Raymarine Upgrades Multifunction Product Line With New LightHouse v5

New Software Offers "Slew-to-Cue" Thermal Camera Tracking, New fuel manager, IP video camera support and much more....

October 2012

Raymarine has announced LightHouse v5 software for c-Series, e-Series and the all new a-Series multifunction displays. LightHouse v5 greatly improves the MFD user experience with a long list of new features and enhancements to Raymarine’s award winning multifunction displays. The new version 5 software makes its debut at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and will be showcased across the entire Raymarine MFD offering including the all new e165 – the e-Series flagship, and the new compact a-Series MFDs.

LightHouse v5 brings several great new capabilities, including Fuel Management tools. Raymarine MFD users can now calibrate their fuel tank levels and take advantage of fuel usage displays, low fuel alerts, plus a dynamic fuel range ring overlaid on the chartplotter display. The innovative fuel range ring provides a simple visual representation of vessel range based on tank levels and live fuel consumption.

One of the most significant new features in LightHouse v5 is “Slew-to-Cue” thermal camera tracking. Taking advantage of FLIR’s expertise in security and surveillance thermal technology, Raymarine now delivers an enhanced level of integration between thermal night vision, radar, and GPS navigation. “Slew-to-Cue” improves situational awareness by enabling the thermal camera to automatically keep any “cued” targets in view at all times. Just touch the radar or chart display (the cue) and the thermal camera automatically moves the camera view to the cursor position (the slew), allowing captains to keep radar targets or chart objects in constant view while underway. For added safety the camera will Auto Slew to MARPA and AIS targets, providing visual confirmation of dangerous vessel traffic situations. A Man Over Board alarm will also activate Auto Slew, keeping the Man Over Board position in view at all times during a rescue situation.

Video over IP camera connectivity is also available with LightHouse v5. Video over IP enables a simple Ethernet connection to multiple CCTV cameras, allowing boaters to simply swipe and view every connected camera on the network.

Raymarine users now have the freedom to go paperless on board with an all new document viewer application in LightHouse v5. The new document viewer gives Raymarine MFD users the ability to view PDF files alongside navigation functions e.g view your active radar and set guard zones while viewing the relevant section of the manual at the same time. Now users can access Raymarine handbooks and other vessel related documents right from the helm.

In addition to showcasing the new LightHouse v5, Raymarine will preview an all new MFD audio application that integrates with Fusion 700 series marine stereos. The new application lets users access their Fusion stereo controls right from the MFD user interface. The application gives Raymarine users remote control of tracks, playlist, volume, and even features album art right on the MFD display. The new MFD audio application with Fusion integration will be available in the next version of LightHouse in early 2013.

The free LightHouse v5 software will be available for Raymarine’s new generation of c-Series, e-Series and a-Series multifunction displays. The software and upgrade instructions will be downloadable in the next few days from the Raymarine website www.raymarine.com  


Over Raymarine:

Raymarine, marktleider op het gebied van maritieme elektronica, ontwikkelt en produceert het meest uitgebreide assortiment aan elektronica voor watersportvaartuigen en lichte, commerciële zeevaartuigen. De bekroonde producten worden ontwikkeld voor hoge prestaties en gebruiksgemak en zijn verkrijgbaar via een wereldwijd netwerk van dealers en distributeurs. Raymarine biedt onder andere productlijnen voor radars, stuurautomaten, GPS, instrumenten, visopsporingsapparatuur, communicatieapparatuur en geïntegreerde systemen. Raymarine is onderdeel van FLIR Systems, een wereldleider in thermische beeldtoepassingen.

Meer informatie over Raymarine vindt u op www.raymarine.com


 

Over FLIR Systems:

Als pionier in alle aspecten van infraroodtechnologie ontwerpt, produceert en ondersteunt FLIR systemen en subsystemen voor thermische beelden voor industriële, wetenschappelijke en commerciële toepassingen, toepassingen door overheden en toepassingen bij brandbestrijding. Met een geschiedenis van bijna 50 jaar innovatie op het gebied van infraroodtoepassingen, wereldwijd meer dan 100.000 systemen in gebruik én ontwikkelings- en verkoopkantoren in meer dan 60 landen, is FLIR dé wereldleider op het gebied van technologie voor thermische beeldtoepassingen.

Meer informatie over het bedrijf vindt u op www.FLIR.com


For further information contact Fiona Pankhurst, +44 1329 246 734 or +44 7808 730132 or by email at fiona.pankhurst@raymarine.com. For high resolution images please go to www.raymarine.com/media