JMC SP MAX III, new software release

Today JMC announced release of the latest software version 4.2.0R for Professional Chart Plotter Super Pilot MAX III (SP MAX III). This software version sorts out some bugs and improves functionality in order to provide an enhanced user experience. Added to the already extensive improvements over time, from initial software release, the SP MAX III maintains its status of a rugged professional Chart Plotter with simple user interface and up-to-date capabilities.

A Chart Plotter displays information from electronic charts and integrates information from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and other navigational sensors, (AIS, etc) to create an electronic navigation system. In the JMC SP MAX III general navigation purposes are served from two levels of enhanced background map, which are embedded as standard, allowing global zoom up to 2 n.m. For detailed and updated information on specific areas an extensive selection can be made from C-MAP charts in micro SD format (4D, MAX, etc). Furthermore an optional Fish Finder module can be connected and operated allowing connection to selected CHIRP transducers at various frequency bands between 45 to 210 kHz and up to 1 kW of power output. Compatibility with older CW transducers of vintage JMC Echo Sounders and others is also provided, with the same module, at single or dual frequencies (50/200 kHz) and output power of 600 W or 1 kW. Multiple external I/O connections (1 X NMEA-2000 and 2 X NMEA-0183) also provide for interfacing with AIS, wind data, engine monitor, autopilot, etc. Wi-Fi plus Mirror Control functions, using smartphone of Tablet PC, are also provided. The JMC SP MAX III Chart Plotter provides extensive and easy possibilities for customisation to each user’s operational needs.

The standard Chart Plotter delivery consists of a compact control unit with integrated chart card reader plus a 72-channel GNSS antenna. Using a JMC Marine Monitor (12” and 17” are available) is recommended for optimal performance. Nevertheless any type of display can be used, since both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios are supported at various resolutions. A wireless control unit (2,4 GHz) is optionally available, giving full remote access to all plotter functions. The modular construction of the system allows for easy and ergonomic installation even in smaller vessels. While the one-touch menu keys of the control unit are conveniently backlit and are highlighted once activated, simplifying operation in low light conditions. Moreover the simple Greek menu, as in all JMC Chart Plotters, is providing an intuitive and user-friendly interface.


For further information you may contact the Official Distributor and Support Center for Greece:

Aegean Electronics SA

4 Zosimadon Str, Piraeus 185 31, Greece

Tel: +30 210 4123000

E-mail: [email protected]