Navigator Standard Capabilities
The side panel is used to display a range of information from your
instruments and to give details of your route. It also allows access
to other functions and set up options. All displays in this panel
may be "floated" on to the chart window and re-docked
to the panel as required.
» View instrument
Transas vector charts are a layered digital image of the original
paper chart. They offer the same information as their paper counterpart
but have a number of vital benefits.
When zooming into to a Transas vector chart the only thing that
is enlarged is the "geographical mass", all the text,
buoying and navigational symbols remain the same size. This ensures
that there is no distortion and offers incredible clarity making
chart viewing easier. » View
When zooming and panning around your chart, NaviGator will automatically
select the best chart you have for the area you wish to view. This
selection is based on the original chart scale.
NaviGator allows you to select either full screen and split screen
chart display with the addition of being able to set the instrument
side panel to "auto hide". This makes better use of your
screen size giving a greater chart viewing area. » View
The Split Screen option
allows two charts to be displayed side by side enabling the user
to view their overall route whilst monitoring their current position
in detail. » View
split screen charts
In addition the screen image may be adjusted for day, dusk and
night to optimise the viewed image for different lighting conditions.
Charts may be displayed in one of three ways, north up, head up,
or course up. When a chart is rotated chart text will not be affected,
ensuring that it remains legible.
This adds world wide tidal stream, ocean current and tidal height
information to the system. This add on module also activates the
tidal passage planning function allowing course to steer calculations
to be produced when route planning. » View tide
and current information
Navigator Pro Capabilities
This advanced system has been designed to offer greater functionality
to meet the needs of the more demanding yachtsman or power boater.
This system is particularly suitable for "bluewater" sailors,
large motor yachts and those racing offshore. NaviGator PRO contains
all the features of NaviGator plus those detailed below.
Symbols, lines, text and shaded areas may be added to the charts.
This allows the user to customise charts to indicate favourite anchorages,
fishing spots or dive sites. This function also allows image or
text files to be attached. These could include pilotage photos or
notes about a marina or favourite restaurant.
User Defined Alarms
NaviGator Standard offers a number of alarm options, these included
GPS failure, XTE/off course, and waypoint approach. The reason for
an alarm sounding is displayed in the side panel where the warning
may be acknowledged and silenced.
Navigator PRO will log information from all instruments that are
connected to the system. This data can be viewed, printed and your
passage replayed using the Playback function.
Navigator PRO will interface with a NMEA compatible autopilot. This
will enable route waypoint information to be sent to the autopilot
each time a route is calculated.
ARPA Radar Interface
Navigator PRO will interface with ARPA radar. This will enable moving
targets to be displayed on the chart.
This enables the Transas Navtex antenna to be connected to your
PC and messages displayed on the screen. Where a lat/long is given
the message will be displayed in the correct location on the chart.
The system includes a SAR feature allowing standard search patens
to be created and activated. » View
search & rescue uses
This function will generate a 3 dimensional image of the active
chart area including your vessels position. This image may be rotated
on both horizontal and vertical axis. » View