JMC SP MAX III, s.v.5.3.1R released

The release of software version 5.3.1R for Professional Chart Plotter Super Pilot MAX III has been announced by JMC. Effective immediately, all new shipments will be delivered with the new software. A new User Manual is built-into the system menu, and is also available as pdf file or as printed document from local dealers. Moreover, existing systems with older software (i.e. 5.2.0R, 4.x.xR, 3.x.x) can be upgraded to the new version. The upgrade to this latest version is recommended considering the functionality added and the enhanced user experience allowed. With the release of s.v.5.3.1R the JMC SP MAX III maintains its status of a rugged Professional Chart Plotter with up-to-date capabilities.

WARNING: Marine Software Family 5.x.xR (including all versions starting from release 5.0.0R), is NOT COMPATIBLE with any legacy NON-CHIRP Black Box Fish Finder modules, such as JMC V-6100.

The improvements/functionalities added to SP MAX III with the latest s.v5.3.1R are shortlisted below:

  • AIS CPA/TCPA alarm management is improved
  • Radar compatibility and functionality including Chart Overlay
  • Various simulation modes added (including Radar)
  • Route Following now works correctly
  • AIS: Show COG vector ON/OFF now works even for AIS targets
  • Correct position of fix icon on C-MAP MAX Charts
  • Cursor window now closes after timeout
  • General Improvement on AIS behavior
  • TTG behavior has been improved
  • Depth value on echo diagram is now drawn in real time
  • Grounding Alarm now works correctly
  • Databox is available 2 column style
  • NAVIONICS Chart cartography available
  • Selectable C‐MAP MAX/C‐MAP 4D/NAVIONICS Chart
  • Assisted Routing functionality with compatible Charts

Chart Plotting systems display information from electronic charts and integrate information from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and other sensors, (AIS, etc) to create an aid for safe navigation. 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 (4D, MAX) and Navionics Charts in micro SD format. Using these detailed charts makes available the assisted routing functionality menus; Easy Routing for C-Map 4D Charts or Autorouting for Navionics Charts. Furthermore an optional Fish Finder module (BV-6200) 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 JMC Super Pilot MAX III delivery consists of a compact control unit with integrated chart card reader plus a high performance 72-channel SBAS enhanced GNSS antenna with 10-18Hz update rate. The use of an (optional) 12” or 17” JMC Marine Monitor 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