FLIR And Raymarine: Helping Any Mariner Make Better Decisions On The Water
Published: Monday, November 25, 2019
FLIR Systems enjoys a successful history of delivering complex solutions in intelligent and highly intuitive ways. Put simply, FLIR marine thermal cameras and Raymarine marine electronics incorporate unique technologies and capabilities boaters won’t find anyplace else.
Raymarine’s problem-solving combination of powerful Axiom multifunction displays and the intuitive LightHouse 3 operating system supports Raymarine's full range of sensors and add-on modules, including Quantum 2 radar, CHIRP sonar modules, Evolution autopilot, AIS and FLIR thermal cameras, while also integrating with an ever-expanding variety of exciting new FLIR technologies and partner technologies. Meanwhile, the new Element Sonar/GPS series delivers Raymarine’s top sonar technologies and chartplotting capabilities to anglers, cruisers, and sailors who don’t require the integration of onboard systems afforded by Axiom.
Raymarine’s award-winning ClearCruise AR brings enhanced on-water awareness to Axiom MFDs. Using HD video imagery from a Raymarine visible or FLIR thermal camera and the new RaymarineAR200 video stabilization module, ClearCruise AR overlays nearby navigation markers, automatic identification system (AIS) traffic, objects, and waypoints in sync with real-world camera imagery, making complex navigation and high traffic situations safer and simpler to understand.
Unveiled earlier this year, Raymarine DockSense is the marine industry’s first intelligent object-recognition and motion-sensing assisted docking solution for recreational boating. DockSense employs a unique stereo vision type machine vision camera, allowing the system to effectively perceive its surroundings in three dimensions. The system then uses proprietary video analytics and motion-control technology to assist captains in tight-quarter docking maneuvers.
Designed to meet the demanding requirements of first responders and other professional mariners, FLIR’s new M300 series marine cameras employ FLIR CTV technology to blend visible, color camera imagery into the thermal scene. They also use FLIR’s patented MSX® imaging technology to extract edges and borders and blends these elements with the thermal image, greatly improving image quality and visual recognition of distant objects.
Whether you cruise, fish, sail, or are a first responder, FLIR and Raymarine technologies and products are designed for increased situational awareness, making anyone’s time on the water safer and a whole lot more fun. Learn more at www.raymarine.com and www.flir.com/applications/marine today.
This article first appeared in the Year End Issue (Nov/Dec) 2019 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.