LightHouse 4 Update for Axiom Chartplotters

Software download and update information for Raymarine Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro and Axiom XL chartplotter displays:

  • Applicable for: Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro & Axiom XL LightHouse 3 Multifunction Displays Only
  • Current Software Version: V4.1.140
  • Release Date: Oct 2022 (Download is constantly updated to include all latest ISO files)

Note: Please be sure to read all customer notices and update instructions prior to upgrading your system.


LightHouse 4 download for the Axiom Family of multifunction displays only.



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Software release date, new features, enhancements and bug fixes

Current Version

Bundle Release Date Features
V4.1.140 Oct 2022 Resolved Issues and Improvements
  • The AnyDesk app now continues to function when exiting the apps page
  • The Spotify app now continues to function when exiting the apps page
  • Resolves an issue seen with Scheiber (ShipControl) systems
  • Implemented a modification to the battery instancing detection to prevent Battery 0 from potentially showing dashes
  • Improvements to the screen mirroring feature in the Raymarine App
V4.1.75 Sept 2022 Key Features and Enhancements
  • Support for Mercury fluid level checking and Skyhook virtual anchoring in the VesselView app.
  • Expanded NMEA2000 battery monitoring. Detect, monitor, alarm, and set customized names for compatible batteries connected to the network.
  • Expansion of our built-in sailing polars library with the addition of 60 new boat models.
  • Updated GPS/GNSS engine software for Axiom +, Pro and XL models.
Resolved Issues and Improvements
  • Smoother blending of SiriusXM weather radar and sea surface temperature overlays.
  • Expanded library of species-specific fish icons for marking waypoints.
  • Improved rudder reference information when used with a Volvo Easy Connect gateway.
  • Radar app 'Auto Acquire Targets' dialogues improved.
  • Fixed an issue with cross track error on the rolling road dashboard display.
  • Improved the diagnostic sonar recording feature.
  • Resolved a communication issue between RMK keypad units and Axiom.
  • Sonar app bottom tracking and reacquisition improvements.
V4.00.85 Aug 2022
  • Resolves the upgrade 'Blank Screen' that is displayed during a software update of the Chart Plotter. Once LH4.00.85 is installed, any future upgrades will not show a blank screen
  • Software changes to support component changes in the Axiom family of chartplotters
    Note: There is no upgrade for the RVX1000 SONAR module with this release, so it must be running v4.0.82 software to be compatible with AXIOM LH4.00.85
V4.0.82 June 2022 Software enhancement to resolve a potential scenario where the LightHouse chart is not displayed.
Notes - A single use of the LightHouse Chart Store Premium features prevents this issue from occurring. Upgrading to LH4.00.82 also resolves this issue.
V4.0.77 May 2022 Resolved issues and improvements:
  • Large system stability improvements
  • AXIOM reboot when within the Chart app and using Navionics cartography
    This issue can be triggered a variety of ways unfortunately, examples being:
    • When opening the waypoint or route window, in order to start a "Go-To"
    • When viewing the AIS target list or changing AIS settings
    • When re-sizing the Chart window
    • and other such scenarios such as opening a window/menu within the chart app...
  • M2XX thermal camera Pan/Tilt movement incorrect
  • No rudder angle displayed if the source is the E22158 SeaTalk1 to SeaTalkng converter or a 3rd party rudder angle products
V4.0.70 April 2022 New Features:
  • Mercury Sport Exhaust
  • Mercury Advanced Engine
  • Mercury on board diagnostics
  • Mercury Steering Angle
  • LH4.0 graphical refinements including custom backgrounds and menu mode improvements
  • Dynamic Dashboard tiles
  • Support for Fish Symbols on CP100/CP370/CP470/CP570
  • SIRIUSXM Fish Mapping
  • SIRIUSXM Weather Legend
  • SIRIUSXM Weather Sea Surface Temperature
  • Multizone audio for Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio
  • Navionics - SonarChart history
  • Navionics - Multi Layer control (for Relief Shading or SonarChart shading)
  • Spotify removed from main software bundle - can now download app from Raymarine website
  • Imray Raster Chart support
  • Active waypoint and route visual enhancements
  • YachtSense Link - router support
Resolved Issues & Improvements:
  • Navionics Library update
  • Bottom Lock Improvements - RVX1000 and AXIOM Internal SONARs
  • Network list now shows the RMK-9/RMK-10 products when connected on RayNet
  • Network list now shows the Camera JCU-3 when connected on RayNet
  • Heading vector was only shown when 'infinite' was selected
  • Chart Plotter could incorrectly create duplicate lighthouse_id files on MicroSD cards
  • Spotify menus not functioning in LH3.16.84. Requires downloading the new Spotify App
  • AXIOMs can stop responding to paired RMK-10/RMK-9 (RMK's require v20.0.15app/18.0.48plat)
  • SIRIUSXM Weather Overlay - obscures Navigation Map
  • LH3.13.103 - SAR Recording IP Video restricted/problematic
  • LH3.14 showing waypoints labels after hiding the groups or waypoints
  • AXIOM diagnostics list now updates/refreshes automatically
  • Integration with Yamaha 6YG - MFD can calculate incorrect Trip value
  • Fuel used can show incorrect value, if switching Data Master
  • Cyclone near target expansion toggle now working as expected
  • Sector blanking limits now move correctly, when Radar PPI shifts
  • SONAR recording toggle switch added to diagnostics
  • IGB tidal streams - updated around Aberdeen area to produce better current station graphs
  • Various Mercury integration improvements
  • Various system software upgrade process improvements
  • Updated Cyclone Zero Azimuth offset functionality
  • Radar target ID color modified so you can clearly see it when in night mode
  • SONAR shallow depth warning limit trigger changed from 0.8m to 0.35m

Current Version

Bundle Release Date Features
v3.16.84 PRIME
December 2021
Download LightHouse 3.16.84
  • Support for 2022 LightHouse Charts Ireland and Great Britain tides
  • Support for the forthcoming YachtSense Link marine mobile router
  • Various bug fixes and corrections including
    • Resolved a potential issue of data overlays freezing up
    • Corrected the white flash when using Navionics charts in night mode
    • Fixes to radar sector blanking
    • Guard zone alarm user interface improvements
    • 3D sonar background colour improved in night mode
    • Remedied a condition where CP sonar modules do not appear in the network diagnostics during an upgrade
  • New RVX1000 update for compatibility with LightHouse HVAR 3.16.84 PRIME
November 2021

New Features:

  • Initial support for the new Cyclone Open Array Radars
  • Nautical miles & yards (NM & yd) added as a unit of measure for distance
  • Split screen LH3 browser app
  • Cyclops Marine Load Cell support & data items added
  • Improved sidebar selection panel
  • Mercury - color coded alarm warning implementation
  • Mercury - Information messages Pop-ups
  • Mercury - Helm grouping
  • Sector Blanking support for Quantum 2 Radars

Product improvements:

  • Anchor mode now accounts for keel offset and waterline to deck measurement
  • Transducer sea temperature calibration issue corrected
  • Fathoms changed from fa to Fm
  • "Follow from Here" not working in a route, under a certain condition - fixed
  • Camera issue where surveillance scan stops working when selecting a different app - fixed
  • Digital switching hidden pages were not staying hidden under certain conditions - fixed
  • Improvements to 'Ping Depth Limit'
  • Improvements to First Responder waypoint transfer over N2K
  • Camera app (i.e. AR app) showing zoom options for non-zoom cameras (e.g. Cam210) - fixed
  • Ruler updated to show correct range and bearing in context menu, and on ruler pop-up box
  • Goto Ruler can sometimes navigate to wrong end - fixed
  • iOS 15 prevented AXIOM connecting to it's hotspot - fixed
  • Updated software for the AXIOM Pro rotary encoder, to prevent jumping when rapid scrolling/zooming
  • In Augmented Reality view, a "T" has been added to make it obvious what the heading reference is, at the top of the screen
  • CZone update so momentary buttons correctly reflect their status after switching pages
  • Adjustments to the Raymarine database, to improve networking stability across the system (Only applicable if AXIOM/AXIOM DV/AXIOM RV models are in the network)
  • AXIOM-Pro keypad buttons incorrectly waking up Pan/Tilt cameras. Now only the rotary controller wakes the camera as like swiping the screen
  • Resolved a memory leak resulting in random MFD crashes, with systems running typically >16hours (depending on system load)
  • When using a legacy Digital Radome (i.e. E92130 RD418D or E92132 RD424D), from MFD v3.15 certain range scales would show an incorrect PPI image - fixed
  • Software upgrade improvements (System) - The Master MFD could crash (and not upgrade) if an RVX1000 was in the system and being upgraded. Could also occur if a repeater MFD did not report correctly. Implemented a fix in the v3.16 MFD code.
  • Note: Upgrade improvements in this release will only be seen when performing a following software upgrade
August 2021

New Features:

  • Reeds almanac now available with LightHouse charts
  • LightHouse charts Tides and Currents now available for France
  • Minimum depth warning message, when entering 0.8m or less
  • Shallow depth alarm - configurable in the Alarms > Settings menu
  • Anchor Drag wizard
  • Renamed "Anchor Drift" to Position Drift" in the Alarms > Settings menu
  • Mercury VesselView now supported in Horizontal or Vertical split screen modes
  • Optional daily event grouping for waypoints
  • Radar range ring customization - select the number of rings to display
  • Additional GNSS Lat/Lon position format selections - now 6 to choose from
  • Fuel Tanks can now be excluded from the Fuel Manager calculations
  • Pitch is now available as a databox selection, located under the "Boat" category for data items
  • Polar Table library update - we now have over 470 popular cruising and racing sailboats, built in
  • Fish ID and Alarm features now available for all Fishfinder depth transducers (Raymarine and Airmar)
    • Note – only applicable if the transducer is connected directly to an AXIOM-series MFD or RVX1000. CP-Sounders, (e.g.: CP370/470/570) do not currently support this feature.
  • Optional suppression of Dangerous Target alarms for stationary targets
  • iKey Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad support - full details in user manual
  • On-Screen auto focus control for M400 and M500 cameras
  • Users can now follow a waypoint from within a route (follow from here), and can easily reverse the route - improved UI

First Responder:

  • Waypoints can now be entered via Bearing and Range from a fixed point
  • Import and Export of waypoints via NMEA0183
  • Pin Lock
  • If Heading or SOG data becomes unavailable, a warning message is shown on the Homescreen

Bug Fixes

  • Mercury VesselView - resolves an issue where no data was being displayed if the ignition was turned on, but the engines are not running
  • 2nd Echo Rejection corrected/Improved
  • Improvements to shallow water tracking and general performance
  • Navionics subscription expired warning message box would keep popping up - fixed
  • LightHouse charts subscription showing expired, but with a future date shown - fixed
  • Realbathy depth curves are now drawn down to 0.25m increments
  • MFD would state you have ejected the MicroSD card incorrectly, when you have not - fixed
  • Engine data dampening has been improved, so that the master and repeater MFDs are more in sync
  • When advancing a waypoint in a route, a repeater MFD could sometimes advance more than once - fixed
  • Resolved an issue where the MFD would report "No Update Found" when inserting a software MicroSD card
  • GNSS differential mode was incorrectly re-enabled when changing from GLONASS to BeiDou - fixed
  • Implemented a fix to prevent the AXIOM from not detecting a LightHouse chart, after it has been updated
  • Improvements for the detection of both Analogue and Digital IP cameras
June 2021

New Features:

  • Continued SONAR bottom tracking improvements
  • Addition of 4G router support (DHCP On/Off switch) and setup page (from AXIOM diagnostics)
  • Polar tables library update

Bug Fixes

  • Corrects an issue where the MFD could crash when using RealBathy
  • Corrects an issue with IP Cameras being discovered by the MFD
  • Improvements to the UKHO tide stations, with regards to the display of some tidal curves
  • Moved certain chart items out of Land Features, for the LightHouse charts
  • Resolves an issue with Trigentic Digital Switching toggle switches, not functioning correctly on repeater MFDs
  • Resolves an issue seen with mounting MicroSD cards on the MFD.
May 2021

New Features:

  • Mercury Vessel View integration with App and SmartCraft Connect gateway
  • Support for LightHouse Charts - North America
  • Support for Hi-Resolution contours in Fishing Mode only
  • LightHouse Charts - Improved Tides and Currents, and stations available in Great Britain/Ireland and France
  • Continued SONAR bottom tracking improvements: Introduced a new feature to limit the maximum depth the SONAR will ping to, when trying to re-acquire a bottom lock (only applicable to AXIOM MFDs and RVX1000, when using high power Airmar transducers)

Bug Fixes

  • Dashboard databoxes can now be edited again, after customization - i.e. Trip
  • Touch Swipe shortcut menu appearing due to electrical noise - New software written to prevent this
  • Finnish translation for 'Knots' corrected
  • System software upgrade improvements:
    • Slave MFD not entering 'Upgrade mode' when directed
    • MFD upgrade remaining on "In Progress" screen and never showing Complete
    • AXIOMs found to be downloading 2 upgrade files when only one is required
    • MFD cannot detect upgrades files on card, if the directory name contains spaces
    • IMPRTANT NOTE: These 'System Software Upgrade' improvements will not show positive results until the following software release (i.e. v3.15.xx)
  • Changes to the RayNet communications - when upgrading to v3.14.88 you also need to upgrade any of the following products in your system to the specified versions below, otherwise they will not communicate correctly:
    • RMK-9: v20.0.7
    • RMK-10: v20.0.7
    • CP100: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP200: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP370: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP470: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP570: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • RVX1000: v3.14.88
    • (Note - these new software versions are backward compatible with older MFD versions - i.e. LH2 v19.03 or LH3 v3.11.43)
Mar 2021
Download LightHouse 3.13
If you are having issues upgrading from an early version of LightHouse 3 please please upgrade to v3.13.103 Edgartown first.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolves an issue on the Digital Switching pages, where the page title and page arrows appear when they should not.
  • Fixes an issue where the screen shows a lot of blank boxes with a blank background.
  • Resolves a crash when inserting a MicroSD card into the MFD, and you have Mercury device(s) on the N2K network.
  • Includes the S63 CHART base map within the ISO file.
Feb 2021

New Features:

  • Support for LightHouse Charts
  • Support for C-Zone Plug and Play digital switching
  • Radar Chart Synchronisation feature
  • New 256 colour radar overlay palettes
  • New nearby waypoints on radar feature
  • Humidity & Internal temperature databoxes in Dashboard
  • S63 encrypted chart support
  • Support for the Oscar camera in LightHouse App
  • New support for the AnyDesk remote desktop App

Bug Fixes

  • Sonar bottom acquisition improvements
  • Improved logging tools for recording software upgrade failures
  • Resolved an HDMI connection issue with Axiom XL displays