Fugawi X-Traverse and GPSNavX™ announce Theyr weather support for iNavX marine navigation software


TORONTO, Canada & Portland, Oreg. – Fugawi X-Traverse manufacturer, Northport Systems Inc., and iNavX™ navigation application designer, GPSNavX, announced today that the Fugawi X-Traverse chart and content web services now supports Theyr Weather for the iNavX App for the Apple iPhone™, iPod touch™ and iPad™. Offering high-quality weather and ocean forecast data, Theyr Weather provides fingertip access to fast, accurate and affordable forecasts worldwide. iNavX users with an X-Traverse software subscription now have access to standard and high-resolution premium options for exceptionally reliable forecast data at home, on-the-go or while underway for planning safer and more enjoyable on-the-water excursions.

“We are pleased to offer market-leading Theyr Weather data to our X-Traverse subscribers who use iNavX on their mobile devices,” said Robin Martel, president of Northport Systems. “It is a great enhancement to the wealth of features offered on the X-Traverse service. We are so confidant users will enjoy Theyr’s precise forecasts, we plan to make it available with our Fugawi Marine 5 navigation software for the PC later this year.”

iNavX, a Practical Sailor’s Editor Choice product, allows users with X-Traverse software to subscribe to Theyr forecasts and receive precise pressure, precipitation, wave, wind/wave, air temperature and tidal stream information. Delivering detail that is clear and visually attractive, the weather data is depicted using color, contours and scales that are quick and easy to understand. Theyr Weather is available in high-resolution and standard resolution options to best meet boaters’ needs. The standard service provides Global Forecast System (GFS) data at 0.5-degree resolution, while the premium service provides both GFS and Nonhydrostatic Meroscale Model (NMM) high-resolution data.

Pricing and Availability:
Available now from Fugawi X-Traverse, Theyr Weather standard resolution data is available for $3.99 per month or $9.99 for a year. The premium high-resolution subscription is priced at $6.99 per month and $19.99 a year. A Fugawi X-Traverse 12-month data subscription is available for US $10.00 and entitles users to view charts on two devices, including iNavX on Apple mobile devices, Fugawi Marine ENC™ software for Windows® PC, and GPSNavX and MacENC™ software for Apple. iNavX can be purchased from iTunes for $49.99. For more information on Fugawi X-Traverse or iNavX, or to learn more about please visit www.x-traverse.com or www.inavx.com.

About Northport Systems Inc.:
Established in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, Northport Systems Inc. (www.fugawi.com) now supplies desktop and mobile navigation and mapping software products and online services to over 130 countries under the Fugawi brand. Northport enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leader in GPS mapping software and innovative GPS applications for the outdoor recreation, marine, tracking and military markets. Fugawi Software, Fugawi Touratel and Fugawi X-Traverse are properties of Northport Systems.

About GPSNavX™:
Based in the Pacific Northwest, GPSNavX has become the leading Mac OS X Marine navigation application. GPSNavX software is developed specifically for OSX using the native Cocoa object-oriented application environment, Quartz imaging system and Xcode tools. The company’s iNavX App brings the freely available, official and up to date NOAA RNC raster United States waters marine charts to your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Included detailed chart coverage: West Coast, Gulf Coast, East Coast, Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, and US Virgin Islands.

About Theyr:
Launched in 2007, Theyr.com provides the highest resolution weather forecast data available for the vast majority of the world's
sailing, boating and fishing hotspots. Services include GRIBview software, which provides free Global Forecast weather data, plus
Theyr high-resolution GRIB data, all displayed in an efficient, visually attractive, and easily customized manner.

By Ocean Navigator