Northport Systems enables iPhone users to access maritime charts

The following is the text of a press release issued by Northport Systems Inc.:
(TORONTO) — Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced
today that its popular Fugawi X-Traverse online map collection for use with
iNavX marine software for the Apple iPhone� now supports award-winning
Navionicâ marine and outdoor charts. Adding to iNavX¹s support of raster
maps including NOAA RNC, Swedish Marine Charts, and TRAK Maps, users now
have subscription-based, fingertip access to world-wide Navionics Gold+
international marine, HotMapsâ Premium North American fishing and European
Discovery outdoor charts from Offering enthusiasts
renowned marine and outdoor cartography, the map additions feature the
unparalleled clarity and detail that are the hallmark of all Navionics
digital charts.
Navionics charts are downloaded directly into iNavX software through the
iPhone¹s internet connection (Edge, 3G or WiFi) and saved locally on the
phone for use when outside of cell phone or WiFi internet coverage. With an
enabled account and a subscription to one or more Navionics
regions, iNavX users may view their location on Navionics charts using the
iPhone¹s integral Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, seamlessly pan
and zoom the charts, query objects, plot and navigate waypoints and receive
and view GRIB file weather data. Users may also transfer waypoints and saved
routes to PC- or Mac-based navigation software such as Fugawi Marine ENC or
MacENC. iNavX will also plot AIS vessel traffic when connected by WiFi to a
suitable AIS receiver or NMEA data stream.
³Navionics vector charts are a powerful addition to the Fugawi X-Traverse
online mapping collection,² said Robin Martel, president of Northport
Systems. ³iNavX is clearly one of the world¹s most advanced marine
navigation software products for the iPhone and we are very pleased to be
working with iNavX for our launch of Navionics chart support.²
³We will grow the map and chart content on and expand
partnerships with chart suppliers, software developers and mobile device
manufacturers,² continued Martel. ³Fugawi
X-Traverse users are assured easy access to up-to-date and inexpensive
charting data from mobile phones and desktops anywhere and anytime, while
providing a robust revenue platform for our data partners.²
The X-Traverse chart and data API is free to qualified mobile application
developers. The API allows third party developers to quickly and easily
access a growing catalog of maps and charts. A regularly updated list of
compatible applications and supported handsets can be accessed on the
X-Traverse website.
Price & Availability:
Navionics Gold+ charts of the Americas and HotMaps Premium fishing maps of
the US are available immediately and may be licensed from
starting at $45.00 per region. Navionics Gold+ international marine charts
and European Discovery charts will be available on in the
coming weeks. Apple iPhone 3G users may purchase the iNavX marine navigation
App directly from the Apple iTunes App store for $49.99. For more
information on Fugawi X-Traverse, or to learn more about Northport Systems
and its entire product line, please contact (416) 920-9300 or visit or
Complete information on iNavX may be found at .

By Professional Mariner Staff