Archives / 2004
  • EasyTide Shortlisted for Government Award

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    EasyTide, the on-line tidal prediction service that was developed for the UKHO by CherSoft, was short listed for the 'Best government e-service' award at 'theForum' awards held at the Paddington Hilton on the 29th July 2004.

  • New Contract Award from UKHO

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    CherSoft are pleased to announce an important new contract with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

    We have been selected to implement a new workflow system to support the UKHO's production of Admiralty List of Radio Signals (Volume 6) and List of Lights data.

    Using our high performance chart display system, the UKHO will be able to view, input and amend data in both these important datasets with massively increased ease, flexibility and control.

    CherSoft is particularly pleased once again to have been selected to support one of the world's leading producers of marine data, and to have won the contract in competitive tender against a field including global corporations.

    We believe this reflects considerable faith in our ability to provide efficient solutions to challenging problems and builds on our experience delivering a number of projects to the UKHO, including Admiralty TotalTide and Admiralty List of Lights applications.

    CherSoft Director Simon Salter says:

    "This is very exciting for us. We had already developed significant expertise with this data through our work on several generations of the Digital List of Lights, EasyTide and TotalTide applications. Integrating backwards to support the data production was a natural step. This project is using our chart display system to control the data production process, which is a good example of its power and flexibility. We're now working very hard to make sure we get it right - but our track record speaks for itself there."

    Henry, the navigation system that forms the underlying technology for the project is also making progress in its own right and has been sold to thousands of customers in various forms - including the UKHO. There have been recent sales to the Mediterranean Shipping Company, and plans to launch a chart display kernel for software developers are well-advanced.

  • Launch of the BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables

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    CherSoft were invited to attend the launch of the BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables by AtoBviaC plc at the Barbican in London. This marked the public unveiling of a major project to create an electronic version of the BP Shipping Distance Tables. A team of Master Mariners using CherSoft navigation software are currently creating the tables. Already nearly 1000 of the world's most frequently covered ports are included in the tables. CherSoft software was chosen by AtoBviaC in the face of considerable competition. John Howe of AtoBviaC said, "The CherSoft navigation system is easy to work with, fast and accurate". He went on to say that CherSoft's enthusiasm, expertise and flexibility made them an outstanding company to work with.