Nobeltec Odyssey Now Available

Beaverton, Oregon, USA – Nobeltec announces the release of its newest, most innovative and visually dynamic PC-based navigation software: Nobeltec Odyssey. Built on the Award-Winning TimeZero chart engine, Odyssey offers a sophisticated user interface designed to be extremely intuitive and easy to use. The chart engine features seamless chart graphics with incredibly fast redraw, allowing users to easily zoom, pan, change display modes, and perform other chart handling functions quickly. 

The Odyssey software is designed for recreational yacht owners who demand the best and most cutting-edge software available, as well as international cruisers who need a system capable of displaying various chart sources. Odyssey operates in a full 3D environment so charts render in a native 3D mode. The software uses MapMedia charts and users can choose which data they prefer from multiple chart sources in the MM3D format. The options within the MapMedia data include vector charts from C-MAP by Jeppesen and DataCore by Navionics, as well as official S-57 vector and raster charts from hydrographic offices around the world.

Odyssey comes with all NOAA Vector and Raster Charts, 3D data and High Resolution Satellite Photos for all US Waters included in the price of the software. Additional chart coverage from Jeppesen, Navionics, or select Hydrographic Offices from around the world can be purchased separately

The Nobeltec Odyssey system reacts in real time, so the user’s boat moves realistically on the chart at the same pace as it is actually moving through the water. This instantaneous realism adds precision to the navigation system and improves a boaters situational awareness. 

Nobeltec’s PhotoFusion enhances the Odyssey experience by allowing the user to navigate over raster and vector charts while viewing high resolution photography. Land areas (zero depth) are completely opaque so these areas are displayed as high resolution satellite photos on the chart. As the depth increases, the satellite photo becomes more transparent allowing you to see where shallow water ends and deeper water begins. This is an invaluable aid in identifying sand, rocks, coral and other obstructions found in shallow water.

See a demo of Nobeltec Odyssey here.

Please visit the Nobeltec Odyssey product page ( and view the resources available on that page:

–       A copy of the Odyssey product brochure,

–       A brief overview video,

–       The Odyssey user guide,

–       A complete Odyssey product feature list and comparison between Odyssey and Nobeltec Trident,

–       A comparison between Odyssey and Nobeltec VNS 11,

–       Screen shots and product photos,

The development of Nobeltec products based on the TimeZero engine (Odyssey and Trident) has been anticipated since Signet S.A. purchased Nobeltec in October 2009. The TimeZero codebase is shared between Nobeltec, MaxSea, and Furuno and is representative of the investment Signet has made in Nobeltec over the past two years. 

Nobeltec produces a variety of award-winning products ranging from PC-based marine navigation software and data to radars and accessories. Nobeltec products are sold by quality marine dealers throughout the world. 

Nobeltec Odyssey or Trident can be purchased through the Nobeltec dealer network. For more details about the TimeZero technology, or any questions about the product, please contact Nobeltec at or +1 503.579.1414.

By Ocean Navigator