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

October 14, 2013

PolarView NS
– Instrumentation, alarm and NMEA multiplexor functionality from PolarCOM is now included in PolarView. PolarCOM has been retired. We thank PolarCOM for its faithful service!
– Bug fixes and general housekeeping


USACE chart support

May 5, 2013

As of April 15, USACE stopped providing updates to S-57 chart data set. All inland updates are now provided only for the IENC 2.2 data. PolarView 1.9.7 has been released and addresses this issue. Users are advised to upgrade to most recent version of PolarView NS to restore USACE inland chart support.

Note that the new USACE chart set used different naming convention. These charts will not replace the original USACE charts that were previously installed. You should manually delete previously installed USACE charts (names beginning with “U35”) prior to downloading these charts.


PolarView NS 1.9 / PolarCOM 1.9

May 16, 2012

PolarView NS
– Download of NOAA raster charts
– Option to drop waypoint at vessel location by pressing ‘Shift’
– Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

PolarCOM
– Support for SeaSmart and Actisense NMEA 2000 gateways
– Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Route & Waypoint manager will now require an activated copy of PolarView NS after free trial period.


PolarView NS 1.7 / PolarCOM 1.7

June 24, 2011

PolarView NS
– Integrated ordering and download of world-wide cartography from ChartWorld
– Integrated download of USACE inland vector charts
– Export chart view to PDF document or image, in lieu of printing
– Manage and sort charts as packages
– Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

PolarCOM
– Support for AIS “Pilot Plug” own position (AIVDM)
– Numerous miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements