Widescreen Displays aid in marine navigation.

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Available in 9 in. C90W, 12 in. C120W, and 14 in. C140W models, C-Series Widescreen Multifunction Displays enable boat captains to view navigation data such as charting, radar, fishfinder, weather, and video simultaneously. They feature user interface allowing split screen viewing in multiple window combinations. Optically bonded LCD technology provides optimized color, contrast, and viewing angle with resolutions of up to 1,280 x 800. Housings also incorporate built-in GPS.

Original Press Release:

Raymarine Brings the Wide Screen Advantage to the U.S. with the New C-Series Widescreen

New Multifunction Displays Offer Expanded Viewing, Increased Performance and Smarter Navigation

MERRIMACK, N.H. and MIAMI, Feb. 12 / / - Miami International Boat Show - Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today introduced its new line of C-Series Widescreen Multifunction Displays (MFDs) to the U.S. market. The new MFDs expand the power of multifunction navigation with larger, higher resolution displays, increased performance, expanded networking and video integration. Widescreen technology offers more viewing area and larger split window configurations, enabling boaters to view more navigation data, increasing situational awareness while navigating the open waters.

"With the new C-Series, we are bringing the same home theater quality widescreen viewing that people enjoy in their living rooms to their helm," said Dave Bimschleger, President of Raymarine, Inc. "Raymarine C-Series Widescreen owners will be able to navigate smarter by viewing more chart, radar and fishfinder data simultaneously."

The C-Series Widescreen line is available in three sizes of sunlight viewable color displays: the 9" C90W, the 12" C120W and the 14" C140W. Perfect for center consoles, cruisers and sailing yachts, the new features offered with the C-Series Widescreen enable boaters to:

Go Wider

The theater-like widescreen display lets captains view more navigation data, such as charting, radar, fishfinder, weather and video simultaneously on a single display without compromising usability. In addition, the highly customizable C-Series Widescreen user interface lets captains split the screen in multiple window combinations.

Ready to Navigate

Engineered to navigate right out of the box, the C-Series Widescreen features a highly sensitive GPS sensor built right into the display housing, eliminating the need for an external GPS in most installations. In addition, the widescreen displays are pre-loaded with Navionics coastal charts of the U.S. Finally, Raymarine's proven multifunction navigation interface offers intuitive soft keys for frequently used navigation functions, and the new UniControl(TM) combined cursor and rotary control simplifies menu operation and feature selections.

Expandable Capabilities

Boaters can expand the capabilities of the C-Series Widescreen with Raymarine's SeaTalkhs network sensors for HD digital radar and fishfinders. The SeaTalkhs networking protocol allows boaters to connect a second C-Series Widescreen display either at the same location on the helm or as a full function remote station. The easy-to-manage interface lets boaters view SIRIUS Satellite weather maps and data as well as tune into SIRIUS radio stations directly from the C-Series Widescreen display. An AIS receiver can also be integrated for added safety in busy waterways as well as a unique Buddy Tracking feature, which keeps tabs on friendly AIS targets. C-Series Widescreen also includes a video input to integrate entertainment sources, such as satellite television or marine cameras to keep tabs on the crew and assist with blind spots while docking.

View in High Definition

The C-Series Widescreen provides boaters with the high definition (HD) experience right at their helm. Optically bonded LCD display technology produces beautiful color, contrast and a wide viewing angle with resolutions of up to 1280 x 800, producing high definition navigation views. A powerful graphics coprocessor delivers stunning 3D chart graphics and video while Raymarine's exclusive HD Digital(TM) signal processing technology, utilized in both radar and fishfinder sensors, delivers unmatched performance and fully automatic operation. Boaters can choose from a broad range of high performance radar antenna options with advanced features like radar/chart overlay, MARPA target tracking and dual range radar, as well as Raymarine's Digital Radomes or high performance HD and Super HD Digital open array antennas.

To learn more about the C-Series Widescreen MFD, please visit: www.raymarine.com.

About Raymarine

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include radar, navigation aids, instruments, fishfinders, communications, software and systems. Raymarine plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information about Raymarine in the USA call 1-603-881-5200 or visit www.raymarine.com.

Source: Raymarine, Inc.

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