FURUNO MaxSea TimeZero Explorer Marine Software
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Thanks to TimeZero technology, your software runs and reacts instantaneously. MaxSea TimeZero operates in a fully rendered 3D environment, delivering unparalleled speed and a seamless chart plotting experience. What you see on the screen is realistically representative of what you are experiencing on the bridge of your vessel.
Full-time 3D environment
You can switch from the traditional 2D view to the impressive 3D perspective at the click of a mouse. Equipped with powerful TimeZero technology, the new 3D engine will completely transform the way you navigate. Scroll, pan, zoom in and zoom out with a smooth, fast and seamless graphics engine. Navigating in a fully 3D environment offers you a true perspective and wider area of view around the ship, which will allow you to better plan your routes, while TimeZero technology updates the information on your screen with virtually no redraw.
Ergonomics and performance
MaxSea TimeZero offers a completely new, innovative user interface which has been designed to be extremely intuitive and easy to use. Thanks to innovative “Work Spaces,” the user interface automatically adapts to your present navigation needs. No more complicated dropdown menus to navigate! You only display the tools you need. MaxSea “Work Spaces” combine functionality with ease of use, providing for a practical and personalized navigating experience.
MapMedia MM3D Vector and Raster Charts
You can begin using MaxSea TimeZero right out of the box with free, detailed raster and vector charts for the U.S. that are included on DVD. These high resolution charts are professional quality and cover the entire US Coast, including Alaska, Hawaii, Pacific Islands and Great lakes.
For enhanced charts both in the United States and worldwide, MapMedia offers a complete range of nautical charts called .mm3d, specially designed for MaxSea TimeZero. MapMedia .mm3d charts are available in Raster and/or Vector Chart formats.
MapMedia Raster Charts are based on official hydrographic office and select private sourced paper charts. Mapmedia Vector Charts are based on official hydrographic office, C-MAP by Jeppesen or are Datacore by Navionics.
Satellite Photo Fusion
The ability to fuse satellite images with the chart is a feature unique to MaxSea TimeZero. You have the ability to fuse the satellite photo directly onto your chart. Land areas (zero depth) are completely opaque, showing only high-resolution satellite photography. As the depth increases, the satellite photography becomes more transparent so you can see the chart layer underneath. You will know exactly where the shallows end and the deep water begins!
NavNet TZtouch/NavNet 3D Connectivity
MaxSea TimeZero Explorer can connect to your NavNet TZtouch or NavNet 3D network right out of the box! You will have full control of your NavNet 3D Radar/Chart Plotter system directly from your PC. MaxSea TimeZero Explorer integrates seamlessly with NavNet TZtouch or 3D via Ethernet connection. Now you can access and control valuable information from your NavNet network, such as Radar Overlay, Waypoints, Routes and more directly on your PC.
FAR2XX7 Radar Connectivity
MaxSea TimeZero Explorer can be connected to up to two Furuno FAR2XX7 series radars. A simple Ethernet connection allows TimeZero Explorer to receive high resolution digital radar video for chart overlay, NavData and ARPA targets without any additional serial interfaces. The X7’s range, gain and sea clutter may be controlled by MaxSea TZ, and you can also acquire and cancel ARPA targets in parallel with the X7.
MaxSea has created an online site specifically for users of MaxSea TimeZero™. Just visit us at www.MaxSea.com. Once you register your software, you will gain access to a variety of service and support areas, all free-of-charge. Personalized weather downloads, chart and software updates as well as practical tips, training and technical support are all available to you on-demand, 24 hours a day.
Teamed up with the weather forecasts and currents data, this sail routing module makes it possible to calculate the optimal sailing route based on weather constraints. With this new version of MaxSea, the Routing Module goes even further, adding the following features:
One click comparison between several routes and animations to evaluate multiple scenarios
Option to pass a waypoint, leaving it Port or Starboard during multi waypoint routing computation
Waves are now used for routing computation along with wind and currents
“Sailsets” are displayed with convenient color coding on the routing isochrones; it allows the user to analyze every route about sail change sets, which is especially useful for both racers and cruisers
The PBG module for Furuno Ethernet Sounders is available for MaxSea v1.9.6 and higher. This module, available only for MaxSea TZ Explorer, allows the you to automatically record depth data to create or improve 3D Bathymetric Data.
MaxSea uses the depth sent by the smart sounder or network sounder to create or update 3D bathy data. The depth can be compensated for tides and a Min/Max depth filter can be setup. Because MaxSea has direct communication with the Ethernet Sounder, we have implemented a Filter that will automatically and temporarily disable PBG if the sounder has a problem detecting the bottom. This tight integration between MaxSea and the sounder will prevent erroneous depth points from being recorded in the 3D database (no more flat areas if the sounder loses the bottom or the user changes ranges).
The Sounder Module allows you to display and control a DFF1 or DFF3 and provides the following features:
Sounder Echogram with real time A-Scope and Historic Data (approximately 3 minutes of historical data)
Control of the Various Sounder modes (HF, LF, Auto Mode, Auto‐Range, etc. At this time the Zoom modes are not available)
Accu-Fish feature, which recognizes fish targets and estimates size of target
Advanced Weather and Oceanography data and seamless integration with NavNet3D.
TimeZero Technology: MaxSea TimeZero operates in a fully rendered 3D environment and delivers unparalleled speed and a seamless chart plotting experience.
Switch from traditional 2D view to impressive 3D perspective at the click of a mouse for a true perspective and wider area of view around the ship.
TimeZero technology updates the information on your screen with virtually no redraw.
No more complicated dropdown menus to navigate! You only display the tools that you need.
MaxSea Work Spaces combines functionality with ease of use, providing for a practical and personalized navigating experience.
Fuse satellite images with the chart - a feature unique to MaxSea TimeZero!
Compatibility with C-MAP by Jeppesen Charts: MaxSea TimeZero V1.9 is compatible with the new MM3D C-MAP by Jeppesen vector charts.
Note: If using the TimeZero "Chart Server" feature as part of a NavNet 3D System, you must upgrade to both MaxSea TZ v1.9 and NavNet 3D v2.05 software.
Integration with the ActiveCaptain "Points of Interest" database: MaxSea is the first PC Charting software to offer ActiveCaptain Points-of-Interest (POI) integration and real-time updating.
Integration with FLIR M-Series Camera (Explorer only): MaxSea TimeZero Explorer can now control any FLIR M-Series camera and instantly add a versatile Target and Object tracking feature to your system.
Note: Using the optional AXIS Video Converter (AXIS 241S 1-Channel video encoder), IP encoded video from the M-Series camera will appear directly in the TimeZero Video Window.
Compatible with AIS: MaxSea TimeZero can be connected to any AIS using NMEA0183 or via. Ethernet when using an Ethernet capable Furuno AIS.
Compatibility with DSC: MaxSea TimeZero can be connected to a DSC Radio to display Position Request and Distress Call directly on the chart.
Direct compatibility with FAR2XX7 Radar (Explorer only): MaxSea TimeZero can be connected directly to one (or two) FAR2XX7 radars using a simple Ethernet connection.
Begin using MaxSea TimeZero right out of the box with free, detailed raster and vector charts for the U.S. that are included on DVD. These high resolution charts are professional quality and cover the entire US Coast, including Alaska, Hawaii, Pacific Islands and Great lakes.
Online Support: Register your software at www.MaxSea.com for access to a variety of service and support areas, all free-of-charge. Personalized weather downloads, chart and software updates as well as practical tips, training and technical support are all available to you on-demand, 24 hours a day.
Additionally, MapMedia offers a complete range of nautical charts called .mm3d specially designed for MaxSea TimeZero. MapMedia .mm3d charts are available in Raster or Vector format.
Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3, Windows® Vista or Windows® 7, Windows® 8
CPU 2 GHz (Intel Core2Duo highly recommended)
2GB of RAM
Video Board (DirectX 9.0c compatible, WDDM driver, Pixel/Vertex Shader v3.0):
Minimum — Intel Integrated Chipset X3100 or HD (R4) series
Recommended — Dedicated Video Board (ATI or NVIDIA) with 256MB VRAM
Note: The PBG module requires a dedicated Video Board with 512MB VRAM
Screen Resolution: 1024*600 or higher
Hard disk: 40GB of free memory (up to 5GB for charts)
USB or Serial Port for connecting instruments
100 Base-T Network Adapter for NavNet or FAR2XX7 connection
Item number: TZEXPLORER
Package weight: 2 lb
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