Product News: Software
Navigation Software enables wireless chart updates.
Press Release Summary:
March 14, 2014 - Leverging Navionics Boating and Marine & Lakes mobile apps for iPhone and iPad along with wireless capabilities of Raymarine chartplotters, Plotter Sync enables data sharing to and from Navionics Freshest Data servers. Functionality updates Navionics chart cards without removing card from plotter, and enables active SonarCharts™ users to share logged data. Logs automatically sync with mobile app and are uploaded directly to Navionics server for incorporation within Navionics SonarCharts™ layer.
Original Press Release
Navionics Plotter Sync to Include Wireless Chart Updates for Raymarine
Press release date: February 13, 2014
Wareham, Mass. — Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today significant expansion of its innovative Plotter Sync functionality for use this spring with Raymarine WiFi-enabled multifunction displays. Plotter Sync leverages the power of the Navionics Boating and Marine & Lakes mobile applications for iPhone and iPad and the wireless capabilities of Raymarine chartplotters to deliver an exciting new level of data sharing to and from the Navionics Freshest Data servers. With Navionics Plotter Sync and a WiFi-enabled Raymarine system, boaters can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they always have the most current charts on their boats, as well as participate in the Navionics SonarCharts™ program to continuously enhance available mapping detail for everyone.
Plotter Sync updates Navionics chart cards with Freshest Data via Navionics Boating or Marine & Lakes without removing the card from a plotter. Plotter Sync also enables active SonarCharts™ users to share logged data quickly and easily. Logs automatically sync with the mobile app and are uploaded directly to the Navionics server for incorporation within the Navionics SonarCharts™ layer. Manual PC upload compatibility with Raymarine sonar logs will also be supported with Raymarine’s spring release of LightHouse II software.
“Navionics Freshest Data is the only solution on the market that ensures boaters access to the most current charting data available on a daily basis and with Plotter Sync, the process of accessing that data is now effortless,” said Giuseppe Carnevali, president, Navionics.
To use Plotter Sync, boaters with a compatible Raymarine WiFi-enabled system simply download the Navionics Boating or Marine & Lakes app to their iPhone or iPad, and register their new chart cards on the Navionics website. Freshest Data is automatically downloaded to the mobile app, and when connected wirelessly with a Raymarine plotter, the mobile device transmits up-to-date chart information directly to the chart card. The new Plotter Sync functionality is the latest innovative enhancement to Navionics Boating and Marine & Lakes - the world’s best selling mobile apps that provide boaters access to the same great charting detail, powerful features and location-based services and information found on today’s GPS chartplotters, right in the palm of their hand.
Navionics Plotter Sync for compatible chartplotters will be available this spring. For more information on the Navionics Plotter Sync or to learn more about Navionics and its entire product line, please visit www.navionics.com.
For 30 years, Navionics® has developed and manufactured electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, inland lakes and rivers, and outdoor use. Navionics based in Viareggio, Italy, operates its US headquarters in Wareham, MA, and worldwide offices in the United States, UK, India, Australia and Esto