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The Olex 3D Chart system provides a unique combination of navigation, fishery plotting and seafloor mapping.
By using data from a ship's own Echosounder and GPS, the Olex system collects real-time data about the seafloor, building into a realistic seafloor view.
Olex has both 3D and 2D Modes allowing for a clear understanding of the topography of the area. The excellent 3D view gives a detailed picture of a particular area. Several 2D modes such as relief, depth contour and bottom zoom, highlight both flat and complex terrain. Olex also has a special function which shows 2D profiles along transects of choice.
Combined with the excellent seafloor mapping, Olex is also an extremely powerful plotter. It is extremely easy to store marks, comments, track lines and areas. Track lines can be coloured to allow for easy recognition. Plotter data is organised into plot layers, which are individually named, making it very easy to distinguish between different types of data.
Olex allows chart data, seafloor data, plotter objects and radar targets to be brought together in a single easily read display.
The Olex system can also be connected to the Simrad EQ60, ES60 and ES70 Echosounders. This makes it is possible to map the hardness of the seabed.
The system analyses the bottom echo; taking into account pulse length, beam width and transducer type. A bottom backscatter is calculated and added to the internal chart. The hardness is then shown in an easily read adjustable coloured format, ranging from deep pink for soft bottom to bright yellow for hard.
The system can also be interfaced with the Simrad ITI trawl positioning system. The true position of the trawl is shown is 2D and 3D. This will also show distance, bearing, door spread and track.
It is also possible to fully integrate the Olex system with the AIS, via the optional module. This allows the Olex to graphically show the location of any vessels which have been located by the AIS.
Olex is also takes advantage of the information provided by the WASSP multibeam echosounder, to provide an extremely detailed picture of the seafloor. Fish and other objects, like ropes and cables, are able to be detected by the Wassp multibeam sonar, mapped by Olex and immediately shown in 2D and 3D. By pointing at the map the Olex user can see the exact position of the fish and objects.
Echomaster Marine Ltd, have many years experience of the Olex system and have an excellent knowledge of the software and the additional functions which are available. As Simrad distributors we are also extremely familiar with the integration of Olex into the ES60, ES70 and the ITI option.
Echomaster Marine Ltd have also worked closely with Hondex to provide a cost effective solution for bottom hardness when linked to the Hondex HE-7300Di and HE-1500Di Echosounders.
We will provide the latest Olex software pre-loaded onto a dedicated PC. All PC's come with 2 year warranty, a trackball, making Olex even easier to use and a USB key, which provides a convenient way to back up your data. With a range of PC options we are sure to have an option for your vessel and your budget.
You also are safe in the knowledge that you have the support of our excellent service team who are on hand to answer any queries you may have.
We have provided Olex systems throughout the UK and Ireland, please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss your requirements.