Navionics Platinum Wins Coveted Dame Award

Cartography Leader Recognized at METS Award Ceremony – Navionics, the leader in electronic charting and navigation data, announced today that Platinum, its flagship cartography, took the Design Awards METS (DAME) Award for the 2005 Marine Related Software Category. Navionics Platinum was recognized for combining features previously available only to users of some personal computer applications and making them accessible for compatible chartplotter platforms.

A jury of distinguished marine industry professionals selected the top product in eight categories from a field of 172 products. DAME awards were given based on a combination of overall styling, construction, functionality level of innovation, originality and use, ease of human operation and price/performance ratio. Referring to this year of the Award, the jury has noted that "While it would have been easy to nominate many more products on the basis of value for money, or innovation, or other single factors alone, the DAME Awards remains focused on highlighting examples of excellent design in all of its aspects and that will remain its benchmark in future years."

"Navionics is very proud to receive this prestigious DAME award and recognition," said Bob Moshiri, vice president of sales and marketing, at Navionics. "Platinum represents a real improvement for plotter users effectively bridging the gap between the abilities of the weather-vulnerable PC and the dedicated marine chartplotter."

Platinum is the first multi-dimensional charting and navigation product available for embedded marine chartplotters. Based on the well-known Navionics Gold charting platform, Platinum incorporates geo-referenced charting, cruising guides and photographic images that can be blended on a single screen.

Platinum provides large coverage areas, 3D bathymetric views, satellite photography, panoramic port photographs, U.S. Coastal piloting text guides, a wreck database, coastal roads and enhanced port services information.

Platinum and other Navionics products are available at marine, boating and sporting goods stores throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about Navionics, Platinum and its entire product line, contact us: 800-848-5896 (toll-free/US), info@navionics.com, or outside the Americas: info@navionics.it.