Simrad NSE8/NSE12 Operator Manual

Simrad NSE8/NSE12 Operator Manual
Operation Manual
Simrad NSE8 and NSE12
Multi-function Displays
English
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Preface
Disclaimer
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a manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury or property damage. The user of
this product is solely responsible for observing safe boating practices.
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DAMAGE OR THAT MAY VIOLATE THE LAW.
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Warranty
The warranty card is supplied as a separate document.
In case of any queries, refer to the brand web site of your display or system:
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Declarations and conformance
This equipment is intended for use in international waters as well as coastal sea areas
administered by countries of the E.U. and E.E.A. For more information refer to the
separate NSE8/NSE12 Installation manual.
About this manual
This manual is a reference guide for operating the Simrad NSE8 and NSE12 systems. It
assumes that all equipment is installed and configured, and that the system is ready to
use.
The manual assumes that the user has basic knowledge of navigation, nautical
terminology and practices.
The manual does not cover basic background information about how equipment such as
radars, echo sounders and AIS work. Such information is available from our web site:
www.simrad-yachting.com/en/Support/Library/.
Important text that requires special attention from the reader is emphasized as follows:
Used to draw the reader’s attention to a comment or some important information.
Used when it is necessary to warn personnel that they should proceed carefully
to prevent risk of injury and/or damage to equipment/personnel.
Preface | 1
In this manual you will see few direct text references to keys, menus and menu entries,
and few step-by-step descriptions. By using graphics we will guide you to the key and
the required menu selections.
In the illustrations throughout the manual the following symbols are used:
Single short press
on illustrated key
MENU
WIN
MENU
WIN
MENU
3s
MENU
WIN
Press twice on
illustrated key
x2
WIN
Press and hold on
illustrated key with
time indication
Rotate rotary knob
Single short
press on rotary
knob
References to keys on the operator panel are written in boldface, e.g. WIN key.
The software
This manual is written for Simrad NSE Release to Market 3 (RTM3). Please check web site
for details on release version.
x2
MENU
WIN
The About dialog above is an example only and may not match the sw installed on your
unit!
The manual will be continuously updated to match new sw releases. The latest available
manual version can be downloaded from www.simrad-yachting.com.
2 | Preface
Contents
1
Overview ........................................................................................7
Front panel ....................................................................................... 7
The NSE screen structure ................................................................... 8
Communicating with the NSE unit ........................................................ 9
2
Basic operation ............................................................................. 11
Turning the unit on/off ..................................................................... 11
Positioning a Man Over Board mark ................................................... 11
Adjusting the backlight..................................................................... 12
Operating the menu system.............................................................. 12
Using the cursor .............................................................................. 13
Adding entries in dialog boxes ........................................................... 13
Working with pages and panels ......................................................... 14
OP40 Remote controller ................................................................... 15
Selecting which processor to control .................................................. 16
3
Using the simulator....................................................................... 17
Simulator mode .............................................................................. 17
Demonstration mode ....................................................................... 17
Advanced simulator settings ............................................................. 17
4
Charts ........................................................................................... 19
The chart panel ............................................................................... 19
The vessel symbol ........................................................................... 19
Extension Lines ............................................................................... 20
Using the cursor on chart panel......................................................... 20
Chart scale ..................................................................................... 21
Searching for chart objects............................................................... 21
Displaying chart information ............................................................. 21
Positioning the chart on the panel ..................................................... 22
Selecting chart detail level................................................................ 22
Chart categories ............................................................................. 23
Chart imagery style ......................................................................... 23
Chart overlay .................................................................................. 23
Chart data ...................................................................................... 23
Chart options in Navionics chart database .......................................... 24
Photo overlay.................................................................................. 25
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5
Waypoints, routes & tracks........................................................... 27
Waypoints ...................................................................................... 27
Tracks............................................................................................ 28
Routes ........................................................................................... 29
The waypoints, route and tracks page ................................................ 30
6
Using the radar ............................................................................. 31
The radar panel .............................................................................. 31
Setting up the radar image ............................................................... 32
Using the cursor on the radar panel ................................................... 33
Optimizing the radar image............................................................... 35
Setting a guard zone around your vessel ............................................ 36
Other vessels on the radar image ...................................................... 37
Measuring range and bearing to a target ............................................ 37
7
Other vessels on chart and radar image ....................................... 39
Target symbols ............................................................................... 39
How to display other vessels ............................................................. 40
Receiving MMSI messages ................................................................ 40
Defining a guard zone around you vessel ............................................ 40
Target alarm settings ....................................................................... 41
Viewing information about targets ..................................................... 42
Finding other AIS vessels ................................................................. 42
8
Using the echosounder .................................................................43
The echosounder image ................................................................... 43
Pausing the sounder image .............................................................. 43
Setting up the sounder display ......................................................... 44
Using colors.................................................................................... 46
Using the cursor on the echosounder panel......................................... 46
Optimizing the echosounder image .................................................... 47
Recording the echosounder data ....................................................... 48
9
StructureScan™ ............................................................................ 51
Accessing the StructureScan™ panel ................................................. 51
The StructureScan™ images ............................................................. 51
Changing the StructureScan image .................................................... 53
Pausing StructureScan ..................................................................... 54
Using the cursor on the StructureScan panel ...................................... 54
The StructureScan image setup ........................................................ 55
Recording the StructureScan data ..................................................... 55
StructureScan overlay ..................................................................... 57
4 | Table of contents
10
Using the autopilot ....................................................................... 59
Autopilot indication on NSE panels ..................................................... 59
Safe operation with the autopilot ....................................................... 59
The autopilot panel .......................................................................... 60
Autopilot mode overview .................................................................. 61
Selecting autopilot modes ................................................................ 61
Using the autopilot in Standby mode .................................................. 62
Follow-up steering (FU) .................................................................... 62
AUTO mode (auto compass) .............................................................. 62
NoDrift mode .................................................................................. 66
Navigating with the NSE ................................................................... 66
Sailing with the autopilot .................................................................. 68
Wind steering and navigation ............................................................ 70
Control of steering performance ........................................................ 70
Using the NSE in an AP24/AP28 system .............................................. 71
11
Navigating .................................................................................... 73
Start navigating .............................................................................. 73
Cancel navigation ............................................................................ 73
Navigation parameters ..................................................................... 74
Navigation panels ............................................................................ 75
12
The instrument panel .................................................................... 77
Switching between dashboards ......................................................... 77
Dashboard styles ............................................................................ 77
Adding dashboards .......................................................................... 77
Customizing a dashboard ................................................................. 77
13
Audio ............................................................................................ 79
Sirius audio .................................................................................... 79
14
Weather ........................................................................................ 81
Setting up the weather image ........................................................... 81
Weather forecast............................................................................. 82
Weather alarm settings .................................................................... 82
Animating weather graphics .............................................................. 82
15
BEP CZone.....................................................................................83
The BEP CZone panel ....................................................................... 83
CZone modes ................................................................................. 83
CZone system overview options ........................................................ 84
The BEP CZone info panel ................................................................. 84
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16
The utilities pages ........................................................................85
Vessels .......................................................................................... 85
Alarms ........................................................................................... 86
Satellites ........................................................................................ 86
Find ............................................................................................... 86
Waypoints/routes/tracks .................................................................. 86
Trip Log ......................................................................................... 87
Sun/moon ...................................................................................... 87
Tides ............................................................................................. 87
Files .............................................................................................. 87
17
Customizing your system ..............................................................89
Page setup ..................................................................................... 89
Adjusting panel size ......................................................................... 91
Setting the appearance of the instrument bar ..................................... 91
Changing system settings................................................................. 92
18
The alarm system ......................................................................... 93
Type of messages ............................................................................ 93
Acknowledging a message ................................................................ 93
Customizing the alarm settings ......................................................... 94
19
Using video ................................................................................... 95
The video panel .............................................................................. 95
Customizing your video settings ........................................................ 95
Optimizing the video image .............................................................. 96
Selecting video standard .................................................................. 96
20
Maintenance ................................................................................. 97
Preventive maintenance ................................................................... 97
Simple maintenance procedures ........................................................ 97
Backing up your system data ............................................................ 97
21
Menu overview..............................................................................99
Settings menus ............................................................................... 99
Context menus ..............................................................................100
Plot menu......................................................................................100
Goto menu ....................................................................................100
22
6 | Table of contents
Index .......................................................................................... 101
1 Overview
Front panel
2
3
4
6
5
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
7
8
MENU
10
11
RADAR
ECHO
NAV
INFO
9
OUT
1MOB
2 ABC
4 GHI
5 JKL
6 MNO
7 PQRS 8 TUV
9WXYZ
STBY
AUTO
CHART
WIN
IN
0
3 DEF
PWR
12
13
PAGES
1
Key
Description
1
Direct Access Keys (DAK). Provide direct access to a page. Repeated presses
of each DAK cycles through several different pages that relate to the DAK
2
PLOT/MARK key. A short press activates the Plot menu, a long press positions
a waypoint at the vessel position
3
Rotary knob. Used to maneuver in the menu system, and for context specific
operation
4
GOTO/VESSEL key. A short press activates the Goto menu, a long press
centers the chart to vessel position
5
 (Tick) key. Activates/confirms current selection
6
X (Exit) key. Used to close dialogs, and to return to previous menu level.
Toggles between cursor and vessel position on chart panels. Removes the
cursor from the screen on radar and echosounder panels
7
Cursor keypad used to move the cursor on the display, and to maneuver in the
menu system
8
MENU key. A single press displays the context menu for active panel/overlay/
operation. Pressing the key twice displays the Settings menu
9
WIN key, used on multiple panels pages. A short press toggles between the
panels, a long press expands active panel to a full page panel
10
Zoom keys for radar, echosounder and chart pages
11
MOB key. A long press positions a MOB waypoint at the vessel’s position
12
13
Alpha numeric keypad used for entering numbers and text in dialog boxes.
NOTE: The STBY/AUTO key is reserved for future use.
Power key. A short press activated the Light dialog, a long press turns the unit
off
Overview | 7
The NSE screen structure
Pages and page groups
The NSE screen is comprised of page groups, accessed by pressing one of the Direct
Access Keys (DAK).
CHART
RADAR
ECHO
NAV
INFO
PAGES
Chart
Radar
Echosounder
Navigation
Info
Utilities
Each page group (except the Utilities pages) may include 5 pages. The first page in a
page group will always be a full screen panel.
The system comes pre-configured with some commonly used pages, and you can also
define your own pages. Refer the Customizing your system section.
Chart page group example
Radar page group example
Panels
Each application connected to the NSE system is presented on panels, and you can have
up to 4 panels per page.
1-panel page
2-panels page
3-panels page
4-panels page
The following panels are available:
Panel
8 | System overview
Description
Chart
Marine chart. Can be displayed as 2D or 3D (Navionics charts)
Radar
Radar PPI (Position Plan Indicator)
Echo
Echosounder
Instruments
Configurable set of screens representing live data from the vessel.
Shown as digits analog/linear gauges
Steer
Navigation information
Video
Live video
Position
GPS Position, SOG/COG and time
In addition to these panels the following applications can be connected and displayed on
other panels:
Application
AIS
Weather
Description
AIS information as overlay on chart and radar panels
Weather graphics and data as overlay on chart panel.
Sirius Weather application is available in North America only.
Audio
Satellite radio functions as a panel along the bottom of a page.
Sirius Audio application is available in North America only.
Instrument bar
Sensors connected to the system can be viewed in an instrument bar on top of your
screen.
Several display options are available for this bar; refer Customizing your system
section.
Communicating with the NSE unit
The NSE system communicates with the user by using menus and dialogs.
Settings menu
The system includes one Settings menu, accessed by pressing the MENU
key twice. It provides access to system settings, advanced settings for each
function and for vessel specific settings.
x2
MENU
WIN
Context menus
A context menu contains items that are relevant to the current
context. A context menu is accessed by pressing the MENU key.
MENU
WIN
Each panel has its own context menu which gives access to basic
functions for that panel.
Plot menu
Used for creating new waypoints, routes and tracks, and for
accessing the waypoints, routes and tracks library.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
The menu can be accessed independent on which panel that is
active. When the PLOT key is pressed any other menu action will be
interrupted.
Goto menu
Used to start the navigating function.
When the vessel is navigating the menu will be expanded to include options
to stop or change navigation.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
The menu can be accessed independent on which panel that is active. When
the GOTO key is pressed any other menu action will be interrupted.
System overview | 9
Dialogs
Dialogs are used for entering user input or for presenting
information to the user.
A dialog may be presented in full-screen, or as a popup
dialog in the centre of the screen.
Depending on type of information or entry, different keys
are used to confirm, cancel and close the dialog.
Alarm messages
The NSE system will continually check for dangerous situations and
system faults while the system is running.
When an alarm situation occurs, the Alarm window will pop up.
If you have enabled the siren, an audible alarm will be activated when
any alarm situation occurs.
Refer to The alarm system section for further information.
10 | System overview
2 Basic operation
Turning the unit on/off
POWER ON
STAND BY
POWER OFF
3s
PWR
PWR
PWR
If you turn the unit ON when no external equipment is connected you will be asked to
run in simulator mode.
When you turn ON the system after the first-time initialization, the system will start with
the same page and with settings that were activated when the system was turned OFF.
If the radar is running you can turn it to standby mode from
within the Light dialog.
PWR
Positioning a Man Over Board mark
If an emergency situation should occur, you can position a Man Over Board waypoint at
the vessel’s current position by pressing and holding the “1” key.
When you activate the MOB function the following actions are automatically performed:
-
a MOB waypoint is positioned at the vessel’s position
-
the display switches to a zoomed Chart panel, centered on vessel position
-
the vessel starts navigating towards the MOB waypoint
3s
1MOB
The vessel will continue navigating towards the MOB point
until the waypoint is reached or until you select to stop this
navigation.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
Basic operation | 11
Adjusting the backlight
The backlight for LCD and keys can be adjusted at any time independent of what is on
the screen.
+
or
PWR
10
1
PWR
MENU
WIN
6
3
A night mode is included and optimized for low light conditions.
Details on the chart may be less visible when the Night mode is selected!
Operating the menu system
Selecting menu item and confirming selection
You operate a menu by using the rotary knob to select menu item, and then pressing the
knob to confirm your selection.
You can also operate the menu by using the arrow keypad to select an item, and then
the Tick key to confirm a selection.
MENU
WIN
MENU
WIN
The illustrations for menu operation throughout this manual will refer to the rotary knob!
Exiting the menu
By pressing the X key the menu will return to previous menu level, and then exit.
MENU
WIN
12 | Basic operation
Using the cursor
The cursor is by default not shown on any panel.
When you use one of the arrow keys on a Chart, Radar or
Echosounder panel the cursor will become visible. The cursor
information window will show position coordinates at the
cursor position, and range and bearing to the vessel.
On an Echosounder panel the cursor information window will
include the depth at cursor position.
Further use of the cursor is described in the Chart, Radar and Echosounder sections.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the X key.
Adding entries in dialog boxes
Selecting entry field
You switch between the entry fields and keys in a dialog box by using the rotary knob or
the arrow keys.
You can enter information by pressing the rotary knob or the Tick key when a field is
highlighted.
Adjusting values
You adjust a numeric value in a field by using the keypad or the rotary
knob.
You need to press the rotary knob first to change the function from
selecting fields to editing the slider.
Entering text
1MOB
2 ABC
3 DEF
4 GHI
5 JKL
6 MNO
7 PQRS 8 TUV
9WXYZ
STBY
AUTO
0
IN
The alpha numeric keypad is used for entering digits and text in dialog boxes.
If digit entries are required the keyboard will input digits only.
If both digits and letters are accepted in a dialog repeated short presses on the key will
cycle through the letters for that key, while a long press will enter the respective digit.
PWR
OUT
KEY
1st press
2nd press
3rd press
4th press/or press
and hold
2 ABC
A
B
C
2
Press the IN key for uppercase letters and the OUT key for lowercase.
Depending on type of information or entry different keys are used to confirm the entries.
When confirmed or cancelled the dialog box will close.
Context help in the dialog boxes
When you select an input field, a context
help for that field will be shown.
Basic operation | 13
Working with pages and panels
Selecting pages
You access a page group by pressing the corresponding DAK (Direct Access Key).
CHART
RADAR
ECHO
NAV
INFO
PAGES
Active DAK is indicated with a red symbol right above the key.
When you press a DAK for the first time, the default page for
that group is displayed. When you later switch between the page
groups, the last active page in each group will be displayed.
CHART
RADAR
ECHO
If you repress a page group’s DAK a list of available pages for that group will be
displayed.
Selecting active panel
In a split screen you can have multiple panels, but only one panel can be active
at a time. You will only be able to access the context menu of the active panel.
Active panel is outlined with a red border.
MENU
You switch between active panels by pressing the WIN key.
Maximizing active panel
You press and hold the WIN key to maximize the selected panel. By repressing the WIN
key the panel will return to the previous split screen view.
3s
MENU
WIN
MENU
WIN
Editing a page
You can edit any page in a page group except the first page. You can also define your
own pages for each DAK as described in the Customizing your system section.
14 | Basic operation
WIN
OP40 Remote controller
NSE 3.0 software version includes OP40 support, enabling you to operate many of the
NSE functions with the OP40 Controller.
2 3
1
16
GO TO
VESSEL
6 MNO
CHART
RADAR
8 TUV
9 WXYZ
ECHO
NAV
0
PWR
INFO
PAGES
2 ABC
3 DEF
4 GHI
5 JKL
7 PQRS
15
14
7
8
9
OUT
IN
PLOT
MARK
1
STBY
AUTO
Key
DISPLAY
MOB
4 5 6
13
10
MENU
WIN
12
11
Description
1
MOB (Man Overboard). A long press will position a Man Over Board (MOB)
waypoint at the vessel’s current position
2
Unit under command LEDs. Indicates which unit the OP40 is controlling.
3
DISPLAY: Changes which NSE unit the OP40 is controlling
4
PLOT/MARK key. A short press activates the Plot menu, a long press positions
a waypoint at the vessel position
5
Zoom IN zoom OUT buttons for radar, echosounder and chart pages
6
GOTO/VESSEL key. A short press activates the Goto menu, a long press
centers the chart to vessel position
7
 key — Activates/confirms current selection
8
Rotary knob. The function of the knob is depending on active context
9
X key cancels changes and returns to previous menu level
10
Cursor keypad used to move the cursor on the display, and to maneuver in the
menu system
11
WIN key, used on multiple panels pages. A short press toggles between the
panels, a long press expands active panel to a full page panel and back again
12
MENU key. Used to display the context menu for the active panel/overlay, and
for selecting options in edit mode. 2 x MENU for accessing system settings
menu
13
Direct Access Keys (DAK). Provide direct access to a page. Repeated presses
of each DAK cycles through several different pages that relate to the DAK
14
The PWR / Brightness button can bring up options to adjust brightness and
change day / night mode.
It can turn off the NSE but cannot turn it on. To turn on a NSE you must use
the power button on each specific NSE unit you wish to use.
15
STBY AUTO: Autopilot Auto steer / Stand-By
16
Alpha numeric keypad used for entering numbers and text in dialog boxes
Basic operation | 15
Selecting which processor to control
Before an OP40 can be used it must be configured and assigned to the processor. Refer
to the separate NSE Installation manual for more information.
The following color codes are used on the OP40’s DISPLAY LED;
Color/Status
Red
MOB
DISPLAY
Green - Flashing
Green
MOB
DISPLAY
16 | Basic operation
Description
Processor is OFF
Processor powering up
Processor is ON
To take control of the next display press the DISPLAY key. Short presses of the DISPLAY
key will toggle control through LED positions that have been assigned.
3 Using the simulator
x2
MENU
WIN
Simulator mode
The simulation feature main data sources, so you can see how the unit works without
being connected to echosounder, radar, GPS etc.
You can use the simulator to help you become familiar with your unit before using it out
on the water.
When the simulator is toggled on this is indicated in the lower part of
the display.
Demonstration mode
In this mode the unit automatically runs through the main features of
the product; it changes pages automatically, adjusts settings, opens
menus etc.
If you press a key when demo mode is running, the demonstration will
pause. After a time-out period, demo mode will resume again.
Advanced simulator settings
The advanced simulator settings allows you to define how to run the
simulator. When the settings are saved these will be used as default
when starting the simulator mode.
Source files
Selects data to be used.
A set of source files is included in your system, and you
can import files by using a USB stick or a memory card.
Refer to The utilities pages section.
You can also use your own recorded echosounder files in
the simulator.
For how to record echosounder files, refer to the Using
the echosounder section.
GPS source
Selects where the GPS data is generated from.
Speed, Course and Route
Used for manually enter values when GPS source is set to
Simulated course or Simulated route. Otherwise, GPS
data including speed and course comes from the selected echosounder or radar files.
Set start position
Moves the vessel to current cursor position.
Simulator | 17
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18 | Simulator
4 Charts
On the chart panel you can determine your vessel’s position in relation to land. You can
use the chart display for planning routes and sailing along a predefined route.
The chart function can also display your vessel’s position relative to other chart objects,
plan and navigate routes, create waypoints; overlay a radar image and display AIS
targets and weather information.
Simrad NSE comes preloaded with regional cartography.
US Versions include InsightHD Cartography for the entire US with Shaded Relief. Europe
and Rest Of World Versions include Navionics Coastal Cartography.
All Versions are compatible with Navionics Platinum Plus via SD Card.
The chart panel
GRID LINES *
EXTENSION
LINE *
ROUTE *
NORTH
INDICATOR
RANGE
RINGS *
WAYPOINT *
VESSEL
TRACK *
x2
MENU
WIN
CHART RANGE
RANGE
SCALE
* Optional chart image items
You turn the optional images on/off individually.
The vessel symbol
When a GPS and a suitable compass sensor is connected to the system, the vessel
symbol indicates vessel position and heading. Without a heading sensor fitted, the vessel
icon will orientate itself using COG (Course over Ground).
If no GPS is available the vessel symbol will include a question mark.
Using charts | 19
Extension Lines
x2
MENU
WIN
The vessel’s extension lines can be activated to show course over ground (COG), heading
or both. The length of the line can be set to fixed length or to indicate the distance that
the vessel will travel at the current speed in selected time period.
Selecting Infinite length will project a continuous extension line.
COG
HEADING
Using the cursor on chart panel
The cursor by default is not shown on the chart panel.
When you press one of the arrow keys the cursor will become
visible, and the cursor position window will be activated.
When you are in cursor mode, the chart will not pan or
rotate to follow the vessel.
Pressing the X key will toggle the chart position between the vessel and the previous
cursor position.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the X key.
Selecting objects
When you rest the cursor over a chart item, a
waypoint, a route or a target, basic information for
the selected item will be displayed.
By pressing the rotary knob or the tick key when
a chart item is selected all available information
about that item will be shown.
Popup information has to be enabled.
Creating waypoints and routes
You can use the cursor to position waypoints and routes as described in Waypoints,
Routes and Tracks section.
20 | Using charts
Measuring distance
MENU
WIN
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between your vessel and a position or
between 2 points on the chart panel.
Use the following process to measure a distance.
1
Start the Measure function
2
Move the cursor towards the second measuring
point
-
A line will be drawn from the vessel center to
the cursor position, and the distance will be
listed in the Cursor Information window
You can reset the measurement and start measuring
from cursor position by pressing the Tick key.
You terminate the measuring function by pressing the X key.
Chart scale
You zoom in and out in the chart by using the IN/OUT keys or by
using the rotary knob.
Chart scale will be shown in the lower right corner of the chart
panel.
Searching for chart objects
The chart context menu includes a search function used to find and display chart
objects.
This function is also available from the Pages panel.
Displaying chart information
You can display available information for the chart and chart items in cursor or vessel
position.
You can select further details about a selected item by pressing the rotary knob or the
Tick key.
Using charts | 21
Positioning the chart on the panel
Selecting chart center
When the cursor is active on the panel, the chart will be centered around the cursor
position (cursor mode).
Pressing X key will remove the cursor, and the chart center will be positioned at the
vessel (vessel mode).
You can toggle between cursor mode and vessel mode by pressing the X key .
Panning
MENU
WIN
By moving the cursor to the edge of the panel, the chart will be panned in the cursor’s
direction.
Look ahead
This option centres the chart slightly forward of your vessel so that
you can maximize your view ahead.
Setting the chart orientation
Several options are available for how the chart is rotated in the
panel. The chart orientation symbol in the panel’s upper right corner
indicates the north direction.
North up
Displays the chart with the north direction upward.
Corresponds to the usual orientation of nautical charts.
Heading up
Displays the chart with the vessel’s heading directly up
on the chart image.
Heading information is received from a compass. If
heading is not available, then the COG from the GPS
will be used.
Course up
Rotates the chart in the direction of the next waypoint
when in navigation mode.
This option works only when there’s an active route.
If no route is active the heading up orientation will be
used until a route is made active.
Selecting chart detail level
Low
This is the basic level of information that cannot be removed, and
includes information that is required in all geographic areas. It is not
intended to be sufficient for safe navigation.
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Medium
This is the minimum information sufficient for navigation.
Full
This is all available information for the chart in use.
Chart categories
This option enables you to select which chart categories you want to display on your
chart.
Chart imagery style
The charts can be displayed in two different imagery styles.
2D presents chart information in a basic mapping mode, while the shaded relief option
presents chart including terrain information.
2D
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Shaded relief
Chart overlay
Radar and weather information can be displayed as overlay on your chart panel.
When one of the overlay options are selected the chart context menu will be expanded to
include basic function for the selected overlay.
Radar and weather functions are described in separate sections in this manual.
Chart data
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The NSE system can use Insight and Navionics chart databases.
The Navionics chart includes options that not are available in the
Simrad database. Navionics options are described in the following
sections.
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Chart options in Navionics chart database
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Chart view
The Navionics chart database provides you with 2D and 3D
view options.
2D presents chart information in a basic mapping mode.
3D provides a three dimensional graphical view of land and sea
contours.
3D Zooming
You zoom the 3D chart by using the IN/OUT keys.
Viewing the chart in 3D
There are two modes available for moving the camera in 3D views; Vessel mode and
Cursor mode. You switch between these two modes by pressing the X key.
Vessel mode
In this mode the camera follows the vessel. The vessel’s position will be in center if not
Look ahead option is selected. The camera angle is by default as seen from above and
behind the vessel, looking forward. You can tilt the camera by using the up/down arrow
keys, but you cannot rotate the camera horizontally.
Cursor mode
This mode includes two different options for moving the camera; Camera Pan and
Camera Rotate. You switch between these two camera modes by pressing the rotary
knob or the √ key. Active camera mode is shown on top of the panel.
Camera Pan
In this mode you move the camera away from the vessel position and
around in the chart by using the arrow keys, and rotate horizontally by
using the rotating knob.
You can return to vessel position (vessel mode) by pressing the X key.
Camera Rotate
In this mode the camera position is fixed, and the camera can only be
rotated. You rotate the camera horizontally by using the left/right arrow
keys or the rotating knob. You tilt the camera vertically by pressing the
up/down arrow keys.
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Photo overlay
This option enables you to view satellite photo images of an area
as an overlay on the chart.
The availability of such photos is limited to certain regions.
You can view photo overlays in either 2D or 3D modes.
The Photo overlay function is disabled as you zoom out beyond a certain level.
Photo transparency
The transparency sets the opaqueness of the photo overlay.
Navionics Fish’n Chip
NSE supports Navionics Fish’n Chip (US only). Fish’n Chip
provides high resolution bathymetric data.
Fish’n Chip data is standard on Navionics Platinum Plus cards.
If enabled, you may notice some other chart features
disappear and it may clutter the screen.
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Optional settings for Navionics charts
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Annotation
Determines what area information— such as names of locations and notes of areas—is
available on display.
Presentation type
Provides marine charting information such as symbols, colors of the navigation chart and
wording for either International or US presentation types.
Chart details
Provides you with different levels of geographical layer information.
Safety depth
The Navionics charts use different shades of blue to distinguish between shallow and
deep water.
The safety depth sets the limit for which depts that shall be drawn without blue shading.
Contours depth
Determines which contours you see on the chart down to the selected contour’s depth
value.
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5 Waypoints, routes & tracks
Waypoints
A waypoint is a mark positioned on a chart, on a radar image or on an echosounder
image. Each waypoint has an exact position with latitude and longitude coordinates. A
waypoint positioned on an echosounder image, will in addition to position information,
have a depth value.
A waypoint is used to mark a position you later may want to return to. Two or more
waypoints can also be combined to create a route.
Positioning waypoints
You can position a waypoint at the vessel position from any panel by pressing the PLOT
key:
-
Short press: activates the Plot menu allowing you to specify waypoint details in the
Waypoint dialog
-
Press and hold: plots a waypoint at the vessel’s current position
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
You can position a waypoint at the cursor position on a chart, radar and echosounder
panel by moving the cursor to selected position and then pressing the PLOT key.
The waypoint dialogs
You can enter details for a waypoint in the waypoint dialog, activated by pressing the
rotary knob or the Tick key when a waypoint is selected.
The waypoints dialog can also be activated from the Waypoint list. Refer The
Waypoints, Route and Tracks library later in this section.
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Editing waypoints
MENU
WIN
A waypoint can be edited in the Waypoint dialog. You can also move the waypoint
manually by using the cursor;
1
Select the waypoint by resting the cursor over it
2
Press the MENU key and select the move option
3
Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to a new position
4
Confirm the new position by pressing the rotary knob or the tick key
The moving waypoint mode is indicated on top of the panel.
The waypoints can also be edited from the Waypoint list as
described later in this section.
Waypoint alarm settings
You can set an alarm radius for each individual waypoint you
create.
When the waypoint alarm is toggled ON in the alarm panel, an
alarm message will be activated when your vessel comes within
the defined radius.
If you want to set an alarm radius for a route point this point
must first be converted to a waypoint.
Tracks
A track is a graphical presentation of the historical path
of the vessel, allowing you to retrace your travel. A track
can later be converted to a route in the Tracks dialog
described later in this section.
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From the factory, the system is set to automatically
track the vessel’s movement. The system will continue
to record the track until the track length reaches the
maximum trail point setting, and will then automatically
begin overwriting the oldest track points.
The automatic tracking function can be turned off from the Tracks library as described
later in this section.
Track settings
The track is made up of a series of track points connected by line
segments whose length depends on the frequency of track recording.
You can select to position track points based on time settings,
distance, or by letting the NSE system position a waypoint
automatically when a course change is registered.
The Tracks option must also be turned ON in the chart settings to be visible! Refer the
Chart section.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
Creating a new track
You define the track settings and start the new
track from the Plot menu.
A new track can also be started from the
Tracks library described later in this chapter.
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Routes
A route consists of a series of waypoints entered in the
order that you want to navigate them.
When you rest the cursor over a route, it will turn blue
and the route name will be displayed.
Creating new routes by using the cursor
You can create a new route on the Chart panel as follows:
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
1
Press the PLOT key and select the new route option
2
Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the position for the first waypoint
3
Confirm the position by pressing the rotary knob
4
Move the cursor to the position for the next waypoints, and confirm the position by
pressing the rotary knob again
5
Repeat moving the cursor and pressing the rotary knob until all
waypoints in the route are created
6
Press the MENU key to save the route
The Edit route mode and route information is indicated on top of the panel until the route
is saved.
The route can also be created from the Routes list as described later in this section.
Editing a route by using the cursor
MENU
WIN
You can edit a route on a chart panel by using the cursor;
1
Select the route by resting the cursor over it
-
2
Press the MENU key and select the edit option
-
3
The route will be highlighted
The Edit route mode and route information is indicated on top of the panel
Move the cursor to where you want to make the edit; a waypoint or a
leg, and press the MENU key again to select edit options
-
The options available in the Edit route menu depend on if the cursor is
rested over a waypoint or over a leg
4
Use the cursor to add, move or remove any item
5
Press the MENU key again and save your edits
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The waypoints, route and tracks page
The Utilities pages includes a Waypoints, Routes and Tracks page. This gives access to
advanced edit functions and settings for all these items available on your system.
There are several ways to access the library. A couple of them are illustrated below.
You move between the tabs in the library by using the left/right arrow keys.
The edit and settings options are accessed by pressing the MENU key when one of the
items is selected.
PLOT
MARK
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PAGES
6 Using the radar
The radar panel can be set up as a full screen view or combined with other panels.
The radar image can also be displayed as an overlay to existing 2D chart views and 3D
for Navionics. Refer to the Chart section.
The radar panel
HEADING
NE *
LINE
RANGE
NORTH
IND ATO
OR *
INDICATOR
ROTARY
CONTR
CONTROLS
ION
ON
N
ORIENTATION
N
MOTION
COMPASS *
RANGE RINGS *
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RANGE
NGE
GE MARKERS
MARK
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DATA BAR*
* Optional radar symbology
WIN
You can turn the optional
symbology on/off individually.
MENU
WIN
The activate symbology can be
turned on/off collectively.
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Operational modes
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WIN
The radar’s operational modes are controlled from the NSE. The following modes are
available:
Off
The power to the radar scanner is turned off
Standby
The power to the radar scanner is on, but the radar is not transmitting.
Transmit
The scanner is on and transmitting signals to detect
surrounding targets.
It is possible to toggle the radar between transmit and
standby via the light dialogue.
If the radar is off or in standby mode you have the option to
turn the radar on or off from the radar screen.
MENU
PWR
WIN
Setting up the radar image
Positioning the radar center
You can move the radar center to different positions within the radar panel.
MENU
WIN
The following options are available:
Center
Default setting. The radar center is centered on the radar panel.
Look Ahead
Moves the radar center to the bottom of the panel to give maximum view ahead.
Offset
Allows you to move the center to any location on the radar panel.
1
Select the offset option
2
Use the arrow keys to position the radar center
3
Confirm the settings with the Tick key
Center
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Look ahead
Custom
Setting the radar orientation
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Heading up
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Rotates the radar image to display the current heading directly up on
the radar image.
North up
Rotates the radar image with the north direction upwards.
Course up
Rotates the radar image to display the current navigation course
directly up.
This option works only when the vessel is navigating. If the vessel
not is navigating the heading up orientation will be used until the
navigation function is started.
Setting the radar motion
You can select how your vessel symbol moves on the radar image.
The radar motion can only be changed when the radar is transmitting.
If there’s no heading data or COG, only Relative Motion mode is
available.
True motion
Your vessel, and moving targets, move across the Radar screen as
you travel. All stationary objects remain in a fixed position.
Relative motion
Your vessel remains in a fixed location on the Radar screen and all
other objects move relative to your position. You can choose the
position of the fixed location, refer as described in Positioning the
radar center.
Relative motion is the default setting.
Changing the image color
Different colors (palettes) can be used to represent detail on your
radar panel.
Using the cursor on the radar panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the radar image.
When you press one of the arrow keys the cursor will be visible,
the cursor position window will be activated.
The cursor can be used to measure a distance to a target, and to
select targets as described later in this section.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the X key.
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Dual Radar
With dual radar capability in NSE it is possible for two radar sources to be displayed
simultaneously. Connect either two Broadband Radars or two Pulse Radars and see both
radar images at the same time.
Interference while using Broadband Radar™ on most ranges will be seen when a pulse
radar and a Broadband Radar™ are transmitting at the same time on the same boat. It is
Navico’s recommendation to only transmit one radar at a time: e.g. Broadband Radar™
for typical navigational usage, or pulse radar to locate weather cells, defined coastlines
at a distance, and to trigger Racons.
Set the radar screen to show two radar panels.
RADAR
MENU
WIN
Highlight a radar panel and select which radar you require from the sources menu.
Fast scan (Broadband Radar™ only)
MENU
MENU
WIN
WIN
Increases the speed of the radar scanner when the range is set to 2 nm or less. This
option gives faster updates on target movements within this range.
STC curve (Broadband Radar™ only)
The STC (Sensitivity Time Control) controls the sensitivity of the radar
signal close to your vessel. The STC curve option has 3 settings. Your
selection should be based on the current sea conditions.
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Optimizing the radar image
You may be able to improve the radar
image by adjusting the radar sensitivity,
and by filtering the signals from effect
of random echoes from sea and weather
conditions.
The parameters are adjusted by using
the rotary knob. You select between the
control images by pressing the rotary
knob. Active control will expand and
display its name in full. You can then
adjust the value by turning the knob
Gain
The gain controls the sensitivity of the radar receiver.
A higher gain makes the radar more sensitive to radar returns, allowing it to display
weaker targets. If the gain is set too high, the image might be cluttered with background
noise.
Gain has 2 modes; Auto and Manual. You cycle through the modes by pressing and
holding the rotary knob. You can only adjust the gain value by turning the rotary knob
when it is in manual mode.
Sea clutter
Sea clutter is used to filter the effect of random echo returns from waves or rough water
near the vessel.
When you increase Sea Clutter filtering the on-screen clutter caused by the echoes of
waves will be reduced.
Sea clutter has 3 modes: auto harbor, auto offshore and manual. A long-press on the
rotary knob will cycle through the modes. You can only adjust the clutter value by
turning the rotary knob when it is in manual mode.
Rain Clutter
The Rain clutter is used to reduce the effect of rain, snow or other weather conditions on
the radar image.
The value should not be increased too much as this may filter out real targets.
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Rejecting radar interference
Interference could be caused by radar signals from other radar units operating in the
same frequency band.
A high setting will reduce the interference from other radars.
In order to not miss weak targets, the interference rejection should be set low when no
interference exists.
Target boost
This feature increases the size of radar targets, making them easier to see on the radar
panel.
Setting the radar threshold
The threshold sets required signal strength for the lowest radar signals. Radar returns
below this limit will be filtered and not displayed.
Default value: 30%.
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Setting a guard zone around your vessel
MENU
WIN
A guard zone is a region (either circular or a sector) that you can define on the radar
image. You can also define if an alarm is activated when a radar target enters or exits
the zone.
Defining a circular zone
1
Activate one of the guard zones
2
Select circular shape
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3
A circular guard zone will now be positioned on the radar
image
Select the menu option used for adjusting the zone
4
The menu will be removed from the display, and the rotary
symbol for range will be enlarged
Use the rotary knob to adjust the
range and depth.
-
5
You switch between the range and
depth settings by pressing the rotary
knob
Press the Menu key to save the guard
zone settings
Defining a sector zone
1
Activate one of the guard zones
2
Select a sector shape
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3
Select the menu option used for adjusting the zone
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A sector guard zone will now be positioned on the radar
image
The menu will be removed from the display, and
the rotary symbol for range will be enlarged.
4
Use the rotary knob to adjust the range, depth,
bearing and width. You switch between the
adjustable settings by pressing the rotary knob
5
Press the Menu key to save the guard zone
settings
Other vessels on the radar image
MENU
If MARPA radar(s) or AIS devices are connected to the NSE system, any targets detected
by these devices will be displayed as an overlay on the chart and on the radar image. You
can also see messages and position for DSC transmitting devices within range.
WIN
For more information refer to the Other vessels on chart and radar image section.
Target tracking
Any MARPA target detected by the NSE system can be tracked by the radar.
1
Select Acquire targets from the menu
2
Position the cursor over the target, and press the tick key to confirm
3
Repeat process for more targets
Once your targets are identified, it may take up to 10 radar sweeps to acquire and then
track the target.
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Target setup
MENU
WIN
Target trails
You can define how long time the trail that each target leaves should
remain on your radar panel. You can also turn OFF target trails.
MENU
WIN
Clearing target trails from the panel
You can clear target trails from your radar panel temporarily. The target trails will start
to appear again unless you switch them off as described above.
Target expansion
You can select to increase the size for all thin targets on the radar panels.
Measuring range and bearing to a target
Using the cursor
When you move the cursor on a radar panel the cursor information
window will be activated.
The cursor window shows range and bearing from your vessel to
cursor position.
Range rings
The range rings are displayed at preset distances from the vessel based on the radar
range.
You can use the range ring to estimate the distance between a radar echo and your
vessel.
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EBL/VRM
MENU
WIN
The electronic bearing line (EBL) is a line from the center of the vessel. The line’s bearing
remains constant as the vessel moves. The variable range marker (VRM) is a usercontrolled range ring that surrounds the vessel.
The EBL/ VRM function is used to measure distance and bearing from the vessel’s
position to a target. Two different EBL/VRMs can be placed on the radar image.
Positioning an EBL/VRM
1
Move the cursor to a selected object
2
Press the Menu key
3
Select one of the EBL/VRM options
-
-
The menu will be removed from the display,
and the EBL line and the VRM circle will be
drawn on the radar
image.
The EBL/VRM information window will display range and bearing from the vessel to
the marker
4
If required, use the arrow keys to reposition the marker
5
Press the Menu key again to save the position
You can reposition a fixed EBL/VRM, turn Off the EBL/VRM info window and
remove the marker from the same menu.
When you reposition the EBL/VRM marker you use the cursor and save the
position as described above.
Radar overlay
You can overlay the Radar image on the Chart. This can help you to easily interpret the
radar image by correlating the radar targets with charted objects.
When the radar overlay is selected, basic radar operational functions are available from
the Chart page’s context menu.
More information on Radar Overlay is available in the Using chart section of this
manual.
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7 Other vessels on chart and radar image
If MARPA radar(s) or AIS devices are connected to the NSE system, any targets detected
by these devises can be displayed as an overlay on the chart. You can also see messages
and position for DSC transmitting devices within range.
You can define alarms to notify you if a target gets too close or if the target is lost.
AIS vessels on a chart panel
AIS vessels on a radar panel
Target symbols
The NSE system use the target symbols shown below:
Symbol
Description
Sleeping AIS target (not moving or at anchor).
Moving and safe AIS target with course extension line.
Acquiring MARPA target. Typically it takes up to 10 full rotations of
scanner
Tracking MARPA target, not moving or at anchor.
Tracking and safe MARPA target with extension lines.
Dangerous AIS target,
illustrated with bold line.
A target is defined as dangerous
based on the CPA, TCPA and AIS
Range settings. Refer Defining
alarm limits later in this
section.
Dangerous MARPA target
When no signals have been
received within a time limit a
target will be defined as lost.
Lost AIS target.
The target symbol represents
the last valid position of the
target before the reception of
data was lost.
Lost MARPA target
Selected AIS target, activated
by positioning the cursor over a
target symbol.
Selected MARPA target
The target will return to default
target symbol when the cursor
is moved.
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How to display other vessels
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MENU
WIN
Selects which targets to display.
Sets the length of the extension line for your
vessel and for other vessels.
The length of the extension line indicates the
distance the vessel will move in the selected
time period.
Selects how to use the extension line to
indicate speed and course for targets; either
as true motion in the chart or relative to your
vessel.
Sets the orientation of the AIS icon; either
based on heading or COG information.
Receiving MMSI messages
You need to have your own MMSI number entered in the NSE
system to be able to receive addressed messages from AIS and
DSC vessels.
The Vessel message option in the alarm settings must be toggled
on if any MMSI message shall be displayed, refer to next page.
Defining a guard zone around you vessel
You can define an invisible guard zone around your vessel. When a target comes within
this distance from your vessel, the symbol will change to the “dangerous” target symbol.
An alarm will be triggered if activated in the Alarm settings panel.
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Target alarm settings
You can define several alarms to alert you if a target comes within predefined range
limits, or if a previously identified target is lost.
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MENU
WIN
The following alarms can be set:
Alarm ID
Dangerous vessel
Description
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a vessel
comes within the predefined guard zone.
The check box controls whether the alarm pop-up box is
displayed and if the siren will sound. The guard zone defines
when a vessel is dangerous regardless of the enabled/disabled
state.
AIS vessel lost
Sets the range for lost vessels. If a vessel is lost within this range
this will trigger an alarm
Vessel message
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a message is
received from an AIS target
MARPA target lost
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated when a MARPA
target is lost
MARPA unavailable
Controls whether an alarm shall be activated if you do not have
the required inputs for MARPA to work (valid GPS position and
heading sensor connected to the radar server)
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Viewing information about targets
When you select a vessel on the chart the symbol will change to Selected target symbol,
and the vessel name will be displayed.
You can display detailed information for a selected target by pressing the rotary knob or
the MENU key.
You can also display information about other vessels from the Vessels page as
described in the Utilities pages section.
MENU
WIN
Finding other AIS vessels
You can search for other vessels equipped with suitable AIS devices from your chart
menu or from the Find or Vessels feature in the utilities pages (refer to the Utilities
pages section).
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8 Using the echosounder
The Echosounder function provides a view of the water and bottom beneath your vessel,
allowing you to detect fish and examine the structure of the sea floor.
The echosounder image
The echosounder displays the water column moving from right to left on the panel.
You can select between single panel view and several split views as described later in
this chapter.
DEPTH
FISH ARCHES
UPPER RANGE
TEMP
GRAPH *
TEMPERATURE
FREQUENCY
ZOOM
GAIN/
COLOR
INDICATORS
RANGE
SCALE
ZOOM BARS
*
DEPTH LINE
*
SEA BED
LOWER RANGE
MENU
WIN
A-SCOPE
*
* Optional echosounder image items
You turn the optional echosounder images on/off individually.
Pausing the sounder image
It is not possible to turn OFF the sounder transmission from the NSE unit. When the
echosounder is connected and configured the sounder information will be transferred to
the NSE system as long as the echosounder is running.
You can freeze the sounder image, allowing you to examine the sounder echoes.
This function is useful when you need to position a waypoint exactly on the echosounder
panel, and if you are using the cursor to measure a distance between 2 elements on the
image.
When the image is paused the echosounder will continue to run and the depth indication
on the panel will be updated.
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Setting up the sounder display
MENU
WIN
The echosounder panel can be setup as a single view, or with split view where the left
and the right side presents different images.
Split screen options
Zoom
The Zoom mode presents a magnified view of the sounder image on the left side of the
panel. By default the zoom level is set to 2x.
The range zoom bars on the right side of the display shows the range that is magnified.
If you increase the zooming factor the range will be reduced. You will see this as reduced
distance between the zoom bars.
ZOOM
LEVEL
ZOOM
BARS
When Zoom mode is selected, the context menu will expand to include a drop down
menu from where you can select the zoom factor.
Bottom lock
The bottom lock mode is useful when you want to view echoes close to the bottom.
In this mode the left side of the panel shows an image where the bottom is flattened.
The range scale is changed to measure from the seabed (0) and upwards. The bottom
and the zero line will always be shown on the left image, independent on range scale.
ZERO LINE
The scaling factor for the image on the left side of the panel is adjusted as described for
Zoom mode.
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Setting the echosounder range
The range setting determines the depth shown on the display.
MENU
WIN
Auto
If you select Auto, the system will automatically display the whole range from the water
surface to the bottom.
Auto range will automatically be turned off once you adjust the range manually.
Manually changing the range
You can increase or decrease the range by pressing the zoom keys.
IN
OUT
Pressing and holding one of the zoom keys will toggle between auto
and manual range. Autorange is resumed by pressing the “0” key.
When manually change the range the lower depth line will be moved upwards or
downwards. The upper depth line will always be at the water surface.
This options allows you to focus on echoes at the upper part of the water column.
Upper and lower limits
MENU
WIN
Controls the depth range (lower limit), and lets you choose upper
and lower limits anywhere along the water column. The Upper and
Lower limit must be at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) apart.
Normally range is controlled by the IN and OUT Keys, you can
swap these keys to enable them to adjust zoom by ticking ‘Swap
range/zoom controls in the System, Settings, Advanced Echo
menu.
UPPER LIMIT IS 30 FEET
LOWER LIMIT IS 50 FEET
The echosounder frequency
This NSE unit supports several transducer frequencies. Available frequencies depend on
what transducer that is connected.
You can view two frequencies at the same time by setting up a echosounder split screen.
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Selecting the ping speed
The Ping Speed controls the rate the transducer uses to send echosounder waves into
the water. A higher ping speed will yield the best results when you are moving across the
water at a high rate of speed or fishing from a dock. The reverberation of too much ping
speed can cause interference on the screen.
The fish echoes
You can select how you want the echoes to appear on the echosounder image.
TRADITIONAL
FISH ECHOES
Using colors
x2
MENU
FISH SYMBOLS AND
DEPTH INDICATION
WIN
Color palette
Several display color templates with varying degrees of color and
brightness are available.
Bottom coloring
The bottom coloring option colors the entire bottom area in one
brown shade. This will clearly separate fish and structure from the
bottom.
Using the cursor on the echosounder panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the sounder image.
When you press one of the arrow keys the cursor will be
visible, the depth at the cursor position will be shown, the
information window and the history bar will be activated.
You use the arrow keys to move the cursor in any direction
on the display.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the X key.
Using the cursor to position a waypoint
You can position a waypoint at the cursor position by
pressing the PLOT key as described in the Waypoints,
routes and tracks section.
When the key is pressed the waypoint symbol and ID are
positioned at the cursor position.
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Viewing sounder history
Whenever the cursor is shown on a sounder panel, the red scroll bar is also shown. The
scroll bar shows the image you are currently viewing in relation to the total echosounder
image history stored.
When the scroll bar is on the far right side it indicates that you are viewing the latest
soundings. If you move the cursor to the left side of the screen the history bar will start
scrolling towards left, and the automatic scrolling as new soundings are received will be
turned off.
To resume echosounder scrolling, move the cursor to the right until the red history bar
reaches the right side of the image, or press the X key.
Measuring distance
MENU
WIN
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between the position of two
observations on the sounder image. It is easier to use the measure function when the
sounder image is paused.
Use the following process to measure a distance:
1
Move the cursor to the first
measuring point
2
Start the Measure function
3
Move the cursor towards the second
measuring point
-
A line will be drawn from the first
point to the cursor, and the distance
will be listed in the Information
window
You can reset the measurement by pressing the Tick key.
When you press the X key the echosounder will resume to normal scrolling.
Optimizing the echosounder image
Several parameters can be adjusted to
optimize the sounder image.
Gain
The gain controls the sensitivity of the
echosounder.
The more you increase the gain, the
more details will be shown on the
image. However, a higher gain setting
may introduce more background clutter
on the image. Conversely, if the gain
is set too low weak echoes may not be
displayed.
Auto gain
The Auto gain option will keep the sensitivity at a level that works well under most
conditions.
With the gain in auto mode, you can set a positive or negative offset that gets applied to
the auto gain. This is indicated as A-40 - A40.
Color
The strength of the echo is symbolized by colors. A strong return will be shown with
reddish-brown color, while a weak signal will be light blue (depending on which palette
you select).
The more you increase the Color, the more echoes will be displayed as reddish-brown.
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Adjusting the Gain and Color gain settings
Gain and Color are adjustable by using the rotary knob.
You select between Gain and Color by pressing the rotary knob. The active control will
expand and display it’s name in full. You can then adjust the value by turning the knob.
If you press and hold the rotary knob when Gain is selected, you switch between Auto
and Manual gain option.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
If no adjustments are made within 3 seconds the controls will return to default size.
Noise rejection
Echosounder signal interference from bilge pumps, engine vibration and air bubbles can
clutter the sounder image.
The noise rejection option filters the impact of echosounder signal interference by
reducing the on-screen clutter.
MENU
WIN
Clarity
Wave action, boat wakes and temperature inversion can cause on-screen clutter near the
surface.
The surface clarity option reduces surface clutter by decreasing the sensitivity of the
receiver near the surface.
Recording the echosounder data
You can record echosounder data and save the file internally in the NSE unit.
x2
MENU
WIN
You can select how many bytes per seconds that is to be used when saving the log file.
More bytes yields better resolution, but will cause the record file to increase in size
compared to using lower byte settings.
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When the echosounder image is being recorded, there will be a flashing red symbol and
a logging message will appear periodically at the bottom of the screen.
The sounder recording is stopped by repressing the MENU key.
Viewing the recorded sounder data
The recorded sounder images are stored internally in the NSE unit, and can be reviewed
when selected.
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The log file is displayed as a paused image, and you get access to the replay and echo
options by pressing the MENU key.
You exit the replay mode by pressing the X key.
NMEA2000 Depth
If you do not have a compatible echosounder connected to your NSE, the echo page will
still display a clearly colored depth contour based on depth data received from either a
NMEA0183 or NMEA2000 depth sensor.
NMEA received depth will not display fish returns/echoes.
Adjustable depth digits
You can adjust the size of the depth digits to small, medium or large by
changing the setting in Advanced Echo in System, Settings menu. As
standard these digits are set to large.
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9 StructureScan™
StructureScan™ is an optional hardware module that uses high frequency to provide a
High resolution image of the seabed
StructureScan™ provides a 150 m (480 ft) wide coverage in high detail with SideScan,
while the DownScan™ provides picture perfect images of structure and fish directly
below your boat, down to 90 m (300 ft).
Accessing the StructureScan™ panel
StructureScan is accessed via the ECHO DAK when the StructureScan external box and
transducer are fitted.
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ECHO
StructureScan can also be set up in one of the other page groups accessed by the DAK
keys. It can be set up as a single panel or as one of the panels in a multi-panel page.
Refer to the Customizing your NSE system section.
MENU
WIN
The StructureScan™ images
The StructureScan panel can be set up as a traditional downscan image, or showing left/
right side scanning.
The DownScan image can also be added as an overlay to the traditional Echosounder
image. For more information, refer to The echosounder section.
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The DownScan image
RANGE
SCALE
UPPER
RANGE
DEPTH
TEMPERATURE
FREQUENCY
ZOOM
COLOR
INDICATOR
SEA BED
LOWER
RANGE
The SideScan image
WATER
DEPTH
RANGE
SCALE
DEPTH
TEMPERATURE
FREQUENCY
ZOOM
COLOR
INDICATOR
LEFT WATER
COLUMN
RIGHT WATER
COLUMN
SUR
RF
FACE
SURFACE
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Changing the StructureScan image
MENU
WIN
Zooming
You can select different zooming levels on the
StructureScan image.
By default the zoom level is set to Off.
The range
SELECTED
ZOOM
LEVEL
The range setting determines the water depth that
is visible on the screen
Auto
Auto mode will automatically set the range depending on the depth of water. Auto range
will automatically be turned off once you adjust the range manually.
Manually changing the range
You can increase or decrease the range by pressing the zoom keys.
IN
OUT
Pressing and holding one of the zoom keys will toggle between auto and manual range.
Autorange is resumed by pressing the “0” key.
When manually changing the range the upper depth line will always be at the water
surface. This option allows you to focus on echoes at the upper part of the water column.
The frequency
StructureScan supports two frequencies. 455 kHz is ideal for greater depth penetration,
while 800 kHz provides better definition especially at shallower depths.
Clarity
Wave action, boat wakes and temperature inversion can cause on-screen clutter near the
surface.
The clarity option reduces surface clutter by decreasing the sensitivity of the receiver
near the surface.
Adjusting the color settings
Strong and weak echo signals have
different colors to indicate the different
signal strengths. The colors used
depend on which palette you select.
The more you increase the Color
setting, the more echoes will be
displayed in the color at the strong
return end of the scale.
Color is adjustable by using the rotary
knob. When you press the knob the
color control image will expand and
display it’s name in full. You can then
adjust the value by turning the knob.
If no adjustments are made within 3
seconds the control will return to default
size.
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Pausing StructureScan
MENU
WIN
You can pause the StructureScan, allowing you to examine the structures and other
images in more depth and detail.
This function is useful when you need to position a waypoint exactly on the
Structurescan image, and if you are using the cursor to measure a distance between 2
elements on the image.
Using the cursor on the StructureScan panel
The cursor is by default not shown on the StructureScan image.
e.
When you press one of the arrow keys the cursor will be
visible, the depth at the cursor position will be shown, the
information window and the history bar will be activated.
You use the arrow keys to move the cursor in any direction
on the display.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel,
press the X key.
Using the cursor to position a waypoint
You can position a waypoint at the cursor position by pressing
the PLOT key as described in the Waypoints, routes and
tracks section.
When the key is pressed the waypoint symbol and ID are
positioned at the cursor position.
Measuring distance
MENU
WIN
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between two observations on the
StructureScan image. It is easier to use the measure function when the sounder image is
paused.
Use the following process to measure a distance:
1
Move the cursor to the first measuring point
2
Start the Measure function
3
Move the cursor towards the second measuring point
-
A line will be drawn from the first point to the cursor, and the distance will be
listed in the Information window
You can reset the measurement by pressing the Tick key.
When you press the X key the echosounder will resume to normal scrolling.
Viewing StructureScan history
Whenever the cursor is shown on a StructureScan panel, the red scroll bar is also
shown. The scroll bar shows the image you are currently viewing in relation to the total
StructureScan image history stored.
Depending of the view selected, the scroll bar is on the far right side (DownScan) or
at the bottom of the screen (SideScan)— all indicates that you are viewing the latest
soundings.
If you move the cursor to the left side of the screen (DownScan mode) the history
bar will start scrolling towards left, and the automatic scrolling as new soundings are
received will be turned off. If you move the cursor upwards (in SideScan mode) the
history bar will start scrolling upwards, and the automatic scrolling as new soundings are
received will be turned off.
To resume StructureScan scrolling, move the cursor until the red history bar reaches
either the right side of the image (DownScan) or bottom of the image (SidenScan), or
press the X key.
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The StructureScan image setup
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The image palettes
MENU
WIN
Several display palettes with varying degrees of color and
brightness are available.
Noise rejection
Signal interference from bilge pumps, engine vibration and air bubbles can clutter the
StructureScan image.
The noise rejection option filters the signal interference and reduces the on-screen
clutter.
Flipping Left/Right image
If required, the left/right SideScanning images can be flipped to match the corresponding
side of you vessel.
x2
MENU
WIN
Recording the StructureScan data
You can record structurescan data and save the file internally in the NSE unit, or on to an
SD card inserted into the unit’s card reader.
The following options are available;
Bytes per sounding
Select how many bytes per seconds that are to be used when saving the log file. More
bytes yield better resolution, but will cause the record file to increase in size compared
to using lower byte settings.
Log all channels
Logs StructureScan data and conventional sonar data into one file.
When logging all channels, logs are saved in SL2 format instead of .slg format. This
format can be used by the built in simulator for showing conventional and StructureScan
loggings.
Log in XTF format
Optional logging format for SideScan data.
This format does not log all channels into one file. The format is used for third part
application support on the PC (like SonarWiz) that need access to the StructureScan
data.
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When the StructureScan image is being recorded, there will be a flashing red symbol and
a logging message will appear periodically at the bottom of the screen.
The graphics below shows that both conventional echo-sounder and StructureScan data
are being logged.
RECORDING
SYMBOL
LOGGING
MESSAGE
The sounder recording is stopped by repressing the MENU key.
x2
MENU
Viewing the recorded sounder data
WIN
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Both internally and externally stored sonar records may be reviewed when selected.
The log file is displayed as a paused image, and you get access to the replay menu by
pressing the MENU key.
If more than one channel was recorded in the selected echo file, you can select which
channel and StructureScan image to display.
You exit the replay mode by pressing the X key.
StructureScan overlay
You can add the DownScan image as an overlay to a conventional Echosounder image.
Refer to the description in the Echosounder section.
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10 Using the autopilot
If an AC12 or AC42 autopilot computer is connected to the NSE system, autopilot
functionality will appear in the NSE page system.
The Autopilot feature is designed to maintain an accurate course in various sea
conditions with minimal helm movements. As the autopilot steers so accurately, it will
save fuel and get you to your destination faster, especially when navigating to a waypoint
or following a route.
Autopilot indication on NSE panels
The autopilot pop up
You can only operate the autopilot when the pop up is
active.
You use different key presses to activate the pop-up;
-
a short press on the STBY/AUTO key activates STBY
mode and the pop-up
-
a long press on the STBY/AUTO key activates the
pop-up in current mode.
You remove the pop-up from a page by pressing the X key.
The autopilot popup shows active mode, heading, rudder and various steering
information depending on active autopilot mode.
x2
MENU
WIN
The pop-up has a fixed position on the page, and it can be shown on all pages except
when an Autopilot panel is active.
Autopilot mode indication in top of the page
Autopilot information is by default shown in top of the pages when
the autopilot is engaged.
You can select to turn this information off.
Compass symbol on the chart panel
You can select to show a compass symbol around you boat on the
chart panel. The compass symbol will be removed when the cursor
is active on the panel.
Safe operation with the autopilot
An autopilot is a useful navigational aid, but DOES NOT under any circumstances replace a human navigator.
Switching from automatic mode to manual operation
You can switch the autopilot to STBY mode from any automatic operation by a short
press on the STBY/AUTO key.
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Locking an NSE unit
x2
MENU
WIN
If several NSE units or AP24/AP28 control units are included
in the system, a non-active NSE unit can be locked to prevent
unauthorised operation of the autopilot.
When the unit is locked this is indicated with a lock symbol and
with text in the pop up.
When the lock function is in use, no automatic modes can be selected from the NSE unit.
The lock function is not available on an NSE unit when controlling the pilot!
If the NSE unit is part of an AP24/AP28 system, the unit can be locked from the AP24/
AP28 control unit. Refer to Locking remote stations at the end of this chapter.
The autopilot panel
The autopilot panel can be used to display information when you are navigating. The
panel can be added to the NAV page groups or to any other pages groups as described in
the Customizing your system section.
Data fields
The autopilot panel shows destination name, heading and rudder information. The
following abbreviations are used:
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CTS
Course to steer
DTD
Distance to destination
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
DTW:
Distance to next waypoint
XTE:
Cross track error
Autopilot mode overview
The autopilot has several steering modes. Number of modes and features within the
mode depend on boat type and available input as shown below.
MODE
FEATURE
BOAT TYPE
MOTOR
DESCRIPTION
SAIL
REQUIRED INPUT
Passive mode used when
steering the boat at the helm
Power steering
(NFU)
Heading capture
Turn (Pattern)
x
x
Controls the rudder
movement by using the
arrow keys
Rudder feedback
x
x
Sets rudder angle by using
the arrow keys
Rudder feedback
x
x
Keeps the boat on set
heading
x
x
Cancels the turn and
continues on the heading
read from the compass
Moves the boat automatically
in pre-defined turn steering
patterns (Motorboats only)
x
x
Changes commanded
heading with a pre-defined
value
x
x
Keeps the boat on a straight
bearing line
x
x
Resumes NoDrift mode after
a heading change
x
x
Steers the boat to a specific
Heading, speed,
waypoint location, or through position, waypoint/
a route of waypoints
route information
x
Steers the boat to maintain
the set wind angle
x
Mirrors the set wind angle to
the opposite side of the bow
x
Heading, speed,
Steers the boat to a specific
wind angle,
waypoint location, or through
waypoint/route
a route of waypoints
information
Turn (Tacking)
Dodging
Heading, speed
Tacking
Heading, speed,
position
Heading, speed,
wind angle
Controlling steering performance in automatic modes
The autopilot should be configured during installation and setup. Some parameters may
be adjusted during operation to increase the steering performance. Refer description at
the end of this section.
Selecting autopilot modes
You select an automatic mode or a feature from the Autopilot Mode selection menu.
MENU
WIN
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Using the autopilot in Standby mode
The autopilot must be in STBY mode when you steer the boat at
the helm.
You can switch the autopilot to STBY mode from any operation by
a short press on the STBY/AUTO key.
Power steering (NFU)
If you press the arrow keys when the autopilot is in STBY mode,
the system will switch to NFU (Non-Follow-Up). You can then use
the arrow keys to control the rudder, and the rudder will move
as long as the key is pressed.
You return to STBY mode by a short press on the STBY/AUTO
key.
Follow-up steering (FU)
You can select Follow-up steering from the Autopilot menu.
When FU is active you can use the rotary knob to set rudder
angle. The rudder will move to the commanded angle and then
stop.
While in Follow-up mode you cannot take manual control
of the wheel.
You return to STBY mode by a short press on the STBY/AUTO key.
AUTO mode (auto compass)
When the AUTO key is pressed, the autopilot selects the current
boat heading as the set course.
The autopilot will keep the boat on the set course until a new
mode is selected or a new course is set with the course knob or
the PORT or STBD keys.
Once the course is changed to a new set course, the boat will
automatically turn to the new heading and maintain the new
course.
Heading capture
When in AUTO or NoDrift mode the heading capture feature allows you to automatically
cancel the turn you are in by an instant press on the rotary knob. The autopilot will
cancel the turn to continue on the heading read from the compass the very moment you
pressed the rotary knob. This is a useful feature if you are not sure of the exact turn you
have to make to steer towards e.g. an inlet or a dock.
Turn pattern steering (power boats)
The autopilot includes a number of automatic turn steering features for power boats
when the pilot is in AUTO mode.
The turn steering option will not available if the boat type is set to sailboat.
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Initiating a turn
The illustration below shows how you start the spiral turn steering from the Autopilot
menu.
You select the turn direction and start the turn by using the left or right arrow keys or
the rotary knob.
MENU
WIN
Stopping the turn
You can at any time during a turn press the AUTO/STBD key to return to standby mode
and manual steering.
Turn variables
All turn steering options, except the C-turn, have settings that you may adjust before
you start a turn and at any time when the boat is in a turn. Refer to the example above.
U-turn
U-Turn changes the current set course to be
180° in the opposite direction.
The turn rate is identical to default rate of
turn (ROT) setting. This cannot be changed
during the turn.
C-turn
C-turn makes the boat turn in a circle.
You can adjust the turn rate (ROT) before
the turn is initiated and during the turn.
Increasing the turn rate makes the boat to a
smaller circle.
Turn parameter
Rate of turn (ROT)
Range
Change
per step
Default
Units
10 - 600
5
90
°/min
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Spiral-turn
Spiral-turn makes the boat turn in a spiral with a decreasing or increasing radius. This
feature may be used for circling fish or when searching an object on the seabed.
If the Change radius is set to zero, the boat will turn in a circle. Negative values indicate
decreasing radius while positive values indicate increasing radius.
Turn parameter
Initial radius
Change of radius per turn
Range
Change per step
Default
33 ft - 3281 ft
10
656 ft
10 m - 1000 m
10
200 m
-164 ft - +164 ft
5
66 ft
-50 m - +50 m
2
20 m
Zigzag-turns
While sailing in a zigzag pattern,
you set the initial course change
before the turn is started.
C
During the turn you can alter
the course change and the leg
distance.
A
The main course can be changed
by turning the rotary knob.
B
A = Initial course change
B = Course change
C = Leg distance
Turn parameter
Course change
Leg distance
Range
Change per step
Default
4° - 140°
4
28°
82 ft - 9843 ft
50
1641 ft
25 m - 3000 m
25
500 m
Range
Change per step
Default
82 ft - 9843 ft
50
1641 ft
25 m - 3000 m
25
500 m
Square-turn
The square-turn feature makes
the boat automatically turn 90°
after having travelled a defined leg
distance.
You can at any time during the
turn change the distance of the
leg until the boat makes a new
90° turn. You can also at any time
change the main course by turning
the rotary knob.
Turn parameter
Leg distance
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Lazy S-turn
In the lazy-s turn the boat will yaw
around the main course.
You set the selected course change
before the turn is started.
During the turn you can alter the
course change and the turn radius.
The main course can be changed
by turning the rotary knob.
Turn parameter
Course change
Radius
Range
Change per step
Default
4° - 160°
4
28°
16 ft - 1641 ft
5
656 ft
5 m – 500 m
10
200 m
Depth Contour Tracking, DCT
TM
If the system has input from an echo sounder, the autopilot can be set to follow a depth
contour.
Do not use this feature unless the seabed is suitable. Do not use it in rocky
waters where the depth is varying significantly over a small area.
Slope
Narrow
channel
Ridge
Use the following process to initiate DCT steering;
1
Ensure that you have depth reading on the NSE unit or on a separate depth
instrument
2
Steer the boat to the depth you want to track, and in the direction of the depth
contour (main course)
3
Activate AUTO mode, select DCT steering and monitor the depth reading
4
Use the Starboard or Port buttons to initiate the DCT steering depending on if the
bottom slopes to starboard or to port
The following parameters are available for DCT steering:
Turn parameter
Depth gain
Contour Cross Angle
Range
Change per step
Default
5 - 95
5
5
0° - 50°
1
0
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Depth gain
This parameter determines the ratio between commanded rudder and the deviation from
the selected depth contour. The higher depth gain value the more rudder is applied.
If the value is too small it will take a long time to compensate for drifting off the set
depth contour, and the autopilot will fail to keep the boat on the selected depth.
If the value is set too high the overshoot will increase and the steering will be unstable.
Contour Cross Angle (CCA)
The CCA is an angle that is added to or subtracted from the set course.
With this parameter you can make the boat yaw around the reference depth with lazy-s
movements.
The larger the CCA the bigger yawing will be allowed. If you the CCA set to zero there is
no S-ing.
NoDrift mode
This mode combines the autopilot and the positioning
information from the GPS.
When NoDrift is activated, the autopilot will draw an invisible
bearing line based on current heading from the boat’s position.
Unlike in AUTO (compass) mode the autopilot will now use the
position information to calculate the cross track error, and
automatically keep your track straight.
You can use the arrow keys or the rotary knob to reset the bearing line while in NoDrift
mode.
Dodging
If you need to avoid an obstacle when
using NoDrift mode, you can press STBY
and power steer or use the helm until the
obstacle is passed.
If you return to NoDrift mode within 60
seconds you can select to continue on
previous set bearing line.
If you don’t respond the dialog will
disappear and the autopilot will go to
NoDrift mode with current heading as set
bearing line.
If your dodging maneuver takes more than 60 seconds, the autopilot will remain in
Standby mode.
Navigating with the NSE
You can use the autopilot feature to automatically steer the boat to a specific waypoint
location, or through a route of waypoints. The position information received from the
GPS will be used to change the course to steer to keep the boat on the track line and
direct to the destination waypoint.
To obtain satisfactory navigation steering, the following points must be fulfilled prior to
entering the NAV mode:
-
The autosteering must be tested and determined satisfactory
-
The GPS must be in full operating mode and transmitting position and navigation
data to the NSE
You can start navigation from any panel by pressing the GOTO key. The go to cursor
option will only be available when the cursor is active on a Chart, Radar or Echosounder
panel. For more information about navigating with the NSE refer to the Navigating
section.
You can also start navigating from the autopilot menu.
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When the Navigation mode is initiated, the pilot will automatically keep the vessel on
the leg. When your vessel reaches the arrival circle for a waypoint, the pilot will give an
audible warning and display an alert screen with the new course information.
If the required course change to the next waypoint is less than the Navigation change
limit, the autopilot will automatically change the course. If the required course change to
next waypoint in a route is more than the set limit, you are prompted to verify that the
upcoming course change is acceptable.
For more information about navigation parameters and how to navigate with the NSE,
refer to the Navigation section.
Navigational steering should only be used in open waters. When selecting NAV
mode, the pilot maintains the current set course and prompts the user to accept
the course change towards the destination waypoint.
The waypoint arrival circle
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MENU
WIN
The Arrival radius defines the point at which a turn is initiated when you are navigating a
route.
WP1
WP2
ARRIVAL
CIRCLES
The arrival circle should be adjusted according to boat speed. The higher the speed, the
wider the circle. The intention is to make the autopilot start the heading change in due
time to make a smooth turn onto the next leg.
The figure below may be used to select the appropriate waypoint circle when creating
the route.
BOAT SPEED
IN KNOTS
30
25
20
15
10
ARRIVAL CIRCLE,
RADIUS IN 1/100 NM
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Example: With the speed of 20 knots you should use a waypoint circle with radius 0.09
nm.
The distance between any waypoints in a route must not be smaller than the radius of
the waypoint arrival circle when using automatic waypoint shift.
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Sailing with the autopilot
Several sailing parameter should be defined before entering Wind or WindNav mode.
These parameters are described in the separate Autopilot installation section.
Wind vane steering
The WIND mode is only available if the system has been set up for sailboat in the
Autopilot Installation menu.
Before the WIND mode is started it must be verified that valid input from wind
transducer is available.
Initiate wind steering as follows;
1
Adjust the boat heading until wind angle is according to the angle you want to
maintain
2
Press the MENU key, and select Wind
MENU
WIN
The set course to steer (CTS) and set wind angle are entered from the compass heading
and the wind transducer at the moment the WIND mode is selected. From that point the
autopilot will change the course to maintain the wind angle as the wind direction may
change.
Tacking
The tack function is only available when the system is set up for SAIL boat type.
Tacking should only be performed into the wind and must be tried out in calm sea
conditions with light wind to find out how it works on your boat. Due to a wide range of
boat characteristics (from cruising to racing boats) the performance of the tack function
may vary from boat to boat.
You can initiate the tack function both from AUTO and from WIND mode. The illustration
below shows how the function is started from AUTO mode.
MENU
WIN
In both modes you can interrupt the tack operation as long as the tack dialog is open
by selecting the opposite tacking direction. When interrupted the boat will return to the
previous set heading.
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Tacking in Auto mode
Tacking in AUTO mode is different
from tacking in WIND mode. In
AUTO mode the tack angle is fixed
and as defined by the user. Refer
to the sailing setup description in
the separate Autopilot Installation
section.
When tacking direction is selected
the autopilot changes the current
set course according to the set fixed
tacking angle.
Tacking in Wind mode
Tacking in WIND mode as compared to AUTO mode can be performed when sailing with
apparent or true wind as the reference. The true wind angle should be less than 90
degrees.
The rate of turn during the tack will be given by the Tack time defined in the sailing
parameter setup (refer illustration above). The tack time is also controlled by the speed
of the boat to prevent loss of speed during a tack.
When you initiate the tacking, the autopilot will immediately mirror the set wind angle to
the opposite side of the bow.
Gybing
Gybing is possible when the true wind angle is larger than 120°.
The time to make a gybe is determined by the speed of the boat to make it as quick as
possible within control.
Tack and gybe prevent
You should use the autopilot with care when beating and running.
If the sails are unbalanced when beating, yaw forces from the sails can drive the boat
into the wind. If the boat is driven beyond the set minimum wind angle, the thrust from
the sails will suddenly disappear and reduces the boat speed. The boat will then be more
difficult to steer as the rudder will become less effective.
The tack prevent function in WIND mode has been implemented to avoid such situations.
It will react immediately when the apparent wind angle becomes 5° less than the set
minimum wind angle, and more rudder will be commanded.
When running, it is difficult to steer the boat with waves coming sideways or from
behind. The waves may yaw the boat into an unwanted gybe; this can be hazardous for
both the crew and the mast.
The gybe prevent function will be activated when the actual apparent wind angle
becomes greater than 175° or gets opposite to the set wind angle. More rudder will be
commanded to prevent an unwanted gybe.
The tack and gybe prevent functions are not a guarantee against getting into a
hazardous situation. If the effect of the rudder and/or drive unit is not adequate, a
dangerous situation may occur. Pay particular attention in such situations.
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Wind steering and navigation
In Wind Nav the autopilot steers the boat given both wind data and track data from a
GPS/chart plotter.
In Wind Nav mode the autopilot calculate the initial course change needed to navigate
towards the active waypoint, but the pilot will also utilize the current wind direction in
the calculation.
Control of steering performance
When operating in an automatic mode the pilot utilizes
two different sets of steering parameters (HI/LO). The
parameters control the response of the boat at different
speeds or wind directions. The two parameter sets can be
automatically or manually selected, and each set can be
manually adjusted.
The speed at which the autopilot automatically changes
from LO to HI parameters is determined by the transition
speed setting.
At no speed input the autopilot defaults to LO steering
parameters when engaging an automatic mode from STBY.
This is a safety feature to prevent oversteering.
Active response parameter set is shown in the autopilot
popup, and the following abbreviations are used:
HI-A
High response parameters set automatically
LO-A
Low response parameters set automatically
HI-M
High response parameters set manually
LO-M
Low response parameter set manually
Power boats
On power boats the automatic selection of HI or LO is determined solely by the speed of
the boat as shown in the graphics below.
LO
HI
p
res
on
se
p
res
on
se
Transition to LO parameters
with increasing speed: 10 kn
Transition speed set to 9 kn
Transition to HI parameters
with decreasing speed: 8 kn
70 | Autopilot operation
Sailboats
When sailing in WIND mode, the parameter set is determined by the speed of the boat
and the direction of the wind as illustrated below. So if you lose too much speed e.g.
when tacking, the parameters will change to HI to gain sufficient rudder response. This
should be observed when setting the transition speed on sailboats.
x2
LO parameters
MENU
HI parameters
WIN
Manually adjusting the response
You can manually fine tune each of the two (HI/LO) parameter
sets by selecting nine different levels. Level 4 is default
with parameter values as set by the autotune function. If no
autotune is made (not recommended) the level 4 values are
the factory default values.
A low response level reduces the rudder activity and provides a more “loose”
steering.
A high response level increases the rudder activity and provides a more “tight”
steering. A too high response level will make the boat start S-ing.
Manually selecting parameter set
By default the system switches between HI/LO parameter set based on
speed (motor boats) or speed and wind (sail boats). You can however
select to manually set which parameter set that shall be used.
HI or LO must be selected if no speed input is available.
Using the NSE in an AP24/AP28 system
Command transfer
If your NSE unit is connected to an autopilot system including an
AP24 or AP28 control unit, only one control unit can be active at the
same time. An inactive unit is indicated with an envelope symbol in
the display.
You can take command from an inactive NSE unit with active autopilot pop-up by turning
the rotary key.
If the pop-up not is displayed you can take command from the NSE unit by pressing and
holding the STBD/AUTO key to bring up the mode selection menu, and then confirming
active mode.
Locking remote stations
The AP24/AP28 includes a Remote Lock function that will disable all
other control units. A locked unit is indicated with a key symbol.
When the remote lock function is enabled on AP24/AP28 no transfer
of command to NSE or other AP heads on the system can take place,
only the active AP control unit stays in command.
You can only unlock the remote stations from the AP24/AP28 unit in command.
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Using the Autopilot in a EVC System
When the NSE is connected to an EVC system via the SG05, you can take manual control
of the steering irrespective of the autopilot mode.
The mode indicator on the pilot pop-up will be replaced by a dash to indicate EVC
override.
The system will return to NSE control in standby mode if no rudder command is given
from the EVC system within a predefined period.
A = Autopilot is in auto mode
72 | Autopilot operation
Dash indicates manual steering
via a EVC System
11 Navigating
The navigation function included in the NSE allows you to navigate towards the cursor
position, a position defined by latitude and longitude values, a waypoint or along a
predefined route.
For information about positioning waypoints and creating routes, refer the Waypoints,
Tracks and Routes section.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
Start navigating
Using the GOTO key
You can start navigation from any panel by pressing the GOTO key. The go to cursor
option will only be available when the cursor is active on a Chart, Radar or Echosounder
panel.
Using the cursor
You can start navigating a route on a chart panel by moving the cursor over the route
and then pressing the MENU key.
MENU
WIN
Selecting start point
You can navigate a route starting from any waypoint by positioning the cursor over the
selected waypoint and pressing the MENU key.
MENU
WIN
Cancel navigation
You cancel navigation by pressing the GOTO key.
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
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Navigation parameters
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MENU
WIN
Navigation method
Different methods are available for calculating the distance and
bearing between any two points on a chart.
The great-circle route is the shortest path between two points.
However, if you are to travel along such a route, it would be
difficult to steer manually as the heading would constantly be
changing (except in the case of due north, south, or along the
equator).
Rhumb lines are tracks of constant bearing. It is possible to
travel between two locations using Rhumb line computation, but
the distance would usually be greater than if Great circle is used.
Steering alarm limits
Arrival radius
Sets an invisible radius around the destination waypoint.
When the arrival alarm is activated, an alarm will appear when the
vessel is within this radius.
Off course limit
This parameter defines the vessel’s accepted offset distance from the
leg. If the vessel goes beyond this limit an alarm will be activated.
Off course alarm must be enabled/disabled in the alarm panel.
Magnetic variation
Converts magnetic north data to true north, increasing the accuracy of
navigation information.
Auto automatically converts magnetic north to true north. When using manual mode,
you will have to input the local magnetic variance.
Datum
Most paper charts are done by using the WGS84 format, which also is used by the NSE
system.
If your paper charts are made by using a different format you can change the settings
accordingly on the NSE system to match your paper charts.
Coordinate system
Controls the format for lat./lon coordinates displayed on the panels.
Phantom Loran
Enables phantom loran, for waypoint entry, vessel and cursor position display.
Loran settings
Allows setting of GRI and preferred TD pairs for vessel and cursor position display.
74 | Navigating
Navigation panels
The Steer and Position panels can be used to display information when you are
navigating.
The Steer panel
DATA
FIELDS
USE LEFT/
RIGHT
ARROW TO
TOGGLE
VESSEL
SYMBOL
COURSE
LINE
OFF COURSE
LIMIT
Data fields
The Steer panel offers the following information:
DTD
Distance to destination
BTW
Bearing to waypoint
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
TTD:
Time to destination
ETA:
Estimated time of arrival at next waypoint
VMG:
Velocity Made Good towards next waypoint.
STEER:
Course to steer towards next waypoint
The course line
When travelling on a route the course line shows the intended course from one waypoint
towards the next.
When navigating towards a waypoint (cursor position, MOB or an entered lat/
lon position), the course line will show the intended course from the point at which
navigation was started towards the next waypoint.
Vessel symbol
The vessel symbol indicates distance and
bearing relative to the intended course.
Off course limit
If the XTE exceeds the defined off course
limit (refer below), this will be indicated
with a red arrow including the distance
from the track line
If the off course alarm is enabled, the alarm will activate if the XTE exceeds the defined
off course limit.
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Position panel
Data fields
Position in lat. and lon.
Time and date
76 | Navigating
SOG
Speed over ground
COG
Course over ground
12 The instrument panel
The instrument panel consists of multiple gauges — analog, digital and bar — that can be
customized to display selected data. The instrument panel displays data on dashboards,
and you can define up to ten dashboards within the instrument panel.
MENU
WIN
Switching between dashboards
You switch between a panel’s dashboards by using the left and right arrow keys or by
selecting the dashboard from the menu.
Dashboard styles
Three dashboard layouts are predefined to display gauges showing information about
vessel, navigation information and angler requirement.
Vessel dashboard
Navigation dashboard
Angler dashboard
Adding dashboards
There can be up to 10 dashboards within each instrument panel.
In addition to the 3 predefined dashboards you can design your
own based on the predefined dashboard styles.
Customizing a dashboard
You can customize a dashboard by changing the dashboard style, and by changing the
data for each of the gauges in the dashboard. You can also set limits of analog gauges.
Available editing options will depend on type of gauge and which data sources that are
connected to your system.
When a dashboard is in editing mode, this will be indicated in the upper
right corner.
1
Select the dashboard you want to edit
2
Press MENU key to enter edit mode
-
The upper right gauge will be selected. Active gauge will be indicated with red
border
3
Use the arrow key to select the gauge you want to change
4
Repress the MENU key to select edit options
5
Repeat until all edits are done
6
Press the MENU key to save your changes
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Info Panel
Time Plots
The INFO page group includes a configurable set of screens representing live data from
the vessel.
INFO
The system can present data history in different plots, and data selection can be defined
by the user.
The plots can be set up as single panel layouts, or combined in one panel as shown
below.
Blank page
MENU
WIN
The Time plot panel consists of two predefined layouts. You switch between the layouts
by using the left and right arrow keys or by selecting the dashboard from the menu
when the Time plot panel is active.
Layout 1, 4 data sets
Layout 2, 3 data sets
Missing Data
If instrument data is unavailable, the time plot will turn into a dashed line and flatten out
at the point data was lost. When data becomes available again a dashed line will join up
the two points showing an average trend line bridging the missing data.
78 | Instruments
13 Audio
When connected to a Navico Weather Module MKII, you can subscribe and include Sirius
audio and Sirius Marine Weather Service on your NSE system.
Sirius audio and weather service covers inland US waters and coastal areas into the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
The audio and weather products received vary depending on your selected subscription
package. For more information refer to www.sirius.com.
MENU
WIN
Sirius audio
When the Sirius audio is turned on, a scrolling media bar will appear at the
bottom of the active panel.
The media bar acts as a panel, and you switch focus between other panels
and the media bar by pressing the WIN key.
ACTIVE
CT
TIV
CHANNEL
MED
MEDIA
EDI
BAR
SIGNAL
IG
GNA
STRENGTH
Operating the Sirius audio
When the media bar is active on your screen, you can operate the audio by using the
following keys:
IN
OUT
Increase/decrease volume
Up/down arrow keys to page to next/previous radio channel
MENU
WIN
The audio can be muted and the volume adjusted from the
Sirius Radio menu.
MENU
WIN
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The radio channels list
MENU
WIN
The channels list displays all available Sirius channels, whether or not you have a
subscription for the channel.
Adding channels to favorites list
You can create of list of your favorite channels from within the channels list.
When a favorite list is available, you page through this list when you use arrow keys; not
through the entire list of subscribed channels.
Locking channels
You can lock selected channels from being broadcast unless an unlock
code is entered.
When the function is activated, the lock code dialog will be displayed and a
4 digit code must be entered before the locking is activated.
The same dialog will be displayed and correct code must be entered before
a locked channel can be released.
Weather
80 | Sirius audio and weather
14 Weather
The Sirius weather option can be displayed as overlay to your chart panel.
MENU
WIN
When activated, weather options become available in the Chart menu.
SST
COLORED
BAR *
PRECIPITATION *
FORECAST WIND
BARBS *
* Optional weather image items
You turn the optional weather graphics on/off
individually.
Setting up the weather image
Weather icons
The NSE system use different icons to present
weather conditions. The weather icons can be turned
on/off individually.
Weather overlay transparency
The transparency sets the opaqueness of the weather overlay.
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Color codes
The system uses shades of color on the weather image
to indicate sea surface temperature (SST), and also for
indicating wave height.
By adjusting these limits you can select how the system
uses the color scheme to separate between warm/cool water
and minimum/maximum wave height.
Weather forecast
Selecting a marine forecast zone
You can setup the system to read the forecast for a selected area.
The context help in the dialog shows how to use the keys to select marine zone.
If no area is selected the system will read the forecast for your current vessel position.
Tropical statements
You can read tropical statements including information about tropical weather conditions.
These statements are available only for specific areas.
Weather alarm settings
You can define several alarms to warn you when severe
weather forecast is received within the specified range
of your vessel, within your selected marine zone or
within a specific range from your vessel (watch box).
Animating weather graphics
The animated weather options gives you a graphic overview of how the weather
conditions changed for a selected period. This can be used as a guide to potential fishing
and sailing conditions in the immediate future.
When activated the time for the current graphic animation will be displayed in the lower
left corner of the chart panel.
82 | Sirius audio and weather
15 BEP CZone
The NSE system intergrate with BEP’s CZone system used for controlling and monitoring
a distributed power system on your vessel.
A separate manual will be provided with your CZone system. Refer to this documentation
and to the NSE Installation manual for how to install and configure the CZone system.
The BEP CZone panel
When the CZone system is connected and configured, the CZone icon will be available
on the Pages panel. This icon gives access to the CZone panel, providing icons for ZCone
modes and system overview.
PAGES
CZone modes
The CZone modes provide a one press functionality that allows multiple circuits to be
controlled efficiently. The modes are configured during installation of the system.
All available modes will be displayed on the CZone panel.
If there are more than 6 modes configured on screen the rest of the modes will move to
a page shown under the More Modes option.
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CZone system overview options
Enables you to monitor all on board parameters including tank levels displayed in
graphical, percentage and volume remaining formats.
Shows control options and monitoring information.
Displays visual and audible alarms that can be set for high and low levels.
The BEP CZone info panel
When the CZone is installed and configured, an additional CZone dashboard will be
added to the Instrument panels.
Vessel dashboard
Navigation dashboard
Angler dashboard
CZone dashboard
You switch between a panel’s dashboards by using the left and right arrow keys or by
selecting the dashboard from the menu.
Editing the CZone dashboard
You can customize CZone dashboard by changing the data for each of the gauges.
Available editing options will depend on the type of gauge selected for editing, and which
data sources are connected to your system. Refer to the Info panel section.
84 | BEP CZone
16 The utilities pages
The utilities pages includes options and tools that are not specific to any panel.
These pages act different to the chart, radar, echo etc. They are always full screen, and
you cannot use them in a split page with any other panels.
A utility page will open on top of your previous page. When you close a dialog in one of
the utilities pages the utilities function will close and the display will return to last active
page.
The utilities pages are accessed and operated as for normal menu operation.
You switch between different tabs in a page by using the arrow keys. You can also access
a page by using the numeric key as indicated on each icon.
Any listing in the utilities pages has a context menu, giving access to available options
for the selected item. The context menu is displayed by pressing the MENU key.
Vessels
Status listing
List of all AIS, MARPA, and DSC vessels with available
information.
Message listing
List of all messages received from other AIS vessels
with time stamp.
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Alarms
Active alarms
List of active alarms.
Alarm history
List of all alarms with time stamp.
Alarm settings
List of all available alarm options in the system, with
current settings.
Satellites
Status page for active satellites.
Find
Search function for several chart items.
By pressing the MENU key you get access to available
options for the selected item.
Waypoints/routes/tracks
List of waypoints, routes and tracks with details.
86 | Utilities pages
Trip Log
Trip 1 / Trip 2
Displays voyage and engine information, with reset
option for all data fields.
Today
Displays voyage and engine information for current
date. All data fields will be automatically reset when the
date changes.
Sun/moon
Displays sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset for
a position based on entered date and the position’s
latitude/longitude
Tides
Displays tide information for the tide station nearest to
your vessel.
You can use the arrow keys to page to selected date.
Available tide stations can be selected by using the
MENU key.
Files
File management system for files, waypoints, routes,
tracks and settings.
By pressing the MENU key you get access to available
options for the different file types.
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Blank page
88 | Utilities pages
17 Customizing your system
Page setup
Your NSE system includes a set of predefined pages for each page group accessed by the
Direct Access Key (DAK). The list of available pages is displayed when you press the DAK
for the active page.
Each page group can have up to 5 pages, organized as single panels or as a combination
of panels. The first item in each page list will always be a full size page for the panel
related to that page group.
There can be up to 4 panels on each page, and the layout can be arranged as illustrated
below. The numbers indicated on each page shows the order in which the panels will be
added.
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
3
4
3
The graphics on the next page illustrates how a page is added and panels defined for the
RADAR page group. The process is identical for each page group.
You can add, remove and replace panels from the same menu.
The illustration does not indicate how you use the rotary knob to maneuver in the menu
and confirm a selection. This is described in the Basic Operation section.
Customizing your system | 89
RADAR
90 | Customizing your system
MENU
WIN
MENU
WIN
Adjusting panel size
You can adjust the size of the panels in a multi panel’s page by pressing the page group’s
DAK.
The illustration below shows how you change the size of a 3-panels Chart page.
CHART
MENU
WIN
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INFO
Setting the appearance of the instrument bar
Data sources connected to the system can be viewed in an instrument bar
on top of your screen.
You can choose to turn the instrument bar off; display either one or two
rows, or set it to alternate the rows automatically.
You can also select to show it on a specific page only, or on all pages.
Selecting data sources
1
Turn the rotary knob to highlight the instrument bar on top of the dialog
2
Press the rotary knob to highlight the first instrument field
3
Rotate the knob to select data source, and press the knob to confirm
4
Use the rotary knob to move to next data field
5
Continue using the rotary knob until all data fields are defined
6
Press the X key to return to normal operation
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Changing system settings
x2
MENU
WIN
The system settings menu provides access to advanced settings for
your NSE unit and determines the way your NSE unit displays various
user interface information on the display.
Selecting language
When you select your desired language; all panels, menus and dialogs
will change accordingly.
Text size
Used for adjusting the size of the text on the menus.
Default setting: Normal
Key beeps
A tone (key beep) will sound when any key is pressed on your NSE unit.
Default settings: On
Time
Allows you to select time format, date format and account for differences in time zone
when using the NSE unit in a different time zone (Local Offset).
Sirius Audio
Used for activating the Sirius satellite radio function (US only).
Screen capture
Saves images of your unit’s screen.
The image files can be moved or copied to USB or memory card. Refer to the Utilities
pages section.
Restore defaults
Allows you to restore all settings back to factory default.
Power control
Defines how power is controlled on NSE units in a networked system.
Advanced
Contains advanced setup features.
About
Displays your NSE unit’s current software version.
92 | Customizing your system
18 The alarm system
The NSE system will continuously check for dangerous situations and system faults while
the system is running. When an alarm situation occurs, an alarm message will pop up on
the screen.
If you have enabled the siren, the alarm message will be followed by an audible alarm.
The alarm is recorded in the alarm listing so that you can see the details and take the
appropriate corrective action.
Type of messages
The messages are classified according to how the reported situation will affect your
vessel. The following color codes are used:
COLOR
IMPORTANCE
Red
Vital
Orange
Important
Yellow
Standard
Blue
Warning
Green
Light warning
Single alarms
A single alarm is displayed with the name of the alarm as the title, and
with details for the alarm.
Multiple alarms
If more than one alarm is activated simultaneously, the alarm message
will display a list of up to 3 alarms. The alarms are listed in the order
they occur with the alarm activated first at the top. The remaining
alarms are available in the Alarm listing. Refer to The utilities pages
section.
Acknowledging a message
The following options are available in the alarm dialog for acknowledging a message:
OPTION
OK
RESULT
Sets the alarm state to acknowledged, meaning that you are aware
of the alarm condition. The siren / buzzer will stop and the alarm
dialog will be removed.
The alarm will however remain active in the alarm listing until the
reason for the alarm has been removed.
Disable
Disables the current alarm setting. The alarm will not show again
unless you turn it back on in the Alarm settings dialog.
There is no time-out on the alarm message or siren. These remain until you acknowledge
it or until the reason for the alarm is removed.
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Customizing the alarm settings
x2
MENU
WIN
The alarms can be setup in Settings tab in the Alarms page. This page also includes
information about active alarms and alarm history.
The Alarms page can also be activated from the Utilities pages.
MENU
WIN
The alarms are described in the chapter describing the corresponding feature. E.g.
vessel alarms are described in the Tracking other vessel’s movement section.
94 | Alarm system
19 Using video
The video function allows you to connect optional cameras to your NSE system.
The video images will not be shared with other NSE units via the network!
The video panel
The video panel is accessed via the INFO key.
x2
INFO
The video panel can also be set up in one of the other page groups accessed by the DAK
keys. It can be set up as single panel or as one of the panels in a multi-panel page.
The video image will be proportionally scaled to fit into the video panel. Area not covered
by the image will be colored black.
If a multi-panel page layout is selected for the video image, it is recommended to
adjust the panel size to fit the image size. For how to adjust panel size, refer to the
Customizing your NSE system section.
The graphics below show images from a thermal imaging camera.
Customizing your video settings
MENU
WIN
Selecting video source
NSE supports two video input channels. You can select to view one channel only, or to
cycle the image between available video cameras.
The cycle period can be set from 5 to 120 seconds.
Mirroring the video image
Video input can be set to display a mirror image. This setting can be helpful for rearfacing cameras used to back-down the vessel.
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Optimizing the video image
You can optimize the video display by adjusting the video image settings.
Default for all settings: 50%.
Selecting video standard
NSE supports NTSC and PAL video. The two channels are set up individually. Check the
local video standard or the standard of your cameras.
96 | Video
20 Maintenance
Preventive maintenance
The NSE unit does not contain any field serviceable components, therefore the operator
is required to perform only a very limited amount of preventative maintenance.
It is recommended that you always fit the supplied protective sun cover when the unit
not is in use.
Simple maintenance procedures
Cleaning the display unit
Clean the housing and the front glass of the NSE8/12 unit with a damp cloth and mild
detergent.
Checking the keys
Make sure that no keys are stuck in the down position. However, if one is stuck, wiggle
the key to free it back to normal.
Checking the connectors
The connectors should be checked by visual inspection only.
Push the connector plugs into the connector, if the connector plugs are equipped with a
lock; ensure that this is in the correct position.
Backing up your system data
Waypoints, routes, tracks that you create on your system are filed on your system. It is
recommended to regularly export these files and your settings file as part of your backup routine.
The files are exported to a memory stick or SD card inserted in the card slot on the front
of your unit.
An illustration on the next page shows the process when exporting waypoints, routes
and tracks. Other files are exported by the same process.
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MENU
98 | Maintenance
WIN
21 Menu overview
Settings menus
System
Fuel
Tracks
Chart
Alarms
Units
x2
MENU
WIN
Echo
Radar
Network
Vessels
Navigation
Simulator
Menu overview | 99
Context menus
Goto menu
Chart
PLOT
MARK
MENU
WIN
Radar
Echo
Info
Plot menu
PLOT
MARK
GO TO
VESSEL
100 | Menu overview
GO TO
VESSEL
22 Index
Symbols
3D 24
3D Zooming 24
A
AC12 59
AC42 59
Adjustable depth 50
AIS 85
AIS devices 37
AIS targets 19
Alarm messages 10
Alarms 86
Active alarms 86
Alarm history 86
Alarm settings 86
Waypoint alarm settings 28
Alarm system
Alarm message 93
Alarm settings dialog 93
Alarms page 94
Alarm state 93
Type of messages 93
Alpha numeric keypad 13
Animated weather options 82
Animating weather 82
Annotation 26
AP24 71
AP28 71
Arrival circle 67
Arrival radius 74
Arrow keys 13
Audible alarm 10
Audio 9
Auto mode
Heading capture 62
AUTO mode
Heading capture 62
Autopilot
Compass symbol 59
Data fields 60
Locking an NSE 60
Manual operation 59
Mode 61
Mode indication 59
Sailing 68
Standby 62
STBY/AUTO 59
B
Backing up 97
Bearing to next waypoint
BTW 75
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
context menu 21
data 23
database 24
detail 22
details 26
details level 23
Full 23
Look Ahead 22
Low 22
Medium
Full 22
Medium 23
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
Chart
function 19
imagery 23
information 21
item 20
items 86
objects 21
orientation 22, 23
Course up 22
Heading up 22
North up 22
Chart overlay 23
Chart page 91
Chart panel 19, 81
Charts
3D 24
3D Zooming 24
Navionics 24
Photo overlay 25
Photo transparency 25
The chart panel 19
Vessel symbol 19
Chart scale 21, 22
Chart view 11, 24
Checking the keys 97
Cleaning 97
COG 33
COG information 40
Color 47
Color codes 82
Color palettes 33
Color templates 46, 55
Command transfer 71
Compass 22
Context help 13
Context menu 9
Contours 26
Coordinate system 74
Course extension line 39
Course over ground
COG 60, 75, 76
Course to steer to destination
STEER 75
BEP CZone 83
Bottom coloring 46
Bottom lock 44
Broadband Radar™ 34
Course up 22
C-turn 63
Cursor 20
C
Cursor
Cursor
Cursor
Cursor
Cursor
CZone
Camera Pan 24
Camera Rotate 24
Chart 8, 21
3D 23
Compass symbol 59
Remove the cursor 20
Using the cursor 13
information window 13, 37
keypad 7
mode 22, 24
position 13, 46, 54
to position a waypoint 46, 54
83
Chart categories 23
101 | Maintenance
Index
101
| Index
| 101
D
DAK 14, 91
Dangerous situations 93
Dashboard 77, 84
Customize 77
Customizing 77
Editing options 77
Gauges 77
Layout 77
Data fields 87
Data source 17, 77
Data sources 91
Date format 92
Datum 74
Default 92
Demo mode 17
Depth Contour 65
Dialog box 13
Selecting entry fields
Adjusting values
Entering text 13
Dialogs 10
Digits 13
Direct Access Key (DAK) 7, 89
Distance to destination
DTD 75
Dodging 66
DownScan 52
DSC 85
AIS 40
Dual Radar 34
E
EBL/VRM function 38
Echo 8
Echoes 46
Echoes of waves 35
Echo returns 35
Echo Sounder 8
Echo sounder function 43
Edit 29
Edit route mode 29
Electronic bearing line (EBL) 38
Estimated time of arrival
ETA 75
Extension line 20, 40
Extension Lines 20
Guard zone 36
Gybe 69
Gybing 69
H
Heading data 33
Heading up 22
Heading up orientation 33
I
Info 8
Instrument bar 91
Instrument panel (INFO) 77
Analog 77
Analog bar
Digital bar 77
Instruments 8
Interference 35
K
Key beeps 92
L
Language 92
Latitude/longitude 75, 87
Lazy S-turn 65
Lock selected channels 80
Loran settings 74
Low light conditions 12
M
Magnetic variation 74
Maintenance 97
Man Over Board 11
Man Over Board waypoint 11
Mapping mode 23
Marine forecast 82
MARPA 37, 85
MARPA target lost 41
Measure a distance to a target 33
Measure distance and bearing 38
Measure function 47, 54
Measuring 21
Measuring distance 21
Measuring range and bearing 37
Using Cursor
F
File management system 87
Filtering the signals 35
Find 86
Fish’n Chip 25
Freeze the sounder image 43
G
Gain 35
Auto and Manual 35
Color 48
Gain and Color 48
Gain control 47
Goto menu 9
GPS 19
GPS data 17
GPS source 17
Great-circle route 74
I | Index
Index
| 102
Range Rings
EBL/VRM 37
Menu
Exiting the menu
Cancelling 12
Menu key 7
MENU key 42
MMSI messages 40
MOB 75
MOB function 11
Moving targets 33
N
Navigate routes 19
Navigating 73
Navigating function 9
Navigating to one waypoint 75
Navigation 8, 26
Navigation course 33
Navionics 24, 26
Fish’n Chip 25
Night mode 12
NMEA2000 Depth 50
Noise rejection 48
North up 22
NSE 96
NSE system 89
NSE unit 92
NSE screen 8
NSE system 8, 10, 40, 79
NSE unit 32
Communicating with, 9
O
Off course alarm 74
Off course limit 74, 75
On-screen clutter 35
OP40 15
Optimize the video display 96
Radar screen 33
Radar signals 35
Radar threshold 35
Radio channels 80
Rain clutter 35
Range limit 41
Range rings 37
Range settings 39
Range zoom bars 44
Record echo sounder data 48, 55
Record sounder data
Viewing 47, 49, 54
Red scroll bar 47, 54
Relative motion 33
Relative Motion mode 33
Rhumb line computation 74
Rhumb lines 74
Rotary knob 2, 7, 12, 13, 42, 91
Rough water 35
Route 29, 75
Edit route mode 29
S
P
Page group 89
Page groups 8
Pages
Selecting pages 14
Panels 8, 89
Selecting active panel 14
Panning 22
Phantom Loran 74
Photo overlay 25
Photo Overlay
2D 25
3D 25
Photo transparency 25
Ping speed 46
Planning routes 19
PLOT/MARK key 7
Plot menu 9
Popup dialog 10
Position 8
Positioning the radar
Center
Look ahead
Offset 32
Power boats 70
Predefined pages 89
Presentation type 26
Preset distances 37
R
Radar 8
Dual Radar 34
Radar
Radar
Radar
Radar
center 32
motion 33
operational functions 38
orientation
Heading up
North up
Course up 33
Radar overlay 38
RADAR page 89
Radar panel 31, 32, 33, 37
Radar range 37
Radar returns 35
Radar returns on the Chart 38
Safety depth 26
Sailboats 71
Sailing
Gybing 69
Tacking 68
Satellite photo images 25
Satellites 86
Scaling factor 44
Scanner 32
Screen capture 92
Screen view 31
Scroll bar 47, 54
Sea clutter 35
Search function 86
Sea surface temperature 82
Sector zone 36
Selecting language 92
Serviceable components 97
Settings menu 9
Settings menus 99
shaded relief 23
Short press 2
SideScan 52
Simple maintenance procedures 97
Simulated course 17
Simulated route 17
Simulating mode 17
Simulation 17
Simulator mode 17
Simulator settings 17
Sirius
Sirius audio 79
Sirius Audio 92
Sirius Marine Weather Service 79
Sirius satellite radio function 92
Software 2
Software version 92
Sounder frequency 45
Sounder panel 44
Sounder range
Auto
Manually changing the range 45
Source files 17
Speed over ground
SOG 60, 75, 76
Spiral-turn 64
103Index
| Index
|I
Square-turn 64
STC curve 34
Steer 8
Steering
Control 70
Follow-up 62
Navigating with the NSE 66
NoDrift 66
Power 62
Turn pattern 62
Wind 70
StructureScan™ 51
History 54
Noise rejection 55
Overlay 57
Recording 55
Sun/moon 87
Surface clarity 48
Symbology 31
System settings 92
T
Tack 69
Tacking 68
Target 37
Target expansion 37
Targets 40
Target symbol 39, 41, 42
Target trails
Setup 37
Text 13
Tick key 7
Tides 87
Time 92
Time format 92
Time stamp 85
Time to destination
TTD 75
Track 28
Track length 28
Track line 75
Track point 28
Track settings 28
Track the vessel’s movement 28
Transducer frequencies 45
Trip log 87
Tropical statements 82
True motion 33
True north 74
Turn variables 63
U
USB stick 17
Using colors
Color palettes
Bottom coloring 46
Using the arrow keypad 12
Utilities 8
Utilities function 85
Utilities pages 85
Utility page 85
U-turn 63
V
Velocity Made Good
VMG 75
Vessel message 41
Vessel mode 24
I Index
| Index
| 104
Vessels 37, 85
Message listing 85
Status listing 85
Vessels on the chart 39, 40
Video 8
Camera 95
Mirror image 95
NTSC 96
PAL 96
Video function 95
Video image 95
Video input channels 95
VRM function 38
W
Water column 43
Waypoint 27
Positioning 28
Positioning on echo sounder image 27
Waypoint dialog 27
Waypoints, routes and tracks 86
Weather 9
Weather conditions 35, 81
Weather forecast 82
Weather icons 81
Weather overlay 81
Weather overlay transparency 81
WIN key 7
X
X key 7
Z
Zigzag-turns 64
Zoom buttons 7
Zoom mode 44
NSE-8, NSE-12 Operation Manual, English, 988-0175-02_B
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