Mac compatible MaxSea Navigation software products are available for recreational boating, racing and commercial fishing and shipping — they’re used by thousands of boaters. Mac OS X versions of the products are planned, though
has run into a snag regarding one product.
MaxSea products include MaxSea Navigator, which provides a digital chart navigation program with popular charting functions and is vector/raster compatible, and MaxSea Yacht, designed for the professional racer and long distance cruiser.
So what is the glitch in the Mac OS X plans? MaxSea’s MaxSea Yacht comes in an international version that uses an ADB hardware security key.
“Our security key manufacturer has not written drivers for their USB dongles, so we have been limited thinking about Mac OS X versions until there is a viable USB to ADB adapter for OS X,” Fred Pryor, director of MaxSea’s North American Operations, told MacCentral. “We do have a project ongoing to Carbonize Navigator and are discussing a Cocoa version of our shipping software.”
The company behind MaxSea was created in 1985 to develop products for maritime markets. The MaxSea brand is the preferred navigation software of the past three winners of the round-the-world Whitbread Races. MaxSea software can be used in conjunction with the up-to-date weather forecast at Navcenter.com. Color-coded indicators that display wind speed and direction are overlaid onto nautical maps to aid in safe and proper trip planning.