Novaco use two main methods of delivering data (a) satellite broadcast and (b) email.
Novaco use a proprietary satellite broadcast system which is independent of all existing communications systems on board your ships. Our system is virtually portable. All the information is received in PDF format (as published by UKHO) through a small portable antenna (the size of a CD case) and a receiver of similar size. It is an ideal service (perhaps the only option) for ships without Inmarsat B/Fleet or other high bandwidth connections.
For vessels with fixed price email we offer the option of receiving files by email. Corrections and tracings distributed by email can be as small as 170Kb per week for the entire world series of BA charts.