Jeppesen has revolutionized the navigational chart industry by introducing FlatFee licensing for its official Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs). Jeppesen FlatFee lets mariners purchase some or all of nine worldwide zones at an affordable fixed price. Vessels are able to view and use all charts, for voyage planning and navigation, without limitations for one year. If sailing needs change, additional zone subscriptions can be added without having to create new licenses. Jeppesen uses a variation of existing licensing methods to ensure accurate processing of Hydrographic Office commissions.
(As published in the November 2013 edition of Marine News - www.marinelink.com)