Rose Point ECS

Commercial Grade Electronic Charting and Navigation Software
for Professional Mariners


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Rose Point ECS™ improves operational efficiency, situational awareness, and decision making with straightforward, uncluttered displays and controls that provide instant access to the information professional mariners and fleet operators need to navigate safely.

Rose Point ECS is the industry-leading navigation software and the number one selling navigation software for inland vessels in the United States. With Rose Point ECS you get the most comprehensive user experience and sophisticated navigation tools available all in one package.

Key benefits:Tugforweb

  • Improved situational awareness and overall safety of vessel operation
  • Reduced cost of operation from more efficient transit times
  • Voyage data recording that reduces legal liabilities and enhances incident review
  • Exceptional and time-tested reliability
  • An uncluttered, modern and easy-to-use interface
  • Advanced admin tools make setup and configuration the fastest in the industry
  • Less overall required training resources that significantly reduce costs of adoption
  • Expert technical support when you need it

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New Services for Rose Point ECS

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Planning and Navigation

PassingPointPredictorRose Point ECS lets you plan an unlimited number of routes and waypoints, provides for boundary areas with speed limit alarms, and includes many other planning and drawing tools. Only Rose Point ECS lets you organize those routes and marks into voyage plan documents which are easily archived, printed, shared, and transferred between PCs.

  • Unlimited routes and waypoints
  • Boundary areas with optional speed limits
  • ETA calculator
  • Route obstacle checking
  • Voyage plan printing

When underway, Rose Point ECS provides you with the information you need with a quick glance at its clear, customizable displays and logical controls.

  • Fully customizable instrument panels and screen layouts
  • Passing point predictors indicate where you will meet other vessels in confined waterways, even around bends in a river
  • The rate of turn course predictor helps reduce over steering by indicating where the vessel will be in the future based on the current speed and rate of turn
  • A boat and its tow can be shown to scale for an accurate depiction of the vessel size and shape when zoomed in on the chart
  • The Voyage Recorder records all navigation data as well as radar, sounder, and video images for playback at a later time
  • Advanced AIS support includes closest point of approach calculations and alarms and AIS vessel track saving

What’s New?

The latest Rose Point ECS includes many improvements to Rose Point ECS’s legendary usability, performance, and reliability as well as some very exciting and unique new features.

New user interface that provides:Tugforweb

  • Access and control over more information without causing information overload
  • Simplified access to more functionality
  • More commonality between planning mode and cruise mode for the same functions
  • Less duplication of commands in multiple locations
  • More screen space for the chart
  • More visible status bar information
  • Incremental searching tool
  • Multiple instrument panes
  • Improved presentation of US coast pilot and USACE port and waterway facilities data

Enhanced Weather Support

  • Weather Buoys and other Observation Stations
  • Support for the upcoming AIS weather reports

Better planning tools

  • New route manipulation “handles”

Other features

  • Hybrid chart mode – overlay chart data on satellite and topo maps
  • “One Button Sync” – one button that checks for software, data, and chart updates using your internet connection
  • Screen dimming tool
  • Navtex Receiver support
  • NMEA 2000 Sensor support
  • Windows 7 Multi touch monitor support
  • New Help system with more content and faster searching
  • Support for IENC 2.3 format charts from USACE
  • Completely redesigned radar controls
  • Heading Sensor installation angle override
  • Passing Point Predictor hot key on/off

Additional Information

Rose Point ECS provides tightly integrated, easy to use, and completely searchable supplementary navigation information including:

  • Unlimited Routes and Waypoints
  • Boundary Areas with Optional Speed Limits
  • Document file based route and mark organization tools
  • Easy file transfer and printing facilities
  • US Port and Waterway Facilities Guide
  • US Coast Pilot®
  • International Sailing Directions
  • Tide and Current predictions
  • Weather forecasts and observations
  • Gulf of Mexico Lease Block Boundaries
  • Worldwide Gazetteer
  • NAVTEX message display (required NAVTEX receiver)
  • USACE Hydrographic Surveys

+Inland Add-On

The features of +Inland are ideal for vessels operating on the inland waterways.

  • Mile markers instead of latitude/longitude
  • Graphical Tow Configuration editor
  • Boat and tow are shown to scale on charts
  • River stage observations and forecasts
  • Waterway ETA Calculator
  • US Waterway Mile Markers

Chart Compatibility

Rose Point ECS can use the official NOAA ENC® and NOAA RNC® charts directly; there is no need to purchase US charts in a proprietary format. Rose Point ECS even makes it easy to download and install these free charts. Official worldwide charts are available for purchase from within Rose Point ECS.

Learn about international charts

  • NOAA ENC® and NOAA RNC®Chart Logos
  • US Army Corps of Engineers IENC (2.0 and 2.1)
  • S-57 ENC (including S-63 encrypted)
  • Maptech BSB (raster nautical charts)
  • Maptech RML and PCX
  • Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS)
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service Digital Charts
  • NV. Charts
  • BSB Versions 1-5
  • SoftChart and PhotoChart

Chart Overlays

It takes more than just charts to plan a safe and efficient voyage. Rose Point ECS provides tightly integrated, easy to use, and completely searchable supplementary navigation information including:

  • US Port and Waterway Facilities
  • US Coast Pilot®
  • International Sailing Directions
  • Tide and Current Predictions
  • Weather Forecasts – Text and Graphical
  • River Mile Markers
  • Gulf of Mexico Lease Block Boundaries
  • Worldwide Gazetteer
  • USACE Waterway Surveys
  • USGS Satellite Photos and Topo Maps

Optional Radar Overlay

Overlay radar images onto charts in one screen in Rose Point ECS,
giving you all the information you need to navigate with confidence.

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  • Display raster charts
  • Display vector charts
  • Chart Portfolio management tools
  • Integrated chart store
  • Automatic chart updates
  • Seamless “quilted” chart display
  • Document based route and mark management
  • Advanced voyage planning tools
  • Unlimited routes
  • Unlimited waypoints
  • Unlimited range/bearing lines
  • Unlimited boundary circles, lines, and areas with alarms
  • Unlimited undo and redo
  • Simulated Navigation (“dead reckoning”) mode
  • Superior route manipulation tools
  • Route obstacle detection
  • ETA Calculator
  • GPS Navigation
  • Rate-of-Turn Course Predictor
  • Passing Point Predictor
  • Voyage Recorder
  • Powerful searching
  • Worldwide Gazetteer
  • Gulf of Mexico Lease Block Boundaries
  • Tide and Current Predictions
  • Text Weather Forecasts
  • Graphical Weather Forecasts
  • GRIB File Display
  • Data Buoy and METAR Weather Observations
  • NAVTEX Message Display (requires NAVTEX receiver)
  • AIS Environmental Messages
  • Split screen configurations
  • North-Up, Heading-Up, Course-Up and arbitrary chart orientation
  • Transfer routes, marks, and tracks to/from GPS and other programs
  • GPX file import and export
  • Record tracks and events
  • Scaled vessel display (for own-ship and AIS targets)
  • Integrated US Coast Pilot information and NGA Sailing Directions Enroute
  • USACE Port and Waterway Facilities information
  • Customizable Full-Screen Cruise Mode
  • Save customized screen configurations for quick access
  • Day, Dusk, and Night Display Modes
  • Customizable instrumentation display
  • Analog-style and digital instrument displays
  • Full Screen Planning Mode option
  • Supports multiple GPS receivers and other sensors
  • Autopilot control
  • Depth sounder support
  • Wind and weather sensor support
  • AIS Vessel Display
  • AIS Dead-Reckoning
  • RADAR Target Display
  • DSC Position Report Display
  • Radar overlay option
  • Video camera support
  • Administrator control over default settings and feature access
  • Integrated Help system
  • Product support via email
  • Telephone support line

Device Compatibility


  • NMEA 0183 and NMEA 0183-HS
  • IEC 61162-1 and IEC 61162-2
  • NMEA 2000 ® and IEC 61162-3
  • Standard PC Communications (COM) Port
  • NMEA 0183 over TCP/IP or UDP Network Port

Video Input:

  • AXIS Network Video Cameras and Servers
  • Any standard MotionJPEG compatible network video source
  • Any DirectShow compatible video source

NAVTEX Interfaces:

  • NMEA 0183 NAVTEX Interface
  • Raw NAVTEX via RS-232 Serial Port

Radar Overlay:

System Requirements

  • PC with Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP (32-bit or 64-bit).
  • 500 MB or more available hard drive space (actual requirements depend on installation options)
  • Internet access or CD-ROM drive for program installation
  • Internet access or DVD-ROM drive for chart installation
  • XGA (1024×768) or higher resolution monitor
  • NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 compatible GPS and/or other marine electronics with an appropriate PC interface
  • Internet access required for some features