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19 April 2017

ECDIS upgrade to meet with new standards

Dear valued customers

We thank you very much for your usual patronage, support and cooperation. IHO (International Hydrographic Organization) Standard S-52 has been revised from Ed.6.0 to Ed.6.1.0, as well as S-52 Annex A Presentation library from Ed.3.4 to Ed.4.0. IMO announced that ECDIS should support the new standards by Aug. 31st, 2017.

Herewith we announce our actions for these new standards as followings.

1.Required action for JRC ECDIS.

[A] JAN-901B/701B/2000

Model Action plan Product Serial number
Old processing unit Processing unit replacement is required due to unsatisfactory performance, and software upgrade to meet these new standards. KExxxxx or KFxxxxx
New processing unit Software upgrade to meet these new standards. KGxxxxx

"How to check serial number of JAN-901B/701B/2000 ECDIS"

[B] JAN-9201/7201

Capable and meeting with new standards after upgrading to new software.

2.Contents of new standards

Revised IHO standard

Description Before Revised Changed contents
S52-Specification for Chart Control and Display Aspects of ECDIS Ed.6.0 Ed.6.1.0 Changing of alarm procedure/display for chart symbols
S52-Annex A Presentation Library(PL) Ed.3.4 Ed.4.0 Changing of drawing procedure for chart symbols
Adding new chart symbols and changing of display category

3.JRC action schedule

We start upgrade on 13th day of April, 2017. For modification available location, fee/cost and other details, please contact with our sales agent in your region.

For further information: please contact


[Hokkaido] Hokkaido Regional Branch TEL:+81-11-261-8339 FAX:-+81-11-261-3879

[Tohoku] Tohoku Regional Branch TEL:+81-22-781-6173 FAX:+81-22-299-6261

[Kantou] Marine Business Department Domestic Sales Division TEL:+81-3-6832-1807 FAX:+81-3-6832-1844

[Kansai] Kansai Regional Branch TEL:+81-6-6344-1633 FAX:+81-6-6344-1681

[Kyushu] Kyushu Regional Branch TEL:+81-92-262-2141 FAX:+81-92-262-2161


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