Northport Systems announced that its newest marine navigation software, Fugawi Marine 5, will be available at the end of March for new purchase and upgrade from Fugawi Marine ENC. According to the company, Fugawi Marine 5 takes advantage of the latest Windows technology, including a touch-screen control optimized for use with Win 7 and 8 tablets.
Northport Systems said the new software includes several specific new features including:
- Marine Touch™ — touch-screen control optimized for use with Win 7 and 8 touchscreen tablets.
- ClearChart™ — “ultra fast, smooth and brilliantly clear chart presentation.”
- SurePlanner™ — “simple, intuitive and efficient route and waypoint planning.”
- ClearDash — “instrument display for sophisticated and versatile instrumentation that integrates with the Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000® gateway or stand-alone instruments via NMEA 0183.”
Here’s a link to the full press release, which has lots of specific details about supported file formats, chart compatibility and instrument display options. It looks like a great package for cruisers using PC navigation and planning, especially since the user license explicitly allows the software to be installed on two different PCs, say one at home for planning and one aboard for navigation.
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