Marine Industry First: Raymarine Delivers Axiom UAV App

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    If you vaguely recall that Raymarine announced and demonstrated Axiom UAV (drone) integration at the Miami Boat Show, your mind is not fooling you:

    But now that it’s actually arrived, it seems to include some neat features that were only mentioned in Miami, like Virtual Tuna Tower mode. And don’t fret about the “It comes as part of the soon-to-be released LightHouse 3.6 update” line at the update site. I just downloaded the Axiom update and it definitely contains version 3.6.32

    (There’s also a LightHouse 3.6 update for eS Series & gS Series, though without the UAV app.)

  2. Robert says:

    Way cool stuff, but can you say “distracted driving”?

  3. Randy Repass Jr says:

    Having just installed my new Garmin 1222xsv and being a proud owner of a Mavic Pro drone, I sure hope this pushes Garmin to do similar

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Hi Randy, I think that Raymarine was able to do this largely because Axiom runs on the Android operating system and so they could work with an available DJI Mavic software development kit (though obviously Ray added a lot of marine integration).

      So Garmin would have a more work to do to achieve the same results. However, are you aware of the very cool integration between Garmin VIRB action cameras and MFDs like yours? (Strangely not mentioned among the 1222 features, though it’s listed as compatible). Here’s my experience with an XE model now discontinued (but still available):

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