Wareham, Mass. – Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today new functionality of its innovative Plotter Sync technology for use with Raymarine Wi-Fi multifunction displays. This free update to Navionics Boating mobile apps for iPhone and iPad introduces the ability to update plotter charts and upload sonar logs wirelessly while onboard.
New Navionics Plotter Sync essentially establishes a connection via the Navionics app that enables individuals to take advantage of their Freshest Data subscription as well as upload sonar logs while on their boat, without the need to use a computer. Owners of Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum cards can get chart updates, while boaters with Navionics+ and Navionics Updates have the added ability to download new coverage areas – and all can benefit with improved SonarCharts™ resulting from their sonar log contributions.
“Introduction of Plotter Sync wireless chart updates and sonar log uploads assures that boaters have access to the most current charts without interrupting their favorite on-the-water activities such as cruising, sailing or fishing,” said Shaun Ruge, Product Manager, Navionics.
Wireless connectivity with Raymarine chartplotters creates an unprecedented, convenient way for boaters to connect to Navionics servers to access Freshest Data for updates to their Navionics+ cards, which can also be activated, as well as their Navionics Updates, Platinum+, and HotMaps Platinum cards, and to contribute effortlessly to improving charts everywhere they go. Plotter Sync can also be used with other Navionics cards including Silver, Gold and HotMaps Premium to upload sonar logs.
To use Plotter Sync, boaters with a compatible Raymarine WiFi-enabled system simply download Navionics Boating to their iPhone or iPad, buy the Navionics+ upgrade within the app for a region that includes their chart card coverage area, then connect their devices. Plotter Sync allows up-to-date chart information to be transmitted directly to the chart card via the wireless connection. Any sonar logs present on the card can be uploaded at the same time.
Navionics Plotter Sync is available with Navionics Boating for iPhone and iPad version 7.1, and can be used with compatible Raymarine a, c, e, and gS Series multifunction displays with the latest LightHouse II R10 software update. For more information on Navionics Plotter Sync or to learn more about Navionics and its entire product line, please visit www.navionics.com.
For 30 years, Navionics® has developed and manufactured electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, inland lakes and rivers, and outdoor use. Navionics operates its US headquarters in Wareham, MA, and has worldwide offices in Italy, UK, India, Australia and Estonia.
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