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  


Acerca de FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. es un líder mundial en el diseño, la fabricación y la comercialización de sistemas sensores que mejoran los niveles de percepción y el conocimiento. Los avanzados sistemas y componentes de FLIR se utilizan para una amplia variedad de aplicaciones de imágenes termográficas, conocimiento situacional y seguridad, incluyendo vigilancia terrestre y aérea, supervisión de la situación, navegación, ocio, investigación y desarrollo, control de procesos de fabricación, búsqueda y rescate, incautación de drogas, seguridad en el transporte, patrullas fronterizas y marítimas, supervisión medioambiental y detección de amenazas químicas, biológicas, radiológicas, nucleares y explosivas. Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de FLIR, www.FLIR.com.

 

Acerca de Raymarine:

Raymarine, líder internacional en sistemas electrónicos marinos, desarrolla y fabrica la más amplia gama de equipamiento electrónico para la navegación de recreo y los mercados marítimos comerciales ligeros. Diseñados para ofrecer un alto rendimiento y facilidad de uso, los galardonados productos están disponibles a través de una red mundial de concesionarios y distribuidores.

Las líneas de productos Raymarine incluyen radares, pilotos automáticos, GPS, instrumentos, ecosondas, comunicaciones y sistemas integrados. Con sede en Fareham (Reino Unido), Raymarine es una división de FLIR Systems, líder mundial en imágenes térmicas. Para obtener más información acerca de Raymarine, visite 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