Navionics New Platinum+ Charts Now Shipping!14 April 2008Category:NavionicsPlatinum+ Chartsshippingmarine cartography
Ultra-High Resolution Photography and Enhanced 3D Bathymetric Imaging Set a New Standard In Electronic Cartography
Navionics, the leader in electronic charting and digital navigation data, is now shipping its exciting new flagship product, Platinum+. A major enhancement to the award-winning Platinum cartography, Platinum+ combines extremely high-resolution satellite and aerial photography overlays, stunning XGA panoramic pictures, improved 3D bathymetric bottom detail, the complete US Coast Pilot guide and high-definition fishing data with Navionics renowned accuracy and detail. With Platinum+, Navionics continues to set the standard for the most advanced marine cartography available for a chartplotter.
“Like Platinum before it, Platinum+ redefines marine cartography,” said Bob Moshiri, vice president of sales and marketing, Navionics. “We combine extraordinary cartography with unprecedented imagery to create the most advanced charting and navigation product available for recreational boaters.”
Leading Navionics good (Gold+), better (Platinum), best (Platinum+) marine cartography line-up, the new multi-dimensional charting and navigation cartography includes brilliant, high-definition, geo-referenced satellite and high aerial top-down photography overlays with up to four times higher resolution (25cm per pixel) than Platinum; sharp panoramic pictures of marinas, ports, passes and other locations in XGA (1024 x 768) resolution; and more detailed 3D contours and advanced bottom profiles. In addition, Navionics has geo-referenced the entire US Coast Pilot guide making it easier for boaters to access this valuable information. Platinum+ is available in Navionics’ familiar XL3-size regions and is distributed on an 8GB SD or CF digital media card. Platinum+ compatibility is currently supported by Humminbird (1197c SI Combo / 1157c SI Combo / 1155c SI Combo / 997c SI Combo / 967c 3D Combo / 957c Combo / 955c), Raymarine (G-Series GPM400 and E-Series 120 / 80) and Geonav (11C NET / 7 WIDE / 5 TOURING). Other Platinum+ compatible plotter manufacturers will be announced in the future.
All Navionics customers who purchase a Platinum or Gold+ Chart for U.S. waters can send for a free Fish’N Chip high-definition fishing chart with mail-in coupon. Platinum+ Charts include the Fish'N Chip data on the same chip providing very detailed bathymetric information of near-shore and offshore areas, ideal for anglers, divers and boaters who require the best resolution of bottom structure and contour detail.
Pricing and Availability:
Platinum+ cartography is distributed in Navionics XL3-size regions. It is now available at marine and sporting goods stores throughout the United States and Canada at a retail price of $499 (USD). For more information on Platinum+, Fish’N Chip, Navionics compatible chartplotters, or to learn more about Navionics and its entire product line, contact
(toll-free) or visit www.navionics.com.
Platinum+ cartography is available for Europe at a list price of € 499. Please contact Navionics Italy, Via Fondacci, 269, Z.I. Montramito, 55054, Massarosa Italy, Tel:+39-0584-329111 Fax: +39-0584-962696 or email: [email protected] for more information.