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Raymarine Launches 3 New Products at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Published By: Jonathan Lee

Raymarine, a division of FLIR Systems, unveiled its all-new a9 and a12 multifunction displays as well as its 19-inch gS195 Glass Bridge Multifunction Display at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in Queensland Australia.

The new nine-inch and 12-inch multi touch displays are equipped with Raymarine’s touchscreen display technology with pinch to zoom, a 10Hz internal GPS and wired and wireless networking expansion capabilities.

Raymarine’s gS195 joins the nine-inch, 12-inch, and 15.4-inch in the gS Series family of glass bridge multifunction displays. Engineered for premium yachts, the gS195’s edge-to-edge glass construction and slim bezel design was made to blend with modern helms.

a9 and a12
The new a9 and a12 series are each available in three configurations. The a95 and a125 models are the ideal network chartplotter solution. The a97 and a127 have all the features of the a95 and a125 plus a built in, high performance, dual channel digital sonar. For anglers looking to experience Raymarine Visionality the a98 and a128 are equipped with CHIRP DownVision sonar plus a CHIRP fish targeting sonar channel.

The new models are powered by the latest release of Raymarine’s LightHouse II user interface. LightHouse II allows users to create their own custom sonar command center with multiple independent Digital, CHIRP or CHIRP DownVision sonar channels running simultaneously. A 10Hz 50-channel internal GPS provides accurate and smooth vessel tracking at high speed while a powerful dual core processor and a dedicated graphics processor delivers effortless panning and zooming. The aSeries supports all Navionics chart formats including Navionics’ community sourced SonarCharts.

With visual and thermal camera integration the new a9 and a12 are said to feature superior FLIR infrared technology that can be viewed and controlled via the touch screen.

The a9 and a12 also support multiple video-over-IP cameras, for keeping watch of crew, docking maneuvers or engine room monitoring. Boaters can also access the units anywhere onboard with built in Wi-Fi wireless networking and Raymarine mobile apps. Raymarine mobile apps enable boaters to view and take control of any aSeries display right from their tablet or smartphone. Built-in Wi-Fi also allows boaters to sync with Navionics mobile apps. Boaters can sync waypoints, routes, and even charts.

In addition to Wi-Fi, the a9 and a12 feature built-in Bluetooth for remote control of MP3 music and connection to Raymarine’s optional RCU-3 wireless steering wheel remote.

a9 and a12 advanced options:
• Remote HybridTouch control using the optional wired RMK-9 full function remote keypad.
• Two Raynet Ethernet ports for connecting Raymarine radars, sonar modules and multiple LightHouse II powered displays
• Digital, HD Color and Super HD Color radar support
• Digital Sonar, CHIRP Sonar and CHIRP DownVision external sonar module support
• Autopilot control with Raymarine Evolution autopilots. Turn any aSeries display into an autopilot control center
• AIS receiver connectivity with support for AIS target tracking in both chart and radar applications
• Thermal night vision camera option. View and control Raymarine T-Series thermal cameras
• Optional SIRIUSXM Marine Weather receiver support. Receive and animate up-to-the minute forecasts (USA Only)
• Connect with NMEA2000 (adapter included) and SeaTalkng devices
• Engine integration and fuel monitoring. NMEA2000 support or Raymarine’s optional ECI-100 Universal Engine Interface
• Vessel systems control with optional Empirbus Digital Switching
• Optional external GA150 GPS antenna for below deck GPS reception
• Dual-slot microSD card reader for accessing chart data, data backups and LightHouse software updates

Introductory US MSRPs for the a9 and a12 are as follows:
a95 $1899.99 USD
a97 $1999.99 USD
a98 $2099.99 USD

a125 $2799.99 USD
a127 $2899.99 USD
a128 $2999.99 USD

The  a9 and a12 are expected to be available in the July of 2014.

gS195
The gS195 is powered by Raymarine’s LightHouse II user interface, allowing captains to control the system entirely through the touch screen or the gS195’s included RMK-9 remote keypad. The RMK-9 provides full function remote control of every gS Series display on the network and multiple RMK-9 remotes can be installed for added flexibility. gS Series also features built-in Wi-Fi; enabling boaters to use Raymarine mobile apps to control and view the gS Series directly from their smartphone or tablet.

The gS195 is equipped with a dual core processor and has dual gigabit network ports providing connection to high performance network sensors, including Raymarine radar and CHIRP sonar modules.

Alternatively any Raymarine aSeries, cSeries or eSeries multifunction display can be integrated into a gS Series system. The gigabit network ports also provide power over Ethernet (PoE) for connecting and powering video over IP cameras.

The gS195 is also equipped with a dedicated video input port for connection to Raymarine thermal night vision or analog CCTV cameras.

Ready for the future, the gS195 features a HD-SDI video input port to support high definition CCTV camera systems. An HDMI video output port allows the gS195 to connect to remote monitors and HDTV entertainment systems. Users can combine the HDMI remote monitor connection with a RMK-9 remote keyboard or Raymarine wireless apps for full control of gS Series from any onboard HDTV, monitor or display.

gS195’s advanced options and features:
• Big display with a slim profile - 8mm front bezel and the entire rear housing is less than 73mm deep, making gS Series easy to fit in tight spaces
• Responsive multi-touch touch screen technology with pinch to zoom
• Multiple sonar support for serious offshore anglers. View and control independently Raymarine Digital Sonar, CHIRP Sonar and CHIRP DownVision sonar modules
• Digital, HD Color and Super HD Color radar support
• Integrated autopilot control of Raymarine Evolution autopilots. Turn any gS Series display into an autopilot control center
• Full Thermal Night Vision control and viewing
• Support for Empirbus Digital Switching allows gS Series to control your vessel’s electrical systems. Control lighting, monitor electrical systems, and more
• AIS receiver connectivity with support for AIS target tracking in both chart and radar applications
• Optional SIRIUSXM Marine Weather receiver support. Receive and animate up-to-the minute forecasts (USA Only)
• Connect with NMEA2000 and SeaTalkng devices
• Engine integration and fuel monitoring. NMEA2000 support or Raymarine’s optional ECI-100 Universal Engine Interface
• Remote dual-slot microSD card reader for accessing chart data, data backups and LightHouse software updates

US Pricing of the gS195 is as follows:
$14,999.99 USD

The gS195 will be available come July.

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