock Request | +- 4. Inbox History -----| +- 5. Inbox SRM | +- 6.
  • Page 23: Configuration - (user Password Protected)

    N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/Anm ************ Ship Settings ************* Call Sign:OEZ1234 ShipName :SOLAS 55 Ref.Points 200m 220m +--| Len (A+B): 220m 220m Beam(C+D): +-C-+D-+ Ship Type:<Cargo ship> >>> DATA OK. PRESS M5 TO SAVE DATA <<< ---------------------------------------- Save | Back 3.4.5 Configuration –...
  • Page 24: Display Settings

    Display Settings 21' E 15' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm *********** Display Settings *********** Mode +-[*] Day +---- Brightness:<9> [*********] +---- Contrast [****** +-[ ] Night +---- Brightness: 3 [*** +---- Contrast ---------------------------------------- NUM|DayNight| | Back 3.4.7 Graphical Display Settings 46' E 39' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm |---------------------------------- | 8 Graphical Display Settings -----| |...
  • Page 25 Dynamic Keys: Messages Select chosen Confirm Message [M5] [Select] [Enter] Submenu Submenu Selection Return to Main Menu [Up] / Navigate Submenu [M8] [Back] [Down] Screen for Selection Writing Messages: This screen provides a means to write and send messages. It is possible to select between an Addressed Message to a single selected vessel, and a Broadcast Message, which is sent out to all vessels in the current Vessel Listing.
  • Page 26 Dynamic Keys: Messages Write Message to Write Message to [M5] [Select] [Enter] Selected Vessel Selected Vessel Return to Messages [M8] [Back] Menu b) Using the NAUTICAST™ Message Editor After selecting a vessel, the Message Editor is automatically displayed. Messages containing a maximum of 156 characters are allowed. Longer texts require a second message.
  • Page 27 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 18.963'ExtSOG:34.6kn 05/21/2006 LON:E 12.408'ExtCOG:173.0 09:11:08 Ships:21 /B IntGPS: 3D Region6 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Transmission Status [+] AIS1:OK, acknowledgement received...
  • Page 28 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 12' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Transmission Status [ ] AIS1:...
  • Page 29 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 30 f) Long Range Interrogation Mobile, and shore-based stations have the ability to interrogate vessels and make requests for information over the “Long Range Interface”. The interrogated vessel can either reply in automatic, or in manual mode. The interrogation request is displayed in both modes. The arrival of a Long Range Interrogation Request is indicated by: 1L on the top right hand corner of the Navigation Screen.
  • Page 31 An LRI has arrived; The NAUTICAST™ Settings are configured to Automatic Mode: 20' E 13' |1>0.10|2>1.30| * ************** Inbox LRI *************** LRI *07:44 5004 07:44 11/28 ------------------ POS:01/01 LRI 5004 (automatic mode) Please confirm with OK! ---------------------------------------- Reply | Back >...
  • Page 32 20' E 14' ||1>0.10|2>1.30| * ************** Inbox LRI *************** LRI *07:49 5004 07:44 5004 07:49 11/28 ------------------ POS:01/02 LRI 5004 (manual mode) Please acknowledge with OK/Reject! ---------------------------------------- | Reject Reply | Back Dynamic Keys: LRI in the Inbox History (manual mode) Send Addressed [M5] [OK]...
  • Page 33 Inbox History: Overview of Received Messages and Alarms Message Types: Description ASRM Addressed Safety Related Message BSRM Broadcast Safety Related Message Alarms (Details – see Alarm Types chapter 5.2) Long Range Interrogation Message Status: Marks a new, unacknowledged message or alarm Marks a valid alarm requiring action Marks a revoked alarm (no longer active) Abbreviation, which is displayed on bottom right hand corner...
  • Page 34 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 35 ASRM: Information Time 17:39 Date 11/26 (mm.dd) 01/02 (Message 01 of 02) Message Type AddressedSRM Status * (not acknowledged) MMSI of Sender 5004 Channel Incoming AIS Channel Message not yet acknowledged ALR – Reading Incoming Alarms: N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/Anm ************ Inbox History ************* TXT! 10:00 AIS: INTERNAL DGNSS 24 09:59 AIS: NO VALID COG I 30...
  • Page 36: Ais Status

    3.5.2 AIS Status The AIS Status Menu provides a variety of information concerning own vessel settings, as well as the current AIS status of the other vessels, which are displayed in the Vessel Listing. Version Info provides details of the actual software release currently installed. Security Log traces the downtimes of the Transponder, to ensure those periods of down time when the transponder is out of order or lacking electricity can be traced.
  • Page 37 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. b) Own Ship Data This screen shows own Ship, and Voyage Data, which was previously input in Menu 3: Ship Settings and Menu 4: Voyage Settings.
  • Page 38 Own Vessel Position: : N 1°18.901' LON : E 0°12.345' Heading and Rotation of own vessel: Heading :77 ROT : +5.4° IMO-Number and MMSI of own vessel: IMO No. : 9100254 MMSI: 257530700 Name and CallSign of own vessel: ShipName: MYLADY CS: D11233 Vessel Type: Pilot vessel...
  • Page 39 c) Version Info This Screen shows the actual Software Release which is being run on the NAUTICAST™. N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3>0.00nm ************* Version Info ************* ### ### # # # # ## # # #### # #### #### # # ## # # ### # ###...
  • Page 40: Voyage Settings (user Password Protected)

    3.5.3 Voyage Settings (User Password Protected) NOTE: The default password from the factory is mentioned on your AIS display at the protection foil. (see Appendix 0 for password information).! Before entering Voyage Related Data for initial NAUTICAST™ operation, it is advised to configure the User Password in: Menu 5: Configuration...
  • Page 41 Voyage Settings Entries After a new User Password has been set, Voyage Settings may be input. A selection is made with the cursor buttons [Up] or [Down] to reach the individual input fields. The categories “Cargo” and “NavStat” are equipped with default settings, which can be selected by pressing the [Left] or [Right] buttons.
  • Page 42 Data Input Modes Voyage Setting Description Input Modus Default Setting <Selection> N/A or harmless DG, HS or MP (category A) Cargo Cargo Category DG, HS or MP (category B) DG, HS or MP (category C) DG, HS or MP (category D) Maximum present static Draught Manual input...
  • Page 43: Ship Settings (user Password Protected)

    3.5.4 Ship Settings (User Password Protected) After a new User Password has been set, the Ship Settings may be input. The Ship Settings are usually only set once, upon NAUTICAST™ initial operation. A selection is made with the cursor buttons [Up] or [Down] for input field selection. The category “ShipType”...
  • Page 44 Input Modes for Ship Settings Ships Description Input Modus Setting Call Sign Ships Call Sign Manual input Ship Name Ships Name Manual input Length Length of ship Manual input Beam Ship‟s Beam Manual input Position reference points for external RefPntExt: Manual input positioning device (GPS antenna) RefPntInt:...
  • Page 45 After the Ship Settings have been input and saved, this screen appears. [Exit] takes the user back to the Main Menu. 30' E 24' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Data saved. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- | <-Exit 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 46 Sample: Display: CallSign = D11233 ShipName = M/V TUGELA Length = 200m Beam = 30m RefPointExt = A170 B30 C15 D15m (location of the external GPS antenna) RefPointInT = A171 B29 C0 D30m (location of the internal GPS antenna) ShipType = Tug Setting of the external GPS antenna position: A = 170m the distance from bow to the antenna B= 30m the distance from the antenna to the stern...
  • Page 47: Transponder Configuration (user Password Protected)

    N48^12' E 16^26' |1> N/A|2> N/A|3> N/Anm ************ Ship Settings ************* Call Sign:SO52 ShipName :SOLAS 52 Ref.Points 170m 171m +--| Len (A+B): 200m 200m Beam(C+D): +-C-+D-+ Ship Type: N/A or no ship >>> DATA OK. PRESS M5 TO SAVE DATA <<< ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save...
  • Page 48 Accessing the Configuration Menu with the default User Password 18' E 12' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ User password protected! Please enter user password: **** ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- | Enter | Exit Dynamic Keys: Input of Default User Password to Access Configuration Confirm Default Return to Vessel [M5] [Enter]...
  • Page 49 a) Change User Password (for initial NAUTICAST™ Operation) It is strongly recommended to change the default User Password upon initial NAUTICAST™ operation. A minimum of 6, a maximum of 8 characters are allowed. Should the new password include numbers, use the shift key to generate them. 19' E 12' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm |----------------------------------...
  • Page 50 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. In this case, it is possible to re-input both the New and Repeated User Passwords again. [Exit] takes the user back to the User Password Input Screen.
  • Page 51 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. When the vessel enters into one of the pre-defined Regions, the NAUTICAST™...
  • Page 52 Creating a New Region Parameters for setting up a new Region can be entered and saved here. 19' E 12' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ********** Create New Region *********** NE LAT(1):N 0.0000' +----------1 NE LON(1):E 0.0000' | +------+ | SW LAT(2):N 0.0000' SW LON(2):E 0.0000' >|3|<...
  • Page 53 c) Alarm Settings This screen allows the user to enable or disable the generation and display of Alarms. Alarms are displayed in the Alarm Inbox (see Menu 5: Transponder Configuration, Submenu 3: Alarm Settings) and on the ECDIS screen. Note: It is highly recommended to enable the Alarm Function.
  • Page 54 Dynamic Keys: LR Interrogation Settings [Up] / Select Data Field [M5] [Save] Save LRI Settings [Down] for Configuration Enable or Disable Select Data Field [M6] [Change] [Enter] selected Field for for Configuration Interrogation Enable or Disable [Left] / Configure All Data [M7] [All On] selected Field for...
  • Page 55 Dynamic Keys: Replying to a LR Interrogation Notifies User of Return to [M5] [OK] [M8] [Back] current Vessel Listing interrogation Display [M7] [Reply] Message Editor for LRI Reply Sensor Settings The screen provides the means to switch the sensor speeds. It allows the user to change sensor interfaces from IEC61162-1 to IEC61162-2 settings.
  • Page 56 Use this menu to set up the data speed 4800/9600/38400 baud. NOTE: This Configuration should be done from advanced user like installation technicians only. Therefore you will find more details in the installation manual. During the configuration process, the NAUTICAST™ is not operational. GPS Settings (Service Password protected) GPS Module: The screen provides means to switch the GPS Module between the „<µBlox>‟...
  • Page 57: Service Configuration (service Password Protected)

    3.5.6 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 58 a) 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. Should the new password include numbers, use the shift key to generate them.
  • Page 59 b) User Password Settings 24' E 18' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm |---------------------------------- | 6-2. User Password Settings -----| | | +- 1. Change User Password View | +- 2. Change Password Protection -----| Msg. | -----| Displ| ---------------------------------------- NUM| Select->| |<-Back Change User Password Protection: This function allows the user to enable or disable the User Password Query Function.
  • Page 60 c) Changing the MMSI / IMO Numbers This screen provides a means to change the MMSI and IMO Numbers; the input fields are limited to a maximum of 9 characters. 19' E 13' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ********** Change MMSI / IMO *********** MMSI :1193046 IMO No.:303174162...
  • Page 61: Display Settings

    After pressing [OK], the Data Saved Screen confirms the Restore Factory Settings command. 20' E 13' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Data saved. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- |<- Exit Note: The NAUTICAST has been restored to the Factory Settings! Now please configure your: Ship Settings Voyage Settings User Password Service Password...
  • Page 62: Graphical User Interface (gui)

    Dynamic Keys: Display Settings Switch between Switch between Day [M5] [DayNight] [Enter] Day or Night or Night Settings Settings [Up] / Navigate Input [M8] [Back] Return to Main Menu Fields [Down] [Left] / Regulate Modes (min/max) [Right] NOTE: The Brightness and Contrast Setting can be directly changed from the keyboard by inputting the desired value.
  • Page 63: Switching Between The Views

    Dynamic Keys: graphical user interface [M1] filter option on AIS targets in graphical view FA (hides received Class A targets) FB (hides received Class B targets) [M2] Switch between the views from the Navigation Screen press the button the 1 time will lead you to the Radar View press it the 2 time will lead you to the Fairway View...
  • Page 64 pressing [M2] leads to Radar View pressing [M2] leads to Fairway View pressing [M2] leads you back to Navigation Screen Y1-03-0203 Rev. M...
  • Page 65: 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 66 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 67 Scrolling Since the outer distance ring does not completely fit into the (rectangle) display, it is possible to scroll the view from North or South. The maximum scrolling distance is limited to the radius of the outer distance ring in the current zoom level. The view can be scrolled by 2 steps in each direction. The view can be scrolled by pressing [Shift] + [Up] to scroll towards North and [Shift] + [Down] to scroll towards South This screen shows a 1 step scrolling in a northern direction.
  • Page 68 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. This view will be displayed, if one of the cursor keys is pressed.
  • Page 69: 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 70 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 71 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 72 The Elements in the Minimized Fairway View: “Message Write” Button: By pressing the [M4] button, a message could be sent to that AIS-Target that is currently selected in the Ship List. Ship List: This list shows the same targets as shown in the Navigation Screen. Ship List / Minimized View Switch: This switch indicates whether targets can be selected from the Ship List or from the minimized view.
  • Page 73: 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 74: 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 39' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm |---------------------------------- | Menu -----| | | +- 1. Messages View | +- 2. AIS Status | +- 3.
  • Page 75 Inside the Graphical Display Setting you can choose out of 4 different Sub-Menus. 46' E 39' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm |---------------------------------- | 8 Graphical Display Settings -----| | | +- 1. Fairway View Scale View | +- 2. Fairway View Symbols | +- 3. Radar View Symbols -----| +- 4.
  • Page 76 Parameter description: Parameter Description Angle(A) The angle α defines the visible sector. Value range: 2° to 178° Dim(B) The parameter Dim(B) defines the width of the fairway in percent of the horizontal line. Please ensure that Dim(C) has to be greater or equal to Dim(B).
  • Page 77 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° 325.0° 30° DIM(B) 15 nm Horizontal line 10 nm 5 nm Dim(D) Zero-line DIM(C) 325°...
  • Page 78 Fairway View Symbols N53°31 E10° 1 |1>0.69|2>0.77|3>1.08nm *********** Fairwayview Symbols ******** Fairwayview Symbols Own Ship :<Standard + Vectors> Other Targets: 3D Minimized Fairwayview Symbols Own Ship : Solid Other Targets: Reduced(3x3) ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save | Back Dynamic Keys: Fairway View Symb ols Return to [M5] [Save]...
  • Page 79 Radar View Symbols N53°31 E10° 1 |1>0.69|2>0.77|3>1.08nm *********** Radarview Symbols ********** Radarview Symbols Own Ship :<Standard + Vectors> Other Targets: Standard + Vectors Minimized Radarview Symbols Own Ship : Solid Other Targets: Reduced(3x3) ---------------------------------------- NUM| Save | Back Dynamic Keys: Radar View Symbols Return to [M5] [Save]...
  • Page 80 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 81: 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 24' |1>0.10|2>1.30|3>1.80nm ---------------------------------------- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Data saved. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ---------------------------------------- | <-Exit Dynamic Keys: Other Settings Return to [M5] [Save]...
  • Page 82: Mob Person Over Board

    4.1 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. By pressing the [Broadcast] button, the MOB Message is automatically sent to all vessels within receiving range.
  • Page 83 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. If no message subject is selected, the message is automatically sent as an NOTE: undesignated distress call.
  • Page 84 Dynamic Keys: Send SRM Message Return to SRM Send selected [M5] [Send] [M8] [Back] Message SRM Message Selection 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 85 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 0°12' |1>...
  • Page 86: Troubleshooting

    5 Troubleshooting 5.1 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 87: Alarm Codes

    5.2 Alarm Codes Description Text Cause/Source System Reaction / Remedy Reaction: The transponder unit stops transmission. If Alarm ID 01 and ID 02 are simultaneously displayed, then a major antenna problem has arisen. Remedy: VHF Antenna, AIS: Tx malfunction Check if the antenna is AIS compatible (156-162 MHz) and if the cabling antenna cabling has a short circuit or is missing any contacts at the connectors.
  • Page 88: Text Messages

    AIS: BATTERY SOON Battery is soon out Reaction: Own ship data is lost after powering on/off the system. of capacity Remedy: consider to contact Technical Support for additional help Reaction: Conditions for enabling 1 Watt TX power are not valid. This means that: Conditions for the speed is >3kn and / or...
  • Page 89: 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 Mariahilfer Straße 50/2/11 A-1070 Vienna, Austria Tel: +43 (1) 5 237 237 - 0 Fax: +43 (1) 5 237 237 - 150 Email: Technical.Support@acr-europe.com...
  • Page 90: Appendix

    CAUTION: The Password should be written down here or another save place to memorize it. Under any circumstance it should not be forgotten! Without password there is no more access to the AIS. To correct this problem the AIS must be returned to a ACR service station. This service is not free of charge.
  • Page 92 I, p. 706), did undertake the relevant type approval procedures for the equipment identified below which was found to be in compliance with the Navigation requirements of Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 96/98/EC and the last modification by Directive 20091261EC. r"7 Manufacturer ACR Electronics Inc. \, .a,-, Aciciress 5757 Ravenswood Road. t f , FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 3331?6645, USA "/...
  • Page 93 Y1-03-0204 Rev. K (2009-04-01) InstallationManual NAUT|CASTAutomaticldentificationSystem: Trade names: The equipment is also available under the following trade names: Company Product Name ACR Part No. of AIS transponder unit: 2609 A C R NAUTICASTTM2 2662 NAUTICASTTM lnland AIS (in SOLAS Mode)
  • Page 97 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...
  • Page 98 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...
  • Page 99 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. 4 Antenna...
  • Page 100 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...
  • Page 101 ISO 9001:2000 Zertifizierung / ISO 9001:2000 Certification 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.

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