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Tsunamis 99 Features

Tsunamic 99 Software

Fully Vectorised chartsTsunamis 99 Coastal and Tsunamis 99 Offshore have brought the power and accuracy of the world famous Transas professional chart technology into the hands of private boatowners. The eagerly awaited systems are designed to take maximum advantage of windows 95, 98 and NT.

Simple to use on any PC, all systems employ fully vectorised charts derived from official sources to provide high_resolution colour displays of the utmost accuracy and detail,giving you up to 50 individual layers of data. In short, they place at your fingertips every single item of information the passage planner or seaborne navigator could ever need.

Navigation made easyNavigation Made Easy

When used on its own, Transas software provides a superb way to preplan passages and to access detailed chart information via a PC. But when the PC is installed on board and interfaced with a GPS, DGPS (or other sensors), it becomes a real time navigation system that approaches the power of commercial systems many times its price

See position, track and course at a glance. Whichever Transas system you use, the boat marker continually shows your position on screen, track lines are automatically shown to show where you're going and where you've been, just as if you were using a traditional paper chart.

Vessel Information at a Glance

Vessel Information at a GlanceLatitude and longitude are displayed graphically and numerically along with your course in degrees true and boat speed in knots. Routes can be planned and stored in advance or during voyages, entering up to 500 'point and click' waypoints per route. The system also gives you a visable display of your route plan showing bearings and course-to-steer.

Bearing and distance from your vessel to approaching navaids ( or up to the next waypoint) confirm your GPS position. ETA and Distance To Go are constantly updated taking into account the effects of wind and tide by monitoring course and speed made good.

The TSUNAMIS system evens takes currents into account when calculating multi-waypoint routes.

The Unique Benefits of Vectorised Charts

Overview of Electronic Vector Chart and Raster Chart Development. It is important when discussing or viewing charts on a computer screen to know what the format is. There are currently two formats of electronic charts available: raster (RNC) and vector (ENC).

The Raster chart is an electronic chart representation in one level of paper chart. In that respect all the information shown on the chart is displayed on a dedicated electronic chart unit screen. A raster chart is produced by scanning a paper chart or a print master and is made up of a number of lines which, in turn, are created by a number of picture elements (pixels). Being constructed in this way a computer cannot recognize an individual feature on the chart, such as a sounding, and the data is not interactive live as on a vector chart. Raster format charts are not as expensive to produce as vector charts and the technology involved has been in use for many years.

The Vector chart is far more comprehensive. These are interactive charts, built up in layers of information, and are produced by digitally capturing individual charted objects and their attributes, based on geographical positions. This information is stored in a database which, for instance, may contain the details of a sectored light at a certain position. This will include its colour and light characteristic. As the vessel comes in range of the light, the light turns on and, as the vessel crosses the light sectors, the light changes colour. The vector display allows the information to be customized, such as the facility to turn off certain information such as names, whilst allowing for important additional user information to be displayed. Vector data is deemed "intelligent" or "live" data. Vector format is state of the art and represents the future in electronic navigation.

Benefits of Electronic Chart technology for Navigators

  • Electronic charts combined with DGPS will provide position accuracy within 1-5 m and speed to within two decimal points. This provides the navigator with a personal precision navigation tool. Perfect for high-speed navigation.
  • Vector charts give the navigator the ability to add layers of user information.
  • Allows for blind pilotage planning and practice.
  • Provides information of exactly where you are when caught in restricted visibility.
  • Allows for viewing and planning without the need for traditional charts.
  • Predetermined clearing lines and danger areas can be set for various size/draft vessels. This information can be saved as a user chart for use again and/or printed as part of a voyage plan
  • The ability to record and play back a voyage.
  • The ability to archive history of all voyages.
  • The ability to access charts by permit codes from anywhere in the world.

The Future of this TechnologyThe Future of This Technology

  • Computers with electronic charts and DGPS are in regular use by professional navigators in Australia and overseas. The vector chart format will be the standard that all manufactures aspire towards.
  • With the availability of DGPS precision navigation is possible in all conditions.
  • The commercial and leisure boating industry is fast becoming aware of the benefits of interactive chart technology. The "Tsunamis" vector chart system represents state of the art technology at its best

Unrivalled Worldwide Reputation

The Transas vectorised zoom facility ensures that navigation data and text are automatically corrected to the optimum size for each view. This helps to keep the chart legible and stop it from becoming cluttered. As you zoom into a Transas vectorised chart you will be amazed at the detail and clarity - the larger scale charts even indicate details such as individual moorings. if, for instance you click onto a buoy, all relevant information about it will be displayed. Should too much detail be showing , mouse clicks remove layers of data to 'declutter' the screen.

The Largest Range of Vectorised Chart

The Largest Range of Vectorised ChartTransas offers by far the largest portfolio of vectorised charts, the majority derived from British Admiralty charts. Where Admiralty data is not available, Transas is authorized to use the charts of other national hydrographic offices. Over half a million man-hours of skilled programming has gone into the creation of the Transas which now stands at over 6 500 royalty paid charts, with new charts added regularly.Unrivalled worldwide reputationTransas Marine (UK) Ltd, has become the largest developer of electronic chart software in the world. Software development and distribution is driven from the Southampton HQ, supported by over 100 skilled programmers and hydrographers in St Petersburg. Transas computerised Navigation systems are today found on the bridge of vessels belonging to many blue chip shipping lines and marine defence agencies - and now, with the affordable Tsunamis system, that same technology is available to every leisure sailor.

Expert Software Support Plus Regular Updates

Transas offers by far the largest portfolio of vectorised charts, the majority derived from British Admiralty charts. Where Admiralty data is not available, Transas is authorised to use the charts of other national hydrographic offices.

Over half a million man-hours of skilled programming has gone into the creation of the Transas which now stands at over 5,500 royalty paid charts, with new charts added weekly.

A Choice of Two Affordable Systems

All Tsunamis software is supplied on a convenient CD-ROM which holds the world folio of charts. All packages include a user manual and the Transas World Planning Map, giving you a useful global overview.

Every Tsunamis systems comes with full software support. Our specialist dealers around the world can be called upon to give advice or other practical help at any time, you are welcome to call us at any time for advice or other help.

Tsunamis software is continually being enhanced and is fully upgradable. It is our policy to provide an economical up grade service to all registered users via our authorised distributors and our web site will keep you informed of all developments.

Similarly Tsunamis charts are constantly updated from data supplied in Notices to Mariners. We offer a competitive chart updating service at any time, or if you prefer to correct your own charts than Tsunamis offers an in built graphic editor to allow you the flexibility to maintain you own chart portfolio.

Coastal or Offshore - Which System is Right for You?

For some Leisure mariners, the coastal system will provide more than enough features and functionality. If you require complete tidal vector and port entry information, or if you wish to interface instruments other than simply a GPS, you should consider the more advanced Offshore system. The most demanding user, however, is advised to consider the Offshore system. Besides exploiting all the user benefits of a Windows environment, it offers significantly greater power and functionality than the coastal system.

We want you to be completely happy with your chosen system. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the package you order, return it to your dealer within 30 days for a full refund.

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