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DUAT Voyager and Voyager 4.4
DTC DUAT and Seattle Avionics introduce new DUAT Voyager, the 100% free, 100% patent-free way to plan flights. Read more...
Added new NOAA magnetic variation tables for accurate magvar calculations from 2010 to 2015. Also added neew IFR charts for the Caribbean, Alaska and the Pacific (incl. Hawaii).
New Data Manager downloads daily and monthly data in the background so Voyager starts much faster. Voyager 4.32 also uses considerably less memory so it runs faster and more reliably. Also adapted to a change in the AOPA Web site that temporarily disabled our FBO data download. Read more...
Introducing the New Voyager SkyPad, $1095
Finally, a full-blown Tablet PC, optimized for in-flight use and pre-loaded with Voyager and a full set of charts and plates -- for just $1049!
Introduced to wide acclaim and spectacular sales at AirVenture 2009 (Oshkosh), the new Voyager SkyPad is the portable glass panel for everyone. Read more...
Seattle Avionics Supplies Plates and Charts to Bendix/King for the new AV8OR ACE
The new Bendix/King (Honeywell) AV8OR ACE is the flight bag that comes fully loaded -- complete with scanned IFR Low Altitude, High Altitude and geo-referenced approach plates from Seattle Avionics. Read more...
New Voyager 4.2
Export to the Garmin 430W/530W/G1000 and AV8OR
Integrated Flight Guide airport diagrams
Various bug fixes
New Voyager 4.1
Airspace in 3D view
Lots of minor fixes
New Voyager 4.0 is now available
Voyager 4 is a huge step forward in the development of Voyager. It is faster (much faster!), which results in better performance and also the ability to quickly "play" with different features, accelerating the learning process. Because 4.0 utilizes a totally different charting engine from 3.6, you must download a new copy of Voyager (that is, Voyager will not automatically update as is usual.) The email you will receive will contain the download links plus a description of the changes. Please read it carefully, perhaps while downloading the new software. It will save you some time and confusion while using 4.0. /p>
Voyager 4.0 Summary:
SPEED So what's the big deal? Well, it can be summed up in one word: SPEED. As you may have noticed, Voyager's strongest suit wasn't its chart drawing speed, so we rewrote the charting engine from the ground up. This time we could take advantage of the same technology that powers Google Earth and Microsoft Flight Simulator, something called Microsoft DirectX. In essence, it means we take all the aviation data, terrain data and the like and put it into a virtual 3D model that mirrors the Earth. Thanks to DirectX, all the heavy lifting of actually drawing the Chart is then handled by your machine's video card at blinding speed.
The result is spectacular and essentially means real-time drawing. For example, in places that the old charting engine might take five seconds to draw a chart, the new drawing engine draws in about 1/5 of a second or less. That is, very conservatively, the new engine is about 100 times faster, better if you have a good video card. This speed makes a night and day difference in using Voyager. Zooms and pans are now silky smooth and GlassView GPS position updates are now every second rather than every five seconds (in fact, the charting engine can do much better than once per second, but most GPS units only update that fast).
SCANNED CHARTS You asked for it; now you have it. Scanned, original, current Sectional, High and Low Enroute, TAC, and WACs can now be used as layers on any Voyager chart screen. And just like our "vector charts", this means you can create your flight plan over any scanned chart, click on an airport (for example) and get airport data, and overlay weather; clouds, radar, Metars and TAFs. Switch to GlassView moving map, and now you have your current position shown on top of a scanned chart. Everything you could do before, you can now do on the new scanned charts!
3-D Not just for Disney movies anymore! You can now turn, tilt, zoom, and rotate charts in all three dimensions! "Pre-flight" your route to visualize your actual flight path. View terrain around an airport to better understand your actual approach. And all incredibly fast!
Please note that current customers who own verison 3.6 must have a current ChartData subscription to upgrade to version 4. Not yet a customer, or not current? You may purchase Voyager and ChartData Subscriptions here.
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