I have reproduced it below adding my comments in italics.————————————————Now that IMO has approved Ecdis becoming mandatory from 2012 there is a lot of interest among shipping companies.TADS is available to Transas ECDIS users and users of other ECDIS systems.
Transas offers high-resolution weather forecasts from well-renowned Meteo Group.
People who had earlier burnt their hands over last minute fittings of AIS and LRIT do not wish to repeat the same mistakes. Myth 1 - Ecdis will be mandatory on all ships from 2012 so hurry - time is running out!
Reality - Ecdis becomes manadatory from 2012 only for new ships.
AVCS contains accurate and official maritime data that meets industry S-63 and S-57 formats All ships using AVCS on board receive a UKHO certificate.
Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) makes paperless navigation a reality, bringing official chart data and other information directly to your ECDIS to meet SOLAS carriage requirements.