The system is linked to a database of navigational data, displayed using an interactive map interface with the Admiralty information overlay. The software can also be customised for individual voyage requirements.
Subscribers to the Voyager system will automatically receive the new Voyager 4 update.
“We have incorporated a number of industry firsts into the new Voyager,” explains Thomas Gunn, founder and managing director of Thomas Gunn Navigation Services.
“The new Route Planning functionality will enable the mariner to plot an optimum route and then automatically receive a tailored list of corrections for that route alone. Our Digital Loose Leaf application delivers digitised loose leaf updates straight to the vessel.”
“We are also very proud of our partnerships with organisations such as Shipping Guides, Regs4ships and SPOS, and of new features such as ENC display and touch screen technology which have been developed in response to customer feedback. Voyager 4 will ensure the bridge has access to the specialist navigation tools essential for a safe and efficient passage.”
Weekly updates for British Admiralty Notices to Mariners and Tracings, and the Admiralty Vector Chart Service and Admiralty Raster Chart Service are all delivered directly to Voyager, using the system's own file compression technology to minimise data traffic.
Any available amendments to port information will also be included in the weekly Voyager updates service.
The company says that it is also working on a number of additional extra services to incorporate into Voyager, including distance tables from AtoBviaC, publications from the Witherby Seamanship library, as well as anti-piracy tools. These enhancements will be announced when ready.
The Voyager service does not require any additional communication equipment, and is installed on a Windows PC to be updated via e-mail or the web.