Raymarine’s new ClearCruise AR unleashes Augmented Reality’s power & safety

Date: 23-Oct-2018

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Raymarine’s breakthrough new ClearCruiseAR (Augmented Reality) enables skippers to make smarter, safer decisions by overlaying vital navigational and AIS information directly onto the high-definition (HD) video feed on their Axiom multi function displays (MFDs).

A marine industry first and winner of the coveted IBEX Innovation Award, ClearCruiseAR enables skippers to instantly identify nearby navigation markers, AIS (Automatic Identification System) traffic, surrounding objects and even waypoints thanks to digital “pop-ups” that accurately appear at the appropriate places on their real-time video feed.

“ClearCruise AR technology delivers an exciting new intuitive method of combining navigation data with the real world,” says Mark Milburn, CEO of New Zealand Raymarine distributor Lusty and Blundell. “ClearCruise AR takes what we see with our eyes and augments it with key information from our charts and from other systems such as AIS.

“One of the biggest challenges when boating is to quickly judge distances between our own boat and other vessels or navigation hazards nearby. ClearCruise AR does this for us and presents it in a practical and easy to understand way.

 “It makes complex navigation and high traffic situations easy to understand and gives skippers greater confidence and peace of mind when navigating busy or unfamiliar waterways.”

Released in conjunction with ClearCruiseAR, Raymarine’s new AR200 video stabilisation module further enhances the live video feed thanks to its precision GPS/GNSS sensor and the same Attitude Heading Reference Sensor (AHRS) technology used in Raymarine’s award-winning Evolution autopilots.

ClearCruiseAR also integrates with Raymarine CAM210 HD marine cameras to provide a detailed augmented reality view from any camera on board.

ClearCruiseAR for Raymarine Axiom, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL multifunction navigation displays is compatible with the latest LightHouse 3.7 OS update which is available to download now at www.raymarine.com/lighthouse.

The AR200 video stabilization module and the CAM210 HD marine video camera are now available nationwide through Lusty & Blundell’s nationwide network of leading marine dealers.