Update for WinGPS 5 Pro and Voyager 2019

This week we have released an update for WinGPS 5 Pro & Voyager 2019. Below you can find a description of the updates, which include the addition of AIS buddies and improvements to the KNMI weather stations.



KNMI weather stations
The KNMI weather stations are functional again and have been expanded with weather stations on Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire.

Note: If you switch on the KNMI weather stations and have an internet connection, you will see the current wind information on all KNMI weather stations on the map. These are updated every 10 minutes. Ideal to see if the weather forecast is correct and what kind of weather is coming your way.




AIS buddies
With the new AIS buddies feature you can set individual AIS targets as your 'buddy'. Doing so will draw a coloured circle around the AIS ship and this ship will appear in the list of your buddies. You can set the color of the circle around your buddy to your liking. The AIS buddies are shown in bold in the AIS target list, so that you can quickly recognize them.

It is also possible to show only the AIS buddies at 'View> Properties'. All other AIS targets are then hidden. This can be useful if you are sailing in a group and only want to see those ships. For safety, it may be useful to add a 2nd chart window and only show the ships from your buddy list here, so that you can see all AIS targets on your main chart window.




AIS information is saved
The name, dimensions, MMSI, IMO number, Callsign, ENI, ERI, VendorID and vessel type of AIS targets are now stored in WinGPS 5.

When your AIS has been switched off or has (temporarily) not received data, you will now immediately have all the information on your screen again. This would normally take a few minutes.


Other changes
In addition to the above improvements, updates have been made to the route network and bugs have been fixed, making WinGPS 5 even more stable and smoother.

Downloading updates
Are you already in possession of WinGPS 5 Pro 2019 or WinGPS 5 Voyager 2019? Then you can easily download this update via the News Center in your WinGPS 5. If the update is not shown in the news center, you can check under 'Help > About' whether you may have an older version installed. You can always download the 2019 edition again from your account at www.stentec.com.

Do you have an older version of WinGPS 5 Pro or Voyager, or would you like to upgrade from the WinGPS 5 Navigator? Then you can purchase an advantageous upgrade and use all these great new features.


DKW Delius Klasing 2019 Edition

The new editions of the DKW Delius Klasing charts are now available in our online shop. These clear charts cover the areas: Baltic Sea, Bodensee, Balearic Islands and Croatia.

DKW Delius Klasing 2019
Since 2014 Stentec Software has been publishing the famous Delius Klasing series digitally. These are based on the paper charts and have Delius Klasing colors. Below you will find some examples and an overview of all available Delius Klasing charts.

A total of 34 new (detailed) charts have been added to the chart sets. This mainly concerns charts around Sweden. 13 'sketch' plans have also been replaced by calibrated charts to scale, so you have more accurate maps in these areas and you can navigate more safely. The other charts have been updated with the latest data. In other words, with these new Delius Klasing cards you are completely up-to-date for the coming season!

Click on the image for more information.

WinGPS 5 or WinGPS Marine
All DKW card sets can be used in WinGPS 5 (for Windows) and in WinGPS Marine (for Android and iOS). If you have both software packages, you can use the card in both programs, this requires no additional licenses.

Our store in Heeg
Interested in Delius Klasing or other charts? Come and visit our store in Heeg for a free demonstration. In addition to our digital maps, we can also provide you with extensive information about our navigation software, GPS and AIS.


Update DKW 1811 and 1812 - 2019

The 2019 editions of the 1811 Wadden Sea West and 1812 Wadden Sea East were newly published in April by the Hydrographic Service and, of course, were also included directly in the updates of our DKW 1800 series 2019.

The update renews the bottom layer of the charts, among onther things. This mainly concerns changes in depth lines. A large part of the Wadden Sea was measured again in 2018 and early 2019. Some improvements have also been applied to the charts:

•  The buoyage direction is indicated more clearly. Color symbols next to the arrow indicate on which side of the navigation channel the red and green bouyage lie. See image.

•  The depth lines are blue instead of black, giving the map a fresher look.

•  All BaZ messages (NtM) are processed in the new charts, including the P&T messages.

•  The sailing route over the Waardgronds no longer has bouyage but has been opened for a limited period of the year. This will be announced via further BaZ reporting. The route is now shown as a dotted line on the map.

Are you already in possession of the 2019 edition of these cards?

Then you can download the updates for free in WinGPS.

DKW 1811 Wadden Sea West

DKW 1812 Wadden Sea East

Always up-to-date

These chart sets provide you with the free weekly update service of the BaZ-messages (NtM). You have the option to use the charts on the laptop and simultaneously on an Android device. This way you can always have an up-to-date map in your pocket for these busy and changing waters. As soon as a new paper chart is issued by the Hydrographic Service, license holders of the DKW 1800 series can download the chart digitally. If desired, the charts can also be printed for your own use.

The current depth marks of Rijkswaterstaat are supplied with these charts. The depths are shown in both NAP and LAT. These depth marks are updated monthly. Perfect for those who want to plan a tidal crossing.


DKW Imray-series 2019 Update
A major update for the DKW Imray charts was released last month. Many changes have been made to the charts of the Channel, the mouth of the Thames, along the Portuguese coast to Gibraltar, large parts of the Mediterranean and around Greece.

Do you own a DKW Imray-2019 chart? Then you can now download the update for free in WinGPS. In WinGPS 5 you can do this in the News Center and with WinGPS Marine you can download the updates when starting the app.

What's new?

DKW ID10 English and Scottish East coast

  • C1 Thames Estuary
  • Y14 The Swale

Total update is 686,2 MB

DKW ID20 English Channel

  • C1 Thames Estuary
  • 2300+11 River Dart − New chart
  • C10 Western English Channel
  • C12 Eastern English Channel
  • Y40 River Exe − New chart

Total update is 1 GB

DKW ID40 Atlantic coast France, Portugal to Gibraltar

  • C19 A Coruña to Gibraltar − New chart

Total update is 749,3 MB

DKW ID50 Mediterranean West

  • M40 Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas

Total update is 796 MB

DKW ID60 Mediterranean Central

  • G1 Mainland Greece and the Peloponnisos
  • G11 North Ionian Islands
  • G12 South Ionian Islands − New chart
  • G121 The Inland Sea − New chart
  • G13 Gulfs of Patras and Corinth
  • G16 Western Peloponnisos − New chart

Total update is 530,6 MB

DKW ID70 Mediterranean East

  • G13 Gulfs of Patras and Corinth
  • G14 Saronic and Argolic Gulfs − New chart
  • G141 Saronikos Kolpos − New chart
  • G31 Northern Cyclades − New chart
  • G34 Southern Cyclades
  • G36 Marmaris to Kekova Adasi

Total update is 686,7 MB

Are you not yet in possession of the 2019 edition of the Imray charts? Order them now in our online shop, after which you may download and install the charts immediately.

Is your navigation ready for the new sailing season?

With the great weather predictions for the upcoming Easter weekend, this is the ideal moment to check if your navigational system is ready for operations and if everything is up-to-date.

Updating WinGPS and charts

With the 2019 release of WinGPS 5, the DKW1800 series and the popular DKW The Netherlands, the sailing season can now start properly. To prepare yourself properly, we advise you to update your charts and navigational software before you start your trip. This way you will ensure yourself of the most up-to-date navigational data and will leave you without any surprises along the way.

You are welcome to visit our store in Heeg. When you bring your laptop or tablet with you, you can check if your system is up-to-date with one of our shop assistants. We recommend you make an appointment beforehand. We can also check and update your system remotely using TeamViewer when you give us a call.

GPS receiver

Have you tested your GPS receiver yet? After the GPS rollover of early April 2019, it is possible your GPS receiver will no longer function properly. Our usb GPS receivers are a great alternative. They are easy to install and have a high accuracy while sailing.