TECDIS version 4.8.3 – Release History

 The major bugfixes and new features for the latest and previous versions of TECDIS version 4.8.3 are listed here.

 

4.8.3.5 (release 10.06.2020)

  • New Feature: Dual click chart loading for ChartWorld exchange sets. [1950]
  • New Feature: Option for long heading line added (displays heading line to the chart edge). [1953]
  • New Feature: GNSS jamming and spoofing detection with Orolia M-SecureSync. [1936]
  • Route monitoring 3rd view improved with more space for waypoint text, and additional handling of SAR/naval special notation. [1945]
  • Support for newer version of TriNav seismic stremer data added, including preplot and active lines. [1943]
  • Support for TECDIS keypad added. [1939]
  • GUI appearance consistency improvements when running on Windows 10. [1921]
  • New configuration option for preventing mariner object display filter change when adding event symbols with F11 and F12 (‘disable_f11_f12_symbol_filter_change’ under Options). [1938]
  • New configuration option for sending RMC and HDT when serial PTLK output is configured (‘serial_PTLK_all’ under Options). [1949]
  • Performance improvements when TECDIS is operating for extended periods of time. [1941]
  • Fix for AIS destination values containing comma and other reserved NMEA characters. [1951]
  • Fix for adding individual tracks to track display filter when filtering to less than 1 full day of tracks. [1946]
  • Fix for identification of some Navtor NavStick and NavBox exchange sets from Primar. [1942]
  • Fix for VID button being disabled mistakenly in some configurations. [1937]
  • Fix for SSE 21 when loading exchange sets from ChartWorld. [1947]

4.8.3.4 (release 09.07.2019)

  • New feature: A new alternative route monitoring panel layout. Access the three available layouts by left clicking in the route monitoring panel. [1934]
  • New Feature (TelCare): Curved EBL. Display and preview the next planned turn. [1922]
  • New Feature (TelCare): TTG until STG calculator. Calculate how long the current SOG can be maintained before speed must change to STG set in calculator to reach set ETA. Accessible by left click in STG calculator when own ship is selected as starting point. [1928]
  • New Feature (TelCare): Speed to go (STG) calculator. Left click in ETA calculator to access. [1927]
  • Improvement (TelCare): Own ship can now be set as start or end point for ETA calculator. [1925]
  • Improvement (TelCare): In the waypoint list, the route default speed can now be calculated by setting date/time for two waypoints (ETD/ETA). [1929]
  • Improvements for chart update monitoring. [1910]
  • Improvements to hint texts for small displays. [1861]
  • Improvements to handling of alerts from AIS. [1926]
  • Support for ‘CeT Telko’ USB license keys added. [1932]
  • Simplified loading of saved user default settings. [1930]
  • New option for increasing precision of stored track (with higher storage consumption rate). [1931]
  • Voyage data output improvements for NCS Auto-X. [1923]
  • Fix for error message ‘INI file write error’. [1924]
  • Minor fixes to TotalTide dusk/night display and moving of mini conning. [1935]

4.8.3.3 (release 03.12.18)

  • New service: TELCARE, with subscription status in chart legend and licensing in TECDIS Setup. [1907]
  • New feature: Admiralty TotalTide in TECDIS (TELCARE required). [1887]
  • New feature: Rendevous (RDV) for targets (TELCARE required). [1905]
  • New feature: Transit Conning (TELCARE required). [1903]
  • New feature: Route lane width and turn radius may now be edited in the chart display (left click lane or route center line to pick up / release, right click to set default). [1906]
  • New feature: Single click chart loading for GNS exchange sets. [1880]
  • New feature: Option for voyage data output from TECDIS to Kongsberg K-bridge and NCS Auto-X. [1883]
  • Monitor may now be dimmed completely when no unacknowledged alerts are present. [1872]
  • Warning time for safety check may now be set to 0.1 seconds. [1874]
  • Auto menu display (move cursor to right screen edge) is now only active when toolbar is placed along left screen edge. [1914]
  • Improvements to moving of the mini conning on screen display. [1904]
  • Support for radar target and sensor data from Furuno FAR-2xx8 radards over TCP/IP added. [1911]
  • Support for Hatteland monitor and panel computer HD27T22 added. [1886]
  • New TECDIS Setup option for forwarding Ancschutz NP5500 information to conning for fallback. [1902]
  • New TECDIS Setup ECDIS ID option, for conning software communication. [1901]
  • Fix for specification of WP time in waypoint list. [1909]
  • Fix for incorrect time on EP (estimated position) symbols related to daylight savings. [1881]
  • Fix for loading S57 exchange sets containing SERIAL.ENC (an S63 related file). [1885]
  • Minor fix for DEF button user setting storage and track visibility. [1912]
  • Minor user interface fix for large displays. [1069]

4.8.3.2 (release 21.03.18)

  • New feature: Import and export of routes in RTZ and RTZP file formats. [1828]
  • New feature: IEC 61162-450 transfer of route to backup ECDIS via RTZ. [1830]
  • New feature: Enlarged display of COG, SOG, CPA and TCPA in target information window by left click in information panel. [1862]
  • Major improvements to bearing list, including improved options for range observations and logging of estimated position (EP) fixes to DR log. [1864]
  • Improvement to light cursor info, including better light name collection and display of light name when no sector is in view. [1852]
  • Improvements to crossing safety contour alert handling while anchor watch is enabled. [1833]
  • C-Map Temporary and Preliminary notices may now be displayed while in S-52 presentation mode. [1834]
  • Improvement to route leg presentation for extreme turns (from 179 towards 180 degrees). [1829]
  • Visibility improvement to chart notices on 26 inch monitors. [1831]
  • Updated backlight mimum settings for monitors HD26T22 and HD24T22. [1832]
  • Improved visibility for additional VRM rings. [1826]
  • Minor internal memory management improvements. [1827]
  • Fix for .ini file write error messages. [1843]
  • Fix for rare issues with displayed waypoint texts in waypoint list. [1837]

4.8.3.1 (Released 13.06.17)

  • Improvements to handling of routes generating a large number of route check dangers. [1818]
  • New feature for moving LOP observations without pickup in chart. [1822]
  • New feature for addition of LOP bearing and range observations from radar cursor position. [1823]
  • Support for old and new types of AIS meteo/weather data added. [1819]
  • Added option for ECS MODE warning to be shown on special installations. [1809]
  • Added warning for uncalibrated brightness when monitor brightness is modified by external dimming solutions. [1820]
  • Minor GUI background color adjustment. [1808]
  • Chart engine fix for MS Visual C runtime error on cursor query of dredged areas in special circumstances. [1824]
  • Chart engine fix for ‘MS Visual C runtime error’ on route checks. [1814]
  • Multiple fixes and improvements to Harbour mode. [1810]
  • Fix for Navtex reception from Navtex units that don’t provide message reception date and time. [1813]
  • Fix for ‘g_mini->SetScale() failed’ message on startup. [1811]
  • Fix for transfer of routes with PI lines to other TECDIS. [1817]
  • Fix for PI line issues on combined and reversed copied routes. [1816]
  • Fix for adding PI lines, ensured that PI lines can not be added by clicking on waypoint, only on route legs. [1825]
  • Fix for Datawash changing point symbols and PI line distance values. [1784]
  • Fix for issues with route danger review when radar overlay is active. [1821]
  • Fix for LOP distance observations being shown as solid circles in some special situations. [1815]
  • Fix for missing main toolbar menu button on 19 inch monitors with many features configured. [1807]

 

4.8.3.0 (Released 22.02.17)

  • Compliance with IHO S-52 Presentation Library Edition 4.0. [1724]
  • New Feature: Export of route report to PDF. [1733]
  • New Feature: ENC update status report, in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1738]
  • New Feature: Harbour mode (replacing previous Standby mode) for control of safety contour alerts in close waters. [1731]
  • New Feature: Reset of settings to ECDIS standard default, and saving/loading operator settings now available via main toolbar ‘DEF’ button. [1769]
  • New Feature: Reception of sensor data via IEC 61162-450 sensor network. [1713]
  • New Feature: Single click chart loading for exchange sets generated by ChartCo PassageMaker 6. [1725]
  • Manual updates feature improved in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1748]
  • Area fill of mariner objects updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1750]
  • Cursor query of chart and cursor pick reports updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1751]
  • Chart legend updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4, new feature for chart legend on cursor pick report location. [1754]
  • Handling of routes containing invalid turns improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1756]
  • Lost AIS alert removed in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1757]
  • Handling of full target buffers improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1760]
  • Anchor watch improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1761]
  • Own ship and AIS target outline improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1763]
  • Position source now shown in yellow when supplied by a non-contiguous position source, in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1764]
  • Display mode indication (standard display, etc) improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1768]
  • Alert system improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4, including default warning audible signal every 60s. [1771]
  • Option for output of ALC, ALF, ARC and HBT to INS added in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1772]
  • Reception and display of sensor integrity data improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4, including support for NSR data from INS. [1773]
  • Navtex features improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1774]
  • Range ring for automatic activation of AIS targets is now shown graphically, in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1775]
  • Chart viewing groups selection (‘More’ button in chart menu) improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1776]
  • Chart menu improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1777]
  • Chart loading improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1778]
  • Chart library improved and updated in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1779]
  • Highlighting of safety contour crossing, navigational hazards and areas for which special conditions exists in accordance with IHO S-52 presentation library ed. 4.0 and IEC 61174 ed.4. [1728]
  • Improvements to cursor hover light information (active lights feature), including exanded cursor hover light information texts in accordance with IHO S-52 and improved handling of multi-color lights and multiple lights in one location. [1752]
  • Improvement to shown waypoint information in route reports (more of waypoint information text is now shown). [1726]
  • Improved system for chart notices (shown in top of chart display). [1727]
  • Improvements to VRM accuracy over large scales and ranges. [1753]
  • Improvement to user interface responsiveness during palette changes. [1805]
  • Improvements to replay mode. [1806]
  • Additional zoom scale level 1:200 000 added. [1749]
  • Support and display for AIS SAR aircraft target added. [1766]
  • New option for disabling automatic activation of targes (‘off’ in active range in TGT menu), in compliance with IEC 61174 ed.4. [1759]
  • Chart notice ‘Relative vectors’ is now shown when target vectors are configured as relative. [1765]
  • Alert system caution added for lost connection to VDR. [1767]
  • Minor improvements to sensor configuration user interface in TECDIS Setup. [1781]
  • Minor improvement to dead reckoning accuracy. [1721]
  • Menu tabs are now automatically shown when cursor is moved to the lower right edge of the ECDIS display. [1770]
  • Option for temporarily hiding main toolbar removed. [1755]
  • Support for old AIS meteo/weather data removed. [1762]
  • Minor user interface change to own ship AIS configuration, making cargo setting unavailable for vessel types without the option for cargo information. [1758]
  • Full support for C-Map chart database ENC+. [1747]
  • Full support for C-Map database CAES added. [1804]
  • Fix for ignoring wind sensor data when wind direction is outside valid value range (0-360). [1803]
  • Fix for ignoring HDT and THS heading sensor messages without heading data. [1782]
  • Minor fix to parallel index line distance information mouse hover. [1732]
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