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VisionMaster FT ECDIS

Bridge Card Quick Reference The Main Menu functions are hidden at start up, to access move the cursor over the Show
Menu button at the bottom right of the screen.
To view each item's sub menu functions left click on a main menu button, any functions
associated with the selected item are displayed above the Main Menu list.

Selected Target - target Data to display selected target tracking data and AIS Info tab to display alphanumeric data for AIS targets. Alerts - current active alerts (alarms, warnings & cautions). Current alert state, status and
Multiple Targets - target ID, CPA & TCPA data up to 8 active AIS & tracked targets. Data can be displayed by CPA, Range or User. description. Unacknowledged flash, acknowledged but still existing alerts steady.
Target Display –priorities, identification, cancel, past position dots, target auto drop & vector timeout, number, targets processed/ Prompts - permanent and temporary prompts, as they occur. Current chart display mode
tracked. displayed as hyperlink.
AIS Display - enable/disable AIS input, filters (Class A/B & other AIS objects). Activation of AIS on CPA/TCPA/BCR. Mute Settings – adjust temporary mute time length. Set to off for unlimited period (a
Acquisition Zones - annular/polygonal zones. Targets entering zone acquired & tracked. AIS targets activated in Transmit and warning will be displayed).
Own Ship AIS - displays read only AIS data for own ship and AIS Massaging.
Sensors Menu - allows selection of sensor source to be used for each type of data (e.g.
Limits and Settings - defines the CPA/TCPA, BCR/BCT and target association limits.
heading, position). Also, adjustments to the heading alignment can be made at Heading
Test Tracked Targets - includes the display of fixed test targets and user defined, movable test targets.
sensor and offset position applied to a Position sensor.
To view or edit sensor data source left click on appropriate sensor type. For each sensor,
Monitor Route - current monitored route, with critical points. Lists dangerous objects & areas which intersect route plan safety the active data source selected at any node for any sensor type is active system wide. If
region. there is no active data for any selected sensor then an alarm is raised.
ETA Calculator - calculate time, speed and distance between waypoints on a monitored route. Date & Time based on system date/time source (e.g. GPS). Certain sensors allow manual
Route ETA – select waypoints and set leg speeds changed on monitored route, ETA calculated based on the entered speed values. data entry, if no sensor source is available. A sensor device MUST be selected as soon as
Required Speed - enter arrival time for waypoint on a route. Required leg speeds calculated in order to achieve this arrival time. valid data becomes available.
Speed Planning - manual speed plan. Specify arrival time to waypoint to show speed adjustments required to achieve.
Edit Route - save, open, validate, delete route plans. Route data edited from Waypoints tab. Add Critical Points (CPs) to route. Lists
objects and areas of potential danger along edited route, set ETD/ETA & XTD Limits.
Temp Route - originates from CCRP and can join and transition to a previously created non-temporary route plan.
Search and Rescue - (SAR) patterns are specialized routes used to patrol a given area. SAR patterns may be edited.
Route Status - summary data of the active leg of a monitored route. If Autopilot is configured, system provides an Autopilot menu button for quick access to
Route Import / Export – import / export internal / external routes via external USB device. Autopilot functions - Autopilot Status, Control Modes and VM Heading Control. Track
Route Display Settings - enables selection of display information as it appears on screen. Control and Joystick Control are available optionally.

Parallel Index Lines – up to 15 sets of index lines over whole display simultaneously, can be saved, copied or edited. Transceiver - switch between standby & transmit, select pulse length, switch tuning
Clearing Lines - bearing lines or range lines to approximate a position where a danger to own ship lies. between AFC & manual, manual fine tune.
Line of Position – use bearings and/or radar measurements to suitable objects to determine geographic location. Radar Overlay – adjust Gain and anti-clutter (Rain & Sea) settings. Auto Anti-Clutter,
Ownship History - primary or secondary track lines indicate past locations. Primary - position sensor (e.g. GPS), secondary other Enhance, True or Relative vectors and Trails length.
position sources (e.g. DR or LOP). Interswitch – transceiver selection / information, including identifier and Master/Slave
Parallel Cursor - crossed lines centred on ownship and parallel lines at range ring intervals from one cross axis. Can be rotated, status, may have 2-way or 6-way Interswitch. If no interswitch fitted, transceiver defaults to
centred, shown at half mode or full mode. Master and its ID is fixed at A.
Trial Manoeuvre - enables the effect of a proposed manoeuvre, based on rate of turn for own ship, to be displayed.
Distance Line - enables a Rhumb line to be drawn with a start/end point at specified locations.
User Profiles - create, delete, apply, save, view and update profiles that contain node
Display Settings - includes Ownship, Next Turn EBL and Grid display functions.
specific chart, route or other display settings.
Anchoring - anchorage planning, monitor anchoring status, control anchoring parameters and monitor anchor drag.
Standard Settings - Opens Standard Settings window which lists current system settings.
Man Overboard - management of a MOB emergency, when active the MOB symbol is highlighted.
Click on Apply at the top of screen to apply Standard Default Settings.
Options - selection of common displayed units as read-only information.
Diagnostics - functions available to non-logged on user: Performance Monitor, Report,
Chart Tools – match charts & video, update, install, copy, licenses & permits, export permits & IDs, display charts for selected Datalog, Sensor Status, Connection Status and Buzzer. Database appears on Multi-node
chart D/B. and CSR systems.
Chart Settings - includes selection of display modes (Standard and Other) and additional features. Commissioning - system processes via Username & password. Other Commissioning
Chart Projection - change between display projection types. Mercator (default) and Stereographic, for high latitude areas functions contain read-only data.
(poles). Time Management – set local date & time and time zone offset from GMT. Displays
Chart Depths/Heights - chart contour and ownship depth/height settings. sensor used as time source (e.g. GPS).
Chart Databases - lists available databases and specifies order for charts rendering. Shutdown- shut down or restart system. Service mode available only if the operator
Chart Legend - detailed read-only information on every visible chart to be viewed. logged on as service engineer.
Manual Update - add chart objects or create separate layer for chart objects applied. Import or export charts.
Pick Report - opens window for viewing information on selected chart areas and objects based on the current selected filters. Day/Night - colour display setting for daylight, dusk and night.
Chart Dangers - list of potential dangers on heading. Enables setting of 'Look-ahead' added breadth & local display of Groups - adjust brilliance settings on predefined data groups.
information Highlight individual dangers with detailed description. Chart Symbols - diagram to ensure brightness adjustments will
Chart 1 - access to SevenCs & C-Map Chart 1 catalogue and SENC colour diagram. enable SENC data to be adequately displayed.
Brightness Check - aid to setting the monitor's brightness control.

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Standby/Transmit Alert Status Indicator
Radar Video Left click to select Transmit or Standby. In Standby mode a diagonal line Unacknowledged alerts show brief description and flashing colour
Left click to switch video on (Transmit mode) or off. When Off, appears across the button. Right click to select Transceiver Control. based on highest category (red for alarm, yellowish orange for
diagonal line appears across button. When On, but system is in
Standby, button appears with yellow background. Right click to select Target Display warnings and yellow for cautions). To acknowledge alert, left click on
Left click to access, enables displayed targets to be switched on or off and message. Alert is removed and, if other unacknowledged alerts exist,
video transparency level and Video Settings.
priority switched from AIS to Tracked. When Tracked Priority, button shown in is replaced by the next in priority order. When alert has been
lighter tone. Right click button to select Targets sub menus. acknowledged but is still active, steady background colour is displayed
Sensor Indicator based on highest acknowledged category. Right click to view a
Current heading direction (HDG), Speed Through water (STW) course AIS Display description of the active alerts.
over ground (COG), speed over ground (SOG). True heading always Left click to access AIS Display window, to select AIS Input and target filter
displayed unless compass alignment being prompted, or compass error settings. When AIS Input is off a diagonal line appears across button and no Chart Dangers
occurred. Active data source from where reading is from. Valid data AIS targets are displayed. When Class A or Class B filter settings are Alert Buzzer Indicates proximity of dangerous
green, invalid data yellowish orange. unticked, additional AIS triangle appears in white outline. When AIS Priority The Alert buzzer can be objects. When objects are added to the
Two stabilisation modes (ground & water). HDG/STW field block selected from Target Display window the button is shown in lighter tone. temporarily muted (for a set Dangers List the button, shows red for
indicates water stabilisation, COG/SOG field block indicates ground time period) by left clicking dangers, yellowish orange for warnings
stabilisation. To toggle between these, left click within the two field
Presentation Mode
on the buzzer icon, when or yellow for cautions. Left click the
blocks or on stabilisation mode button (see above), or right click to Left click to change from N UP (North Up) to C UP
muted a white diagonal line button to access the Dangers window.
change mode or select a different data source. (Course Up). In N UP, north is at top of display. In
appears through the icon.
C UP ship’s heading is shown pointing vertically.

Watch Mode
Changes Watch Mode.
Availability of modes is
dependant on product type
Dual Radar - Video Vector Mode Route Loaded Motion Mode
In ECDIS the only motion mode available is
Man Overboard
Each radar channel may be switched on or off Left click Vectors button to toggle Current route. Left click
When the button is clicked, the Man Overboard (Oscar)
independently. To view video status right click video icon. If for Routes sub menus. TM (true motion). In TM, own ship moves
Relative (R) or True (T). To symbol is dropped at ownship CCRP. When activated
both channels in Transmit, option to select Video On or Off across the chart display with stationary items
select new vector time, left click the ‘Oscar’ button is displayed with a yellow background.
for both, or individually select each channel. If only one on time readout, move trackball Chart Loaded remaining in a fixed position and all moving
channel in Transmit, icon shows the number of transmitting Current loaded chart engine target trails displayed. Right click on button
left or right to change time, left
to show, set or reset the TM limits box.
Prompt Indicator
channel. In this mode only video for the transmitting channel click to accept new time. and chart depth unit. Click to
Left click to access (Permanent or Temporary).
and Video Off are available. display available databases
Scale Ratio Permanent display standard system colour
and sets within ownship area.
Dual Radar - Standby/Transmit Messages Current scale ratio and mode: Auto (A) or background, alternating with date & time.
Each channel may be independently selected for Standby or Transmit. If one When external AIS message received, orange Message envelope Manual. Left click < button to decrease, or > to Temporary display has pale colour background
channel is set to Transmit and the other channel is set to Standby the button appears and audible indicator sounds. To access message left increase. Right click current scale ratio to select below permanent prompt field.
displays the channel number that is transmitting. click on icon, click on Messages folder in Own Ship AIS window. from the drop down list of scale options.

Range Rings Brilliance Centre STND (Chart Settings)

Position Left click toggles range rings off & Left click to access day/night If video display off centre, click to Left click to apply standard chart settings. Right
on. When on, shows current range modes and sub-menus. centre ownship in video circle. click to access the Chart Settings window.
Left click to display position data, including
ownship LAT/LON, sensor source for scale in NM (nautical miles). Presentation Options
position and quality indicator, datum Display Base & Display Includes single primary chart STND (ECDIS Settings)
position, depth value and current date/time. Cursor Chart button (no secondary screen) Left click to apply ECDIS
Left click to display Display Base Left click and hold and secondary display button. Standard Default Settings.
current location, range
Position Summary to hide synthetics and suppress Click secondary display button to
and bearing data of all except the chart layer. select Split Screen Vertical or
Displays summary data on own ship’s
the cursor position Horizontal and Picture-in-Picture Left click to apply previously saved user
LAT/LON position, in addition to the Display Chart Left click and hold
relative to own ship. modes. profiles or access User Profiles sub menu.
sensor source and quality indicator to hide synthetics and show chart
used for position values. layers currently selected. CID
If configured for the system,
CID popup windows are
available from CID button.

Left click for Context Sensitive
ERBL1 and ERBL 2 MAX Goto Help, functional information. Click
Date and Time Left click to access ERBL windows. EBL is displayed as dashed radial;
Either UTC or local time, dependant on Left click to position ownship at the edge Move centre of the Launch Explorer (bottom of
VRM displayed as dashed range ring, EBL bearing and VRM range are of the ship’s box, so a line drawn from it display to a specific or window) to access online User
selection in Time Management. Left
displayed in their value field. in the direction of the current course previously saved location. Guide. Right click gives access to
click the field to access Time
To change values either, left click readout, move trackball left/rright to passes through centre of the box. diagnostic menu for default report
Management window.
change. left click to accept; or position cursor over ERBL, hold down left Pick options (in Standby Mode only).
key and move trackball to required point, release to accept. ERBL Hide Windows Left click to access the
moves position and readout values change. To change position either Left click to hide all popup windows. Chart Query window.
right click caption to reveal offset options, drop or drop end point; or right To restore all windows to their original
click position on display and select option from semi-transparent window. position left click on the button again.

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