Fugawi Announces Pathaway Software Compatibility for Extensive X-Traverse Topo Map Collection

X-Traverse Brings Popular Topographic Maps to Windows Mobile and Nokia/Symbian SmartPhones

TORONTO, Canada - Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced today that its popular Fugawi X-Traverse (www.X-Traverse.com) online topo map collection is now supported by MuskokaTech's PathAway GPS Software for Windows® Mobile and Nokia/Symbian operating systems. Fugawi X-Traverse provides boaters and outdoor enthusiasts access to an extensive collection of cartography for fast, high-detail chart viewing on the go. For only $10 per year, PathAway users who subscribe to X-Traverse can transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between PathAway and their X-Traverse account or other compatible devices; and upload and share user data with Facebook.

With a subscription to X-Traverse, PathAway users can access topographic maps of Canada, the United States, Sweden and Germany -- with additional maps coming soon. X-Traverse maps are downloaded through the SmartPhone's internet connection and saved locally on the phone for use when outside mobile phone service areas or without WiFi internet coverage. For added convenience, users can plot waypoints in compatible PC software such as Fugawi Global Navigator and transfer them via the X-Traverse service to their mobile phone. In addition to offering charts for PathAway and Fugawi Global Navigator, the extensive X-Traverse chart collection is also compatible with Fugawi Marine ENC and Geonav MapMapster for PC, MacENC® and GPSNavX for OS X; and the iNavX(TM) App for the Apple(TM) iPhone(TM), iPod touch(TM) and iPad(TM).

"We are very pleased to add MuskokaTech's software to our growing X-Traverse-compatible product family," says Robin Martel, President of Northport Systems. "With X-Traverse support integrated into the PathAway products, we can now offer feature-rich mapping to a larger group of mobile phone users than ever before."

Support for Fugawi X-Traverse is now included in both the Standard and Professional Editions of PathAway GPS 5 for Windows Mobile, and in the Express Edition of PathAway GPS 5 for Nokia/Symbian Smartphones. A 12-month X-Traverse data subscription is available for US $10.00. Most X-Traverse map regions include a choice of two activations for use with any combination of compatible PC, Mac or mobile platforms. Individual map subscription prices vary by region. For more information on Fugawi X-Traverse compatibility with PathAway Software, or to learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product line, please contact (416) 920-9300, or visit www.fugawi.com or www.x-traverse.com. Complete information on PathAway Software can be found at PathAway.com.

About Fugawi X-Traverse:

Fugawi X-Traverse (www.x-traverse.com) is designed for marine and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy flexible charting and planning. The innovative application enables users of PC, Mac and mobile software to download charts and exchange data. X-Traverse provides seamless waypoint transfer between an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and a PC or Mac, and allows users to safely save, retrieve and move data without cabling between a desktop and a mobile device. X-Traverse also facilitates the direct download of maps and charts to a variety of desktop and mobile application. A regularly updated list of supported maps and charts, compatible applications and supported handsets can be accessed on the X-Traverse website.

About Northport Systems Inc.:

Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc. (www.fugawi.com) now supplies desktop and mobile navigation and mapping software products and online services to over 130 countries under the Fugawi brand. Northport enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for the outdoor recreation, marine, tracking and military markets. Fugawi Software, Fugawi Touratel and Fugawi X-Traverse are properties of Northport Systems.

About MuskokaTech Inc:

Founded in 1999, MuskokaTech is a leading global provider of GPS navigational, mapping, and tracking software for mobile computing devices running on Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm, and iPhone. The company's flagship product, PathAway, is used by outdoor adventure enthusiasts engaging in activities such as hiking, cycling, touring, aviation, boating, rally racing, athletic training and more. Professionals use PathAway in areas such as mapping/GIS, tourism, mining, military training, wildlife study, location surveying, site inspection, field data collection, search and rescue and more. MuskokaTech's developer kits are being used by third-party mapping companies for tighter integration between maps and PathAway. PathAway is distributed internationally on PathAway.com and through retail partners. It is available in 9 different languages.

Robin Martel

Northport Systems, Inc.


Andrew Golden

Rushton Gregory Communications



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