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).

MaxSea at Navalia 2014

This week, Sandrine Abadie, MaxSea Inside Sales Manager, represented MaxSea at the Navalia International Shipbuilding Exhibition, which took place this week in the north-west of Spain.

When: 20, 21 and 22 May, 2014Navalia Trade Show

Where: Vigo, Spain

Navalia Info: In 2013, over 25,000 professional visitors attended from 90 different countries. There were approximately 500 exhibitors. Read more about this exhibition here.

MaxSea Booth: MaxSea products were demonstrated at our partners’ booth: FURUNO España and Nautical.

Navalia attracted many professionals involved in the commercial fishing industry.

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Sandrine Abadie – MaxSea Inside Sales Manager with Miguel Nogueira – FURUNO España Sales Manager

MaxSea TimeZero PLOT software is specifically designed for commercial fishing, and was demonstrated with the new WASSP Module, showing advanced compatibility features with the multi-beam sounders.

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MaxSea TimeZero integrated with a WASSP multi-beam sounder

This event was very successful and MaxSea would like to thanks FURUNO and Nautical for their cooperation. See you next year!

 

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New Worldwide Tidal Data Now Available in TimeZero!

We are happy to announce that new worldwide Tidal Data for TimeZero users is now available on our website totally free of charge.

When you download tidal data in your MaxSea TimeZero, you can view tides stations directly on your chart for the present moment as well as into the future. This is very helpful for planning the best route and departure time.

To install the new tidal data, simply go to our website and click on the link marked in red below:

Please read the PDF file here for full details of this new tidal data.

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

 

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Software Update: MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT v2.0.4

The MaxSea TimeZero ECS and PLOT v2.0.4 update improves compatibility with the new FURUNO DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP network sounder. The DFF1-UHD (Ultra High Definition) broadband sounder delivers significant advancements in signal clarity and target definition, and is also able to send Bottom Discrimination information to TimeZero (similar to the BBDS1).

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MaxSea TimeZero Sounder Module

Thanks to its full compatibility with Furuno fish finders, the sounder module allows you to enjoy all the advanced features of Furuno sounders on your PC. The FURUNO DFF1, DFF3, BBDS1 and now the DFF1-UHD can turn your TimeZero display into a powerful, dual frequency fish finder.

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The MaxSea Sounder Module is available for:

.The DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP network sounder

Designed to operate over a wide range of frequencies utilizing a broadband transducer, the new DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP-enabled network sounder for MaxSea TimeZero delivers significant advancements in signal clarity and target definition.

.CHIRP Technology

The clear presentation of the DFF1-UHD marks individual game fish and bait fish, even when tightly schooled together or very near the sea floor.

.Benefits of CHIRP Technology

  • Scans across a range of frequencies
  • Enhanced depth penetration, resolution & clarity
  • Precise separation between bait fish and game fish
  • Enhanced ability to distinguish targets from noise using improved signal-to-noise ratio
  • Improved bottom tracking at high speeds
  • Vastly improved shallow water performance
  • Reveals more fish by eliminating surface clutter & noise

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A full PC-Sounder solution

Paired with a Furuno Ethernet Sounder, TimeZero is a full PC Sounder solution:

  • Bottom Discrimination
  • Bottom hardness
  • ACCU-FISH

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Software Update: MaxSea TimeZero Navigator & Explorer v2.0.4

We are pleased to announce that a minor update to MaxSea TimeZero Navigator and MaxSea TimeZero Explorer is now available.

This update introduces compatibility with Windows 8.1 and improved compatibility with the new FURUNO DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP network sounder* as it delivers significant advancements in signal clarity and target definition.

MaxSea TimeZero recreational v2.0.4

As it is a minor update, it is free of charge to all customers who currently own MaxSea TimeZero Navigator or Explorer software version 2.

Please note that you must possess a MaxSea Sounder Module added to your MaxSea TimeZero Explorer software in order to avail of these improvements in Furuno Sounder integration.

Highlights

  • Compatible with Windows 8.1
  • Improved compatibility between MaxSea TimeZero Explorer and the Furuno DFF1-UHD (better transducer set-up and power setting selection)
  • New “Allow Chart Overzoom” option (Plotter Options) that prevent “Overzoom” tiles to appear when the customer is zooming too much on the chart
  • Minor Date Bar bug correction

To download this minor version, go to My MaxSea, login or create a new account and click on Downloads.

My MaxSea - Downloads

*Important Transducer Information for TimeZero integration with FURUNO DFF1-UHFD

We recommend using the Airmar transducer B265 or CM265 with the DFF1-UHD. In this case the transducer configuration will be automatic (TD-ID).

Other “Low High” CHIRP transducers such as the 175LH, 109LH or 509LH may be used, however the accuracy of both ACCU-FISH and Bottom Discrimination modes will not be guaranteed.

In this case, put the transducer settings to “Model Number” (within the Sounder Initial Setup) and select “B265LH”.

If you wish to know more about our recreational range, here are MaxSea TimeZero Navigator and MaxSea TimeZero Explorer product pages.

MaxSea International launches its new website

MaxSea International is happy to announce the launch of its new website on September 10, 2012.

MaxSea New Website

3 main objectives: be informed, get support, buy

Besides an overall improvement to its visual appeal, the new website introduces:

  • Lots of videos and pictures
  • Available in English and French.

Newcomers can find a very funny and complete explanation on what exactly marine navigation software is, MaxSea’s core business:

Software update: MaxSea TimeZero Navigator & Explorer v1.9.8

We are pleased to announce a new free update for our MaxSea TimeZero Software. MaxSea TimeZero v1.9.8 (Navigator and Explorer versions) includes several bug corrections and new features such as:

  • Route planning function improvement: TimeZero is the only software that takes tidal current into account in the Route Detail list. With the new feature, the leg of a route is highlighted when the currents are too strong.
  • Routing new features: Also, this version introduces the possibility to re-launch a second routing from the same departure, a feature that can be very useful if you want to change some of the routing parameters while keeping the same start and end position.
  • NavNet TZtouch compatibility: With this version of MaxSea TimeZero you will be able to exchange Routes & Waypoints through SD Card, share nautical charts and navigation data from the TZtouch network.

Relaunch of a second routing feature - MaxSea TimeZero v1.9.8

Strong Currents Highlighting Leg Feature - MaxSea TimeZero v1.9.8

Please refer to this MaxSea TimeZero v1.9.8 PDF for a complete description of the new features.

If you want to know more about our sailing range, here are MaxSea TimeZero Navigator  and MaxSea TimeZero Explorer product pages.