Admiralty Overlay now available with new software release

Northrop Grumman’s VisionMaster FT (VMFT) software now includes Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO) as an integral element of its Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) based navigation system making additional chart information available to ships' navigators.

AIO is a service provided by the UKHO to overlay Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners over digital chart data. Traditionally, these notices would have to be manually entered onto the ECDIS by the navigator after receiving a weekly update – with AIOs this now happens automatically. VisionMaster FT 5.6 is approved by UKHO’s standards, is Lloyds Register type approved and has recently been released to improve both navigation and operational capabilities.