OLEX releases version 14.12

Norwegian-based OLEX AS, the manufacturer of complete systems for navigation, plotting and 3D seafloor mapping, is pleased to announce that OLEX 14.12 was released and is available as a free download or through your local OLEX dealer for an upgrade of your system. Many of these improvements were requested during the recent Dan-Fish Exhibition, as noted below. A short-list of the latest changes leading to OLEX 14.12 (including those in interim 14.11) are:

  • ATEC can be set to not map on top of previous soundings [DanFish 2021]
  • Period: leave data from the Internet, better graph hiding [DanFish 2021]
  • Keep name on clipped lines [DanFish 2021]
  • Supports NMEA THS
  • Still more modifications to ATEC200 hardness
  • Reporting of gear to BarentsWatch now defaults to “Device Flow”
  • BarentsWatch no longer requires a contact person and contact telephone
  • Better handling of different classes of gear reports
  • Screen dimming via NMEA DDC
  • Unsure baudrates are shown in gray


  • Center track plotter object for ATEC reprocessing
  • Translations
  • Ergonomics

Bug fix:

  • Fatal bug in AIS track expiring
  • Unwanted object selection
  • Colors
  • Baud rate adjustment


After years of research, development, and testing, OLEX AS has developed and keeps refining the most comprehensive seafloor topography mapping system available on the market. OLEX systems are based on Linux and are considered to be the most stable systems of their kind available on the commercial market. Speed, flexibility, and user-friendliness are important keywords to explain their success.

OLEX can use official and unofficial vector charts, in S57, shape, and SOSI format, from Hydrographic Offices and commercial vendors. The navigation charts are displayed alongside the collected seabed data and the chart visualization software will always strive to achieve a clear and informative chart image and prevent the screen from filling up with unnecessary information, by displaying only information relevant to the current zoom scale. Zooming and chart display is fast, easy, and seamless.

For further information you may contact the Official Distributor and Support Center for Greece and Cyprus:
Aegean Electronics SA
4 Zosimadon Str, Piraeus 185 31, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4123000
E-mail: info@aegeanel.com