John Lilley and Gillie to attend SMM 2014

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John Lilley & Gillie will once again be exhibiting at the SMM show in Hamburg. Located at hall B6, booth 604 the company will be showcasing its main products.SMM2012-Stand

At 202 years old the company has much to look back on. However, considering over 200 years spent improving navigation at sea John Lilley & Gillie are looking forward.

As the manufacturer of Navmaster ECDIS Lilley & Gillie are at the forefront of the digital revolution in navigation. At SMM the latest Navmaster ECDIS models will be on show. Incorporating support for a range of important features such as pay as you sail charts, computer based training and the Admiralty Information Overlay Navmaster is the fully featured system demanded by the modern shipping company.

Alongside the newest technology of ECDIS will be the traditional products Lilley & Gillie are known for such as the magnetic compass. The Lilley & Gillie name has always been important in magnetic compasses. With the new SR4 compass first shown at SMM 2010 our commitment to quality is paramount. Also on show will be the optional transmitting compass option.

We look forward to seeing you in Hamburg!

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Why the magnetic compass is still of vital importance

When I joined John Lilley & Gillie in 2004, the company had recently bought a 50% shareholding in a software company with the intention of producing its own ECDIS – the Navmaster ECDIS. Then, I was very quickly introduced to a former owner and MD of the company, who gave me a copy of a report he had written, which demonstrated the importance and unique properties of the magnetic compass. It was a good lesson in understanding the importance and functionality of both electronic and traditional methods of navigation and one that continues to be relevant today.

Whilst this is now 16 years ago, the relevance is still valid.



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