Is the Cloud finally reaching the sea?

Cloud technology is exciting and the possibilities surrounding the technology are expanding each day. Will cloud finally reach the sea? Cloud coverage for the marine navigation industry is almost inevitable. It really is just a case of when, not if. TIMEZERO is currently developing a tool that will circumvent pricey satellite internet provider fees.

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Cloud technology would still open up a list of possibilities to marine navigation software. Let’s take a look at some of these!

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TZ Navigator v3 Video Sneak Peek

TZ Navigator is now officially set for release: May 19th, 2016.

In this video you will see all the new features in action:

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New User Interface

Our redesigned user interface will make your life much easier when it comes to route planning and all the features you are familiar with (Tides, Currents, Weather Forecast, etc.). All the concepts which made TIMEZERO a huge success (Tool Bar, Layers and Navdata) are now included in an enhanced User Interface fully adapted to be used on touch screens!

Security Cone

The new Security Cone is a feature in adherence with the official rules of the IMO. It uses the data in vector charts or the 3D data within the charts to detect shallow areas and isolated dangers. If an obstacle is detected inside this cone in front of the boat’s trajectory, an anti-grounding alarm will automatically be triggered.

Secure Route Planning

Route Planning is of the utmost importance for every boater. Our new technology assures the security of a route upon creation. Through color codes (green/red) it is instantaneously possible to know if the depth is sufficient for the safe passing of your boat.

And more!

Note: The release of TZ Navigator will mean that we will stop supporting all TIMEZERO v1.9.8 and below. We will continue however to support v2 on all compatible operating systems until the end of 2016 (Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1).

TZ Professional v3 Release

We are very pleased to announce the official launch of TZ Professional v3, the biggest TIMEZERO release ever!

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Since its release back in 2007, our range of TIMEZERO products has not stopped evolving, always maintaining the same objective: to provide a product that meets the most demanding needs of professionals at sea. Close to 25,000 vessels currently use our TIMEZERO software. This new version offers an incredible amount of new features specifically designed for both professional fishermen and workboats.

The primary new features designed for professional fishermen are the following:

  • New PBG module offering a resolution level twice as powerful
  • New profile window allowing for instant visualization of seafloor detail
  • New Fishing Workspace allowing for customized shading and contour lines
  • New redesigned 3D Workspace (“3D Cube”)

The primary new features designed specifically for workboats are the following:

  • Compatible with S57 NOAA Charts and official S63 ENC Charts
  • New advanced route management (checks depth and obstacles inside the XTE of the planned route)
  • New AIS features (receiving and sending “normal” and “safety” AIS messages from within the software)

Access the complete list of new features and enhancements (PDF):

 download overview

 If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get into contact.

Rest of World Jeppesen Vector Chart Updates

We are pleased to announce that the following ROW Jeppesen charts for TimeZero software have been published by MapMedia and are available in our chart catalog for purchase as of May 27th.


Examples of before and after chart areas

GULF OF THAILAND TO YELLOW SEA – MWVJASM001MAP8.1

GULF OF THAILAND TO YELLOW SEA - MWVJASM001MAP8.1

BAYKAL AND SIBERIAN LAKES – WVJRSM217MAP8.1

BAYKAL AND SIBERIAN LAKES Jeppesen chart
You can find more old versus new chart examples in our Facebook and Google+ albums.

Updated Information

These updates include the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers.The following chart versions are now available:

Jeppesen ROW Chart update

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.


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Version 2 of the MaxSea TimeZero App Features AIS and Radar Compatibility!

We are very excited to announce the release of a new version of the MaxSea TimeZero App for iPad: v2.0.0! This updated version includes lots of useful new features, designed to make boating easier, safer and more enjoyable.

Release of v2.0.0
Here is a summary of the most important new features:

  • Free chart updates

If you already own a chart zones for the MaxSea TimeZero App in any previous version of the App, you can take advantage of free-of-charge chart updates! This one-time free chart update is offered to all of our valued customers that purchased any chart zones in version 1. Whatever chart area(s) you previously owned will be updated once you install V2 of the MaxSea TimeZero App.

  • AIS compatibility

The MaxSea TimeZero App can now integrate AIS data, as long as you add on the “AIS Module” which is an In-App purchase. This module allows you to connect any NMEA 0183 AIS receiver through the Wireless Network, and display AIS targets on the App’s charts.

Detailed AIS target information is available by touching any target on your screen. This displays Name, MMSI, CPA, TCPA, Vessel Type, Size, etc.

AIS Module Price: 8,99€

MaxSea TimeZero App: AIS compatibility

  • External instrument connections (NMEA)

Now it is possible to use external instruments that have been connected to a NMEA 0183 WiFi multiplexer through the Wireless Network. The Maxsea TimeZero App can now display additional data such as Depth, Heading, Sea Surface Temperature and use a dedicated external GPS.

  • Share feature

The Maxsea TimeZero App for iPad has launched a new (Beta) service that lets users share their position with friends and in turn, see their friends’ positions on their chart.
Positions are only shared after an invitation has been sent and accepted. You can manage your friends directly from the app or from the dedicated website.

Your position can be viewed on devices other than an iPad. In this case, the friend must create a My TimeZero account. The user then shares their position with this account, which can be viewed as a regular web page.

  • FURUNO DRS4W Radar compatibility

Now you can integrate the MaxSea TimeZero App with the FURUNO 1st Watch Radar! To do so, the Radar Module must be added as an In-App purchase. This module allows you to connect the FURUNO 1st Watch Wireless Radar to the MaxSea App.

You can then overlay the radar image across the navigation chart in the MaxSea TimeZero App, ensuring heightened security onboard.

Radar Module Price: 49,99€

MaxSea TimeZero App: Radar compatibility


Download the MaxSea TimeZero App v2.0.0

NOAA Raster and Vector Chart Updates for the USA are Available Now!

These US charts have been updated and are available as of March 17th, 2015 in our Chart Catalogue:

MaxSea NOAA Chart Update List

The following NOAA chart versions are now available:

  • VECTOR – MWVSUSAMAP9.1 NOAA Vector Charts & USACE Inland Charts
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Updated Information

  • Updated NOAA Vector Charts (S57): This Edition adds 70 new Vector Charts to the library as well as many other chart updates.
  • Updated NOAA Raster Charts: This new edition includes the latest chart updates that can be found on the NOAA paper charts.

Read full information about these chart updates in this PDF file.

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NOAA charts are totally free of charge and you can download them through our Chart Catalog, to make sure that you’re using the most up-to-date chart data available for US waters.

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Annual Awards Ceremony at the Perth Game Fishing Club

The Perth Game Fishing Club, based in Fremantle, Western Australia had its annual awards ceremony on October 18th. MaxSea is a proud sponsor of the club and our Regional Sales Manager Thibault Hua attended the event. 

The awards were held at the recently-refurbished Fremantle Sailing Club function room, overlooking the marina and Indian Ocean with truly stunningly beautiful views.

Fremantle sailing club
Fremantle Sailing Club

Thibault was hosted by President Ben Weston, Vice President Tim Carson and Rhyss Whittred – life member, whose boat has a full suite of electronics that include MaxSea and Furuno, and was one of the big winners in the awards.

Members of the Club got to spend time with Thibault and trade tips on sport fishing.

Award Winners

Rhyss’s vessel “Ashram” has already been featured on our blog after qualifying for the 2015 world championships in Costa Rica. He didn’t let his team of anglers down with some impressive awards:

  • Champion Boat – Ashram
  • Champion Male Angler – Rhyss Whittred
  • Champion Female – Sangeeta Menon
  • Champion Junior – Drew Ziepe
  • Most species tagged and released – Sangeeta Menon
  • Most fish tagged and released – Rhyss Whittred
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Thibault Hua, MaxSea RSM, with winners at the awards ceremony
Rhyss Whittred, Sales Manager WA, SA & NT at Taylor Marine
Rhyss Whittred, Sales Manager WA, SA & NT at Taylor Marine

PGFC enjoys a continued relationship with MaxSea, and has witnessed the increase of club members using MaxSea TimeZero PLOT software. The majority of the awards on the night went to boats running MaxSea software.

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