Jeppesen Marine today announced the release of its breakthrough NobeltecAdmiral MAX Pro Navigation Software. This new software is big news for navigators on motor yachts, large sailing vessels and bluewater sportfishing boats because it is the first product that combines the proven navigational features of Nobeltec Admiral software with C-Map MAX Pro — the most detailed and advanced cartography available for the leisure boating market.
By bringing the “Best of Both Worlds” together in this way, Jeppesen Marine has put unparalleled information and navigational power at the fingertips of recreational skippers worldwide. For example, MAX Pro’s Quick Sync Updates function makes it possible for each boating adventure to begin with the most accurate, up-to-date data available. With this feature, navigators can download recent Notice to Mariner advisories. Using MAX Pro cartography with Admiral MAX Pro software provides vivid, crisp, colorful cartography with a range of useful display options, including Satellite Image Overlay, Enhanced 3D View with Shaded Relief, Dynamic Tides and Currents Overlay and detailed coastal roads and marina information. In addition, MAX Pro’s large chart areas ensure that even far-ranging cruisers, sailors and fishermen are covered with all the accurate, current and detailed data they will likely need on any given voyage.
Admiral MAX Pro software is packed with the powerful navigation features that have made Jeppesen Marine and Nobeltec products the leading choice of demanding skippers, along with key new features designed to optimize functionality aboard today’s technology-driven vessels. Admiral MAX Pro offers Microsoft Vista support, improved depth contour and night mode display options, and a useful Undo feature that helps navigators quickly and easily reverse unwanted commands.
Ease of use and intuitive operation are trademarks of Admiral MAX Pro, beginning with four customizable NavInfo panels that present an immediate display and histogram representation of key navigation data. A range of advanced operating modes/display capabilities includes enhanced target tracking (ARPA, MARPA, DSC, AIS, tender), a hand panning tool, GPS signal strength, trip odometer display, track line coloring and the easy-to-use NavView touch screen with a big-button user interface. A powerful and easy-to-use place and name search engine quickly locates points of interest, and chart text based on user input. In addition, the ability to pre-plan voyages using the planning portions of Admiral MAX Pro on a home or office computer — then transfer routes to a navigation system — helps make sure every cruising or sailing adventure begins on the right track.
Designed for the needs of larger yachts and serious cruisers, Admiral MAX Pro is autopilot and AIS ready and offers additional features such as single/dual radar support, GRIB weather support and support for multiple video/camera inputs. Multi-monitor support allows a single computer to display Admiral MAX Pro on separately configured displays — for example, one display providing full-screen traditional charting, one with a 3D presentation and a third with radar or echosounder. In addition, Admiral MAX Pro’s GlassBridge networking capabilities allow for data sharing and networking between multiple computer systems for a comprehensive helm information and command center.
Admiral MAX Pro can be made even more powerful for specific navigation needs with the addition of available Plus Packs. Sailing Plus Pack, with the new Windvantage Weather Router, reliably provides recommendations for the best route based on predicted current, wind and weather data, along with a vessel’s performance characteristics. Jeppesen Marine’s Weather Plus Pack now supports both Sirius Marine Weather and XM weather for accurate, reliable overlays of weather data including wind, wave, pressure and weather radar, along with a range of advanced weather-related data functions.
Tender Tracker Plus Pack provides real-time tracking of tenders, launches and personal watercraft for added safety, security and peace-of-mind when cruising and vacationing aboard. The Nobeltec Bathy Recorder Plus Pack provides the ability to record and integrate sea floor topographic data into a 3D chart display using echosounder input. This ability to improve recognition and detail of underwater canyons, pinnacles, ledges and wrecks enhances navigational awareness and provides vital data for serious offshore anglers and divers. Finally, Raster Plus Pack allows navigators to upgrade to the power of Admiral MAX Pro while maintaining many of the same features and familiarity they have come to rely on in previous versions of Nobeltec Navigation Software.
Admiral MAX Pro and compatible Plus Packs will be available beginning May 5, 2008 through qualified Nobeltec dealers and distributors globally. Suggested retail price for new Admiral MAX Pro Navigation Software purchases is $1,200 [USD], with several affordable upgrade paths being offered existing Admiral customers. For a limited time, owners of Admiral Version 9 software, for example, are eligible for a free upgrade to new Admiral MAX Pro, a free copy of Raster Plus Pack, along with a free comparable MAX Pro chart for each Passport chart region owned. Boaters who own Admiral Version 6.5 or higher can upgrade to Admiral MAX Pro for only $280 [USD]. Customers who own charts from World Folio 30 or later receive a 50% discount on MAX Pro charts; customers receive 25% off MAX Pro charts if they own charts from World Folio 19-28. Jeppesen Marine is also offering a limited-time rebate of $100 [USD] for customers upgrading from Version 4.x or earlier Nobeltec Navigation Software (or even selected competitor products).
For more information about new Admiral MAX Pro, available Plus Packs or special upgrade offers, contact Jeppesen Marine headquarters at (800) 946-2877.
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19379, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Through its wide range of products and services, Jeppesen Marine serves numerous markets from light marine, to today’s safety-conscious commercial shipping industry operating on the inland/coastal waterways as well as high seas. Jeppesen Marine is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.