Licensing Update

June 1, 2016

An update on product licensing and availability. We were informed by a data licensor that the product access to PolarView NS must be no less restrictive than access to the data source. Free application with fee-based network data access is not compatible with the licensing requirements.

Product compliance requires us to either provide free data access or implement application licensing as well. Nice though it may be, free data access and free application is clearly not financially feasible.

So, not without some reservations, but also with hope for a more sustainable outlook, PolarView NS will, again, require a subscription to use. PolarView NS subscription will be included, along with data access, as part of either US or UK chart subscription.

We expect the updated version of PolarView to be available for download in the next few days.


PolarView NS 3.0.0

May 28, 2016

Canceled.


Upcoming Product Changes

May 17, 2016

PolarView 3.0 is being readied for release in the near future. The next version will bring changes to product licensing, and these are the changes we hope you’ll like.

PolarView will be free to install and use, and that includes chart viewer, route and waypoint planning, live navigation, AIS, NMEA instruments, GRIB display and more.

To access optional online services, such as chart, GRIB and POI downloads, users will need an account and a subscription.

In preparation for upcoming changes current order page has been taken offline. More information will be posted on this blog and support forums in the near future. Stay tuned!


PolarView NS 2.0.7

January 14, 2016

PolarView NS
– Improve reliability of chart downloads


PolarView NS 2.0.6

December 1, 2015

PolarView NS
– Better handling of Windows upgrade licensing for new installations
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


PolarView NS 2.0.5

June 16, 2015

PolarView NS
– Fix for ActiveCaptain large data set downloads and review display
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


PolarView NS 2.0.4

February 9, 2015

PolarView NS
– GRIB viewer updates, including on-screen GRIB time slice control
– New GRIB data models: GFS and NWW3 at 0.5 degrees, and combined GFS & NWW3 model including all data (wind, waves, pressure, precipitation)
– Switch active route by Shift-clicking on it in a chart view
– Import routes and waypoints from GPX/CSV as visible
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


PolarView NS 2.0.3

October 10, 2014

PolarView NS
– Updates to support changes in ActiveCaptain data
– Quick routes saved between PolarView restarts
– Exit on closing main window under MS Windows restored
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


Server Down

May 5, 2014

Due to unrecoverable disk crash at our primary provider system Polar Navy main web site and services are currently unavailable. We are working to restore site functionality. It will take some time – please bear with us.Please see our support forum for current status: http://support.polarnavy.com/forum/index.php

Update: all systems are back online. What could have been a crisis, turned out to be an opportunity to move to a better and more reliable provider, and update a few online systems that were left unattended. Welcome back!


ChartWorld orders unavailable

December 17, 2013

We were just notified by ChartWorld that from January 1st, 2014 new orders of charts through PolarView NS built-in ordering system will no longer be possible. We expect that users with existing orders would be able to continue accessing updates for their charts. Please see attached message for details.

Update: we were notified by ChartWorld that the built in ordering capability cannot be restored. Existing users of built-in download will be able to continue downloading updates to their ChartWorld orders until July 2014.

For further information please contact ChartWorld directly at support@chartworld.com

Dear Polar Navy,

Unfortunately our bank’s credit card service provider discontinues the payments via API on very short terms. The bank offers a so called ‘Payment Page’ to which the customer (at least in our webshop) will be redirected to and where the payments take place. Alas, this cannot be used within your Polar View software. This means, that from January 1st your software will not be able to process credit card payments for ChartWorld’s charts.

We’re really sorry of not having been able to inform you earlier, but we received this information some days ago. We’re eagerly looking for an alternative solution which does prevent your software from being changed, but we’re not sure if such solution exists. Anyway, we cannot provide a solution until January 1st, so payments will not be successful anymore.