4.0: All-New Real-Time Charting Engine, plus Geo-Referenced Scanned Sectionals
and IFR Charts
Avionics Software today announces Voyager Flight Software System? version 4.0,
merging a completely new, real-time DirectX charting engine with version 3.6?s
fuel stop auto-routing, Google Earth? integration and over 50 other new
Expo, Hartford, CT -
Avionics Software, Inc., the innovative aviation software company, today
announced, and will demonstrate at AOPA Expo, Voyager Flight Software System
version 4.0. Voyager 4.0 features a completely re-written charting engine
based on the same DirectX technology that Google Earth and Microsoft Flight
Simulator? use. Voyager?s all-new charting engine is effectively real-time,
capable of updating the screen more than 50 times a second, depending on
hardware. This allows smooth, real-time zooms and pans ? the first general
aviation software offering this state-of-the-art technology.
Significantly, Voyager 4.0 can also display any combination of digital vector
data and geo-referenced scanned Sectionals and IFR charts. This means that
pilots can plan and fly using geo-referenced Sectionals or IFR enroute charts
with overlaid weather, TFRs and aircraft position. Voyager 4.0 seamlessly
merges all Sectionals and IFR charts so pilots need not select particular charts
to display; they simply pick the type of chart to display and Voyager does the
version of Voyager has been in the works for nearly two years and we?re ecstatic
to be demonstrating it today,? said Steve Podradchik, CEO of Seattle Avionics
Software. ?Over the years, pilots have said they loved Voyager?s features but
wanted it to be faster. We listened and rewrote the charting engine from the
ground up, the difference being like night and day. Importantly, rather than
write a fast but strictly 2D charting engine, we opted to spend the time and
resources to use the very latest high-speed 3D graphics technology to lay the
foundation for future versions of Voyager.?
4.0 also incorporates a new color scheme that works well in both daylight and
night flights and the more than 50 enhancements included in the recently
released Voyager 3.6 such as:
Current AvGas and Jet-A fuel prices integrated into the autorouter so that it
automatically minimizes total fuel costs based on prices updated daily.
Voyager also displays fuel prices on charts and in many places while using
Export flight plans to Google Earth for virtual, 3D fly-throughs over actual
three-dimensional satellite photos.
Integrated Google Maps? lets Voyager show actual satellite images of each
airport that can be zoomed in and out.
Memory Card Synch feature makes it easy to put Voyager data on a memory card
to transfer to another computer.
recently added feature customers have been applauding is Voyager?s exclusive Web
Synch? that performs ?one-click? data synchronization among multiple computers
for all pilot-specific information such as flight plans, aircraft and pilots
profiles through the Internet and the ability to print flight plans to PDF
Pilots can get a personal demonstration of new Voyager 4.0
at AOPA Expo, Booth #214. The company always offers self-running demos, free
Live Demo Webinars, and a free version of Voyager called FreeFlight, for
visitors to its Website at
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2002, Seattle Avionics Software is a developer of cutting-edge PC aviation
software for general and business aviation pilots. The company?s Voyager
Flight Software System is a winner of Product of the Year from Aero-News
and Aviation Consumer recently labeled Voyager as ?Easily the top
choice? among flight planners. The company is working on a range of aviation
software products designed to make general aviation flying easier, safer, more
fun, and affordable.
and Voyager Flight Software System? are trademarks of Seattle Avionics
Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
For more information about Seattle Avionics Software, please contact Sandy
Allen, National Sales Manager, at
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