Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service - Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment with remote control capabilities

The present document states minimum requirements for GMDSS radiocommunication equipment using Digital Selective
Calling (DSC) Class A [2], with the capability to fully operate handling of the automated procedures defined in part 2 of this
multi-part deliverable, see ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] from a remote position such as a central HMI.
In addition other proprietary control interfaces may apply to support full remote control of other DSC EQUIPMENT
functions.
Such proprietary control interfaces (whether based on proprietary IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences or other protocols) are not part
of the present document, and may co-exist with the requirements in the present document.

Tehnične karakteristike in merilne metode za naprave, ki generirajo, oddajajo in sprejemajo digitalni selektivni klic (DSC) v pomorski mobilni storitvi, ki deluje v območju MF, MF/HF oziroma VHF - 8. del: Omogočanje delovanja radijske opreme DSC z možnostmi daljinskega upravljanja

Ta dokument določa minimalne zahteve za radiokomunikacijsko opremo GMDSS (univerzalni pomorski sistem za varnost in stisko na morju), ki uporablja digitalni selektivni klic (DSC) razreda A [2], z zmožnostjo v celoti upravljati obravnavo avtomatiziranih postopkov, opredeljenih v 2. delu tega večdelnega dokumenta (glej dokument ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2]), z oddaljenega položaja, kot je osrednji vmesnik človek-stroj.
Poleg tega se lahko uporabljajo drugi lastniški nadzorni vmesniki, ki podpirajo popoln daljinski nadzor funkcij OPREME DSC.
Takšni lastniški vmesniki, ki temeljijo na lastniških stavkih IEC 61162-1 [3] ali drugih protokolih, niso del tega dokumenta in lahko soobstajajo z zahtevami v tem dokumentu.

General Information

Status
Published
Public Enquiry End Date
31-Jan-2022
Publication Date
28-Feb-2022
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
21-Feb-2022
Due Date
28-Apr-2022
Completion Date
01-Mar-2022

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1:2022
01-april-2022
Tehnične karakteristike in merilne metode za naprave, ki generirajo, oddajajo in

sprejemajo digitalni selektivni klic (DSC) v pomorski mobilni storitvi, ki deluje v

območju MF, MF/HF oziroma VHF - 8. del: Omogočanje delovanja radijske opreme
DSC z možnostmi daljinskega upravljanja

Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation,

transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF

and/or VHF mobile service - Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment with remote control

capabilities
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: ETSI EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1 (2022-02)
ICS:
33.060.20 Sprejemna in oddajna Receiving and transmitting
oprema equipment
47.020.70 Navigacijska in krmilna Navigation and control
oprema equipment
SIST EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1:2022 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1:2022
ETSI EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1 (2022-02)
EUROPEAN STANDARD
Technical characteristics and methods of measurement
for equipment for generation, transmission
and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service;
Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment
with remote control capabilities
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SIST EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1:2022
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Reference
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Keywords
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 5

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................... 6

2.2 Informative references ........................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ....................................................................................... 7

3.1 Terms .................................................................................................................................................................. 7

3.2 Symbols .............................................................................................................................................................. 8

3.3 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General requirements ............................................................................................................................... 9

4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2 Interfaces .......................................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 10

4.2.2 Physical connection .................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.3 Ethernet protocols ....................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.4 Audio interfaces .......................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.5 Sentences to support on the interface .......................................................................................................... 10

5 DSC remote control communication ...................................................................................................... 14

5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 14

5.2 Use of AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 and AC5 .................................................................................................. 14

5.3 Use of AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 and AO5 .......................................................................................................... 14

5.4 Use of AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 and AP5 .................................................................................................... 15

5.5 Use of AI1 to AI9 ............................................................................................................................................. 15

5.6 Use of AUQ ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.7 Use of DCR Device Capability Report ............................................................................................................. 15

6 Remote control in standby, DSC and non-DSC automated procedures ................................................. 15

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

Annex A (normative): Sentences to support DSC remote control ................................................... 16

A.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 16

A.1.1 AP0 - Automated Procedure Configuration Status ........................................................................................... 16

A.1.2 AP1 - Sending Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF .......................................................... 18

A.1.3 AP2 - Receiving Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF....................................................... 21

A.1.4 AP3 - Sending Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status .............................................................................. 24

A.1.5 AP4 - Receiving Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status ........................................................................... 28

A.1.6 AP5 - Communications Automated Procedure Status ...................................................................................... 31

A.1.7 AO1 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................ 34

A.1.8 AO2 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Distress ............................................................................. 36

A.1.9 AO3 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Non-Distress ........................................................................ 37

A.1.10 AO4 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Non-Distress ..................................................................... 39

A.1.11 AO5 - Automated procedure Options - Communications ................................................................................ 40

A.1.12 AC0 - Command Radio Settings ...................................................................................................................... 42

A.1.13 AC1 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Own Distress .................................................................... 45

A.1.14 AC2 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Distress .......................................................................... 47

A.1.15 AC3 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Non-Distress ..................................................................... 51

A.1.16 AC4 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Non-Distress .................................................................. 53

A.1.17 AC5 - Automated procedure Command - Communications ............................................................................ 55

A.1.18 AI1 - Automated procedure Initiate - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................... 57

A.1.19 AI2 - Initiate All ships urgency and safety (VHF) - Frequency ....................................................................... 60

A.1.20 AI3 - Automated procedure Initiate - Geographical area urgency and safety (MF/HF) - Frequency ............... 61

A.1.21 AI4 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety (VHF/MF/HF) - Frequency ....................................................... 64

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A.1.22 AI5 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety - Position/Test ............................................................................ 67

A.1.23 AI6 - Initiate Routine Group - Frequency ........................................................................................................ 69

A.1.24 AI7 - Initiate Routine Individual- Frequency/Data .......................................................................................... 71

A.1.25 AI8 - Automated procedure Initiate DROBOSE .............................................................................................. 74

A.1.26 AI9 - Initiate Communications Call ................................................................................................................. 78

A.1.27 AUQ - Automatic Procedure Query ................................................................................................................. 79

A.1.28 AAS - Audible Alert Sound Status and Control ............................................................................................... 82

A.1.29 DCR - Device Capability Report ...................................................................................................................... 84

A.1.30 FSC - Frequency Status and Command ............................................................................................................ 88

Annex B (informative): Traffic simulation .......................................................................................... 91

B.1 General guide ......................................................................................................................................... 91

B.2 Traffic load scenarios ............................................................................................................................. 92

B.2.1 6 simultaneous procedures ............................................................................................................................... 92

B.2.2 61162-1 4800 baud interfaces .......................................................................................................................... 93

B.2.3 61162-450 traffic shaping ................................................................................................................................ 93

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 94

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Foreword

This European Standard (EN) has been produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electromagnetic compatibility and

Radio spectrum Matters (ERM).

The present document is part 8 of a multi-part deliverable. Full details of the entire series can be found in part 1 [i.1].

National transposition dates
Date of adoption of this EN: 14 February 2022
Date of latest announcement of this EN (doa): 31 May 2022
Date of latest publication of new National Standard
or endorsement of this EN (dop/e): 30 November 2022
Date of withdrawal of any conflicting National Standard (dow): 30 November 2023
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1 Scope

The present document states minimum requirements for GMDSS radiocommunication equipment using Digital Selective

Calling (DSC) Class A [2], with the capability to fully operate handling of the automated procedures defined in part 2 of this

multi-part deliverable, see ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] from a remote position such as a central HMI.

In addition other proprietary control interfaces may apply to support full remote control of other DSC EQUIPMENT

functions.

Such proprietary control interfaces (whether based on proprietary IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences or other protocols) are not part

of the present document, and may co-exist with the requirements in the present document.

2 References
2.1 Normative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

Referenced documents which are not found to be publicly available in the expected location might be found at

https://docbox.etsi.org/Reference/.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are necessary for the application of the present document.

[1] Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15: "Digital selective-calling system for use in the maritime

mobile service".

[2] ETSI EN 300 338-2: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 2: Class A DSC".

[3] IEC 61162-1 edition 5 (2016): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners".

[4] IEC 61162-2: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital

interfaces - Part 2: Single talker and multiple listeners, high-speed transmission".

[5] IEC 61162-450 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 450: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection".
2.2 Informative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are not necessary for the application of the present document but they assist the

user with regard to a particular subject area.

[i.1] ETSI EN 300 338-1: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements".
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[i.2] IEC 61097-3 edition 2 (2017): "Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 3:

Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods

of testing and required results".

[i.3] IEC 61162-460 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 460: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection - Safety and security".
[i.4] NMEA 0183: "Standard for Interfacing Marine Electronic Devices".

[i.5] ETSI EN 300 338-7: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 7: Implementation of Bridge Alert Management (BAM)

in DSC radio equipment".

[i.6] ETSI EN 301 925: "Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service

operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement".

[i.7] ETSI EN 300 373-1: "Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM);

Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Part 1: Technical

characteristics and methods of measurement".
[i.8] ITU Radio Regulations (2020).

[i.9] Recommendation ITU-R-M.541-10 (10/2015): "Operational procedures for the use of digital

selective-calling equipment in the maritime mobile service".

[i.10] Recommendation ITU-R M.1084-5 (03/2012): "Interim solutions for improved efficiency in the

use of the band 156-174 MHz by stations in the maritime mobile service".

[i.11] IMO Resolution A.803(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne VHF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.12] IMO Resolution A.804(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.13] IMO Resolution A.806(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF/HF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication, Narrow-Band Direct Printing and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.14] MSC/Circular.862: "Clarifications of Certain Requirements in IMO Performance Standards for

GMDSS Equipment".

[i.15] IEC 62320-2:2016: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems -

Automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: AIS AtoN Stations - Operational and performance

requirements, methods of testing and required test results".
3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations
3.1 Terms

For the purposes of the present document, the terms given in ETSI EN 300 338-1 [i.1] and the following apply:

acknowledged: automated procedure it indicates that the objective of the initial DSC message has been achieved

activation: initial triggering of the MoB device i.e. both parts of the two step procedure are performed

active mode: activated mode, transmitting in an emergency situation

distress alert: name given to the single distress DSC message with the format symbol 112

distress DSC message: DSC message or acknowledgement containing the distress information

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distress information: symbols within a DSC message describing a distress situation consisting of the MMSI of the

vessel in distress, the nature of distress, the position of the vessel in distress, the UTC time of that position and the mode

of subsequent communication

non distress DSC message: DSC messages or acknowledgements that do not have the format specifier or category of

"distress"
3.2 Symbols
Void.
3.3 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
AAS Audible Alert Sound
ACn AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 or AC5 sentence
AIn AI1, AI2, AI3, AI4, AI5, AI6, AI7, AI8, AI9 sentence
AIS Automatic Identification System
ALC Cyclic Alert List
ALF BAM Alert Details
AOn AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 or AO5 sentence
AP Automated procedure
APn AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 or AP5 sentence
ARQ Automatic Request Query
ASCII American Standard Communications Indication
AtoN Aids to Navigation
AUQ Automated Query Procedure
BIT Binary Digit
CAM Central Alert Mechanism
CD NMEA indicator for DSC
CIRM Comité International Radio-Maritime
CSTDMA Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Access
CUL Cyclic Procedure List
DCR Device Capability Report
DROBOSE Distress Relay On Behalf Of Someone Else
DSC Digital Selective Calling
DSE Expanded Digital Selective Calling
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
ECI Enhanced Caller Information EN European Standard
EPFS Electronic Position Fixing System
EPIRB Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon
EPV Equipment Property Value
ERM European Radio Management
FATDMA Manually Managed AIS TDMA access for AtoN and Base Stations
FEC Forward Error Correction
FIFO First in, First Out
FSC Frequency Status and Command
FSI Frequency Set information
FSS Frequency Selection Set
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS Global Positioning System
HBT Heartbeat
HF High Frequency
HMI Human Manual Intervention
IEC International Electronic Commission
IMO International Maritime Organisation
IN NMEA indicator for Integrated Navigation
ITU International Telecommunication Union
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ITU-R International Telecommunication Union - Radio
LSB Least Significant Bit
MF Medium Frequency
MF/HF Medium Frequencies/High Frequencies [Radio Frequencies]
MHZ MegaHertz (Frequency indication)
MMSI Maritime Mobile Service Identity
MOB Man Over Board
MSB Most Significant Bit
MSC Maritime Safety Committee (IMO)
NAK Negative acknowledgment
NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing
NMEA National Marine Electronics Association
NW North West point of geographical area location
OK Accepted
RATDMA Random Access AIS TDMA for Class 'A' network entry
SFI Scanning Frequency information
SNGF Serial Network Gateway Function SNMP Server Network Management Protocol
TAG Advanced Communications for NMEA networks
TCP/IP Transmission Control Packet/Internet Protocol
TX/RX Transmitter/Receiver or Transceiver
UDP Unaddressed Data Packet
UTC Universal Time Co-ordinated
VDL VHF Data Link
VHF Very High Frequency
VoIP Voice over IP
4 General requirements
4.1 General

For safety reasons the remote control facility is a functional extension to, not a substitution of, any facilities as required

in ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2]. Full compliance with ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] shall be required.

The remote protocol described in the current document shall support the concept of the automated procedures defined in

ITU Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15 [1]. This will enable the simultaneous overview of several active automated

procedures on a larger display, as well as supporting distribution of target states to navigation instruments.

The signalling interface defined is also suitable to exploit for testing purposes.

The evolution of new radio performance standards and carriage requirements may initially require only parts of the

interface functionality. It shall be possible for the manufacturer to state and document partial compliance to the present

document. E.g.:
• Sentences supported.
• Features supported:

 Information only. Document supported fields of status sentences to reflect radio state - selected

from Table 1.

 Radio control. Document supported fields of control and status sentences - selected from Table 1

and Table 2.
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4.2 Interfaces
4.2.1 General

Data interfaces for remote control purposes shall be compatible with at least one of IEC 61162-1 [3], IEC 61162-2 [4]

and IEC 61162-450 [5]. The manufacturer shall specify which alternative of IEC 61162 ([3], [4] or [5]) the physical

interface supports.
4.2.2 Physical connection
The general required interface may be:
• physically part of the individual equipment/function; or

• connected using a proprietary interface to an external unit supporting the required interfaces towards the

remote controller system (e.g. being par
...

ETSI EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1 (2022-02)
EUROPEAN STANDARD
Technical characteristics and methods of measurement
for equipment for generation, transmission
and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service;
Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment
with remote control capabilities
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2 ETSI EN 300 338-8 V1.1.1 (2022-02)
Reference
DEN/ERM-TGMAR-087-8
Keywords
DSC, GMDSS, maritime, radio, SAR
ETSI
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F-06921 Sophia Antipolis Cedex - FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 92 94 42 00 Fax: +33 4 93 65 47 16
Siret N° 348 623 562 00017 - APE 7112B
Association à but non lucratif enregistrée à la
Sous-Préfecture de Grasse (06) N° w061004871
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 5

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................... 6

2.2 Informative references ........................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ....................................................................................... 7

3.1 Terms .................................................................................................................................................................. 7

3.2 Symbols .............................................................................................................................................................. 8

3.3 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General requirements ............................................................................................................................... 9

4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2 Interfaces .......................................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................ 10

4.2.2 Physical connection .................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.3 Ethernet protocols ....................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.4 Audio interfaces .......................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.5 Sentences to support on the interface .......................................................................................................... 10

5 DSC remote control communication ...................................................................................................... 14

5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 14

5.2 Use of AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 and AC5 .................................................................................................. 14

5.3 Use of AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 and AO5 .......................................................................................................... 14

5.4 Use of AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 and AP5 .................................................................................................... 15

5.5 Use of AI1 to AI9 ............................................................................................................................................. 15

5.6 Use of AUQ ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.7 Use of DCR Device Capability Report ............................................................................................................. 15

6 Remote control in standby, DSC and non-DSC automated procedures ................................................. 15

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

Annex A (normative): Sentences to support DSC remote control ................................................... 16

A.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 16

A.1.1 AP0 - Automated Procedure Configuration Status ........................................................................................... 16

A.1.2 AP1 - Sending Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF .......................................................... 18

A.1.3 AP2 - Receiving Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF....................................................... 21

A.1.4 AP3 - Sending Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status .............................................................................. 24

A.1.5 AP4 - Receiving Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status ........................................................................... 28

A.1.6 AP5 - Communications Automated Procedure Status ...................................................................................... 31

A.1.7 AO1 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................ 34

A.1.8 AO2 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Distress ............................................................................. 36

A.1.9 AO3 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Non-Distress ........................................................................ 37

A.1.10 AO4 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Non-Distress ..................................................................... 39

A.1.11 AO5 - Automated procedure Options - Communications ................................................................................ 40

A.1.12 AC0 - Command Radio Settings ...................................................................................................................... 42

A.1.13 AC1 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Own Distress .................................................................... 45

A.1.14 AC2 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Distress .......................................................................... 47

A.1.15 AC3 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Non-Distress ..................................................................... 51

A.1.16 AC4 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Non-Distress .................................................................. 53

A.1.17 AC5 - Automated procedure Command - Communications ............................................................................ 55

A.1.18 AI1 - Automated procedure Initiate - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................... 57

A.1.19 AI2 - Initiate All ships urgency and safety (VHF) - Frequency ....................................................................... 60

A.1.20 AI3 - Automated procedure Initiate - Geographical area urgency and safety (MF/HF) - Frequency ............... 61

A.1.21 AI4 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety (VHF/MF/HF) - Frequency ....................................................... 64

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A.1.22 AI5 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety - Position/Test ............................................................................ 67

A.1.23 AI6 - Initiate Routine Group - Frequency ........................................................................................................ 69

A.1.24 AI7 - Initiate Routine Individual- Frequency/Data .......................................................................................... 71

A.1.25 AI8 - Automated procedure Initiate DROBOSE .............................................................................................. 74

A.1.26 AI9 - Initiate Communications Call ................................................................................................................. 78

A.1.27 AUQ - Automatic Procedure Query ................................................................................................................. 79

A.1.28 AAS - Audible Alert Sound Status and Control ............................................................................................... 82

A.1.29 DCR - Device Capability Report ...................................................................................................................... 84

A.1.30 FSC - Frequency Status and Command ............................................................................................................ 88

Annex B (informative): Traffic simulation .......................................................................................... 91

B.1 General guide ......................................................................................................................................... 91

B.2 Traffic load scenarios ............................................................................................................................. 92

B.2.1 6 simultaneous procedures ............................................................................................................................... 92

B.2.2 61162-1 4800 baud interfaces .......................................................................................................................... 93

B.2.3 61162-450 traffic shaping ................................................................................................................................ 93

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 94

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Foreword

This European Standard (EN) has been produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electromagnetic compatibility and

Radio spectrum Matters (ERM).

The present document is part 8 of a multi-part deliverable. Full details of the entire series can be found in part 1 [i.1].

National transposition dates
Date of adoption of this EN: 14 February 2022
Date of latest announcement of this EN (doa): 31 May 2022
Date of latest publication of new National Standard
or endorsement of this EN (dop/e): 30 November 2022
Date of withdrawal of any conflicting National Standard (dow): 30 November 2023
Modal verbs terminology

In the present document "shall", "shall not", "should", "should not", "may", "need not", "will", "will not", "can" and

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provisions).

"must" and "must not" are NOT allowed in ETSI deliverables except when used in direct citation.

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1 Scope

The present document states minimum requirements for GMDSS radiocommunication equipment using Digital Selective

Calling (DSC) Class A [2], with the capability to fully operate handling of the automated procedures defined in part 2 of this

multi-part deliverable, see ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] from a remote position such as a central HMI.

In addition other proprietary control interfaces may apply to support full remote control of other DSC EQUIPMENT

functions.

Such proprietary control interfaces (whether based on proprietary IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences or other protocols) are not part

of the present document, and may co-exist with the requirements in the present document.

2 References
2.1 Normative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

Referenced documents which are not found to be publicly available in the expected location might be found at

https://docbox.etsi.org/Reference/.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are necessary for the application of the present document.

[1] Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15: "Digital selective-calling system for use in the maritime

mobile service".

[2] ETSI EN 300 338-2: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 2: Class A DSC".

[3] IEC 61162-1 edition 5 (2016): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners".

[4] IEC 61162-2: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital

interfaces - Part 2: Single talker and multiple listeners, high-speed transmission".

[5] IEC 61162-450 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 450: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection".
2.2 Informative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are not necessary for the application of the present document but they assist the

user with regard to a particular subject area.

[i.1] ETSI EN 300 338-1: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements".
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[i.2] IEC 61097-3 edition 2 (2017): "Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 3:

Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods

of testing and required results".

[i.3] IEC 61162-460 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 460: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection - Safety and security".
[i.4] NMEA 0183: "Standard for Interfacing Marine Electronic Devices".

[i.5] ETSI EN 300 338-7: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 7: Implementation of Bridge Alert Management (BAM)

in DSC radio equipment".

[i.6] ETSI EN 301 925: "Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service

operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement".

[i.7] ETSI EN 300 373-1: "Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM);

Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Part 1: Technical

characteristics and methods of measurement".
[i.8] ITU Radio Regulations (2020).

[i.9] Recommendation ITU-R-M.541-10 (10/2015): "Operational procedures for the use of digital

selective-calling equipment in the maritime mobile service".

[i.10] Recommendation ITU-R M.1084-5 (03/2012): "Interim solutions for improved efficiency in the

use of the band 156-174 MHz by stations in the maritime mobile service".

[i.11] IMO Resolution A.803(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne VHF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.12] IMO Resolution A.804(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.13] IMO Resolution A.806(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF/HF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication, Narrow-Band Direct Printing and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.14] MSC/Circular.862: "Clarifications of Certain Requirements in IMO Performance Standards for

GMDSS Equipment".

[i.15] IEC 62320-2:2016: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems -

Automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: AIS AtoN Stations - Operational and performance

requirements, methods of testing and required test results".
3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations
3.1 Terms

For the purposes of the present document, the terms given in ETSI EN 300 338-1 [i.1] and the following apply:

acknowledged: automated procedure it indicates that the objective of the initial DSC message has been achieved

activation: initial triggering of the MoB device i.e. both parts of the two step procedure are performed

active mode: activated mode, transmitting in an emergency situation

distress alert: name given to the single distress DSC message with the format symbol 112

distress DSC message: DSC message or acknowledgement containing the distress information

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distress information: symbols within a DSC message describing a distress situation consisting of the MMSI of the

vessel in distress, the nature of distress, the position of the vessel in distress, the UTC time of that position and the mode

of subsequent communication

non distress DSC message: DSC messages or acknowledgements that do not have the format specifier or category of

"distress"
3.2 Symbols
Void.
3.3 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
AAS Audible Alert Sound
ACn AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 or AC5 sentence
AIn AI1, AI2, AI3, AI4, AI5, AI6, AI7, AI8, AI9 sentence
AIS Automatic Identification System
ALC Cyclic Alert List
ALF BAM Alert Details
AOn AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 or AO5 sentence
AP Automated procedure
APn AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 or AP5 sentence
ARQ Automatic Request Query
ASCII American Standard Communications Indication
AtoN Aids to Navigation
AUQ Automated Query Procedure
BIT Binary Digit
CAM Central Alert Mechanism
CD NMEA indicator for DSC
CIRM Comité International Radio-Maritime
CSTDMA Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Access
CUL Cyclic Procedure List
DCR Device Capability Report
DROBOSE Distress Relay On Behalf Of Someone Else
DSC Digital Selective Calling
DSE Expanded Digital Selective Calling
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
ECI Enhanced Caller Information EN European Standard
EPFS Electronic Position Fixing System
EPIRB Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon
EPV Equipment Property Value
ERM European Radio Management
FATDMA Manually Managed AIS TDMA access for AtoN and Base Stations
FEC Forward Error Correction
FIFO First in, First Out
FSC Frequency Status and Command
FSI Frequency Set information
FSS Frequency Selection Set
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS Global Positioning System
HBT Heartbeat
HF High Frequency
HMI Human Manual Intervention
IEC International Electronic Commission
IMO International Maritime Organisation
IN NMEA indicator for Integrated Navigation
ITU International Telecommunication Union
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ITU-R International Telecommunication Union - Radio
LSB Least Significant Bit
MF Medium Frequency
MF/HF Medium Frequencies/High Frequencies [Radio Frequencies]
MHZ MegaHertz (Frequency indication)
MMSI Maritime Mobile Service Identity
MOB Man Over Board
MSB Most Significant Bit
MSC Maritime Safety Committee (IMO)
NAK Negative acknowledgment
NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing
NMEA National Marine Electronics Association
NW North West point of geographical area location
OK Accepted
RATDMA Random Access AIS TDMA for Class 'A' network entry
SFI Scanning Frequency information
SNGF Serial Network Gateway Function SNMP Server Network Management Protocol
TAG Advanced Communications for NMEA networks
TCP/IP Transmission Control Packet/Internet Protocol
TX/RX Transmitter/Receiver or Transceiver
UDP Unaddressed Data Packet
UTC Universal Time Co-ordinated
VDL VHF Data Link
VHF Very High Frequency
VoIP Voice over IP
4 General requirements
4.1 General

For safety reasons the remote control facility is a functional extension to, not a substitution of, any facilities as required

in ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2]. Full compliance with ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] shall be required.

The remote protocol described in the current document shall support the concept of the automated procedures defined in

ITU Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15 [1]. This will enable the simultaneous overview of several active automated

procedures on a larger display, as well as supporting distribution of target states to navigation instruments.

The signalling interface defined is also suitable to exploit for testing purposes.

The evolution of new radio performance standards and carriage requirements may initially require only parts of the

interface functionality. It shall be possible for the manufacturer to state and document partial compliance to the present

document. E.g.:
• Sentences supported.
• Features supported:

 Information only. Document supported fields of status sentences to reflect radio state - selected

from Table 1.

 Radio control. Document supported fields of control and status sentences - selected from Table 1

and Table 2.
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4.2 Interfaces
4.2.1 General

Data interfaces for remote control purposes shall be compatible with at least one of IEC 61162-1 [3], IEC 61162-2 [4]

and IEC 61162-450 [5]. The manufacturer shall specify which alternative of IEC 61162 ([3], [4] or [5]) the physical

interface supports.
4.2.2 Physical connection
The general required interface may be:
• physically part of the individual equipment/function; or

• connected using a proprietary interface to an external unit supporting the required interfaces towards the

remote controller system (e.g. being part of a larger system).

In both configurations, compliance to the present document shall be demonstrated as a whole presented on the required

interfaces (clause 4.2.1).
4.2.3 Ethernet protocols

The IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences sent over the Ethernet (see IEC 61162-450 [5]) are using the UDP multicast datagrams.

Other protocols/logical connections may exist on the same physical connection (including TCP/IP or SNMP) if the

equipment supports these layers.

The traffic limitations and requirements shall be kept as specified in IEC 61162-450 [5] (see annex B).

4.2.4 Audio interfaces

Audio interfaces for the remote support of subsequent communications in a DSC automated procedure or

communication in a non-DSC communication automated procedure may be accomplished by the analog interfaces as

defined in the equipment standards ETSI EN 301 925 [i.6] and ETSI EN 300 373-1 [i.7], but alternative digital audio

interfaces shall be allowed (e.g. VoIP).
The manufacturer shall declare the audio interface to use for testing.
4.2.5 Sentences to support on the interface

For remote display and/or command purposes and test purposes the equipment shall be capable of transmitting and

receiving the sentences (see IEC 61162-1 [3] and annex A) as defined in Table 1 and Table 2.

Connection of, or failure within any connected equipment, shall not affect the required performance of the DSC

equipment.
Table 1: Remote control sentences transmitted by
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Draft ETSI EN 300 338-8 V1.0.0 (2021-11)
EUROPEAN STANDARD
Technical characteristics and methods of measurement
for equipment for generation, transmission
and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service;
Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 5

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................... 6

2.2 Informative references ........................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ....................................................................................... 7

3.1 Terms .................................................................................................................................................................. 7

3.2 Symbols .............................................................................................................................................................. 8

3.3 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General requirements ............................................................................................................................... 9

4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2 Interfaces ............................................................................................................................................................ 9

4.2.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2.2 Physical connection .................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.3 Ethernet protocols ....................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.4 Audio interfaces .......................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.5 Sentences to support on the interface .......................................................................................................... 10

5 DSC remote control communication ...................................................................................................... 14

5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 14

5.2 Use of AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 and AC5 .................................................................................................. 14

5.3 Use of AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 and AO5 .......................................................................................................... 14

5.4 Use of AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 and AP5 .................................................................................................... 15

5.5 Use of AI1 to AI9 ............................................................................................................................................. 15

5.6 Use of AUQ ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.7 Use of DCR Device Capability Report ............................................................................................................. 15

6 Remote control in standby, DSC and non-DSC automated procedures ................................................. 15

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

Annex A (normative): Sentences to support DSC remote control ................................................... 16

A.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 16

A.1.1 AP0 - Automated Procedure Configuration Status ........................................................................................... 16

A.1.2 AP1 - Sending Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF .......................................................... 18

A.1.3 AP2 - Receiving Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF....................................................... 21

A.1.4 AP3 - Sending Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status .............................................................................. 24

A.1.5 AP4 - Receiving Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status ........................................................................... 28

A.1.6 AP5 - Communications Automated Procedure Status ...................................................................................... 31

A.1.7 AO1 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................ 34

A.1.8 AO2 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Distress ............................................................................. 36

A.1.9 AO3 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Non-Distress ........................................................................ 37

A.1.10 AO4 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Non-Distress ..................................................................... 39

A.1.11 AO5 - Automated procedure Options - Communications ................................................................................ 40

A.1.12 AC0 - Command Radio Settings ...................................................................................................................... 42

A.1.13 AC1 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Own Distress .................................................................... 45

A.1.14 AC2 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Distress .......................................................................... 47

A.1.15 AC3 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Non-Distress ..................................................................... 51

A.1.16 AC4 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Non-Distress .................................................................. 53

A.1.17 AC5 - Automated procedure Command - Communications ............................................................................ 55

A.1.18 AI1 - Automated procedure Initiate - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................... 57

A.1.19 AI2 - Initiate All ships urgency and safety (VHF) - Frequency ....................................................................... 60

A.1.20 AI3 - Automated procedure Initiate - Geographical area urgency and safety (MF/HF) - Frequency ............... 61

A.1.21 AI4 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety (VHF/MF/HF) - Frequency ....................................................... 64

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A.1.22 AI5 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety - Position/Test ............................................................................ 67

A.1.23 AI6 - Initiate Routine Group - Frequency ........................................................................................................ 69

A.1.24 AI7 - Initiate Routine Individual- Frequency/Data .......................................................................................... 71

A.1.25 AI8 - Automated procedure Initiate DROBOSE .............................................................................................. 74

A.1.26 AI9 - Initiate Communications Call ................................................................................................................. 78

A.1.27 AUQ - Automatic Procedure Query ................................................................................................................. 79

A.1.28 AAS - Audible Alert Sound Status and Control ............................................................................................... 82

A.1.29 DCR - Device Capability Report ...................................................................................................................... 84

A.1.30 FSC - Frequency Status and Command ............................................................................................................ 88

Annex B (informative): Traffic simulation .......................................................................................... 91

B.1 General guide ......................................................................................................................................... 91

B.2 Traffic load scenarios ............................................................................................................................. 92

B.2.1 6 simultaneous procedures ............................................................................................................................... 92

B.2.2 61162-1 4800 baud interfaces .......................................................................................................................... 93

B.2.3 61162-450 traffic shaping ................................................................................................................................ 93

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 94

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Foreword

This draft European Standard (EN) has been produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electromagnetic compatibility

and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM), and is now submitted for the combined Public Enquiry and Vote phase of the ETSI

standards EN Approval Procedure.

The present document is part 8 of a multi-part deliverable. Full details of the entire series can be found in part 1 [i.1].

Proposed national transposition dates
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1 Scope

The present document states minimum requirements for GMDSS radiocommunication equipment using Digital Selective

Calling (DSC) Class A [2], with the capability to fully operate handling of the automated procedures defined in part 2 of this

multi-part deliverable, see ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] from a remote position such as a central HMI.

In addition other proprietary control interfaces may apply to support full remote control of other DSC EQUIPMENT

functions.

Such proprietary control interfaces (whether based on proprietary IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences or other protocols) are not part

of the present document, and may co-exist with the requirements in the present document.

2 References
2.1 Normative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

Referenced documents which are not found to be publicly available in the expected location might be found at

https://docbox.etsi.org/Reference/.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are necessary for the application of the present document.

[1] Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15: "Digital selective-calling system for use in the maritime

mobile service".

[2] ETSI EN 300 338-2: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 2: Class A DSC".

[3] IEC 61162-1 edition 5 (2016): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners".

[4] IEC 61162-2: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital

interfaces - Part 2: Single talker and multiple listeners, high-speed transmission".

[5] IEC 61162-450 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 450: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection".
2.2 Informative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are not necessary for the application of the present document but they assist the

user with regard to a particular subject area.

[i.1] ETSI EN 300 338-1: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements".
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[i.2] IEC 61097-3 edition 2 (2017): "Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 3:

Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods

of testing and required results".

[i.3] IEC 61162-460 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 460: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection - Safety and security".
[i.4] NMEA 0183: "Standard for Interfacing Marine Electronic Devices".

[i.5] ETSI EN 300 338-7: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 7: Implementation of Bridge Alert Management (BAM)

in DSC radio equipment".

[i.6] ETSI EN 301 925: "Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service

operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement".

[i.7] ETSI EN 300 373-1: "Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM);

Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Part 1: Technical

characteristics and methods of measurement".
[i.8] ITU Radio Regulations (2020).

[i.9] Recommendation Recommendation Recommendation ITU-R-M.541-10 (10/2015): "Operational

procedures for the use of digital selective-calling equipment in the maritime mobile service".

[i.10] Recommendation ITU-R M.1084-5 (03/2012): "Interim solutions for improved efficiency in the

use of the band 156-174 MHz by stations in the maritime mobile service".

[i.11] IMO Resolution A.803(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne VHF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.12] IMO Resolution A.804(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.13] IMO Resolution A.806(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF/HF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication, Narrow-Band Direct Printing and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.14] MSC/Circular.862: "Clarifications of Certain Requirements in IMO Performance Standards for

GMDSS Equipment".

[i.15] IEC 62320-2:2016: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems -

Automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: AIS AtoN Stations - Operational and performance

requirements, methods of testing and required test results".
3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations
3.1 Terms

For the purposes of the present document, the terms given in ETSI EN 300 338-1 [i.1] and the following apply:

acknowledged: automated procedure it indicates that the objective of the initial DSC message has been achieved

activation: initial triggering of the MoB device i.e. both parts of the two step procedure are performed

active mode: activated mode, transmitting in an emergency situation

distress alert: name given to the single distress DSC message with the format symbol 112

distress DSC message: DSC message or acknowledgement containing the distress information

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distress information: symbols within a DSC message describing a distress situation consisting of the MMSI of the

vessel in distress, the nature of distress, the position of the vessel in distress, the UTC time of that position and the mode

of subsequent communication

non distress DSC message: DSC messages or acknowledgements that do not have the format specifier or category of

"distress"
3.2 Symbols
Void.
3.3 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
AAS Audible Alert Sound
ACn AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 or AC5 sentence
AIn AI1, AI2, AI3, AI4, AI5, AI6, AI7, AI8, AI9 sentence
AIS Automatic Indetification System
ALC Cyclic Alert List
ALF BAM Alert Details
AOn AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 or AO5 sentence
AP Automated procedure
APn AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 or AP5 sentence
ARQ Automatic Request Query
ASCII Americal Standard Communicaions Indication
AUQ Automated Query Procedure
BIT Binary Digit
CAM Central Alert Mechanism
CD NMEA indicator for DSC
CIRM Comite International Radio-Maritime
CSTDMA Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Acceess
CUL Cyclic Procedure List
DCR Device Capability Report
DROBOSE Distress Relay On Behalf Of Someone Else
DSC Digital Selective Calling
DSE Expanded Digital Selective Calling
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
ECI Enhanced Caller Information EN European Standard
EPFS Electronic Position Fixing System
EPIRB Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon
EPV Equipment Property Value
ERM European Radio Management
FATDMA Manually Managed AIS TDMA access for AtoN and Base Stations
FEC Forward Error Correction
FSC Frequency Status and Command
FSI Frequency Set information
FSS Frequency Selection Set
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS Global Positioning System
HBT Heartbeat
HF High Frequency
HMI Human Manual Intervention
IEC Internation Electronic Commission
IMO International Maritime Organisaton
IN NMEA indicator for Integrated Navigation
ITU International Telecommunication Union
ITU-R International Telecommunication Union - Radio
LSB Least Significant Bit
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MF Medium Frequency
MF/HF Medium Frequencies/High Frequencies [Radio Frequencies]
MHZ MegaHertz (Frequency indiction)
MMSI Maritime Mobile Service Identity
MOB Man Over Board
MSB Most Significan Bit
MSC Maritime Safety Committee (IMO)
NAK Negative acknowledgment
NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing
NMEA National Marine Electrnics Association
NW North West point of Geograhical Area Location
OK Accepted
RATDMA Random Access AIS TDMA for Class 'A' network entry
SFI Scanning Frequency information
SNGF Serial Network Gateway Function SNMP Server Network Management Protocol
TAG Advanced Communications for NMEA networks
TCP/IP Transmission Control Packet/Internet Protocol
TX/RX Transmitter/Receiver or Transceiver
UDP Unaddressed Data Packet
UTC Universal Time Co-ordinated
VDL VHF Data Link
VHF Very High Frequency
VoIP Voice over IP
4 General requirements
4.1 General

For safety reasons the remote control facility is a functional extension to, not a substitution of, any facilities as required

in ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2]. Full compliance with ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] shall be required.

The remote protocol described in the current document shall support the concept of the automated procedures defined in

ITU Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15 [1]. This will enable the simultaneous overview of several active automated

procedures on a larger display, as well as supporting distribution of target states to navigation instruments.

The signalling interface defined is also suitable to exploit for testing purposes.

The evolution of new radio performance standards and carriage requirements may initially require only parts of the

interface functionality. It shall be possible for the manufacturer to state and document partial compliance to the present

document. E.g:
• Sentences supported.
• Features supported:

 Information only. Document supported fields of status sentences to reflect radio state - selected

from Table 1.

 Radio control. Document supported fields of control and status sentences - selected from Table 1

and Table 2.
4.2 Interfaces
4.2.1 General

Data interfaces for remote control purposes shall be compatible with at least one of IEC 61162-1 [3], IEC 61162-2 [4]

and IEC 61162-450 [5]. The manufacturer shall specify which alternative of IEC 61162 ([3], [4] or [5]) the physical

interface supports.
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4.2.2 Physical connection
The general required interface may be:
• physically part of the individual equipment/function; or

• connected using a proprietary interface to an external unit supporting the required interfaces towards the

remote controller system (e.g. being part of a larger system).

In both configurations, compliance to the present document shall be demonstrated as a whole presented on the required

interfaces (clause 4.2.1).
4.2.3 Ethernet protocols

The IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences sent over the Ethernet [5] are using the UDP multicast datagrams.

Other protocols/logical connections may exist on the same physical connection (including TCP/IP or SNMP) if the

equipment supports these layers.

The traffic limitations and requirements shall be kept as specified in IEC 61162-450 [5] (see annex B).

4.2.4 Audio interfaces

Audio interfaces for the remote support of subsequent communications in a DSC automated procedure or

communication in a non-DSC communication automated procedure may be accomplished by the analog interfaces as

defined in the equipment standards ETSI EN 301 925 [i.6] and ETSI EN 300 373-1 [i.7], but alternative digital audio

interfaces shall be allowed (e.g. VoIP).
The manufacturer shall declare the audio interface to use for testing.
4.2.5 Sentences to support on the interface

For remote display and/or command purposes and test purposes the equipment shall be capable of transmitting and

receiving the sentences (see IEC 61162-1 [3] and annex A) as defined in Table 1 and Table 2.

Connection of, or failure within any connected equipment, sh
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN 300 338-8 V1.0.0:2022
01-januar-2022
Tehnične karakteristike in merilne metode za naprave, ki generirajo, oddajajo in

sprejemajo digitalni selektivni klic (DSC) v pomorski mobilni storitvi, ki deluje v

območju MF, MF/HF oziroma VHF - 8. del: Omogočanje radijske opreme DSC z
možnostmi daljinskega upravljanja

Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for generation,

transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF, MF/HF

and/or VHF mobile service - Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment with remote control

capabilities
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: ETSI EN 300 338-8 V1.0.0 (2021-11)
ICS:
33.060.20 Sprejemna in oddajna Receiving and transmitting
oprema equipment
47.020.70 Navigacijska in krmilna Navigation and control
oprema equipment
oSIST prEN 300 338-8 V1.0.0:2022 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
Technical characteristics and methods of measurement
for equipment for generation, transmission
and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
in the maritime MF, MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service;
Part 8: Enabling DSC radio equipment
with remote control capabilities
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 5

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Normative references ......................................................................................................................................... 6

2.2 Informative references ........................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ....................................................................................... 7

3.1 Terms .................................................................................................................................................................. 7

3.2 Symbols .............................................................................................................................................................. 8

3.3 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General requirements ............................................................................................................................... 9

4.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2 Interfaces ............................................................................................................................................................ 9

4.2.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 9

4.2.2 Physical connection .................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.3 Ethernet protocols ....................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.4 Audio interfaces .......................................................................................................................................... 10

4.2.5 Sentences to support on the interface .......................................................................................................... 10

5 DSC remote control communication ...................................................................................................... 14

5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 14

5.2 Use of AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 and AC5 .................................................................................................. 14

5.3 Use of AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 and AO5 .......................................................................................................... 14

5.4 Use of AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 and AP5 .................................................................................................... 15

5.5 Use of AI1 to AI9 ............................................................................................................................................. 15

5.6 Use of AUQ ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

5.7 Use of DCR Device Capability Report ............................................................................................................. 15

6 Remote control in standby, DSC and non-DSC automated procedures ................................................. 15

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

Annex A (normative): Sentences to support DSC remote control ................................................... 16

A.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 16

A.1.1 AP0 - Automated Procedure Configuration Status ........................................................................................... 16

A.1.2 AP1 - Sending Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF .......................................................... 18

A.1.3 AP2 - Receiving Distress Automated Procedure Status VHF and MF/HF....................................................... 21

A.1.4 AP3 - Sending Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status .............................................................................. 24

A.1.5 AP4 - Receiving Non-Distress Automated Procedure Status ........................................................................... 28

A.1.6 AP5 - Communications Automated Procedure Status ...................................................................................... 31

A.1.7 AO1 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................ 34

A.1.8 AO2 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Distress ............................................................................. 36

A.1.9 AO3 - Automated procedure Options - Sending Non-Distress ........................................................................ 37

A.1.10 AO4 - Automated procedure Options - Receiving Non-Distress ..................................................................... 39

A.1.11 AO5 - Automated procedure Options - Communications ................................................................................ 40

A.1.12 AC0 - Command Radio Settings ...................................................................................................................... 42

A.1.13 AC1 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Own Distress .................................................................... 45

A.1.14 AC2 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Distress .......................................................................... 47

A.1.15 AC3 - Automated procedure Command - Sending Non-Distress ..................................................................... 51

A.1.16 AC4 - Automated procedure Command - Receiving Non-Distress .................................................................. 53

A.1.17 AC5 - Automated procedure Command - Communications ............................................................................ 55

A.1.18 AI1 - Automated procedure Initiate - Sending Own Distress ........................................................................... 57

A.1.19 AI2 - Initiate All ships urgency and safety (VHF) - Frequency ....................................................................... 60

A.1.20 AI3 - Automated procedure Initiate - Geographical area urgency and safety (MF/HF) - Frequency ............... 61

A.1.21 AI4 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety (VHF/MF/HF) - Frequency ....................................................... 64

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A.1.22 AI5 - Initiate Individual Urgency and safety - Position/Test ............................................................................ 67

A.1.23 AI6 - Initiate Routine Group - Frequency ........................................................................................................ 69

A.1.24 AI7 - Initiate Routine Individual- Frequency/Data .......................................................................................... 71

A.1.25 AI8 - Automated procedure Initiate DROBOSE .............................................................................................. 74

A.1.26 AI9 - Initiate Communications Call ................................................................................................................. 78

A.1.27 AUQ - Automatic Procedure Query ................................................................................................................. 79

A.1.28 AAS - Audible Alert Sound Status and Control ............................................................................................... 82

A.1.29 DCR - Device Capability Report ...................................................................................................................... 84

A.1.30 FSC - Frequency Status and Command ............................................................................................................ 88

Annex B (informative): Traffic simulation .......................................................................................... 91

B.1 General guide ......................................................................................................................................... 91

B.2 Traffic load scenarios ............................................................................................................................. 92

B.2.1 6 simultaneous procedures ............................................................................................................................... 92

B.2.2 61162-1 4800 baud interfaces .......................................................................................................................... 93

B.2.3 61162-450 traffic shaping ................................................................................................................................ 93

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 94

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Intellectual Property Rights
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Foreword

This draft European Standard (EN) has been produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electromagnetic compatibility

and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM), and is now submitted for the combined Public Enquiry and Vote phase of the ETSI

standards EN Approval Procedure.

The present document is part 8 of a multi-part deliverable. Full details of the entire series can be found in part 1 [i.1].

Proposed national transposition dates
Date of latest announcement of this EN (doa): 3 months after ETSI publication
Date of latest publication of new National Standard
or endorsement of this EN (dop/e): 6 months after doa

Date of withdrawal of any conflicting National Standard (dow): 18 months after doa

Modal verbs terminology

In the present document "shall", "shall not", "should", "should not", "may", "need not", "will", "will not", "can" and

"cannot" are to be interpreted as described in clause 3.2 of the ETSI Drafting Rules (Verbal forms for the expression of

provisions).

"must" and "must not" are NOT allowed in ETSI deliverables except when used in direct citation.

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1 Scope

The present document states minimum requirements for GMDSS radiocommunication equipment using Digital Selective

Calling (DSC) Class A [2], with the capability to fully operate handling of the automated procedures defined in part 2 of this

multi-part deliverable, see ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] from a remote position such as a central HMI.

In addition other proprietary control interfaces may apply to support full remote control of other DSC EQUIPMENT

functions.

Such proprietary control interfaces (whether based on proprietary IEC 61162-1 [3] sentences or other protocols) are not part

of the present document, and may co-exist with the requirements in the present document.

2 References
2.1 Normative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

Referenced documents which are not found to be publicly available in the expected location might be found at

https://docbox.etsi.org/Reference/.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are necessary for the application of the present document.

[1] Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15: "Digital selective-calling system for use in the maritime

mobile service".

[2] ETSI EN 300 338-2: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 2: Class A DSC".

[3] IEC 61162-1 edition 5 (2016): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 1: Single talker and multiple listeners".

[4] IEC 61162-2: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Digital

interfaces - Part 2: Single talker and multiple listeners, high-speed transmission".

[5] IEC 61162-450 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 450: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection".
2.2 Informative references

References are either specific (identified by date of publication and/or edition number or version number) or

non-specific. For specific references, only the cited version applies. For non-specific references, the latest version of the

referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE: While any hyperlinks included in this clause were valid at the time of publication, ETSI cannot guarantee

their long term validity.

The following referenced documents are not necessary for the application of the present document but they assist the

user with regard to a particular subject area.

[i.1] ETSI EN 300 338-1: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 1: Common requirements".
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[i.2] IEC 61097-3 edition 2 (2017): "Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) - Part 3:

Digital selective calling (DSC) equipment - Operational and performance requirements, methods

of testing and required results".

[i.3] IEC 61162-460 edition 2 (2018): "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and

systems - Digital interfaces - Part 460: Multiple talkers and multiple listeners - Ethernet

interconnection - Safety and security".
[i.4] NMEA 0183: "Standard for Interfacing Marine Electronic Devices".

[i.5] ETSI EN 300 338-7: "Technical characteristics and methods of measurement for equipment for

generation, transmission and reception of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) in the maritime MF,

MF/HF and/or VHF mobile service; Part 7: Implementation of Bridge Alert Management (BAM)

in DSC radio equipment".

[i.6] ETSI EN 301 925: "Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service

operating in VHF bands; Technical characteristics and methods of measurement".

[i.7] ETSI EN 300 373-1: "Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM);

Maritime mobile transmitters and receivers for use in the MF and HF bands; Part 1: Technical

characteristics and methods of measurement".
[i.8] ITU Radio Regulations (2020).

[i.9] Recommendation Recommendation Recommendation ITU-R-M.541-10 (10/2015): "Operational

procedures for the use of digital selective-calling equipment in the maritime mobile service".

[i.10] Recommendation ITU-R M.1084-5 (03/2012): "Interim solutions for improved efficiency in the

use of the band 156-174 MHz by stations in the maritime mobile service".

[i.11] IMO Resolution A.803(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne VHF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.12] IMO Resolution A.804(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.13] IMO Resolution A.806(19): "Performance Standards for Shipborne MF/HF Radio Installations

Capable of Voice Communication, Narrow-Band Direct Printing and Digital Selective Calling".

[i.14] MSC/Circular.862: "Clarifications of Certain Requirements in IMO Performance Standards for

GMDSS Equipment".

[i.15] IEC 62320-2:2016: "Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems -

Automatic identification system (AIS) - Part 2: AIS AtoN Stations - Operational and performance

requirements, methods of testing and required test results".
3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations
3.1 Terms

For the purposes of the present document, the terms given in ETSI EN 300 338-1 [i.1] and the following apply:

acknowledged: automated procedure it indicates that the objective of the initial DSC message has been achieved

activation: initial triggering of the MoB device i.e. both parts of the two step procedure are performed

active mode: activated mode, transmitting in an emergency situation

distress alert: name given to the single distress DSC message with the format symbol 112

distress DSC message: DSC message or acknowledgement containing the distress information

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distress information: symbols within a DSC message describing a distress situation consisting of the MMSI of the

vessel in distress, the nature of distress, the position of the vessel in distress, the UTC time of that position and the mode

of subsequent communication

non distress DSC message: DSC messages or acknowledgements that do not have the format specifier or category of

"distress"
3.2 Symbols
Void.
3.3 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
AAS Audible Alert Sound
ACn AC0, AC1, AC2, AC3, AC4 or AC5 sentence
AIn AI1, AI2, AI3, AI4, AI5, AI6, AI7, AI8, AI9 sentence
AIS Automatic Indetification System
ALC Cyclic Alert List
ALF BAM Alert Details
AOn AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 or AO5 sentence
AP Automated procedure
APn AP0, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4 or AP5 sentence
ARQ Automatic Request Query
ASCII Americal Standard Communicaions Indication
AUQ Automated Query Procedure
BIT Binary Digit
CAM Central Alert Mechanism
CD NMEA indicator for DSC
CIRM Comite International Radio-Maritime
CSTDMA Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Acceess
CUL Cyclic Procedure List
DCR Device Capability Report
DROBOSE Distress Relay On Behalf Of Someone Else
DSC Digital Selective Calling
DSE Expanded Digital Selective Calling
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
ECI Enhanced Caller Information EN European Standard
EPFS Electronic Position Fixing System
EPIRB Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon
EPV Equipment Property Value
ERM European Radio Management
FATDMA Manually Managed AIS TDMA access for AtoN and Base Stations
FEC Forward Error Correction
FSC Frequency Status and Command
FSI Frequency Set information
FSS Frequency Selection Set
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS Global Positioning System
HBT Heartbeat
HF High Frequency
HMI Human Manual Intervention
IEC Internation Electronic Commission
IMO International Maritime Organisaton
IN NMEA indicator for Integrated Navigation
ITU International Telecommunication Union
ITU-R International Telecommunication Union - Radio
LSB Least Significant Bit
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MF Medium Frequency
MF/HF Medium Frequencies/High Frequencies [Radio Frequencies]
MHZ MegaHertz (Frequency indiction)
MMSI Maritime Mobile Service Identity
MOB Man Over Board
MSB Most Significan Bit
MSC Maritime Safety Committee (IMO)
NAK Negative acknowledgment
NBDP Narrow Band Direct Printing
NMEA National Marine Electrnics Association
NW North West point of Geograhical Area Location
OK Accepted
RATDMA Random Access AIS TDMA for Class 'A' network entry
SFI Scanning Frequency information
SNGF Serial Network Gateway Function SNMP Server Network Management Protocol
TAG Advanced Communications for NMEA networks
TCP/IP Transmission Control Packet/Internet Protocol
TX/RX Transmitter/Receiver or Transceiver
UDP Unaddressed Data Packet
UTC Universal Time Co-ordinated
VDL VHF Data Link
VHF Very High Frequency
VoIP Voice over IP
4 General requirements
4.1 General

For safety reasons the remote control facility is a functional extension to, not a substitution of, any facilities as required

in ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2]. Full compliance with ETSI EN 300 338-2 [2] shall be required.

The remote protocol described in the current document shall support the concept of the automated procedures defined in

ITU Recommendation ITU-R M.493-15 [1]. This will enable the simultaneous overview of several active automated

procedures on a larger display, as well as supporting distribution of target states to navigation instruments.

The signalling interface defined is also suitable to exploit for testing purposes.

The evolution of new radio performance standards and carriage requirements may initially require only parts of the

interface functionality. It shall be possible for the manufacturer to state and document partial compliance to the present

document. E.g:
• Sentences supported.
• Features supported:

 Information only. Document supported fields of status sentences to reflect radio state - selected

from Table 1.

 Radio control. Document supported fields of control and status sentences - selected from Table 1

and Table 2.
4.2 Interfaces
4.2.1 General

Data interfaces for remote control purposes shall be compatible with at least one of IEC 61162-1 [3], IEC 61162-2 [4]

and IEC 61162-450 [5]. The manufacturer shall specify which alternative of IEC 61162 ([3], [4] or [5]) the physical

interface supports.
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4.2.2 Physical connection
The general required interface may be:
• physically part of the individual equipment/fu
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