Raymarine launch new a series mfd’s a95, a97, a98, a125, a127, a128Date May 26, 2014
By Hudson Marine Electronics
Raymarine have lanched all new a9 and a12 multifunction displays. Both models made their public debut at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in Queensland Australia. The new 9” and 12” multi-touch displays are equipped with Raymarine’s best-in-class touch-screen display technology with pinch-to-zoom, a fast 10Hz internal GPS and extensive wired and wireless networking expansion capabilities.
The new models are powered by the latest release of Raymarine’s LightHouse II user interface. This latest release of LightHouse II is even easier to use and customise with all new multi-sonar capabilities. Anglers can now create their own custom sonar command centre with multiple independent Digital, CHIRP or CHIRP DownVision™ sonar channels running simultaneously. This powerful and independent sonar control lets anglers view both internal and network sonar modules together for the ultimate in underwater intelligence.
Built for speed, the a9 and a12 with LightHouse II deliver a fast and fluid chartplotter navigation experience. 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 of Raymarine LightHouse vector and raster charts (USA only). aSeries also supports all Navionics chart formats including Navionics’ community sourced SonarCharts.
With visual and thermal camera integration the new a9 and a12 are a boater’s sixth sense at sea. Optional Raymarine thermal cameras with superior FLIR infrared technology can be viewed and controlled via touch screen, letting boaters “see” in total darkness and stay safe.
The a9 and a12 also support multiple video over IP cameras for keeping watch of crew, docking manoeuvres, or engine room monitoring.
Boaters can also access the a9 and a12 anywhere onboard with built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking and Raymarine mobile apps. With Raymarine mobile apps boaters can view and take control of any aSeries display direct from their tablet or smartphone. Built-in Wi-Fi also lets boaters sync with Navionics mobile apps. Boaters can sync waypoints, routes, and now even charts. The new Navionics Boating app delivers charts and chart updates wirelessly from the Navionics app direct to any LightHouse II powered display.
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.
As the new a9 and a12 are powered by LightHouse II they are easy to network and expand with additional features and functionality:
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 SeaTalkngdevices
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
The new a9 and a12 series are each available in three configurations.
Raymarine a95 9 Inch MFD with Wi-Fi
Raymarine a125 12 Inch MFD with Wi-Fi
Raymarine a97 9 inch Sonar MFD with Wi-Fi
Raymarine a127 12 inch Sonar MFD with Wi-Fi
Raymarine a98 9 Inch DownVision MFD with Wi-Fi
Raymarine a128 12 Inch DownVision MFD with Wi-Fi