The presence of Raymarine at MetsTrade didn’t go unnoticed, thanks to the many new products launched in the last weeks. From the ClearCruise Augmented Reality, to the new Axiom XL MFDs, up to the LightHouse OS which supports an app for unmanned Aerial vehicles.
In the effort to bring awareness capabilities to boaters through innovative developments in marine electronics, Raymarine is bringing together their range of technology advancements at this year’s MetsTrade in Amsterdam (November 13 to 15). The 2018 range includes the award-winning Raymarine ClearCruise AR (Augmented Reality), Axiom XL multi-function displays, and LightHouse OS apps, including the Axiom Unmanned Aerial Vehicle app.
We payed a visit to Raymarine at MetsTrade…
…and here we describe all of the above.
Combining navigation data with the real world for the first time, ClearCruise AR uses the Raymarine Axiom video capabilities and exclusive AR200 video stabilization technology to bring enhanced on-water awareness for users.
ClearCruise enables users to make more informed decisions, with physical navigation objects overlaid directly on Axiom’s high-definition video display, accurately displaying nearby navigation markers, automatic identification system (AIS) traffic, objects, and waypoints in sync with real-world imagery. Here’s a video of ClearCruise AR:
The Axiom UAV App is another marine industry debut, combining Raymarine navigation with advanced aerial imaging. Compatible with the popular DJI Mavic Pro drone, the Axiom UAV app automates many tasks including launch, airborne imaging, in-flight navigation, and its return to boat. Benefits of its use include the ability to look ahead to assess upcoming navigational hazards, spot shoals of fish and film footage of the boat in motion. We have a video for this as well:
Additional possibilities opened up by the latest LightHouse 3 Apps this year include the enablement of Axiom MFDs to link with Netflix and Spotify to provide a home-from-home onboard entertainment system with movie and music streaming, as well as access to apps like Theyr GRIB weather. Lighthouse Apps also expands the power of Axiom through integration with marine technology providers like Lumishore LED lighting, Seakeeper gyro stabilisers, and Mazu Marine satellite communications.
Last but not least, Raymarine at MetsTrade has also expanded their Axiom range of MFDs with the addition of two Axiom XL models, designed for premium yachts and glass bridge installations. Available with16”, 19”, 22” and 24” edge-to-edge glass screens, these models offer wider viewing angles, sharp contrast, and good readability even in bright sun, while also being durable enough to withstand extreme maritime conditions. Axiom XL features three ethernet ports for connecting with network sensors or with additional Axiom family displays, allowing greater flexibility to create multi-station navigation systems.
FLIR thermal imaging cameras can be used with the Axiom XL to provide enhanced navigational awareness while HDMI input enables the MFD to be used as a remote touchscreen PC or entertainment display at the helm.
So, if you haven’t had the chance to discover the news from Raymaarine at MetsTrade, now you have no excuses.