Raymarine prepares for global launch of a ‘gamechanger’
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Electronics giant Raymarine has been gearing up for today’s global launch of its latest technology which allows anglers to see what lies beneath a lake ‘as if it has been drained of water’.
Described as a ‘gamechanger that is poised to shake up the marine electronics industry’, the company will be introducing the Axiom™ Multifunction Displays with RealVision 3D™ Sonar and Lighthouse 3 at the Miami International Boat Show and this week’s Helsinki Boat Show.
Raymarine’s new multifunction navigation system is available with built-in RealVision 3D sonar, the all-new Lighthouse 3 operating system and ‘blazing’ quad-core performance. The 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-screen is available in seven, nine and 12 inch displays and comes pre-installed with the new Lighthouse 3.
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 personalise.
RealVision 3D Sonar represents technology anglers have been asking for since day one – the ability to see what is below, behind and to the sides of the boat all at once and in three-dimensions. With the super-quick 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 unique POVs like standing on the bottom of the lake 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 waypoint which appears immediately in chart view.
The Axiom from Raymarine brings anglers a whole new way of looking at underwater data and endless customisation to meet individual needs – all from one inclusive transducer. No black box is required.
RealVision 3D transducers combine CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High Frequency CHIRP and RealVision 3D into a single transducer housing. Additionally, Raymarine’s gyro-stabilised sonar technology compensates for boat movement, delivering life-like 3D sonar imagery. With settings up to 300 feet left and right up to 300 feet deep, surveying entire water bodies has never been easier or faster.
Raymarine says: “Second only to draining a lake, RealVision 3D finally gives anglers a true, easy to understand view of bottom topography, debris and fish. The missing link between sonar, chart plotting and side- and down-looking technologies has arrived, providing users with a comprehensive and true representation of what’s below.”
Raymarine adds that it listened to customers who asked for a more powerful and intuitive user experience and the result is the Lighthouse 3, a fast, fluid and easy-to-use interface that puts you in complete command with just a few light touches. Lighthouse LiveView Menu Controls allows users to easily customise the chart and see the navigation display change in real time.
The addition of Smart Context Windows and New Chart Modes provides uncluttered menus with quick access to simple, detailed and fishing chart modes.
One feature of marine electronics often overlooked is the processor, which dictates the speed and ease of running numerous features at once. 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 as run numerous screen views simultaneously with multiple windows, data boxes and real time adjustments, all while Axiom is running numerous background tasks.