Nobeltec 2006, a peek at 8.0 versions
Last night Nobeltec announced the new features coming to VNS and Admiral 8.0 PC navigation software; they’ve been busy! Both packages integrate camera/video displays (for DirectX enabled cameras) and SkyMate communications, plus add a place-name search capability (all illustrated in my collage above, bigger here). Both also now support NOAA ENCs and will plot DSC VHF calls. AIS target tracking has expanded from Admiral to VNS and Nobeltec will be selling the single frequency NASA/Si-Tex AIS100 receiver [corrected 10/16]. Meanwhile, Admiral will now be able to support multiple radars and the InSight Sounder over a GlassBridge Network, resulting in such sexy system possibilities as the one diagrammed below.
Do you think Nobeltec will actually focus some energy on stability and memory usage? It seems like each service release does more harm than good. There latest update broke wind calculations and often displays totally bogus depth information. If it weren’t for their Radar integration (which was not available elsewhere when I bought Nobeltec) I’d be using something else.
Anyone know the least expensive dicount location to purchase Nobeltec Visual Nav Suite 7.7.000? Am running Ver 4.2 and would like to upgrade.
Just saw Nobeltec VNS v 7+ on e-bay this morning.
I don’t believe that Nobeltec is selling a single channel AIS receiver under the Nobeltec name.