The recent launch of Jeppesen Marine’s Admiral MAX Pro and Visual Navigation Suite (VNS) MAX Pro combined the power of Nobeltec software with the superior detail of C-Map MAX Pro cartography. Now, the addition of SIRIUS Marine Weather capability (with the new optional Weather Plus Pack) adds more weather choices for sailors, cruisers, bluewater fishermen and others who rely on accurate data for safe, efficient navigation.
The addition of trusted SIRIUS Marine Weather provides boaters with informative, vivid, up-to-date weather data displayed over the detailed navigation charts with high-resolution digital graphics. The list of important weather content provided by SIRIUS to boaters includes WSI NOWRAD weather radar, lightning strikes, buoy reports, NOAA marine zone forecasts, storm tracks, watches and warnings, weather, wind and wave forecasts, barometric pressure, high-resolution sea surface temperatures and more. The powerful Cursor Rollover function of Nobeltec software allows boaters to quickly and easily determine precise weather data values, for more effective evaluation and navigational planning. SIRIUS Marine Weather subscribers are able to receive SIRIUS Marine Weather from anywhere within SIRIUS’ satellite footprint, which blankets the 48 contiguous states and international waters extending hundreds of miles into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea (additional information about SIRIUS Marine Weather can be found at http://www.sirius.com/marineweather ).
Up-to-date weather data such as this can be critical to the safety, comfort and efficiency of any voyage. This information gives navigators the power to anticipate developing weather conditions, avoid potentially hazardous passages and steer clear of severe weather. This knowledge can also help boaters to minimize sailing time and/or maximize fuel economy on every journey, whether navigating across a bay or venturing far offshore. The ability to view this wealth of weather data and overlay it onto the detailed MAX Pro cartography in Admiral MAX Pro and VNS MAX Pro software make this combination an even more powerful tool for improving and enhancing situational awareness on the water.
Boaters can benefit from this combined power by purchasing the optional Weather Plus Pack for Admiral MAX Pro and VNS MAX Pro (requires SIRIUS data subscription and WxMate receiver from AirGator). More information about this is available at http://www.wxmate.com.
Jeppesen Marine’s new Weather Plus Pack offers navigators a range of powerful weather data functions in addition to new SIRIUS Marine Weather, including XM satellite weather (requires XM data subscription and hardware) and a built-in GRIB (GRIdded Binary) viewer to open and display precise predictive and actual weather data via cell phone, satellite phone or Internet connection. Admiral MAX Pro also comes with OCENS WeatherNet integration pre-installed for boaters who prefer this subscription service for economical and efficient weather data delivery using cell phone, satellite phone or Internet connection.
By providing boaters with a range of weather data options and combining these options with the ability to display actual weather and predictions over an intended route, Jeppesen Marine’s new Weather Plus Pack makes the new Admiral and VNS MAX Pro software the most comprehensive electronic navigation/weather source available for recreational mariners. The performance and versatility of Admiral MAX Pro and VNS MAX Pro software can also be enhanced with additional Plus Packs for specific navigation needs, including the Sailing Plus Pack with new Windvantage Weather Router and Tender Tracker Plus Pack for real-time tracking of tenders, launches and personal watercraft. In addition, the Bathy Recorder Plus Pack (ideal for serious offshore anglers) records and integrates actual sea floor topographic data into a 3D chart display. Admiral MAX Pro or VNS MAX Pro users can also select the optional Raster Plus Pack, designed to provide advanced new MAX Pro charting capabilities while still having the popular and familiar feel of earlier Nobeltec navigation software systems.
To learn more about the new Weather Plus Pack with SIRIUS Marine Weather integration for Admiral MAX Pro and VNS MAX Pro navigation software, contact Jeppesen Marine headquarters toll-free at (800) 946-2877; direct at +1 503 579 1414 or visit online at www.nobeltec.com . And to learn more about the weather providers mentioned above, please visit:
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.