Navionics New NavPlanner Provides PC-Based Planning

16 February 2006Category:NavionicsNavPlannerPCPlatinumGold+silverHotMaps Cartography

NAVIONICS NEW NAVPLANNER PROVIDES PC-BASED PLANNING CAPABILITY FOR WORLD LEADING CHARTS

Easy-to-use Utility Offers Convenient Editing Capabilities for Platinum, Gold+, Silver and HotMaps Cartography

Wareham, Mass. – Navionics, the leader in electronic charting and navigation data, announced today, its new PC-based tool, NavPlanner. Allowing boaters to conveniently plan routes and waypoints on a home PC or laptop, NavPlanner is compatible with Navionics “Good, Better, Best” Silver, Gold+ and Platinum marine cartography line-up; as well as Gold and its two fresh water charting products, HotMaps Premium and HotMaps USA. Complete with Navionics exclusive Multi Card Reader, NavPlanner is compatible with all Navionics hardware partners’ cartography card formats.

The NavPlanner hardware and software solution allows boaters to load, edit, save and transfer routes and waypoints from a plotter to a PC, and back again. This flexibility allows boaters to plan their next cruise or fishing expedition from the comfort of their home or office. The product provides tidal and current flow, direction and velocity details, a port locator; and Navionics XplainTM with full descriptions of all navaids and other chart objects. In addition, navigators can plan stops, measure distances, bearing, fuel autonomy and much more. Whether planning a winter cruising expedition to the eastern Caribbean; Marlin fishing off of San Jose de Cabo, Mexico; or a trophy Walleye excursion to Manitoba, Canada; NavPlanner gives boaters the information they need to plan every detail of their trip ahead of departure.

“NavPlanner is an easy and inexpensive way for Navionics owners to make the most of their boating excursions,” said Bob Moshiri, vice president of sales and marketing, Navionics. “With the convenience of planning at home and our renowned accuracy and detail, Navionics and NavPlanner reduce the surprises and improve boaters’ experiences on the water.”

The NavPlanner all-purpose Multi Card Reader accepts MultiMedia Card (MMC), CompactFlash (CF) and SecureDigital (SD) cards. Supporting twenty-three storage formats, the Multi Card Reader doubles as a convenient tool to copy data and media files between a PC and a multitude of devices that use memory cards such as handheld computers, digital cameras, PDAs and more.

 PC-based route planner

 Compatible with Platinum, Gold+, Silver, and HotMaps

Pricing and Availability:
Navionics NavPlanner has a $129.00 suggested retail price and will be available soon at marine and sporting goods stores throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on NavPlanner, Navionics compatible chartplotters, or to learn more about Navionics and its entire product line, contact 800-848-5896 (toll-free) or visit www.navionics.com