Unique digital AlphaChartTable revealed


Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 16 November 2015 – JRC and Alphatron Marine are pleased to announce a new and unique digital AlphaChartTable. Comprising of a phenomenal 46-inch touch display, well known from the premium bridge design, where routes can be planned on a more realistic “paper chart” scale.

Now that ECDIS has become a standard product on the bridge it was only natural to ask ourselves why was the good old sea chart of a certain dimension? Only by answering to plan your route with the greatest overview does this already contribute to the answer we are basing our philosophy on, a dramatically increased [electronic] display size.

By use of the digital chart table, navigators are now given an intuitive and user friendly interface to plan optimal routes by touch operation. The software gathers and overlays the data officers require, including ENC’s, weather data, tidal information, digital publications, and other services like piracy updates – all on a single 46-inch display.

The console is designed in our usual trusted way, a natural fit to existing bridge designs. The display can be electronically tilted to a 35-degree angle, allowing optimal routing in the most ergonomic position. In addition to the AlphaChartTable powered by NAVTOR, the console has a built-in Navtex and GPS navigator, while at the same time leaving room for the paper chart for back up purposes.

JRC is a world leading marine electronics producer specializing in the design and manufacture of industry compliant products. Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. With the full support of Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards, redefining the future of ocean and river navigation.