Tsunamis 99 Features
Tsunamic 99 Software
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.
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
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
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
- Vector charts give the navigator the ability to add layers of user
- Allows for blind pilotage planning and practice.
- Provides information of exactly where you are when caught in restricted
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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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