(the Background-Program from BoardTerminal '98 )
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In our nautical terminal MeteoCom BONITO is integrated, which receive all kinds of weather-information. Required is a Pentium-PC with soundcard and Windows 95 and up. The digital sound-processor (DSP) from the sound-card will be use and replace the usual filter-modem. Therefore, the evaluation is more than the quality from other programs. The program works in the background, while you are watching the receptions in the foreground or using a sea map-program or instruments-controlling. This you call multitasking and thus you use Windows 95 completely.
The radio is controlled full automatically with the integrated frequency-list per timer and spoken messages (audio), weather-fax, Morse, RTTY and NAVTEX-messages will be decoded. The message-manager make possible to get a quick overview from incoming messages, and take care that new messages will be grated and delete old messages.
Only a simple click and the message is on the screen and can be heard.
With a special equipment every program can be started from here. The nautical terminal will be supply with necessary NMEA-signals if needed and when it's BONITO-compatible. Further the radio, GPS or different NMEA-founts will be connected with an also delivered small mode.
Not every nautical program is BONITO-compatible and is able to take the Com-Port. By changing to a different program, which is using the information from the Com-Port, it's not possible to operate on the same Port at the same time. But a nautical terminal make it possible (see Info 0002 nautical terminal). There are a lot of BONITO-compatible programs. Ask your dealer for an update for your old version.
Receiving Weather fax
You know the problem by receiving Weather fax on short wave. Special for these problems a lot of resources are included in our program. Every shift, band-width or every center-frequency-offset is possible. The usual IOC`s are 267, 288, 357, 576 by 48, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240 rpm. The filter make possible to remove interferences. Automatically saved pictures are visible in the message-manager, which you can watch or revise with a simple click using the program FAX-View.
This program make possible to watch the pictures, to print, to save or to remove all kind of receiving problems subsequently. Zooming, zoom in, zoom out, rotate etc is much more faster than different graphic-programs.
FAX-pictures will be saved in BMP-format.
Text-Receiving RTTY, SYNOP, NAVTEX
- Synchrone a asynchrone modes
- BAUD = 45-300 Baud
- BAUDOT = Standard RTTY
- SITOR / FEC = NAVTEX
- SHIFT = 85,170,425, 825 and various
- Filter =every band-widthe and Offset
Synop-codes will be decoded and insert in the world map. Clear text, messages and warnings will be
saved automatically and shown in the message-manager, which you can watch with the program RTTY-View also with a simple click.
The mode Morse will be decoded from a special program, same like RTTY.
SYNOP - World-Weather-map
This program-part is using the code-dates, which were received in RTTY and animate them on a globe, which can be zoomed and rotate in all directions. The dates will be shown in small symbols for wind, temperature, clouds, rain, pressure etc.
Synop-station-messages will be shown in a world map and with a simple click you get the messages or you
create a pressure raster or a wind-overview. With the function animation, moving pictures will be created. Also
create a wind- or pressure raster-overview.
Pressure & Wind Raster
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