We give you the answer to the 5 most Frequently Asked Questions

The TIMEZERO Frequently Asked Questions gather all the questions that you wonder about the marine navigation solutions with their answers. Divided in two categories (TIMEZERO for PC and TIMEZERO for iPad), the FAQ answer to a wealth of requests: software function, type of connection, differences between marine charts, compatibility with navigation hardware, …

Some of the request are more reluctant than other, so we have decided to concentrate the 5 most Frequently Asked Questions in this article. Find out all the answers about main subjects consulted in TIMEZERO FAQ.


What are the operating systems compatible with TIMEZERO?

TIMEZERO is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 Windows® 10.

Caution: Windows Server and Media Center editions are not supported.


What are the minimum requirements to install TIMEZERO?

Your PC must comply with some material and system requirements in order to use TIMEZERO.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1, or Windows® 8.1 or Windows® 10
  • CPU 1.5 GHz
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Video Board:
    • Minimum – integrated Intel Graphic Chipset
    • Recommended – Dedicated Video Board with 1 GB VRAM or Intel HD 4th generation or above
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 X 600 (1280 x 800 or above recommended)
  • Hard Disk: 30 GB of free memory
  • USB or Serial Port for connecting instruments or 100 Base-T Network Adapter for Furuno Ethernet Sensors

Note: These system requirements refer exclusively to TIMEZERO version 3


What charts are compatible with TIMEZERO?

TIMEZERO uses MapMedia “.mm3d” charts.

These are the same charts used in the Furuno NavNet3D MFD, TZT and TZT2 series Multi-Function Chart Plotter Displays.MapMedia Raster Charts are based on official hydrographic office and select private sourced paper charts. MapMedia Vector Charts are based on official hydrographic office, C-MAP or are “Datacore by Navionics”. Navionics and C-MAP are the world’s leading specialists in nautical vector charts.

Consult our catalogue for a complete list of charts available here :


Is TIMEZERO compatible with my GPS and instruments?

TIMEZERO is compatible with any GPS or instruments that output the NMEA 0183 format. Warning: Bluetooth devices are not supported.

For more information about the NMEA 0183 format and TIMEZERO compatibilities, read this article.


What chart regions are available on the TIMEZERO App?

Mega Wide Raster Chart: NOAA U.S.A.The MapMedia US Mega Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

US Coast including:

  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Mariana Islands
  • Great Lakes

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Mega Wide Raster Chart: CanadaThe MapMedia Canada Mega Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • West Coast of Canada
  • East Coast of Canada including St Laurence River
  • Great Lakes (US & Canada)

There are no satellite photos available within this chart region.

Mega Wide Raster Chart: CaribbeanThe MapMedia Caribbean Mega Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Baja California
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • North Colombia
  • Cayman Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Lesser Antilles
  • Windward Islands
  • Venezuela

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: English Channel – HamburgThe MapMedia English Channel – Hamburg Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Southern United Kingdom
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Southern France
  • North Western Germany
  • From River Camel to The Wash and Portsall to Foehr
  • Ijsselmeer
  • Amsterdam
  • Waddeneilanden
  • Ostfriesische Inseln Bucht
  • Elbe

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: United KingdomThe MapMedia United Kingdom Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Upper Northeastern France
  • Hebrides
  • Shetland Islands
  • Orkney Islands
  • Island of Man
  • Cardigan Bay
  • Bristol Channel
  • English Channel
  • Strait of Dover
  • Amsterdam

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: Europe WestThe MapMedia Europe West Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • English Channel
  • French Atlantic Coast
  • Northern Spain
  • Portugal

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: Mediterranean Sea – WestThe MapMedia Mediterranean Sea-West Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Western Italy
  • Southern France
  • Eastern Spain
  • Straits of Gibraltar
  • Northern Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Balearic Islands
  • Corsica
  • Sardini

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: Mediterranean Sea – CentralThe MapMedia Mediterranean Sea-Central Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Italy
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Corsica
  • Sardinia
  • Tunisia
  • Western Libya

See the full coverage of the High Resolution Satellite Photo for this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: Mediterranean Sea – EastThe MapMedia Mediterranean Sea-East Wide Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Eastern Libya
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Cyprus
  • Crete
  • Western and Southern Turkey
  • Greece (including the Bosphorus)

There are no satellite photos available within this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: Polynesia and New CaledoniaThe MapMedia Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Polynesia
  • New Caledonia
  • Society Island
  • Tubai
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Archipelago Des Tuamotu
  • Gambier Island
  • Marquises Island
  • Loyauté Island

There are no satellite photos available within this chart region.

Wide Raster Chart: Islands of AtlanticThe MapMedia Islands of Atlantic Raster nautical chart covers the following areas:

  • Azores Islands
  • Canary Islands
  • Madeira Islands
  • Cape Verde Islands

There are no satellite photos available within this chart region.


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