Nobeltec Adds XM WX Satellite Weather Service to Two Popular Marine Navigation Software Systems
October 16, 2006

XM WX Satellite Weather announced today that Nobeltec®, the recreation division of Jeppesen Marine®, has chosen the XM WX® Satellite Weather service for its Admiral™ Version 9 and Visual Navigation Suite™ (VNS™).  XM WX is an optional “Plus Pack” that works with both the Admiral and VNS Version 9. These new Nobeltec products give customers more choices and continue to raise the bar for navigational PC software. Nobeltec Admiral and VNS 9 combine electronic charting solutions with an integrated display of the powerful XM WX weather data to deliver an attractive and easy-to-use platform.


A continuous data stream from XM WX Satellite Weather gives boaters the information they need to make confident decisions. Essential weather and sea conditions like High Resolution Doppler Radar, Sea Surface Temperatures, Lightning and more are delivered by a dual-redundant satellite transmission for viewing on compatible display devices. An S-Band signal prevents loss of transmission during intense thunderstorms, ensuring the information is there when you need it.  The XM Plus Pack allows XM WX weather data to be displayed within the Nobeltec Navigation software, right over the navigation charts.

"The new Plus Packs highlight the power and performance of our Nobeltec navigation software.  The solution is highly customized for the navigator’s specific situation." said Shepard Tucker, Jeppesen Marine General Manager. "The Plus Pack delivers outstanding features to address customer demands in the sailing and yachting markets, as well as crucial weather information for safe navigation.” 

“We are excited to have Nobeltec as an XM WX partner,” said Roderick MacKenzie, XM’s Satellite Radio’s Vice President of Advanced Applications & Services. “With this partnership, boaters will have a new and powerful way to combine navigational charts with weather overlays.” 

About XM WX Satellite Weather

XM WX Satellite Weather is a comprehensive graphical weather data service offered by XM Satellite Radio and WxWorx Inc., an affiliate of Baron Services (the nation's leading provider of analytical weather services to the TV broadcast and emergency management industries). XM WX sets the new standard for provision of much-needed weather information to mobile markets, with a comprehensive offering of weather products presenting precipitation, wind, lightning, visibility, sea conditions, hazardous weather data and more to the aviation, marine and emergency response markets. The combination of more detailed and comprehensive weather data, continuous satellite delivery and exceptional coverage anywhere within the continental United States and neighboring waters is simply unmatched. For additional information about XM WX, visit