This software is a breakthrough in aids to navigation. The system automatically converts standard commercially available vector charts, including official ENC S-57 and S-63 charts to fully-featured, highly-interactive 3D models. This aid to navigation provides a brand new and flexible perspective and an unmatched level of instant visual understanding to a ship’s crew.
C-Vu® Navigator is specifically tailored to present accurate, easily understandable, and visually efficient real-time 3D views, to a ship’s officers and crew, greatly increasing their level of situation awareness and reducing the time and efficiency of their reactions.
- Quick, comprehensive and effortless understanding
- Efficient support for navigational decision-making
Efficient 3D visualisation supported by automatic view optimisation and focusing provides a clear, natural and easily-understandable presentation of the navigational situation. The navigator has complete flexibility in selecting the viewpoints and perspectives, both above and below the surface, including the panorama seen from any other ship’s or object's position.
Automatic view optimisation combined with the powerful in-built collision and grounding prediction algorithms, and automatic calculation of distances, bearings and angles, support the navigator in navigational tasks, detection of dangers, and quick, safe and efficient decision making.
- Easy integration with existing infrastructure
- Support for ENC charts
C-Vu® Navigator builds on strengths of existing commercial navigation technologies and standards. The software integrates easily with different on board equipment, devices and sensors, including AIS, radar, gyroscope, wind meter, through standard NMEA interface.
ENC charts are displayed as highly-interactive 3D visual models, allowing for the use of existing official charts with their wide global coverage, and saving customers the cost of purchasing new data.
Ease of use
- High intuitiveness and ergonomics
The software is ergonomic, intuitive and easy to use thanks to our patent-pending manipulation and view optimisation mechanisms. The product is easy to master and does not require any specialist technical proficiency from its operators.
- Route defining and simulation - for planning, evaluation, optimisation and training
- Embedded situation recording and replay - for presentation, evaluation, analysis, training, or litigation (for use within C-Vu® Navigator, or with other C-Vu® products, including the compact and affordable C-Vu® Viewer)
- Real-time data inputs from third party devices or systems (weather predictions; models of tides, currents and waves; physics; remote guidance from C-Vu® Pilot; psychological models for prediction of the other ships’ navigational decisions)
- Basic 3D GIS capabilities, including querying and spatial measurement tools
- C-Vu® Navigator (standard) – for commercial surface ships of any size, purpose and type
- C-Vu® Navigator ROV – for Remotely Operated Vehicles used in offshore oil & gas exploration, survey and field development
- C-Vu® Navigator Underwater – for underwater navigation of various types of submersible craft
- C-Vu® Navigator Military – for surface (warships, coastguard cutters and boats), underwater (submarines) and aerial (drones) navigation, with integration of Additional Military Layers (AML)
GeoVS® proprietary technologies are based on over a decade of extensive research in 3D cartography, cognitive science, human-computer interaction and spatial data structures conducted by a team of world-class professionals in the leading research centres in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and France. Among these technologies are:
- 3D Carto™ - dynamic visual optimisation of the presented scenes for fast and easy visual understanding, and maximisation of the information accuracy.
- Free Ergo™ - natural, intuitive and ergonomic direct manipulation and operation interface, based on our patent-pending dynamic optimisation mechanisms and metaphors, and integration with a 6 degrees-of-freedom manipulation device.
- Kine Track™ - advanced kinetic real-time data structures and algorithms used in collision and grounding avoidance that maintain spatial relationships of moving vessels, static objects and sea bathymetry, and incorporate ship dynamics and physical conditions of tides and waves.