PC-Navigo can be connected to a GPS receiver, that can provide the exact position of the ship. This makes it possible to show the ship on the chart . It also allows all kinds of calculations on the remaining part of the voyage (such as the comparison with the original planning and possible modifications of the journey).
Every standardised GPS is suitable: a “handheld” GPS may be connected by means of a cable. Often, however, the price of such a connector is higher than a so called GPS mouse which costs 65 or 75 euros.
PC-Navigo comes equipped with the ability to handle the signals of an AIS transponder. This permits to show other ships in the charts too. The ever denser AIS equipment on commercial vessels makes it possible to see the position of these ships long in advance.
On many inland waters large vessels (>20m) have to be equipped with AIS. If you are interested in acquiring an AIS you can contact our dealers.