No need for external applications to order new charts, orders and chart installation can be done directly in Furuno ECDIS. Gate-1 provides up-to-date UKHO chart materials and permit files on board using the ships communication system. Gate-1 operates reliably in harsh conditions with low data transfer rates, unreliable communication links and long lag times.
It cannot be easier to order new charts, because now it can be done directly from Furuno ECDIS. New ordered charts and updating existing charts are supplied automatically through Gate-1 service onboard. System operating principal is simple: chart material is checked by Furuno Finland every week before transferred to the worldwide servers. Gate-1 onboard the vessel will download automatically the data from the closest server.