Saturday, September 17, 2011

Raymarine RayView

Application: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Function: Raymarine Multifunction Display
Rating: **
Cost: Free



RayView is a new app just released in the App Store on September 2.  There is not a lot of explanation in the App Store or on Raymarines' website.  It appears that the app allow any of your iOS devices to become a extended display for the Raymarine e7 Multifunction Displays.

Raymarine and the marine industry seem to continue to embrace the use of iOS devices.  This app is proof that one of the industry leaders has adapted and will continue to support WiFi access to their network displays.

I do not own any Raymarine Multifunctional displays so I was not able to test the app but it looks like when the app is started it automatically looks for a Raymarine wireless network.

Features:
  • Wireless WiFi connectivity to the Raymarine e7 Multifunctional display.
  • Allows display of the entire e7 display simultaneously with the video streaming capabilities.
  • View charts , sonar, video, radar or thermal night vision displays on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Use the Bluetooth connectivity to control your iPad, iPhone or iPad MP3 player from the multifunctional display.

















If your a Raymarine multifunction display owner this is a no brainer. The app is free and it looks like it allows the user to view whatever is on the display. I am not sure it gives the user any control of the multifunctional display, it appears that it just allows the user to view the display. Has anyone used this app? Any feedback would be appreciated.

4 comments:

  1. Any word on an android version of this app?

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  2. Geoff,

    Not that I know of. It seems iOS is everbody's focus right now. If I hear anything I will post it. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you found the site usefull.

    Mark

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  3. Mark, I like your blog. Ton of information. Thank-you for sharing
    Popeyepete

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  4. Rumour has it that an Android version is on the cards - drop Raymarine an email as the more of us that ask for it the better.

    I have tested the iPad version with an e7 and it works as advertised, but more functionality such as being able to create and edit routes etc, and to change screens and ranges would be fantastic. No word on extra functions coming in as yet, but if other suppliers go down this route they wont have much choice

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