Software update: MaxSea TimeZero ECS & Plot v1.2

We are glad to announce a free update of our professional-oriented products MaxSea TimeZero ECS and Plot, introducing new features collected thanks to enthusiastic suggestions and feedback from dealers and customers during the past year.

Here is a quick overview of our new features:

  • New Bottom Classification and Bottom Hardness feature with the Furuno BBDS1 Ethernet sounder
  • Improved Import and Layers Management
  • Improved PBG module

Check our demo video:

And some screenshots (click on the images to enlarge them):

For a complete description of the new features check this PDF: MaxSea TimeZero ECS & Plot V1.2

If you want to know more about our professional range, here are MaxSea TimeZero ECS  and MaxSea TimeZero Plot product pages.

How to use MaxSea TimeZero on iPad

Update (March 2013): It came to our attention that the latest version of Splashtop Remote requires an Internet connection.

The MaxSea TimeZero App for iPad is now available, and you can find more information about this product here. This is a standalone navigation system which does not require the user to own a PC-based TimeZero software product.

If however, you prefer to continue using your iPad as a remote control/display system for your TimeZero software, continue reading…

Follow these steps to connect your iPad to your computer and use MaxSea TimeZero as a remote screen.

How to use MaxSea TimeZero on your iPad 3

The MaxSea TimeZero  App is available now!As we announced in 2011, MaxSea TimeZero is available on iPad through a special configuration. With a remote PC manager and a WiFi access point, you can work directly from your iPad on the deck of your boat while having MaxSea TimeZero installed on your PC inside.

How to use MaxSea TimeZero on your iPad 2

The connection between the two systems is completely wireless and enables you to access all software features, especially suited for touch screens like the iPad, even though it will work slower than a regular PC.

In order to follow these procedure, you have to download a remote desktop application like Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad.

 1 – Install Wi-Fi antenna’s driver (Realtek RTL 8192)

[Choose Language] > Next > Next

Start Menu > All Programs > Realtek 11n > Realtek 11n USB Wireless LAN Utility

Mode > Access Point (this step can take some time) > OK

Configuration > Network name (for example: boat_AP > WEP Encryption > Phone number > Phone number > OK

Start Menu > Connexions > Wireless Connexion X

Properties > TCP/IP Internet Protocol> IP: [Your IP number] / Mask : > OK > OK > Close

2 – Deactivate Windows Firewall

Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Deactivate > OK

3 – Install SplashTop

Accept > Next > Finish > Reach > Next > Password (2 times) > Next > Play

4 – On the iPad

Connect to Internet

AppStore > Splashtop > Buy > Follow process

Settings > Wifi > boat_AP > WEP Key (Phone number) > Join

Blue arrow on the right of « boat_AP » > Static > IP: [Your IP number] / Mask :

iPad Home button

Splashtop > Blue arrow next to computer detected in a few seconds > Password > Save

Name > Connect

5 – Done!

This Step-by-step procedure aims to answer the numerous requests we receive from our users. However, MaxSea International doesn’t provide technical support on this matter.

How to use MaxSea TimeZero on your iPad
If you have any further questions, please contact us at If you are already using MaxSea TimeZero on iPad, feel free to give us feedback on Facebook, Twitter or here!