The Maritime Display Framework is a Windows C# .NET-based software development package that allows users to create custom ARPA, ECDIS and Integrated Bridge user interfaces for displaying primary maritime radar data as well as secondary transponder information.
The user interface can be customized to display scan-converted primary radar video, video track information, electronic charts, secondary transponder information, and camera video. Multiple camera windows with various input formats are supported, including H.264 via RTSP stream. Track information can be imported from the SPx Server radar video processing solution, as well as AIS reports.
The software development package provides various tools for processing of information commonly required for maritime displays, such as generation of predictive vectors, calculation of a tracked object’s closest point of approach (CPA), and time to CPA (TCPA), providing warning of collision with other vessels. A comprehensive range of alarms can be built into displays, including target track alarm type and target dependence (such as hazardous cargo status provided in AIS).
The software supports a variety of leading radars including models from Furuno, Hensoldt, JRC, Raymarine, Simrad, Sperry, and Terma.