Nav-Station stands for reliability
Nav-Station is a Marine Pan Service brand born in 2001 bringing together the company's vast technical background and deep knowledge of market needs. We at Marine Pan Service do not believe that a navigation plotter is only a decorative element of the console, but an instrument of immense value capable of making the differences in navigation performance. What today's boaters want is a tool capable of giving a prompt response to any navigation need and the Nav-Station plotters have been carefully designed with this idea.
Nav-Station in the era of Smartphones
Nav-Station follows with interest the evolution of the use of smartphones also in the nautical sector and invites us today to make some reflections. Ours is a world that is rapidly changing and it is necessary to identify new rules and principles, so that this advent of high technology translates into real benefits also for sea lovers.
Today it is admirable that the new generation has found a sixth sense in the diligent use of smartphones. There is no doubt that these smartphones or tablets can also help in navigation and that these people also benefit from using them on the boat.
But the same people as well as having to know the practice of traditional nautical correspondence, must also know how to use a real plotter, born, studied, designed and built to navigate the sea and really capable of carrying out those operations to aid nautical correspondence.
By sea, you go with the right clothes and when the sea conditions become severe, smartphones take shelter. Nav-Station is the right suit, born, studied, designed and built in Italy to be a real plotter, that is a simple unit capable of navigating the sea, even when smartphones are sheltered.
Some competitors have designed plotters that can delegate some functionality to smartphones. Nav-Station believes that the two technologies are distinct, very different to keep away from each other, but certainly both useful in their separate role.
Then there are other competitors who try to make the user find some of the features present in smartphones, such as the touchscreen display. Smartphones have the need to minimize the overall dimensions and it is understandable that the keyboard is sacrificed, while Nav-Station believes that those few centimeters necessary to allocate a keyboard are a necessary sacrifice for the benefit of safety and the best probability that when pressed of that key the expected function occurs.
Nav-Station does NOT believe that the advent of smartphones even on a boat is only a fashion, but a real new way of navigating. The plotter is an aid to navigation and does not replace traditional cards, the smartphone can also be an aid to navigation, but does not replace the functionality of the plotter, while smart-plotters are hybrids that have no objective location if not that of the attempt to compete with smartphones which according to Nav-Station is certainly absurd.
Nav-Station: Switch on & Navigate ...
NAV-STATION simple, effective and performing. A new way of sailing, able to make your cruises more exciting, fun and safe. Moving with the cursor you can easily visualize your itinerary and you will be surprised by the quality of the cartographic images that will scroll before your eyes.
Once you have chosen your destination, you can conveniently set your "GoTo" to the "Cursor" and from that moment on, your Nav-Station will guide you pleasantly towards your destination. In fact, you will be accompanied by a pleasant graphic symbolism superimposed on the cartography and important data such as your speed, the route to be kept, the distance to your destination, the estimated time to arrive and many other data ...