Raymarine announces completely redesigned LightHouse II User Interface for Raymarine MultiFunction Displays

Raymarine’s all-new user-friendly interface supporting new LightHouse Charts and over 20 additional new features to debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 2013
Visitors to the 2013 Fort Lauderdale boat show will be treated to a preview of the next major release of Raymarine’s LightHouse User Interface.  LightHouse II is the ninth release of Raymarine’s successful multifunction display user interface, and has been completely redesigned to give Raymarine owners a simpler, more user-friendly experience with welcome new features.

Grégoire Outters, Raymarine’s General Manager, says, “In 2011 we released the first version of LightHouse when we launched the award winning e7 MFD.   Since then we have rapidly released 18 new multifunction displays models using the LightHouse interface and now we are very excited to announce our next big move, LightHouse II.  With its striking design and new features, LightHouse II is an exciting step into the future for Raymarine and our customers.  Best of all, LightHouse II is free for Raymarine owners, giving them a new, user-friendly, experience that’s almost like getting a brand new Raymarine multifunction display.”

LightHouse II’s new look is polished and professional, inviting users to explore the new interface and its latest features.  Users will first notice the new home screen with easy-to-read icons for all their favorite apps; now enhanced by completely new, high-contrast color scheme options for added clarity and readability in all light conditions.   In response to customer feedback, there’s a new LightHouse II menu system; reorganized for quicker access to frequently used features and controls, the improved visual indicators and touch-friendly slider controls make navigating LightHouse II as easy as using a smart phone.  

In addition to the redesigned user interface LightHouse II is engineered with an all-new chart engine to support Raymarine’s brand new chart format, LightHouse Charts.  

Derived from freely available NOAA raster and vector charts, LightHouse Charts are the simple solution for navigating U.S. coastal waters.   On release of LightHouse II, Raymarine users will have the option of navigating with free raster and vector charts of the US by simply downloading the charts from raymarine.com.   The LightHouse II chart engine is also engineered for the future, allowing Raymarine to offer new LightHouse chart types and regions from around the globe making it the most powerful version of LightHouse so far. LightHouse II also supports industry-leading Navionics vector charts including Navionics new community-sourced Sonar charts.

Other notable LightHouse II features and improvements include:

• aSeries multifunction displays with LightHouse II will now support multi-touch pinch-to-zoom
• Multiple network sonar support.  Users can now easily switch between digital and CHIRP DownVision™ sonars
• Greatly improved waypoint search and organization tools.  Users can now search waypoints by location, name or symbol
• All new and improved waypoint symbol library with larger waypoint symbols
• Support for importing and exporting waypoint and routes in the popular GPX file format
• Expanded waypoint and route ETA and TTG calculation displays
• New databar auto-hide feature for maximizing the screen displays
LightHouse II and LightHouse charts of the USA will be available in the form of free download in December 2013.  Raymarine users of latest generation aSeries, cSeries, eSeries and gS Series multifunction displays can download and install LightHouse II and LightHouse USA charts for free.

Over FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is een wereldleider in het ontwerpen, fabriceren en marketen van sensorsystemen die de perceptie en het bewustzijn vergroten. De geavanceerde systemen en componenten van FLIR worden gebruikt voor een breed scala van toepassingen op het gebied van thermische beeldvorming, omgevingsbewustzijn en beveiligingstoepassingen, met inbegrip van lucht- en grondgebaseerde bewaking, toestandsbewaking, navigatie, recreatie, onderzoek en ontwikkeling, productieprocescontrole, opsporing en redding, drugsbestrijding, transportveiligheid, grens- en maritieme patrouilles, milieutoezicht en de detectie van chemische, biologische, radiologische, nucleaire en explosieve (CBRNE) bedreigingen.  Bezoek voor meer informatie de FLIR-website op www.FLIR.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, en heeft zijn hoofdkantoor in Fareham in het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Meer informatie over Raymarine vindt u op www.raymarine.com.



For further information contact Haley Ellison – FLIR Systems Tel: +1 503/919-0696 or email: haley.ellison@flir.com. For high resolution images please go to www.raymarine.com/media 


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