Peruvian Direción de Hidrografia y Navegación has chosen SevenCs' S-63 Encryption Software to encrypt Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) S-57 data as recommended by the IHO S-63 data protection scheme.
It is probably not widely known that ENCs are not excluded from copyright infringement and data piracy is a general problem of the digital area. The Peruvian DHN (Direción de Hidrografia y Navegación) as a publisher of official nautical information wanted to protect and authenticate their certified data according to the official security scheme.
Commander Julio Behr Laca, head of the cartography department, comments:”Official Peruvian ENCs are distributed by IC-ENC. With the encryption software provided by SevenCs, DHN now is able to regulate the distribution of ENCs inside their organization and for governmental vessels. With the encryption software we will improve our quality processes and overall control of the data.”
Based in Hamburg, SevenCs develops S-57 chart display Kernels for ECDIS, WECDIS and other maritime applications, ENC production and distribution software, and professional maritime navigation software.