ECDIS updates through Infinity

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Several customers are making some slight changes to the firewall rules on their vessels to allow ECDIS updates to reach their vessels.

In most cases, the way this happens is using the Infinity file synchronisation feature of Infinity. An ECDIS folder is maintained on shore, which is setup to share with all a shipping company’s vessels. All updates are automatically pushed to the ships once per week, and most importantly, only changes are sent. In this way the information is not resent each time, with only the small changes made each week delivered to ships.

This fully automated smart system allows both the office and vessel peace of mind, as they know that their ships are always automatically updated with the latest information, in a way which minimises the MB cost.