With a wealth of positive feedback from product previews around the world, Raymarine’s E Series Widescreen with HybridTouch™ has officially been launched to the Australian market.
The E Series Widescreen with HybridTouch – offering both touch screen and hard button control – is the company’s most flexible, technically advanced, and easy to use multi-function navigation display to date. It also raises the bar with its bold new styling, offering the maximum ultra-bright image and size for its footprint.
Touch screen operation has the advantage of being quick and easy, but it can be challenging to use in rough weather or when moving at speed. Raymarine now offers the choice of operating options with the introduction of HybridTouch. This gives users the flexibility of touch screen control alongside the use of the UniControl™ which integrates cursor and OK key in one rotary wheel plus the traditional hard buttons; a seamless mix of both methods. A completely new user interface means users can easily personalise their home screen, setting up the E Series Widescreen to their specific requirements. A built-in tutorial guides users through the many new functions and features available.
The new E Series Widescreen comes in three sizes – the E90W, E120W and E140W. The touch screen features enable fast chart panning, instant access to chart and navigation data simply by tapping the screen. A full ‘qwerty’ on-screen keyboard is used to edit and name routes and waypoints. Touch-by-touch manual route building is simplicity itself.
The E Series Widescreen has been launched with embedded Navionics ready-to-navigate cartography, and is compatible with Navionics charts including Gold, Platinum, and Platinum Plus with TurboView.
The Raymarine E Series Widescreen is also packed with new features and functions. A new anti-collision alarm uses boat dimensions such as draught, height, and beam to safely navigate shallow water and help avoid chart hazards. New Raymarine Radar features configurable by E Series Widescreen include 48rpm high speed scanning and Bird mode – this helps fishermen detect and track fish shoals by tracking sea bird movement through the new HD Digital radar scanner.
With visibility and clarity in all conditions key criteria for all users, the E Series Widescreen has a brilliant sunlight viewable colour display. It uses optically bonded LCD display technology to improve the contrast, and provide maximum readability. With fully customisable screens, users can see at a glance everything from the fish below them, to the ‘hidden’ hazards viewable from the HD radar, through to engine data and fuel levels.
Using its SeaTalkhs connection, the Raymarine E Series Widescreen integrates with all other SeaTalkhs hardware on board, including the new HD Digital radome, and Digital Sounder Modules for the fishfinder. Up to five E Series Widescreens can be networked together via SeaTalkhs. Connect up to eight SeaTalkhs nodes (a node is an MFD or sensor) on a single network using the SeaTalkhs network switch.
The E Series Widescreen retails from $5269 (inc GST). For more information, please contact Raymarine Asia Pty Ltd on (02) 9479 4800.