AVCS Updates by Email


AVCS updates from Novaco, keep your ENC holdings up to date, at all times. Access to the service is worldwide and benefits from the legendary simplicity build in all Novaco Services.

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Paper Charts


NovacoBridge is a comprehensive correction and maintenance solution for all Admiralty charts. Despite the on going migration to ENCs, paper charts remain the most widely used and most familiar charting platform.

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NovacoBridge goes beyond the delivery of digital Notices to Mariners to provide an information library that betters those used by many Chart Agents. NovacoBridge achieves radical simplification of the correction and maintenance process for charts and publications and removes the risk of operator errors.

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Nautical Publications


NovacoBridge simplifies the correction of Nautical Publications. It provides up to date summaries of corrections for Sailing Directions, Radio Signals and Light Lists without the need for NP247 or bulky loose leaf solutions.

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Admiralty Digital Publications


Digital delivery of corrections for Admiralty products is provided via email or satellite broadcast worldwide. ADPs have revolutionized the way navigational information can be accessed.

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NavArea Warnings


NovacoBridge provides Warnings for all 21 NavAreas sourced from the members of World Wide Navigational Warnings Service Sub Committee (WWNWS).  This is an invaluable service for the maintenance and verification of warnings received over the Inmarsat SafetyNET or international NAVTEX services

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ENC CDs by Satellite


NovacoENC is a "fax like" service that delivers all the Base and Update CDs via a fixed cost satellite broadcast. Subscribers of NovacoENC have access to all ENC updates within a day of their publication without having to wait for the delivery of physical CDs.

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Novaco employ alternative digital technologies to distribute products and services over-the-air. Data can be sent directly to ships by email, satellite broadcast or  FTP connection.



The Novaco Broadcast Service was borne out of the belief that satellite broadcasting remains the most cost effective way of transporting large volumes of data from shore to ships.

Data is currently broadcast from geostationary satellites operating at 21°E and 105°E. Repeat broadcasts and substantial coverage ensure that there is ample opportunity to receive all required updates over the air. Each weekly edition of Admiralty NMs is broadcast 28 times over a period of 8 weeks.

Plans to deploy the services of an orbiting satellite are well underway and should very soon augment Novaco's delivery capability further.



For those with fixed price communication deals Novaco can provide updates using the convenience of email or ftp download. Updates by email provide maximum flexibility for the user. This does not require any special hardware and allows you to emailreceive your updates on a different PC to the one you are going to use them on.

Growing availability of broadband packages has made the transfer of modestly sized files feasible. Additionally, Novaco’s highly compressed datasets preserve bandwidth and increase transfer speed. Novaco’s weekly updates can be as little as 200kb.



For those with direct connectivity to the internet Novaco offers the option of ftp downloads for maximum flexibility.