Friday, March 16, 2012

Pay as you sail chart solution launched

Transas Marine has launched what it calls a ‘pay as you sail’ (PAYS) chart solution for (S)ENCs.

The company has received approval for this service from PRIMAR and IC-ENC after succesful sea trials and verification by DNV.

Traditionally, the navigator has to select and purchase charts prior to each voyage using what is commonly called pre-licensing method. W

With Transas PAYS solution the vessel will have a license and access to install, view and pre-plan using official (S)ENC’s where the necessary PAYS permissions have been obtained without additional cost.

What is claimed to be unique with Transas PAYS solution is that recording and reporting of charts used is undertaken by using Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS logbook.

Vessels only pay for charts actually used for navigation monitoring. In other words, only charts that have been displayed on the screen together with ships position, or generated navigational alarms.

Transas PAYS is a service for accessing chart licenses and corrections online together with the ECDIS. PAYS communicates via Transas Gateway firewall for licensing, corrections and sending chart reports. This works via a secure online internet connection from the vessel’s ECDIS to the Transas chart server. It also allows remote support and maintenance on the Transas ECDIS, which helps to increases safety on board.

Anders Rydlinger, Transas Marine navigation product development director said; “With the official Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) SENC-service developed in co-operation with the UKHO, Transas ‘Pay As You Sail’ gives the vessel access to the most cost and time efficient (S)ENC service on the market and the best (S)ENC coverage available for navigation and planning. Transas ‘Pay As You Sail’ service complies with UKHO requirements. Besides the vessel’s internet connection, no extra communication equipment, or tracking service is needed”.

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