New software from SeaWave provides ocean-going vessels with access to low-cost Internet e-mail, color weather charts, and text weather forecasts. SeaWave Navigator Version 1.1 is a low-cost, user-friendly communications solution, providing Internet e-mail, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) color weather charts, NOAA text weather forecasts, and other communication services to professional mariners. It utilizes high frequency radio technology to securely transmit digital data to vessels at sea while employing standard Single Sideband (SSB) hardware without a need for specialized and expensive equipment.
This Microsoft Windows-based software is easy to use and designed for computer users at all experience levels. Each member of a vesselís crew and passengers can be given an individual account with administrator assigned permissions, allowing administrators to track usage and budget communications spending.
SeaWave e-mail uses the standard Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), operates a mail server residing on the Internet, and uses the standard convention of firstname.lastname@example.org. Navigator Version 1.1 offers text and color weather forecasts to all users. Quick to obtain and easy to understand, these forecasts are derived from accurate and current NOAA weather data.