Virtual Instrumentation Software delivers boating information.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for use on power boats, Avia Motor translates data received from onboard NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000-compliant sensors and presents it as analog or digital instruments on PC screen. Instrument options cover speed, COG, and heading data as well as additional detail, such as RPM on twin tachometers and engine/tank instrument data. Lite and Pro versions are available, respectively, for single- and twin-engine boats. Pro offers network connectivity and outputs NMEA 0183 data via WiFi.

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Northport Systems Debuts Avia Motor Software

Innovative Software Solution Presents Motor Boaters with Accurate and Crystal-Clear Analog and Digital Virtual Instrumentation at a Fraction of the Price of Physical Gauges

TORONTO, Canada - Northport Systems Inc., a leading software manufacturer and exclusive distributor of Avia software instrumentation products for NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000® networks, announced today the availability Avia Motor virtual instruments. The innovative new software receives data from onboard NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000-compliant sensors and presents the data as crisp and clear analog or digital instruments on a PC screen. Instrument options include speed, COG and heading data, as well as additional detail such as RPM on twin tachometers, and engine and tank instrument data, to name a few. Avia software is available at a fraction of the cost of physical marine instruments bringing sophisticated functionality to the everyday power boater.

Avia Motor is available in a 'Lite' version with a simplified dashboard and quick configuration utility for single engine boats, and a 'Pro' version for twin engine applications that includes over 20 instruments and customizable dashboard layouts. Avia Motor Pro also features network connectivity to present crisp, easy-to-read instruments and gauges as an overlay on marine navigation software solutions such as Fugawi Marine ENC(TM) for the PC. Avia Motor Pro also outputs NMEA 0183 data via WiFi for connectivity with the compatible iNavX marine navigation application for Apple(TM) iPhone(TM) or iPad(TM) placing data and instrumentation in the palms of boaters' hands.

"Avia software offers revolutionary instrumentation functionality with a look and feel familiar to everyday power boaters at an unprecedented price," said Robin Martel, president and CEO of Northport Systems. "A set of physical marine instruments with similar capabilities could cost thousands of dollars. Avia Motor software is not only affordable, it is simple-to-use and provides boaters a versatile, fully customizable solution to best meet their needs."

Available from Northport Systems and leading marine electronics dealers worldwide, Avia Motor Lite and Avia Motor Pro have a suggested retail price of $99.00 and $299.00, respectively. For more information on Avia Motor instrumentation software, the full line of Avia software, or to learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product line, please call (416) 920-9300 or visit

About Northport Systems Inc.:
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc. ( now supplies desktop and mobile navigation and mapping software products and online maps, charts and services to over 130 countries under the Fugawi and X-Traverse brands. Northport enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for the outdoor recreation and marine markets. Fugawi Software and Fugawi X-Traverse are properties of Northport Systems.

Avia Motor Pro with Twin Engine Data

Avia Motor - Instruments as displayed in Optional Fugawi Marine ENC software

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