Previous generations of MaxSea embodied this principle perfectly. Today, MaxSea Commander draws on the best characteristics of these pioneering technologies and takes the concept to another level. With software add-on modules, you can customize Commander to fit your specific needs.
Unparalleled Raster, Vector and 3D Chart Support - . 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.
Powerful 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/hide 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.
Add optional advanced modules for even more capabilities...
Optional 2D/3D Chart Viewing - The ultimate system for Sport and Commercial fishing, the 2D/3D module gives you 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.
* 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
If a Dongle is being used to licensed MaxSea, a dedicated Parallel or USB port is necessary.
NOTE: An appropriate heading sensor is required for use with MAX3DPBG and MAXMOBILE.