Chartworx has been involved with the development, production and distribution of electronic chart systems for both the SOLAS market and the fishery and leisure market, since 1982.
Chartworx staff has extensive expertise in the field of maritime software development, data maintenance, conversion and production. Chartworx management team consists of persons with considerable commercial experience in the electronic chart market and persons with a extensive seagoing, hydrographic and cartographic expertise, supplemented by a staff of experienced programmers and supporting staff.
Chartworx has as such been involved in several projects and participates in national and international working groups.
Chartworx products are being marketed under the names TheMAP, TRAX and Quodfish. The systems are being delivered in various versions ranging from professional Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) designed to meet the official specifications of IHO and IMO, to Electronic Chart Systems (ECS) to be used as an aid to safe navigation, and systems specially designed to support maritime operations both at sea and in the air.
Chartworx Electronic Chart Systems are used worldwide. A considerable number of Governmental vessels operated by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation and Ministry of Security and Justice have been fitted with Chartworx Electronic Chart Systems.
Chartworx Electronic Display and Information System (ECDIS) has been certified by BSH in October 2015. As such the system meets the specifications as set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) to replace the requirement to carry paper charts for navigation as long as an appropriate back up is available.
The top of the range of the Electronic Chart Systems (ECS) of Chartworx are most suitable as an aid to navigation next to the paper chart for ships falling under the SOLAS rules but for which carriage of ECDIS is not mandatory yet.
At present over 5000 professional users have a TheMAP, TRAX or Quodfish installed and another 1500 systems have been delivered to the leisure market. Many of these systems have been supplied with modules for 3D view, ARPA radar, AIS, etc.
Chartworx is market leader in the fishing industry with its Quodfish and TRAX fish plotters. A considerable number of trawlers in Western Europe are equipped with Chartworx fish plotters. Chartworx E-Logbook for the fishery has been approved by both the Netherlands and British Fishing Authorities and in use on board of a significant number of fishing vessels in both The Netherlands and the United Kingdom for which the carriage of an electronic log book is mandatory.
Chartworx Electronic Chart systems for the leisure market support all the essential functions, derived from the systems produced for the professional market, particularly those related to safe navigation. In addition, the systems are enhanced with many features relevant for use on board of sailing and motor yachts.