Fishing & navigation now even better with new LightHouse 3.2 upgrade

Date: 13-Oct-2017

The latest upgrade to Raymarine’s award-winning LightHouse operating system delivers outstanding new navigation and fishing ugrades.

The new LightHouse 3.2 upgrade is now available free for existing AXIOM and AXIOM Pro owners and, in an exciting new development, will also shortly be available for selected older Raymarine MFDs running LightHouse II. This will allow these owners to enjoy the intuitive LightHouse 3 interface and, even more impressively, allow them to integrate a new AXIOM display into their systems, enabling them to experience all the benefits of gyro-stablised RealVision 3D sonar on their existing equipment!

The new LightHouse 3.2 upgrade introduces a wide range of stunning new features designed to make both navigation and fishing easier, more enjoyable and more efficient. These include LightHouse 3.2’s new Nearby Waypoint Display, which automatically displays nearby existing waypoints, up to 0.5nm away. These appear live on the RealVision3D sonar display so users can instantly see how close they are to their favourite fishing spots

LightHouse 3.2 also enables owners to build their own highly-detailed live sonar and bathymetric charts, instantly showing contour intervals as small as 300mm apart. Ideal for finding and exploring new fishing areas, spotting new structures and tracking changes to the sea floor (such as shifting sand banks), SonarChart also allows owners to save and share their new, up-to-the-minute charts.

Other exciting new features include Axiom Wireless Display Streaming, which enables the display from an AXIOM or AXIOM Pro MFD to be wirelessly streamed to an onboard TV (using Miracast HDMI), monitor or display, and, thanks to Raymarine's built-in Audio App, the ability to remotely control popular marine head units from FUSION or Rockford Fosgate.

LightHouse 3.2’s new Dock to Dock Autorouting enables owners to automatically plot a safe course from their current location to their destination simply by touching their new location on their chart screen. The new software will instantly plot a track between the new locations, avoiding hazards and obstacles and ensuring the route is always over a safe depth for the vessel.

The new upgrade also gives users an incredible choice of charting options including the latest Navionics, C- MAP and the fast-expanding range of LightHouse’s own charts. New features include Navionics’ Shallow Depth Shading, which highlights self-selected shallow areas, ensuring they are always easily visible, and Fishing Range, which focuses on a specific depth ranges to improve fishing efficiency.

Also integrated are C-MAP Essentials and C-MAP 4D Charts. These allow owners to choose from raster, vector and HD Bathymetric chart layers, enable AXIOM owners to automatically plot a route with C-MAP EasyRouting and view ActiveCaptain points of interest and local knowledge on C-MAP 4D MAX charts.

Free to download, the extremely-impressive new LightHouse 3.2 update is now available from the Raymarine website: www.raymarine.com.

Product and dealer information is available from Lusty and Blundell on (09) 415-8303 or at www.lusty-blundell.co.nz.