KVH and Transas announced a strategic relationship designed to ensure vessels at sea receive affordable, timely updates of mandatory electronic chart data.
To use the ECDIS effectively it is also important for the navigating officer to know how to order the charts for the intended voyage and about means and methods available to keep them updated .
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.
International maritime regulations mandate the use of ECDIS for commercial and passenger vessels.
“Transas is a leader in the ECDIS segment because they both manufacture the hardware systems that are installed in the ship’s bridge, and encode the digital files that national hydrographic offices create, Transas has integrated the electronic assets with the hardware platform.
Our role is to provide the connectivity and file server platform to allow secure, inexpensive, and guaranteed delivery of the chart files from Transas to the ships.
Designed to increase safety, save time and simplify chart handling, TADS offers the best coverage and the most accurate data available.