Simply put, you get it all with MaxSea Professional - almost every feature offered in any MaxSea product including AIS and ARPA target tracking, routing and performance modules, 2D/3D displays, Personal Bathymetric Generator and Ground Discrimination Module. You get everything except NavNet interface capability - and we've provided that in MaxSea NavNet Professional.
Fleet Tracking* - MaxSea Professional comes standard with a new Fleet tracking system that works via e-mail. The system is ideal for shipping, fishing, or yacht charter companies who, for security reasons, need to know where their ships are to control the scheduled courses or the ETA to different destination harbors. At specific intervals, or upon receiving a request from shore, the ship sends its position to an e-mail address or directly to the base's computer. The base post, equipped with a PC and a modem, reads the message sent from the ship (identification, LAT, LON, course, speed, time) and saves them in a digital archive. The MaxSea tracking system then displays the positions and the courses on detailed digital cartography covering all the world's seas.
2D/3D Trawl Position - With MaxSea Professional, you can display information about your position on a data palette, and show the actual position and shape of your trawl in both 2D and 3D displays. Trawl position information can be captured in your logbook automatically for a very detailed record. You can also save a track of your trawl and analyze it along with the ship's track for a detailed analysis of your fishing tactics. MaxSea is compatible with Acelma's Geonet, Thomson's Pacha system and Simrad's ITI. With Pacha and Geonet; you get complete position information, including lat/lon, depth and immersion.
2D/3D Module and Personal Bathymetric Generator (PBG) - The ultimate system for Sport and Commercial fishing, the 2D/3D and PBG (Personal Bathymetric Generator) combine all of the power of MaxSea along with the most advanced view of the ocean floor available. See the contours of the ocean floor with accurate 3D charts - MaxSea gives you the most accurate representation of the ocean floor available. With our exclusive "Personal Bathy Generation" (PBG) technology, your 3D charts are continuously updated with data from your own depth sounder. As the ocean floor changes, so do your charts. You simply can't get a more accurate view of the bottom.
Advanced Seabed Classification - Depending on the species you are fishing, you may need to identify hard ground (e.g. small pelagics, lobsters, monkfish…), or sea floor roughness before you drop your fishing gear (e.g. seiners, bottom trawlers, etc.). By combining both hardness and roughness information, you can quickly identify the bottom habitats for a particular species. MaxSea and both SeaScan and RoxAnn have teamed up to provide a solution.
Unparalleled Raster, Vector and 3D Chart Support** - If you already own electronic charts, the odds are that MaxSea will read them. From C-MAP NT and C-MAP 93 to MapTech charts, MaxSea works with more charts than any other platform and displays them seamlessly. MaxSea is also the only platform that supports MapMedia charts with their patented M2 technology**. In addition to providing the worlds most advanced raster charts, MapMedia's 3D bathymetric charts are the most accurate available.
Layer Technology - With MaxSea's layers, the amount of text or other elements you can add to a chart is virtually unlimited. The overwhelming advantage of layers is that they allow you to segregate your marks and only show the information critical to the task at hand.
Advanced Log Book and Annotation - Information gathering is automatic and intuitive with MaxSea. You can generate log book entries based upon any information coming into the system. You can save tracks, load and read wrecks and rookeries data, mark your favorite spots or where you've set traps quickly and easily. MaxSea grows with you and quickly becomes the repository for priceless information accumulated while underway.
Intuitive Planning - One of the things that makes MaxSea's interface so advanced is its simplicity. Routes can be created or changed in seconds. MaxSea can drive autopilots, upload routes to your plotter, and save them for future reference.
Precise Weather - Not only does MaxSea provide free access to the most comprehensive weather data available, it gives you the ability to really use it. With one button click, wind, waves, sea surface temperature, ocean currents, pressure and 500 mb data can be overlaid onto your navigation chart for display while planning or while underway.
Integrated Tides and Currents - With a single button click, detailed tide and current indicators are displayed over your chart. These graphic displays show the height of the tide, and whether it is rising or falling, as well as the strength and direction of tidal currents. Double-clicking on any of these graphic indicators gives you a complete tide or current table for that station.
Day /Dusk / Night Display Modes - Unlike most PC-based applications which just change the colors, MaxSea offers full day/dusk/night control which dims the entire PC screen. Every element and chart detail on the screen is adjusted for maximum clarity under any light condition.
AIS, ARPA and Buoy Target Tracking - Automatic Identification Systems have been characterized as the greatest advance in navigation safety since the invention of radar. Find out how MaxSea can bring this state of the art vessel traffic management system to your pilot house. Requires appropriate sensor inputs. ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) equipped radar is now more affordable than ever, making it a great tool for collision avoidance on both large and small vessels. While these systems produce some wonderful data, they are not always easy to use, and when displayed on a small yacht-sized radar screen, can be hard to interpret. With MaxSea, you can also track Serpe, Ryokusei (Ryokuseisha) or Linemaster fishing buoys. Requires appropriate sensor input.
* Note: Ships to be tracked must be equipped with a satellite communication system, for example: ORBCOMM SC, INMARSAT Standard A, B, C, M – mini M, GSM, etc. The on-shore reception room will be equipped with a PC (running W95/98/NT), with Internet access and a modem connected to the phone line or a network Internet access. The base PC will have MaxSea Fleet tracking software and the PosRep® communication software installed, in order to receive and display ships positions.
** Two versions of MaxSea are available:
1) C-Map NT+/Max, C-Map 93ed3, NOAA raster Charts, Maptech, NDI, Softcharts
2) Mapmedia raster charts (MM1 and MM2), NOAA raster charts, Maptech, NDI, Softcharts, ARCS