Raymarine has just introduced the all new Axiom family of Raymarine Multifunction Displays. These new units feature the trademarked features RealVision 3D, Lighthouse 3 operating systems and blazing quad-core performance.
The Raymarine Axiom MFD family features lifelike imagery via Raymarine’s exclusive RealVision 3D for superior underwater fish and structure identification. The new rugged, all-glass touch screens are available in 7-, 9-, and 12.1-inch display sizes and come pre-installed with Raymarine’s new LightHouse 3 operating system. Combined with Axiom’s fast quad core processor, LightHouse 3 delivers an intuitive and powerful navigation experience through a redesigned interface that is quick to learn and easy to personalize.
RealVision 3D Sonar
RealVision 3D Sonar represents technology anglers have been asking for since day one – the ability to see what’s below, behind, and to the sides of the boat, all at once and in three-dimensions. With blazing quad-core processor performance, RealVision 3D displays the entire underwater world—including structure, cover, fish and forage—in stunning detail. The user can readily pan, tilt and zoom the 3D image to examine from any angle, even from unique POVs like standing on the lake bottom and looking up to the bottom of the boat.
See a piece of cover you want to explore? Or perhaps a large group of bottom-hugging fish or roaming pelagics? A simple tap on the point-of-interest anywhere in the three-dimensional space allows easy waypointing that appears immediately in chart view.
RealVision 3D transducers combine CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High Frequency CHIRP, and RealVision 3D into a single transducer housing. Additionally, Raymarine’s gyro-stabilized sonar technology compensates for boat movement, delivering life-like 3D sonar imagery. With settings up to 300 feet left and right and up to 300 feet deep, surveying entire water bodies has never been easier and faster.
Lighthouse 3 Operating System
Raymarine engineers listened to customers who asked for a more powerful and intuitive user experience. The result? LightHouse 3, a fast, fluid, and easy-to-use interface that puts you in complete command with just a few touches. LightHouse LiveView Menu Controls allow users to easily customize the chart and see the navigation display change in real time. The addition of Smart Context Windows and New Chart Modes provide uncluttered menus with quick access to Simple, Detailed, and Fishing chart modes.
At the heart of each Axiom unit is an integral piece of hardware: a quad-core CPU. This allows the user to boot up quickly, as well run numerous screen views simultaneously with multiple windows, data boxes, real-time adjustments, all while Axiom is running numerous background tasks.
New FLIR Thermal Cameras
Also just announced is the launch of the M100 and M200 FLIR marine thermal cameras for recreational boaters and fishermen.
The M100 and M200 thermal cameras provide enhanced awareness while fishing, sailing, or cruising at night.
FLIR’s most compact pan-and-tilt marine thermal cameras to date, the FLIR M100 and M200 are engineered with FLIR’s Boson™ high-performance thermal camera core, which features an integrated multi-core video processor that delivers superior image quality and artificial intelligence features.
When the M100 and M200 are combined with a Raymarine Axiom MFD, users can take advantage of FLIR’s new ClearCruise™ intelligent thermal analytics that brings boaters an advanced level of awareness and safety by visually and audibly alerting the operator when “non-water” objects such as boats, obstacles, or navigation markers are identified in the scene.
“Our latest Raymarine and thermal innovations are game changers for boaters,” said FLIR President and CEO Andy Teich. “With simplified operation, unique RealVision 3D sonar, and our advanced ClearCruise object identification technology, users have the ability to see more, know more, and operate more safely on the water.”
Prices for the Raymarine Axiom MFD Series range from $649.99 to $3,349.99 and the new FLIR M-series thermal cameras start at $2,499.99. These products will be available at the end of the first quarter of 2017 through FLIR’s network of Raymarine and FLIR Maritime dealers. For more information on these products, please visit www.flir.com/marine.