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GNS enhances Voyager PLANNING STATION with new route validation and improved voyage plan features

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New version features pre-ECDIS route validation to make the route planning process simpler, plus enhanced voyage plan and NAVAREA Warning features

October 2, 2019. GNS today announced the release of a new version of Voyager PLANNING STATION, delivering new tools that make its market-leading planning software even more useful and improving features bridge officers use every day.

The new Voyager PLANNING STATION version 7.4 introduces a route validation tool to provide a more streamlined route planning process as well as highlighting Alert and Warning Hazards along a route to enhance vessel safety. It also extends the passage plan to include squat and under keel clearance calculations, ENC Navigation Hazards, MARPOL areas and NAVAREA Warnings.

“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 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.”

Today, navigation officers using ENCs for navigation must validate each route in the 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, 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.

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

The new Voyager PLANNING STATION version 7.4 introduces a route validation tool to provide a more streamlined route planning process as well as highlighting Alert and Warning Hazards along a route to enhance vessel safety.

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About GNS
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) was formed in November 2012 to provide an extensive range of maritime services worldwide. GNS brings together the best global distributors of maritime navigation technology, providing customers with innovative solutions and services that underpin safety and efficiency cost effectively. It distributes the best existing maritime navigation brands, including British Admiralty and PRIMAR charts and publications, and works with specialist service providers around the world to design and produce intelligent user-friendly solutions which streamline and simplify navigation. With technical expertise available from 24 x 7 service centres around the world, Global Navigation Solutions offers the knowledge to resolve queries and technical problems fast. The Company is owned jointly by its staff and Phoenix Equity Partners.

www.gnsworldwide.com

For more information, please contact:
Hayley van Leeuwen,
Global Navigation Solutions,
Tel: +44 (0) 7775 763365
Email: [email protected]