Korea has accelerated its pace in the e-Navigation Development


The World is now in the Development War South Korea is leading the High Technology of Sea Lane

Continuation of Korean e-Navigation test

From the end of 2019, the International Maritime Organization has decided to gradually introduce e-Navigation, a marine navigation system intended for marine safety and environmental protection. Among them, the world’s attention is focused on Korean e-navigation.

The development of Korean e-navigation, which has been in progress since 2013, has not been completed yet. Currently, e-Navigation integrated test center has enabled us to validate services continuously in simulated test environment. Korean e-Navigation(SMART-Navigation) Project Office inspects the functions and performances constantly to meet the requirements. Full Mission Bridge(FMB) simulator in the center helps to validate effectiveness and user convenience of our services.

Using the world’s only LTE network

Korean e-Navigation is called smart navigation in the international community. It utilizes the LTE network for maritime digital communications, which is unique in the world. If the speed of existing analog communication is 9.6kbps, LTE communication is 10Mbps, so digital information can be transmitted at a speed 1,000 times faster than it is now. Next year, it plans to build a nationwide LTE network to enable communication from the coast to 100km.

Through this, various safety information can be exchanged with the athletics in real time on a single screen on the ship. In order to use Korean e-Navigation in other countries, the international information sharing standard platform is also being developed with Sweden and Denmark.

South Korea, leading international standards for maritime digital communications

The e-Navigation standardization draft prepared by the International Maritime Organization defines maritime services, structure and format through navigation, clarifying the responsibilities of international organizations, governments and users.Such a standard can be applied to Korean e-navigation. Therefore, when Korean e-Navigation development is completed, it will be accepted as an international standard and can be exported to all over the world.

Expect the future of Korea’s maritime ICT communication market

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