Raymarine launches new Remote and Control apps

Full MFD control and viewing from smart phones and tablets now available

May 2012

Raymarine has launched a new series of apps which enable users to control e and c-Series multifunction displays wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet. These two new apps – RayRemote and RayControl - are now available for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

RayControl transforms tablets into both a viewer and a full-function 2 way control; the tablet syncs with the multifunction display and users touch the tablet screen to control the MFD; pulling up charts, operating radar and thermal cameras, selecting menus, setting waypoints etc. in the same way as operating the MFD direct. RayControl also features a ‘pop-out’ virtual keypad mirroring the multifunction display’s rotary controller and hard keys, enabling users to operate all available functions wirelessly and remotely. RayControl works with all Raymarine’s new e Series and c Series multifunction displays.

RayRemote is designed for use on smartphones, switching their smaller screens between a full screen MFD repeater display and a full screen virtual keypad with just a tap of the display. The complete virtual keypad mimics that found on the multifunction display, including cursor and rotary controls, allowing users to navigate features, rotate through menus, and make adjustments easily. RayRemote works with all Raymarine’s new e Series and c Series multifunction displays.

Thanks to the new e and c Series wi-fi connectivity, a single multifunction display can support multiple wireless control devices, such as a smartphone using RayRemote, and a tablet using RayControl. The RayControl app will even enable the new c-Series display to be operated via touch; the menu system, apps and other features can be touch controlled via the RayControl app on tablet.

The new RayControl and RayRemote apps are a welcome and much anticipated addition to the existing free RayView app. RayControl and RayRemote are available for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, and can be purchased via the Apple iTunes App store, Google Play Store for Android, and through the Amazon Android Marketplace.

Raymarine e Series and c Series owners can connect their MFDs to Raymarine mobile apps by upgrading their MFD to v3.15 software, available as a free download at www.raymarine.com  

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.


About Raymarine:

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.

The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Fareham UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.

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