Mobile Data Service enables flexible charting and planning.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for marine users, Web-based Fugawi X-Traverse enables iNavX marine mobile software to seamlessly exchange waypoints with Fugawi Marine ENC advanced navigation software for PC. Users can safely save, retrieve, and move data without cabling between desktop and mobile device. Waypoints may be transferred from iNavX to X-Traverse web account and plotted on Google Maps or downloaded as GPX or KML files for use in third-party mapping software products.

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Fugawi Introduces X-Traverse Mobile Data Service

Software Leader's New Web Service Enables the Exchange of Waypoints between iNavX Marine iPhone Software and Fugawi Marine ENC

TORONTO, Canada - Software manufacturer Northport Systems, Inc. announced today its new web-based mobile data service, Fugawi X-Traverse. Designed for marine enthusiasts who enjoy flexible charting and planning, the innovative mobile data application enables users of iNavX marine mobile software to exchange waypoints with Fugawi Marine ENC advanced navigation software for PC. X-Traverse provides seamless waypoint transfer between an 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.

With the X-Traverse mobile application, waypoints may be transferred from iNavX to an X-Traverse web account and plotted on Google Maps or downloaded as GPX or KML files for use in a wide-variety of third party mapping software products such as MacENC, Google Earth and more. Waypoints can also be created directly in Fugawi Marine ENC and transferred to iNavX via an X-Traverse account and vice versa. Increasing Fugawi Marine ENC functionality, the new web service provides an easy-to-use and cost-effective charting software alternative to a chartplotter.

"We are pleased to launch the Fugawi X-Traverse service with immediate support for the well-regarded and popular iNavX software," said Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems. "We are excited to enhance mapping functionality for marine enthusiasts and are already developing additional marine services for use with the iNavX product. We are also proud that X-traverse solves a real issue for iPhone application developers, and by offering a convenient tool for saving and transferring user-generated data on and off of the iPhone, we believe it will be welcomed addition for mobile users and application developers alike."

Fugawi X-Traverse is applicable beyond marine software and can be used for a wide variety of mobile applications requiring seamless data transfer to and from a PC, Mac or other mobile applications. Offering an easy back end data solution for application developers, X-Traverse eliminates the need to develop single purpose web server for data handling and employs a modern RESTful transfer protocol. Data is transferred by SSL encryption to ensure user privacy and security.

X-Traverse integration is free to qualified application developers and available to consumers for a small fee. A regularly updated list of compatible applications and supported handsets can be accessed on the X-Traverse website. For more information on Fugawi X-Traverse, or to learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product line, please contact (416) 920-9300 or visit Complete information on iNavX may be found at

About Northport Systems, Inc.:
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems, Inc. now supplies PC, PDA and Web 2.0-based navigation and mapping software products 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.

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