Nobeltec TZ Add-On PBG (Personal Bathymetry Generation) Software
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Nobeltec TZ Add-On PBG (Personal Bathymetry Generation) Software

Nobeltec TZ Add-On PBG (Personal Bathymetry Generation) Software

  • Optional Add-on Module for Nobeltec TZ Professional
  • Bathy Recorder Tool Recreates the Seafloor with Stunningly Detailed Realism
  • Requires Connection to Sounder and Positioning System
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    This is an add-on to Nobeltec TZ Professional. A Version of TZ Pro Software is required before it can be used. This upgrade will not work as a standalone software package. The Upgrade requires the Key Code from the TZ Professional Package you currently own and your Email Address. Program Codes Delivered via Email


    • Recreate the seafloor with stunningly detailed realism
    • TIMEZERO Bathy Recorder is a built-in feature of the software SportFishing and Catch
    • Connect any NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 depth transducer to your computer, and the Bathy Recorder will use the received depth and position data to generate your own new bathymetric database with precision in real-time
    • Switch seamlessly from 2D to 3D view so you can clearly identify each contour of the seabed
    • Record your favorite fishing spots using data from your integrated sounder or transducer
    • Create custom contours
    • Customize sea floor charts
    • Incorporate data into your 3D charts
    • Easily import/export compatible bathymetric data
    • Incorporates the original Bathy Recorder Plus Pack from the legacy VNS and Admiral packs with the added feature of filtering capablitiesof advanced generation and updating of 3D data in real-time with filters to keep erroneous data from adding to the database
    • Tidal Height corrections are made by automatically correcting the depth offset related to current tidal height using integrated from Nobeltec tide data software or from a Pitch and Roll GPS
    • Quality Filter: allows TIMEZERO to automatically reject depth data that is considered invalid by the Furuno sounder
    • Depth filter: allows you to set up minimum and maximum acceptable depth values between which the Bathy Recorder will register
    • Speed Filter: temporarily stops the depth sounder information from being recording when a certain speed is exceeded
    • Consistency with Previous Recorded Data: This filter makes a comparison between the current depth value returned by the sounder and the last recorded value for the same position. If there is too much discrepancy between the two points, the new one will be rejected
    • Consistency with 3D Database: This filter compares the depth value sent by the sounder against the depth recorded in the 3D database Repeated data rejection: this filter automatically rejects repeated, fixed depth values. This can occur due to a sounder problem or a loss of signal
      Note: As soon as a depth value is rejected (i.e. not saved to the 3D database), a message is displayed in the notification bar indicating the reason for the rejection and this information is recorded in the alarm log
    • Bathy Recorder Delete Tool
      A “Delete PBG” tool allows you to remove a bad depth point by drawing a free-hand selection area around the point(s) you want to remove. Note that the Undo/Redo function allows you to undo any bathy point that you may have accidentally deleted
    • Bottom discrimination (BBDS1 only)
      When connected to the Furuno BBDS1 Black Box Ethernet sounder, the Bathy Recorder feature allows TIMEZERO to save seabed information in addition to the depth. Nobeltec can then display Bottom Classification as well as bottom hardness using a color scale on the chart
    • Data rendering optimization
      TIMEZERO provides 3 different 3D databases:
      • 3D data from the chart (3D Chart database)
      • 3D data from file import (Static database)
      • 3D data from the Bathy Recorder database (Bathy Recorder database)
    • Each of these 3D databases can be activated or disabled independently. When several are selected, Nobeltec merges them in real time on screen and automatically selecting the most accurate data available in the area. Various settings let you adjust the display depending on the quality of data in the database
      Terrain Shading: allows you to apply more or less shadowing on the depth shading chart to increase or decrease the 3D effect display
      Terrain Sharpness: allows you to “smooth” or “sharpen” the 3D data
      The Bathy Recorder Brush Width: allows you to change the "width” of a Bathy Recorder track
    • The TIMEZERO Bathy Recorder feature lets the user create superior databases in less time. By having such a detailed and precise 3D bathymetric chart of your fishing grounds allows the fishermen to fish more effectively, even in areas he wouldn’t normally be confident enough to venture into (close to rocks for example). The Bathy Recorder feature also makes it easier to discover new fishing spots
      The TIMEZERO Bathy Recorder feature is truly a smart business choice, and will without doubt, increase fishermen’s productivity and offer a significant return on investment
    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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