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FLIR Introduces Raymarine Axiom XL Multifunction Displays

Today, FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the introduction of the Raymarine Axiom XL line of multifunction displays (MFDs) and the immediate availability of two Axiom XL models. Designed for premium yachts and glass bridge installations, Axiom XL displays offer the largest size in the Axiom family. Engineered to perform in extreme marine conditions, the Axiom XL family is fully waterproof and can be installed in both open cockpits and enclosed bridge stations. Each model uses in-plane switching (IPS) and Raymarine’s optical bonding display technology to deliver wider viewing angles…

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Marine Travelift Adds Two M5200H Forklifts

Marine Travelift has recently announced a partnership with Suntex Marinas for the addition of two M5200H (52,000 lb. equivalent capacity) Hydro M_Drive marine forklifts to its Riviera Beach and St. Petersburg properties. A third forklift will also join the fleet at Snook Bight Marina in Estero Bay.Suntex Marinas is one of the largest and most respected marina operations in the country, bringing over 100 years of combined experience investing in, acquiring, and managing marinas.

Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. (Image: Products4Automation)

SCADA Makes Yachts Safer and Easier to Captain

Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. Products4Automation’s SCADA expert Paul Hurst examines the technology transfer from industrial process plant to luxury yacht. Fifty years ago, people were saying that automotive technology had reached maturity and could not be developed much further, but time has told a very different story. By embracing complementary new technologies and working on constant incremental improvements…

‘AXIOM’ is the perfect name for Raymarine’s powerful new multifunction navigation system Photo Raymarine

Raymarine Launches New Nav System Family

Raymarine announces an all-new family of Raymarine MFDs called Axiom, game-changers poised to shake up the marine electronics industry. ‘AXIOM’ is the perfect name for Raymarine’s powerful new multifunction navigation system. With available built-in RealVision 3D sonar, the all new LightHouse 3 operating system, and blazing quad-core performance, AXIOM represents an entirely new paradigm of navigational and fish-finding performance. The Raymarine Axiom MFD family features lifelike imagery via Raymarine’s exclusive RealVision 3D for superior underwater fish and structure identification.

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FLIR Unveils New Raymarine Brand Identity

FLIR unveiled a redesign of the Raymarine brand, including a new logo, icon and tagline to be used in all marketing activities and throughout its products lines. Both the new brand design and tagline, ‘Simply Superior,’ signify FLIR’s commitment to delivering world-class marine electronics through its Raymarine brand. Retaining distinct and recognizable visual characteristics of the iconic Raymarine logo, the new Raymarine identity takes a modernized design that evokes energy and momentum…

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Simrad, B&G Introduce Network Diagnostic Software

Simrad and B&G have announced the Network Analyzer and Service Assistant available for all Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays, and Vulcan chartplotters, NSS evo2, NSO evo2, and GO multifunction displays with GoFree connectivity. Available in the latest Simrad and B&G software downloads, users will now be notified of system software updates no matter how far offshore they are as long as they have wireless connection with the Network Analyzer. The new Service Assistant…

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FLIR Partners with Rockford Fosgate

Rockford Fosgate and FLIR Systems have partnered in the development of integrated audio solutions for the marine environment. The two companies will have products on display for demonstration at the Miami International Boat show to be held February 11-14. Visitors to the FLIR / Raymarine booth will have the opportunity to test drive and interact with Rockford Fosgate audio systems directly from Raymarine-branded multifunction navigation displays. The first model Rockford Fosgate will offer with Raymarine integration is the PMX-5 digital media receiver.

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FLIR Enhances Raymarine LightHouse II OS

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the release of the latest upgrade to its LightHouse II operating system for Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs). Available in the form of a free download on raymarine.com, LightHouse II Release 15 gives captains the ability to monitor engine rooms using the new FLIR AX8 marine thermal camera system, improves collision avoidance with new graphical representations of AIS targets and supports direct software updates over Wi-Fi to keep Raymarine users up-to-date with the latest technology.

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Transas' iSailor App Gets Android Debut

Transas’ chart plotter and AIS Viewer navigation app iSailor, available to iOS device users since 2010, is now also available in an Android version. Described as an easy-to-use navigational system for amateur seafarers, Transas said iSailor is used by hundreds of thousands of sailors around the world. Intended for use on boats and yachts, the app presents navigation information, electronic charts and other content. iSailor for Android features the primary functions and options required for navigation included in the iOS version, and is powered by Transas iTX-97 marine vector charts.

Online at Sea: Cruise Company Debuts Social Media Flat Fee

The advent of broadband at sea continues to expand, as German cruis brand AIDA introduces a flat-fee for social media networks onboard its ships. AIDA Cruises is introducing an Internet flat fee for social media networks on board its ships. For 4 euros per day, or 19 euros per week, passengers will be able to share their experiences on board with friends in popular social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or WhatsApp. “The use of mobile devices is continuously growing.

the standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder—GO7

Simrad Debuts GO7 Multi-touch Display

Simrad Yachting announced today the release of the GO7 standalone multi-touch chartplotter and echo sounder. Offering boaters an affordable option for electronic navigation, the feature-packed GO7 is an ideal fit for RIBs, runabouts and cruisers, providing quick and easy access to the vital information boaters require to safely maximize their time on the water. The highly customizable user interface allows boaters to easily navigate through displays – even in the toughest offshore conditions.

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Seapilot Navigation App Released

Seapilot has released its navigation app for Windows mobile devices. Continuing its focus on mobility, the Seapilot Navigation app, originally available on Apple and Android devices, is now available for free from the Windows Phone Store. The Seapilot Navigation app displays S-57 vector chart data on its proprietary chart engine. When used with a direct GPS connection, the app shows position and presents up-to-the-minute AIS data on most portable devices. The Seapilot app is capable of displaying current position information…

Marine Businesses Choose DockMaster’s Hosted Solution

From coast to coast, dealers, marinas and boat yards have chosen a simpler, more convenient technology experience. Imagine running your business without having to purchase and maintain a server, incur heavy IT consultant expenses or perform regular backups of your data. For scores of marine businesses, that scenario has now become a reality. DockMaster,a  suite of marine business software, offers a hosted solution that allows companies to move technology—hardware, software and data—out of their facility and into the cloud. The result is less time and money spent on technology and more resources to focus on core business.

Scorpion RIBs Chooses Raymarine

Scorpion, one of the manufacturers of high quality production and bespoke RIBs for leisure owners, commercial and superyacht users, has announced it has selected Raymarine as its preferred supplier for marine electronics. Kevin Hunt, General Manager at Scorpion, says the company has chosen Raymarine’s most technically advanced e7D HybridTouch multifunction display as the product of choice for all its RIBs. He says, “Raymarine is the market leader in advanced marine electronics.