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C-MAP BY JEPPESEN ELECTRONIC CHARTS PROVIDE NEW 2012  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE PROTECTED AREA BOUNDARIES

With the Latest C-MAP Cartography and Compatible Chartplotters, Anglers Can Stay On the Fish & On the Right Side of the Law.

Southern California’s new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) went into effect January 1, 2012, closing or restricting a total of roughly 354 square miles (or about 15%) of coastal waters to both recreational and commercial fishing. Jeppesen’s newest Fall 2011 release of C-MAP 4D, MAX and NT+ cartography for Southern California helps saltwater anglers with one of the most important obstacles to obeying these new rules: knowing precisely where the closures are. The boundaries of both existing and new Southern California State Marine Reserves (SMRs) are marked clearly on C-MAP by Jeppesen charts as “Fishing Prohibition Areas” displaying “X-d out” fish symbol wallpaper inside the boundaries. New and existing State Marine Conservation Areas (SMCAs) — which allow limited recreational and commercial fishing — are encoded as Fishing Restriction Areas and are displayed as a red boundary on the chart.

In addition to graphically showing saltwater anglers where new MPA boundaries are, the chart’s “Info” icons let boaters pull up specific restrictions for a given area. This is important in following the law, as certain SMCAs allow for specific angling activities/take and not others.

Crystal Cove, CA

The complete list of South Coast MPAs includes 18 new or modified SMCAs that allow limited recreational and commercial take (plus two pre-existing SMCAs at Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands), 11 new “No-Take” SMCAs, eight new “No-Take” SMRs (plus 11 pre-existing SMRs around the Northern Channel Islands and Santa Barbara Island), and two pre-existing special closures at San Miguel and Anacapa Islands.

Having this complex information at your fingertips for display on today’s accurate GPS/chartplotters is a big advantage for anglers. In addition to important MPA boundaries, C-MAP by Jeppesen charts can provide boaters with important navigational data and unique features such as aerial images of harbors and inlets, Dynamic NavAids and Dynamic Tide/Current Predictions, ideal for pinpointing/timing water movement that often spurs West Coast fish species to bite.

Central and Northern California anglers can also benefit from having the latest MPAs in their regions — together with a range of exclusive fishing Value Added Data — in a special Coastside Fishing Club offered by Jeppesen for C-MAP MAX and NT+ compatible chartplotters. Developed in cooperation with the popular Coastside Fishing Club, this chart covers waters from Point Conception, California to Coos Bay, Oregon, including the San Francisco Bay, California Delta and Sacramento River.

Point Dume, CA

C-MAP by Jeppesen cartography is compatible with a wide range of existing and new chartplotters from leading OEM partners, including Furuno, Standard Horizon, SI-TEX, Geonav, Interphase and others, as well as leading PC navigation software systems. In addition, the latest changes to Southern California’s network of protected areas will soon be added to C-MAP by Jeppesen MapMedia charts for the popular Furuno NavNet 3D navigation system.

“Saltwater anglers need the most up-to-date cartography to make sure they don’t run afoul of any of these marine protected areas,” said Roger Brudenell, North American Channel Manager, Light Marine. “Considering the stiff penalties for non-compliance, upgrading to a new C-MAP compatible chartplotter or updating existing C-MAP compatible chartplotter is an easy way to let Jeppesen sort through the closures for anglers so they can focus on fishing,” added Brudenell.

To learn more about compatible navigation systems and upgrading to the latest C-MAP by Jeppesen electronic chart offerings for Southern California anglers, visit www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine

About Jeppesen: Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.

Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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SI-TEX TEAMS UP WITH JEPPESEN TO OFFER ITS STRONGEST SALES PROMOTION EVER, COVERING ALL EC-SERIES PLOTTERS FOR ALL OF 2012

 Affordable SI-TEX EC-5, EC-7 and EC-11 Navigation Systems Come Packaged With Free, Full-Featured C-MAP MAX Wide Chart  — a $199 Value

SI-TEX Marine Electronics and Jeppesen have teamed up to provide boaters across the U.S. and Canada with a full-featured C-MAP by Jeppesen MAX Wide electronic chart at no charge when they purchase any new EC-Series navigation system from SI-TEX. During this aggressive sales promotion — which is available through SI-TEX’s North American dealers and runs throughout 2012 — each SI-TEX EC-5, EC-7 and EC-11 chart plotter will come with an appropriate

C-MAP MAX Wide SD Card packaged right in the box (based on the region of sale).  C-MAP MAX Wide charts provide a wide range of navigational features — including rich chart detail and exclusive value added data — and cover expansive regions for boaters.  C-MAP MAX Wide Chart N-MA-M022, for example, covers the entire U.S. East Coast, the Bahamas and most of the Gulf of Mexico, meeting all the navigation needs of even the most well traveled boaters.

Si-Tex EC11

These no-cost C-MAP MAX charts provide power boaters, sailors and anglers with features that unlock the full potential of these advanced SI-TEX navigation systems — including depth contours and soundings, Dynamic NavAids, Dynamic Tides/Currents, exclusive Guardian Alarm anti-grounding, detailed harbor charts, aerial imagery, access to the C-Marina port database and more.

With three EC-Series plotters to choose from, boaters can find the right match for every vessel, boating lifestyle and budget.  The compact EC-5 features a 5” QVGA color LCD display and a choice of internal or external GPS antenna.  It is also available with a built-in 600W dual-frequency sounder.  SI-TEX’s EC-7 boasts a high-definition 7” WVGA color display, is offered with internal or external antenna and optional built-in 600W dual frequency sounder.   This EC-7 is also compatible with SI-TEX’s optional MDS Radar Sensor, as well as video input from onboard cameras, for an affordable all-in-one navigation system.

The EC-11 provides navigation and sounder data on a high-definition 10.4” SVGA color LCD display ideal for mid-sized to large cruisers, trawlers and sportfishing boats.   Designed for integration with SI-TEX’s powerful black-box sounder module and optional MDS Radar Sensor (dome or open array), the EC-11’s large screen allows for flexible display of important data.  It also features two composite video inputs and a VGA video input for integration with cameras, entertainment systems and other onboard electronics.   All three EC Series chart plotters are compatible with SI-TEX’s new, high-performance Metadata AIS modules for enhanced safety.

Suggested retail price for EC-5 series chart plotters starts at $599 (making this free chart offer an especially noteworthy value). The MSRP of the 7” EC-7 series chart plotters starts at $999.00 while the 10” EC-11 series chart plotters carries a starting MSRP of $1899.

“We’ve taken steps to make this promotion not only valuable, but also as easy as possible for boaters across the U.S. and Canada,” said SI-TEX Vice President/Sales Allen Schneider.   “There are no extra purchases to make or rebate forms to fill out.  When you purchase any one of these three new EC Series units, the full C-MAP MAX chart you need will be pre-packaged right in the box.”

For more information about this 2012 sales promotion, or details on SI-TEX’s EC Series chart plotters or the company’s full line of navigation, fishfinding, communications and autosteering products for recreational and commercial vessels, contact SI-TEX Marine Electronics at (631) 996-2690 or visit www.si-tex.com

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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