Raymarine Previews New A-Series

Raymarine launched its new a‐Series line of multifunction navigation displays at last week’s ICAST sportfishing tradeshow in Orlando.

The new a‐Series brings the performance and simplicity of Raymarine multifunction navigation into a sleek, compact, and full featured touchscreen display. Engineered to perform on boats below 30 feet, the new a‐Series are rugged multifunction displays designed for tight spaces. The touch screen design and low profile bezel gives every helm a clean, and integrated appearance, while the supplied mounting bracket offers convenient mounting virtually anywhere at the helm. Keeping with Raymarine’s high standard for sunlight visibility, the new a‐Series is equipped with a super bright LED backlit display that is optically bonded for sharp color and contrast in the brightest sunlight. The compact a‐Series multifunction displays are extremely versatile, offering boaters simple and quick access to navigation applications like GPS, sonar, radar and much more. Like Raymarine’s award winning e‐Series multifunction displays, the new a‐Series utilize Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface. With a‐Series and LightHouse, boaters are greeted with an easy‐to‐use home screen of applications, making learning and operating a‐Series MFDs fast and easy.

The new a‐Series consists of two models that are ready to navigate right out of the box. Both models include a 50 channel internal GPS and Navionics Silver cartography on microSD. Boaters can choose the a65 MFD for GPS navigation and networking, while serious anglers will appreciate the a67 MFD with ClearPulse® digital sonar built‐in. All a‐Series displays offer extensive add‐on options, including Raymarine’s RCU‐3 Bluetooth steering wheel remote. The simple 3 button RCU‐3 puts you command of a‐Series without letting go of the wheel. The compact RCU‐3 can also be used as handheld remote using the supplied lanyard.

Each a‐Series display features a fast Raynet Ethernet port for connecting up to 6 Raymarine MFDs, making a‐Series the perfect choice for a small boat network or part of a larger Raymarine system. The Raynet port also enables connection to Raymarine Digital, HD Color, and Super HD Color radar systems, giving boaters the option for a compact and affordable high performance radar system. Anglers looking for greater sonar resolution and performance can network with Raymarine’s optional CP450C ClearPulse® CHIRP sonar module. Boaters can further expand a‐Series with Bluetooth MP3 control and Fusion audio control. An optional SIRIUSXM receiver enables both SIRIUS marine weather overlays and SIRIUSXM satellite radio audio control.

A‐Series displays also connect with NMEA2000 and Raymarine SeaTalkng networks, giving boaters the ability to integrate AIS, autopilots and engine instruments. Taking advantage of engine fuel data, the new a‐Series offer a fuel manager, allowing captains to monitor fuel consumption and time‐to‐empty calculations. In addition, the a‐Series chartplotter application provides a fuel range ring overlaid on the navigation chart, allowing captains to visualize their maximum fuel range.

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