Raymarine software update delivers Navionics advanced features

19 May 2016Category:RaymarineLighthouseDock-to-dock AutoroutingSonarChart Live
Raymarine eS Series MFDs display Dock-to-dock Autorouting, SonarChart Live and Advanced Map Options
Raymarine and Navionics have collaborated to provide exciting new features to our mutual customers, including Navionics’ award-winning Dock-to-dock Autorouting, SonarChart™ Live and Advanced Map Options.
 
Dock-to-dock Autorouting
Navionics Dock-to-dock Autorouting, a unique breakthrough in boating navigation, quickly creates detailed routes from a real start point to a real end point, even through narrow passages and channels where they’re needed most, using sophisticated algorithms. This unprecedented innovation requires only simple user input, whereby boaters choose a starting point and destination, to calculate a detailed route that takes into consideration chart data, navigation aids, water depth and more. See video.
 
SonarChart Live
SonarChart™ Live allows users to create new personal 1 ft/0.5 m HD bathymetry maps that display in real time on a plotter screen. In addition, sonar logs can be automatically uploaded to Navionics to improve SonarChart™, the award-winning 1 ft/0.5 m HD bathymetry map that reflects ever-changing conditions. Updated SonarChart can be downloaded by Navionics customers to their Navionics card and Boating mobile app daily. See video.
 
Advanced Map Options
Raymarine users can customize their view of Navionics charts by highlighting shallow areas, selecting a fishing range and adjusting SonarChart contour density.
 
Dock-to-dock Autorouting
SonarChart Live
Advanced Map Options
 
Availability
All the new functionality is available for Raymarine a, c, e, eS and gS Series MFD models produced after 2011, updated with LightHouse II Release 17 software. Download the software or request a preloaded MSD card. Additional requirements are a Navionics+, Navionics UpdatesPlatinum+ or HotMaps Platinum card that has an active chart updates subscription and has been updated after April 2016 on navionics.com or by a dealer. Another way to update is by using the Plotter Sync feature with Navionics mobile apps for iPhone and iPad starting with version 8.5.1, Android version 6.3 or later versions. Owners of Navionics Silver, Gold and HotMaps Premium can take advantage of this amazing set of features by upgrading with Navionics Updates. See video.
 
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