• ORCA Pilot G2 receives “new dress”


    Easier user interface, improved docking mode and advanced sensor handling makes your ORCA Pilot G2 better than ever.



    SevenCs proudly announces the brand new ORCA Pilot G2 Version 2.0, which is the latest software release for this Portable Pilot Unit (PPU). Significant changes in design allow for notable convenience in handling. This makes ORCA Pilot G2 by far the most easy-to-use pilot software. But apart from visual alterations numerous functional enhancements have also been made. The major development features are as follows:


    ·         upgraded distance line calculations and transversal vectors in docking mode

    ·         sensor handling including fall-back scenarios

    ·         chart loading with the most automated algorithm ever used in a PPU

    ·         fully integrated user charts

    ·         automatic downloading and updating of local safety information (LSI)

    ·         centralized distribution of LSI to pilots


    Overall software version 2.0 lifts ORCA Pilot G2 to a level of proficiency that had not been reached before. Start a FREE trial by contacting


  • SevenCs Innovates ENC Tools


    SevenCs launches major updates for several products of their ENC Tools Suite.




    The announced update package includes fresh features, bug fixes and extensions due to new standards and specifications which are relevant to digital chart production. By integrating the latest version of the SevenCs ECDIS Kernel (EC2007 v.5.20) the ENC Tools Suite strongly benefits from many innovative Kernel features, such as supporting IHO’s Presentation Library 4.0. and superior performance.


    Furthermore many SevenCs customers reside in countries that do not use Latin characters. Consequently they prefer to use their native letters, e.g. to name folders. Accordingly the ENC Tools have been extended to support such character sets.


    The latest version is also a major step for the Inland navigation community. In April 2015 the newest edition of product specifications for Inland ENCs (IENC 2.4) has been released. This official dataset can now be easily handled with the SevenCs renewed tool package: ENC Designer (production), S-57 Writer for FME (translation), SeeMyENC (visualization), and ENC Optimizer (processing), fully support all features and attributes defined in the new standard.


    For those clients protecting and distributing their own data, the management of customer data in the ENC Permit Generator was improved to make work more efficient and user friendly. Bjoern Roehlich, Sales Director of SevenCs comments: “Our core values in software development are ease of use, added value to our clients and reliability. The new versions of the ENC Tools are a good example for these values since they allow our users to run their ENC production at a professional and efficient level.” 


  • The WORLD ECDIS DAY in Hamburg – a Great Success

    A dedicated conference dealing with ECDIS and Electronic Navigational Charts was long overdue. This is the conclusion drawn from the World ECDIS Day, an industry initiative which brought together stakeholders involved in ENC production and its use. The interest in this first time event, which took place on September 16th in Hamburg, was just overwhelming and organizers even had to turn down some registrations as all sessions and panel discussions were booked out within short time.

    Gilles Bessero, director of the IHO, opened the event with an impressive summary about the ECDIS carriage requirement and electronic chart production. Some 250 participants from all around the world attended workshops, presentations and discussions dealing with the ECDIS carriage requirement, type approval, ENC distribution, ECDIS training and hydrographic survey. Capt. Osamu Marumoto of the IMO and Michael Bergmann, president of CIRM, were among several speakers providing interesting news about and insight into all ECDIS-related matters.

    The World ECDIS Day ended with an exciting evening event providing a stunning view on the port of Hamburg on the 20th floor of the “Atlantic Haus”. One of the evening’s highlights was certainly the award ceremony introducing the following winners:

    ECDIS Trainer of the Year                 -  Capt. Peter Möller, Promacindo, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Best ECDIS Implementation Award   -  Geden Lines, Istanbul, Turkey

    Innovation Award                             -   Carnival Maritime, Hamburg, Germany

    Navigation Safety Award                  -  Fleet Management Limited, Hongkong

    Lifetime Achievement Award             -  Prof. Dr. Bernhard Berking, Hamburg, Germany

    The next WORLD ECDIS DAY is planned for 2017.