GNS adds route validation tool to voyage planning solution

GNS adds route validation tool to voyage planning solution

GNS has released a new version of its Voyager PLANNING STATION that introduces a new route validation tool for more streamlined route planning and enhanced vessel safety.

Officers today using ENCs for navigation must validate each route in ECDIS and then transfer the route back to a PC in order to get any missing permits and check for ENC updates. With the new version of Voyager PLANNING STATION the entire route planning process can be done in one place. Using Voyager PLANNING STATION, officers can plot waypoints, optimise routes, validate those routes and purchase and download the exact permits and updates required before transferring to ECDIS using GNS’s V-DRIVE data transfer tool to make end-to-end route planning simpler, more cost-effective and significantly more efficient.

“With this new release of Voyager PLANNING STATION, we are removing one of the major inefficiencies associated with digital navigation and bringing greater simplicity and efficiency to the bridge at a very affordable price” said Hayley van Leeuwen, GNS’s director product and marketing. “This new version also provides significant enhancements to Voyager’s PASSAGE PLAN tool to make it easier for officers to produce a compliant passage plan.”

Voyager PLANNING STATION is powered by the SEALL ECDIS kernel which has been type approved by DNV, to enable officers to perform their everyday navigation planning and compliance tasks via one intuitive software application.