|Electronics — October 2004
By Ben Ellison
Nobeltec Admiral 7.0 charting software
Nobeltec has gotten to the point where it’s offering navigation software starting at $10 and stepping all the way up to the $1,199 Admiral, not to mention various cartographic and hardware products, including the new high-resolution IR2 radar (which I look forward to seeing aboard a demo boat soon). And Admiral has gotten to the point where “glass bridge in a box” is an apt description. Redundant multiple computers can share charts, data, and sensors across a network, and even a single PC can be easily set up to display on as many as seven monitors. Admiral can now also track both ARPA and AIS targets and shares numerous 7.0 refinements with its $489 Visual Navigation Suite sister, such as the ability to print “Trip Ticks” and to factor tidal currents into ETA and fuel-consumption calculations. And the user interface and information presentation on all Nobeltec’s software seems to get ever more elegant.
Nobeltec Phone: (800) 598-4976. www.nobeltec.com.
This article originally appeared in the September 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.