Completely redesigned from the ground up to utilize the newest Windows technology, the recently introduced Fugawi Marine 5 navigation software features several new elements to give users more functionality.
A fully engineered enhancement to its popular Fugawi Marine ENC navigation software, Fugawi Marine 5 gives navigators the ability to plan trips on a PC, tablet at home as well as the chartplotter on board. Boaters can plot GPS position, plan routes, program an autopilot, display Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessels, and view important data on elegant and crystal-clear instrument displays.
“Our Fugawi Marine 5 offers boaters a powerful set of navigation features, that are easier to use than even before,” said Robin Martel, president, Northport Systems. “The software provides feature-packed, modern and intuitive trip planning that allows individuals to plot routes and navigate where they want and when they want, at any given time for increased freedom and safety during on-the-water navigation.”
There are four main new feautres: MarineTouch, ClearChart, SurePlanner and Clear Dash.
The Fugawi Marine 5 MarineTouch interface features new menus and touch-screen functionality when used with Window 7 and 8 touch screen systems. The interface has a simple, uncluttered menu and toolbar system and users can customize button sizes for touch and arrange panes to suit individual preferences.
The Fugawi Marine 5 ClearChart presentation provides fast and responsive panning, zooming, and opening and closing of charts. Users can open multiple charts in a tab or split-screen view for unrivaled on-the-water safety and situational awareness. The software supports Navionics Platinum+, Gold, HotMaps and Fish N’ Chip cartography; S-57 (NOAA ENC), Primar and Chartworld S-63 encrypted S-67 charts, NOAA RNC and Canadian Hydrographic BSB Charts, and BSB/EAP NV Charts. All NOAA charts download and update automatically. Users can download the Fugawi Marine 5 software to two different PCs and share charts between computers.
The Fugawi Marine 5 SurePlanner offers simple, fast and efficient waypoint and route planning and management. Equipped with a powerful and easy-to-use data library, users can store and manage virtually unlimited historical data. SurePlanner provides boaters the ability to seamlessly transfer waypoints and routes between Fugawi Marine 5 and leading chartplotters and GPS units in a number of file formats by cable or CF, micro SD, SD and MMC memory cards, quickly and hassle-free. The software is also fully compatible with the Fugawi X-Traverse cloud service. X-Traverse supports GPX files and Google Earth (KMZ files), and allows subscribers to seamlessly purchase and download charts; wirelessly transfer waypoints, routes and track between PCs and mobile devices; upload and share user data and photo waypoints with one-click Facebook integration; retrieve GRIB weather data files; and automatically backup data online.
Fugawi Marine 5’s ClearDash Instrument Display offers integration of instruments with NMEA 2000 input, using the Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000 to PC USB interface or NMEA 0183 input. The instrument display function is capable of providing important navigation, engine, wind or weather data, route navigation, autopilot output and advanced AIS overlay. The software is also compatible with an optional Instrument Suite add-on that can turn Fugawi Marine 5 into an advanced display with up to 20 motor and sail instruments.
Fugawi Marine 5 has a suggested retail price of $299.95 and will be available for purchase at the end of March 2012. Customers who purchased Fugawi Marine ENC Version 4.5 on or after October 1, 2011 will be eligible for a free upgrade to Fugawi Marine 5. For more information on Fugawi Marine 5 visit marine5.fugawi.com