The Raymarine homepage features details on the new upgrades for the E-Series Multifunction Navigation System, recently introduced at the Miami International Boat Show.
According to Raymarine…
Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today introduced the latest software upgrade for its highly-popular E-Series Multifunction Navigation System. Offering new features and capabilities, Raymarine E-Series v4 provides current E-Series display owners with access to 3D chartplotting, HD Digital technology, Sirius Satellite Radio and more.
“Our customers demand the best technology the marine industry has to offer, and we’re committed to giving it to them,” said Dave Bimschleger, president of Raymarine, Inc. “With these additional capabilities, owners of our popular E-Series can now get more from their navigation display than they ever imagined, allowing them to more fully enjoy their time on the water.”
The E-Series Navigation System is available with two sizes of ultra-bright sunlight viewable displays: the 8.4” E80 and the 12.1” E120. New features offered with E-Series v4 include:
The re-loaded E-Series offers new chartplotter capabilities including animated tide and current graphics, user-enabled radar style range rings, improved heading and course vectors display options and improved distance track intervals. In addition, the E-Series 3D chartplotter includes a new 3D “depth plane” control that graphically highlights user-selected depth values, enabling captains to visualize the depth plane contour through shades of color.
Platinum Plus Compatibility
The expanded cartography capabilites include support for 2007 Gold Plus and Platinum Plus cartography and a softkey to select standard Navigation charts or Fish’n’Chip charts. Platinum Plus charts offer boaters a number of benefits including higher resolution aerial photo charts, improved panoramic port photos and smoother 3D rendering. In addition, coastal pilotbook data is now linked to every port icon.
HD Digital Fishfinder
The re-loaded E-Series is also compatible with Raymarine’s DSM400 HD Digital Sounder Module, the ultimate weapon in the hunt for fish. The DSM400 is armed with four independent digital sonar transceivers supporting simultaneous multi-frequency operation. Transmitting with up to three kilowatts of power on 28, 38, 50 kHz and two kilowatts on 200 kHz, the module takes Raymarine’s patented HD Digital technology to a new level. Raymarine offers a wide range of professional grade transducers for maximum performance and a new softkey interface with four preset screen modes for quick access to each frequency.
Sirius Satellite Radio Service
Raymarine’s SR100 Sirius Satellite Receiver for E-Series now allows boaters to tune into Sirius Radio channels directly through the E-Series display. In addition to accessing animated weather forecasts from Sirius’ Marine Weather Service, E-Series owners can also enjoy over 130 channels of original satellite radio programming, including commercial free music, sports, news, talk and more.
SeaTalk Autopilot Integration
E-Series v4 allows owners of Raymarine SeaTalk compatible autopilots to integrate their autopilot with their navigation system. New features include the ability to put the autopilot in auto or standby mode and an option to both engage and disengage autopilot waypoint tracking directly from the E-Series display.
More features and details are on the Raymarine homepage.