NEW DockSense - Assisted Docking Technology | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR
NEW DockSense - Assisted Docking Technology | Raymarine by FLIR

TECHNICAL PREVIEW

DockSense™ Assisted Docking Technology

Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system is the recreational marine industry'’'s first object recognition and motion sensing assisted docking solution. DockSense systems use intelligent FLIR machine vision camera technology to analyze real-world imagery while integrating with the vessel’s propulsion and steering system to help boat owners in tight quarter docking maneuvering.

DockSense - The Docking Challenge | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

THE DOCKING CHALLENGE


Docking a boat can be a stressful experience, even for the most experienced captains. Often wind and tides make the task more difficult, and docking mishaps can become expensive repairs. The Raymarine DockSense system is designed to augment a captain's boat handling skills using the system’s Virtual Bumper™ zone technology around the vessel. Should an object like a piling or another vessel encounter the Virtual Bumper, DockSense automatically introduces corrective steering and throttle commands to avoid the object and assist the captain in guiding the vessel to the dock.

DockSense - Virtual Bumper | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Virtual Bumper™ technology prevents contact between your boat and surrounding objects.

DockSense - Joystick Control | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

DockSense™ is designed to integrate seamlessly with leading joystick piloting systems.

DockSense - Tight Quarters | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Axiom's DockSense docking app offers full visibility from the helm while maneuvering in tight quarters.

The Future of Boat Handling


DockSense uses global positioning system (GPS) and attitude heading reference system (AHRS) position sensing technology to compensate for the effects of wind and currents, ensuring the vessel enters the dock without drama or costly collisions. The Raymarine DockSense systems include multiple FLIR machine vision cameras, a central processing module, and the DockSense App running on Raymarine’s Axiom navigation display. The system integrates with modern joystick propulsion systems, providing assisted steering and throttle commands to help captains make a smooth arrival.


DockSense - The Docking Challenge | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR
DockSense - FLIR Machine Vision | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Visual sensing of the 3D world is achieved using FLIR machine vision stereo camera technology.

SYSTEM DIAGRAM

DockSense - System Diagram | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR
1 DockSense System Guide - AxiomXL | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Axiom XL MFD and Joystick

2 DockSense System Guide - Processor | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

DockSense Processor

3 DockSense System Guide - Rear Camera | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Rear Facing Camera

4 DockSense System Guide - Front Camera | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Front Facing Camera

5 & 6 DockSense System Guide - Side Camera | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Port & Starboard facing Camera

7 DockSense System Guide - AHRS GPS | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

AHRS GPS Module

DOCKSENSE PARTNERS

DockSense Official Partner - Mercury Marine | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Mercury Marine is a world leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems.

Mercury are the first to demonstrate the Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system on an outboard-powered Boston Whaler center console.

DockSense is an integral part of Mercury’s next-generation autonomous vessel system demonstrator, providing real-time detection of objects and obstructions around the vessel.


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DockSense Official Partner - Prestige | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

A major international brand, PRESTIGE has positioned itself in the highly exacting market of luxury motor yachts.

Manufactured in Vendée –France and devised by yachtsmen for those who love the sea, PRESTIGE® yachts are the jewel of French marine engineering.

With the Garroni Studio, PRESTIGE designs the most livable yachts from 40 to 75 feet. Both FLYBRIDGE and SPORT ranges offer contemporary, high-design and clever motor yachts. The brand relies on an ever-growing worldwide professional dealer network.


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DockSense Official Partner - Boston Whaler | Raymarine - A Brand by FLIR

For over 60-years Boston Whaler has engineered the most reliable and forward-thinking boats on the water. Every chapter of their history starts with a belief in pushing the limits of what’s possible.

Raymarine has a longstanding relationship with Boston Whaler, providing innovative solutions to make their customers’ boating experience more enjoyable.

Investing in DockSense, the next great boating innovation, is consistent with their goal of providing the best boats and newest technologies on the water.


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