Northport Systems Releases Powerful Navionics® Platinum+ Support in Fugawi Marine ENC™

Northport Systems Releases Powerful Navionics® Platinum+ Support in Fugawi Marine ENC™

31 July 2008Category:Northport SystemPowerful Navionics Platinum+Fugawi Marine ENCsupport

GPS Mapping Software Leader Now Shipping with Platinum+ Cartography Support

TORONTO, Canada – Northport Systems, Inc., a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications, announced today that its popular Fugawi Marine ENC™ software is now shipping with support for Navionics Platinum+ and Platinum multi-dimensional electronic charts. The ultimate in marine navigation software, Fugawi Marine ENC is the first commercially available software product to support Platinum+, Navionics’ latest and most innovative marine cartography. Fugawi now gives navigators the ability to combine Navionics’ renowned chart detail and exciting Platinum+ capabilities with powerful Fugawi features for the ultimate PC-based navigation solution.

Platinum+ delivers brilliant, extremely high-definition, geo-referenced satellite and “top-down” photography overlays – built into the chart, with up to four times higher resolution than the original Navionics Platinum. Also included are sharp panoramic pictures of marinas, ports, passes and other locations in high resolution. Platinum+ also features enhanced 3D bathymetric bottom contours, Coast Pilot guides and high-definition fishing data with Navionics’ renowned accuracy and detail.

“Fugawi Marine ENC customers will benefit greatly from the advanced features and brilliant photography incorporated in Navionics’ new Platinum+ cartography,” said Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems. “Our unprecedented software and Navionics’ award-winning cartography is an incredible combination that delivers stunning navigation capabilities to passionate boaters. Boaters who currently use Navionics Platinum+, Platinum, Gold+ or Gold compatible chart plotters at the helm can now use that same innovative cartography for navigation or planning on their PC.”

In addition to Navionics Platinum+ support, Fugawi Marine ENC customers with version 4.5 also have access to advanced features such as Google™ Earth, street and weather overlays, Automatic Identification System (AIS) support, and NMEA compatible autopilot support to name a few. Ideal for boaters who require maximum flexibility when planning excursions or during real-time navigation, Fugawi allows seamless upload and download of routes and waypoints to leading chartplotters and handheld GPS receivers in addition to real time GPS navigation.

Price & Availability
Fugawi Marine ENC software with support for Platinum+ is available for purchase from leading marine and boating stores throughout North America, Europe and Australasia or directly from the Fugawi website. Support for Navionics Platinum+ is available
on www.fugawi.com as a free upgrade for users of Fugawi Marine ENC version 4.5 or later. For more information on Platinum+ support and upgrades, Fugawi Marine ENC or to learn more about Northport Systems and its entire product line, contact 416-920-9300, or visit www.fugawi.com.

About Northport Systems, Inc.:
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc. supplies PC, PDA and Web 2.0-based navigation and mapping software products under the Fugawi and Touratel brands. Northport enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for the outdoor recreation, marine, tracking and military markets. www.fugawi.com and touratel.com