Posted on 9th March 2017
The Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) compliance deadline is now less than seven months away so can you afford to bury your head in the sand any longer?
Or can you afford to take hours out of an already busy schedule to read through the regulations and make sure you’re compliant and not at risk of heavy fines or even worse detention?
The team at Martek Marine have put together a complete compliant package to help customers take all the risk and worry out of it, allowing you to continue focussing on running your business.
iECDIS is tailor made to your needs and includes everything from a project plan to installation and familiarisation training to ongoing technical support and customer service, we even offer a solution where there is nothing to pay upfront.
Built to a rugged, military-grade specification, iECDIS is designed to last. With no moving parts, it’s a robust piece of equipment that can cope in the harshest of conditions and able to withstand all that the offshore environment can throw at it. The system is easy to operate and offers multiple chart update options, including email, DVD, and CD-ROM and thanks to the system’s ‘Intelligent iChart Innovation‘ there is no need to manually update charts.
It also takes care of route planning and route exporting/importing automatically offers to expand inputs for additional functionality and has preloaded charts, including rapid updates, so as well as saving you money it will also save you time.
The newly patented 4G mobile antennae will automatically update your charts every time you enter dock your charts will never be out of date, and you need never again worry about the resulting fines or punishments.
One of the biggest concerns among ECDIS customers today is affording to make the changes required – which is also the reason for many companies delaying their purchases until they have the money available.
Many ECDIS suppliers are now offering attractive offers such as FREE ECDIS or FREE CHARTS which look like the best option to consider – saving you money! We urge you to be careful when reviewing systems such as this and ask as many questions as possible to find out more – Is there a long contract you have to sign? Are there any ongoing maintenance charges? What hidden costs are there? How much will this system cost me overall for the next 5 years? Some FREE ECDIS offers are fantastic and offer significant cost savings – we advise you to make sure you find the right supplier that isn’t going to tie you down or end up costing you lots of money in the long term.
Implementing ECDIS really couldn’t be easier, meaning you can approach the deadline safe in the knowledge that you are fully compliant and won’t need to pay anything else to remain so, in fact, you will save money.
The iECDIS™ Compliance Package from Martek Marine is also available on a hire-purchase agreement, meaning you can get your new system installed as quickly as possible, with zero initial capital outlay. There are no hidden fees or catches, and no ongoing maintenance costs and it operates so efficiently, you will find that it saves you money.
Flexible payment solutions and the option for a hire-purchase agreement mean you can ensure your iECDIS™ is installed as soon as possible without waiting for your budget to allow for it.
If you’re not looking for a full compliance package but still want a solution you can trust we also offer free ECDIS, so what are you waiting for?