New Raymarine apps allow smart-phone control of MFDs

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Raymarine launched a new series of free apps that enable users to control e- and c-Series multifunction displays wirelessly from a tablet or smartphone. The two new apps — RayControl and RayRemote — are available for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

RayControl transforms tablets into both a viewer and a full-function two-way control; the tablet syncs with the MFD and users touch the tablet screen to pull up charts, operate radar and thermal cameras, select menus, set waypoints in the same way as operating the MFD direct. RayControl also features a ‘pop-out’ virtual keypad mirroring the MFD’s rotary controller and hard keys, enabling users to operate all available functions wirelessly and remotely.

RayRemote is designed for use on smart phones, switching their smaller screens between a full screen MFD repeater display and a full screen virtual keypad with just a tap of the display. The virtual keypad mimics that found on the MFD, including cursor and rotary controls, allowing users to navigate features and rotate through menus.

Both apps work with all of Raymarine’s new e Series and c Series MFDs; and e Series and c Series owners can connect their MFDs to Raymarine mobile apps by upgrading their MFD to v3.15 software, available as a free download at www.raymarine.com.