Raymarine In Sync
Navionics embraced the world of mobile apps a few years ago, and that move finally seems to be getting traction. the latest Navionics Mobile app includes Plotter Sync, technology that allows the wireless exchange of navigation data between Raymarine’s E-Series Widescreen and G-Series navigation displays and mobile devices, such as Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Waypoints and routes can be synchronized among these devices via Wi-Fi, allowing Raymarine users to easily plan their next voyage directly within the Navionics app. to get started, boaters need to add a Wi-Fi router to their Raymarine network. Raymarine offers full instructions on how to set up Plotter sync at www.raymarine.com/plottersync.
Lowrance in the Baja
Lowrance announced the release of its new Nautic Insight charts for the Baja Peninsula. Lowrance Baja cartography was developed in partnership with Baja Directions, creator and publisher of fishing charts for southern California and Baja California, Mexico. It incorporates data from Baja Directions paper charts and Mexican hydrographic offices as well as information about marinas and fuel docks, fishery profiles, tides and currents. Lowrance Nautic Insight HD Baja ($169) is available from Lowrance dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Electronic- and paper-chart combo packs are also available directly from Baja Directions and Baja-area retailers. www.lowrance.com; www.bajadirections.com
Explorer Paper to Screen
Explorer charts are an essential tool. Now, sister navigation software companies MaxSea and Nobeltec have incorporated explorer charts in raster form. Using their Time Zero chart engine, Nobeltec and MaxSea allow the skipper to render an Explorer raster chart in 3-D, which can improve situational awareness. Another enhancement blends the explorer chart with satellite imagery, which is effective in rendering the shallow waters of the Bahamas banks. Furuno is a part owner of MaxSea, so anyone with a Furuno NavNet also gets these raster charts. www.nobeltec.com; www.maxsea.com; www.furunousa.com
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Raymarine In Sync