Collecting data from ECDIS systems

ECDIS systems are connected to at least GPS, Gyro and LOG typically also to other sensors like the Sounder and wind sensor. Most ECDIS systems are capable of sending this data through a serial port or over a TCP/IP connection, but this may require configuration of the system.

TECDIS

Applies To TECDIS:

TECDIS

Telscope

4.8.3.4 S.10 Or Later

1,0 Or Later

 

Data Out:

$PTLKC:

Value

Units

Fetcher field

ECDIS Palette (day/dusk/night)

-

ECDIS.PALETTE

Speed through water

knots

STW

Depth below keel

meters

DPTH.KEEL

ECDIS license number

-

ECDIS.LIC

True Wind direction

 

WIND.TRUE.DIR

True Wind speed

knots

WIND.TRUE.SPD

Rate of turn

degrees/minute

ROT

ECDIS configured vessel draught

meters

DRAUGHT

Relative wind direction

deg

WIND.REL.DIR

Relative wind speed

knots

WIND.REL.SPD

Bow transverse speed over ground

knots (starboard +)

SOG.TRANS.BOW

Stern transverse speed over ground

knots (starboard +)

SOG.TRANS.STERN

Longitudinal speed over ground

knots (forward +)

SOG.FORW

Relative measurement of rudder angle

- (starboard +) 

RUDDER

ECDIS number (1 or 2, or 3+ on multiple installs)

-

ECDIS.ID

 

$PTLKW:

Value

Units

Fetcher field

Course to steer

deg

WP.CTS

Next course to steer

deg

WP.CTS2

Distance to wheel over line

NM

WP.DWOL

Time to go to next waypoint

hours

WP.TTG

Cross track error

NM (starboard +)

WP.XTD

Route leg width to port

NM

WP.XPORT

Route leg width to starboard

NM

WP.XSTBD

Deviation from course to steer

deg (clockwise +)

WP.DEV

Distance to wheel over line after next waypoint

NM

WP.DWOL2

Distance to go to end of route

NM

ROUTE.DTG

ID of next waypoint

string

WP.ID

ECDIS number (1 or 2, or 3+ on multiple installs)

-

ECDIS.ID

 

When "serial_PTLK_all" 1 (activated):

$EIRMC:

Value

Units

Fetcher field

Position

"n.nnn,e.eee"

POS

Speed over ground

knots

SOG

Course over ground

deg

COG

Time

"YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.SSSS"

TIME

Position mode

enum

POS.MODE

 

$EIHDT:

Value

Units

Fetcher field

Heading

deg

HDG

$PTLKW

Route data

 

Recommended Action:

 

To activate the serial output to TelScope:

  1. Edit C:\Program Files (x86)\TECDIS\TELchart.ini.
  2. Locate the setting "serial_PTLK_port" in the [Options] section, and set this to the serial port number connected to TelScope.

To add output:

  1. Edit C:\Program Files (x86)\TECDIS\TELchart.ini.
  2. Locate the setting "serial_PTLK_all" in the [Options] section, and set this to 1.

To adjust the baud rate used by TECDIS for this port:

  1. Open TECDIS Setup.
  2. Temporarily select the serial port for use on one of the sensors.
  3. Select the desired baud rate.
  4. Deselect the serial port from the sensor used in (2) above again.

 

  • Waypoint location (previous, current and next waypoint)