Raymarine, Navico and ICW initiatives announced at the Miami Boat Show14 February 2014
While marking its 30th anniversary in 2014, Navionics continues to look forward to introducing new innovations for boaters around the world to enjoy.
At its press conference held on Thursday, February 13th, and throughout the Miami Boat Show, Navionics founder Giuseppe Carnevali shared the company’s outlook on the new generation of charts made by boaters, for boaters, offering more of the detail and information such as real-time updates and social networking that allows people to enjoy boating beyond navigation and beyond the boat itself. Navionics also released details of exciting new partnerships with longstanding OEM partners, Raymarine and Navico.
The upcoming spring release of LightHouse II software by Raymarine and enhanced Navionics Plotter Sync will deliver new connectivity options. Users of compatible Raymarine WiFi-enabled multifunction devices will have the ability to both update their charts and share sonar logs with Navionics servers effortlessly using their Navionics mobile app.
With the anticipated release of Plotter Sync, users of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G plotters will be able to share routes, tracks and waypoints among their mobile device and plotter. And, for the first time, Navionics charts will be available for download from the Navico Insight store.
In addition, a growing partnership with the boating community itself, by way of Community Edits made by users of Navionics mobile apps, and sonar logs contributed to SonarChart™, continues to yield impressive results, and promises to play a significant role in the future of content updates for Intracoastal Waterway charts, including the Magenta line, and beyond.
Navionics mobile apps, available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, deliver the same great detail boaters enjoy on their GPS chartplotter. Earlier this year, Navionics released its newest app, Navionics Boating, a downloadable for free, with global coverage areas available for purchase within the app.