ChartCo's update services are now accessible over the Internet and any point-to-point connection through ChartCo Select. ChartCo's core services are traditionally broadcast over the Inmarsat network and require subscribers to use a proprietary decoder. ChartCo Select uses advanced data compression methods to enable any ship to access the full range of services using the Interent, direct dial or other computer connections to ChartCo's data centre. Once connected, the software will determine which updates or services are available for collection.
The user can then decide which update or service is to be downloaded and when they will do it. Update services may vary from a single chart to a full chartroom library. Customer choice and minimum communications cost have been prime objectives for ChartCo Select. ChartCo's growth has continued in 2006 and customer confidence is underlined by continuing buoyant demand. Close to 3,000 ships now use ChartCo to receive chart updates, weather and news.