These update instructions relates to the following products:

  • AXIOM, AXIOM-Pro, AXIOM-XL Multifunction Display Series

Stage 1: Backing Up Your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks (Optional)

It may be necessary to reset your MFD after the update if there is an issue. Please make sure you take a backup of any important data. However it is always wise to keep a backup of any important data you may have

To backup your waypoint/route/tracks data using a AXIOM Series MFD please follow the steps outlined HERE

The steps for restoring this data to the MFD are also contained in this same FAQs.

Note: AXIOM Multifuction Displays have a mSD card slot in the rear of the unit, or when using an attached RCR-SDUSB (external card reader) use a SD card or a mSD card in a SD adapter.
Compatible Cards

Stage 2: Populating the mSD Flash Memory Card with the MFD Software

Note: To avoid potentially corrupting the data on your Navionics chart card, DO NOT copy software update files to your Navionics chart card and DO NOT back up waypoint/route/track data to your Navionics chart card. MicroSD cards are commonly available in most stores selling consumer electronics products. Waypoint, route, track data, and system configuration data can be stored on a microSD memory card which also contains software update files.

  • You are NOT required to update the products software versions sequentially. For example, you can go from v.3.0.40 to v3.1.69.
  • The mSD (Micro SD)/SD memory cards used with AXIOM Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 1GB and no more than 32GB.
  • The mSD/SD card should be formatted to FAT32 or NTFS. (External link: Instructions)
  1. Insert a compatible Flash memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product from HERE
  3. The downloaded file should be a ".ZIP" file which contains multiple ".ISO" files.
  4. Un-Zip the contents of the Zip file to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash). Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card (External link: Instructions)

    • For example: if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.

    • Note: Do not attempt to open .ISO files, the files you have downloaded are for the AXIOM MFD and networked products. If you attempt to open these files you will see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.

  5. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

Stage 3: The update method

  1. Power ON the Master AXIOM MFD
    • Note: If performing a whole system upgrade from teh Master MFD, ensure all other repeater MFDs, STng products and RayNet products are also powered on
  2. Place the mSD card into the rear of the unit, or if using the external card reader (RCR-SDUSB) a SD card into the slot
  3. Touch the 'Settings' button on the Home Screen
  4. Touch 'Update Software'
  5. Touch 'Check SD Card'
  6. The Information bar will appear with the software version found. Touch 'Yes'
  7. The new software will be installed. Do not power down the MFD during this process.
  8. The Axiom will return to the Home Screen once the update is completed.
  9. You may need to perform the above steps for each AXIOM MFD you have in the system, if the Master did not upgrade them
  10. Once all the devices in the system are updated, please verify that this is correct by going to the following screen:
AXIOM Upgrade Screen

Checking the software versions of your Raymarine products

To view the AXIOM software version:

  • On the Home screen, touch 'Settings'. The software of the AXIOM MFD will then be shown

To view other product software versions:

  1. Ensure all products are powered on
  2. On the Master MFD, go to the Home Screen
  3. Touch "Settings"
  4. Click the "Network" tab
  5. Click "Diagnostics > Product info"
  6. You will now see a list of all products on SeaTalkng & RayNet

Please note: You will see Raymarine devices that are connected on SeaTalkNG and RayNet only. Sometimes devices may not be listed (i.e. some IP cameras)