The Transas ENC updates are designed so that they can be received, unpacked, and deployed without user intervention, a key aspect of compliance with maritime regulations and overall service quality.
The SENC Update issue is a set of already updated charts packed in a Update34_WF76library.
CHARTlink TM channel of KVH’s IP-Mobile Cast TM content delivery service will support delivery of chart and other data updates from Transas, a leading producer of electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) and a leading provider of electronic navigation charts (ENC) and data services.
This is the first of many steps envisioned by Transas for delivery of value-added data for shipboard use with the IP-Mobile Cast service.
Delivery of updates by DVD causes delays due to a vessel’s remote ports of call and associated logistical issues.
KVH’s IP-Mobile Cast content delivery service, which utilizes multicasting technology, is designed to provide an affordable way for ships to receive the chart updates. V-series or V-IP series satellite communications antenna systems, which are designed for the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network, can subscribe to IP-Mobile Cast’s CHARTlink service and receive chart updates automatically.