I use MaxSea Time Zero (not Navigator) on a laptop
and a desktop
. The desktop
is an i7 processor and also has 8 Gb RAM, Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit, no problems. The laptop is a generator
older, I forget the processor and it only has 4 Gb RAM, Win 7 Pro 64-bit, but also no problems. As advertised, it updates instantaneously, always.
Don't know what a T61 is, but prior to this desktop installation
I was running TZ on a 32-bit Windows XP machine with 3 Gb RAM.. and it ran fine there, too.
I haven't used the AIS alarm
function on the computers
. However, I also have a Furuno NAVNet
on board -- which uses MaxSea as the drive engine
-- and the AIS alarm sounds there until canceled.
I have not used weather
routing; maybe that's a function of the Navigator version, above the basic Time Zero version. I don't have a weather source, which would be required.
MaxSea charts from MapMedia come in various formats: raster, (U.S.) NOAA vector, C-Map
vector, and I think Navionics
vector. I have only used the first two, and they're very good in our area. The system processes at the same speed (right now!) with all the charts we've loaded.