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Best ECDIS systems

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by Rolf, Mar 12, 2011.

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  1. Rolf

    Rolf New Member

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    My employer is having a new yacht built, and we are working out the bridge equipment.

    So far I have looked at SAM Electronics, which is pretty good, and Transas, which is absolute rubbish in low light conditions. I'm going to have a demo of Raytheon Ansch├╝tz next week, any other suggestions?
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    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    I have a Transas and run at night all the time. Perhaps the light settings weren't properly adjusted.
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  4. Rolf

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    Transas is fine if you adjust the brilliance all the way UP, but then I can't see anything through the wheelhouse windows. I don't like having to rely on just radar and AIS to avoid running into things, and the geniuses put fine grey text on a grey background, so it's completely unreadable when dimmed down enough.

    I liked SAM because they used bold letters and a high contrast colour scheme. SAM also uses right clicking to bring up a contextual menu, like on a regular computer. On the Transas you click the right button to change the cursor, which is counter-intuitive if you're used to desktop computers.