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January 16, 2015

Seapilot Unveils Navigation APP for Android Devices


Seapilot, the recreational brand of True Heading NSA and leading manufacturer of recreational Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions and app navigation, announced today the release of its award-winning Seapilot Navigation app for Android devices. Capitalizing on the huge success of the Seapilot Navigation app for Apple iOS, the new app is now downloadable for free on Google Play for Android-compatible smartphones and tablets.

Designed to the highest of standards, the easy-to-use Seapilot Navigation app combines S-57 vector chart data displayed on its proprietary chart engine with a direct GPS connection for position, to present up-to-the-minute AIS data on portable devices.

The Seapilot app is capable of displaying current position information, course and speed vectors for AIS targets, and in-app weather data for increased situational awareness. The app allows boaters to set routes and waypoints, mark objects, and assess the bearing and range between plotted points and the vessel. The customizable display has settings for day, dawn/dusk and night operation, and the orientation can be changed between North Up and Heads Up views—all in high definition. Although it can only be used on one device at a time, a single Seapilot subscription can be used on multiple Android and Apple systems. To toggle between devices, users simply select which one they would like active from within the My Account section of seapilot.com.

Downloaded charts are saved directly to device memory, allowing the app to navigate autonomously without a live Internet connection.

“The Seapilot app is known for delivering professional performance navigation capabilities to recreational mobile devices,” said Jens Johansson, CEO, Seapilot.

“Building on the success we’ve had with Apple products, we know our Android users will enjoy the stunning capabilities Seapilot offers.”

The Seapilot Navigation app is available now as a free download from Google Play; a paid subscription is required to download charts. For more information on the Seapilot Navigation app for Android, Seapilot or the entire Seapilot line of AIS and navigation solutions, visit www.seapilot.com.

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