Raymarine 2006, tantalizing hints

Raymarine 2006

Look what I found while surfing around Raymarine’s investor Web pages. That’s all there is, so here’s some guessing:

* New radar scanners — maybe using Ethernet for fast, flexible connection to the new SeaTalkHS network, and/or able to turn at double or variable speeds for dual ranges or high speed running (like Simrad)?

* New instrument range — might it be SeaTalk2 (NMEA 2000) based like the fine ST290 range, but less expensive?

* Cameras — perhaps relabeled gear from the security industry, but now branded, distributed, and warranted by Ray?

* Weather — is this the “relationship” with The Weather Channel Marine, announced a long time back, now bearing fruit, probably only on the E Series? Via Sirius, with tunes?

* Entry-level multifunction range — hmmm?

* Further integration — AIS receivers, even transponders? Music, etc.? Systems monitoring and switching? Text communications? Web browsing? What?

I’m posting this in the wee hours because I’m off to New York City and a cruise up the Hudson. I’ll be sleeping here tonight. Posting will be spotty for sure until I return next Tuesday.

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Bill Kearney says:

    So tell us, is Raymarine’s HS just ethernet using marine-grade connectors? Or have they twiddled it such that it’s almost-ethernet?

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    No, I don’t think it’s “twiddled”, but I dare say you’d have a hard time decoding the data flowing over it (just like all the other marine Ethernets).

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