Wireless Controllers offer captains flexible boat control.

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With range of up to 32 ft from base station, SmartController and S100 wireless remote controllers let users monitor vital information and maintain control of boat. SmartController includes instrument repeater and can be programmed with up to 8 user-defined pages that allow 1, 2, or 4 lines of text in addition to graphics. With 30 ft range, S100 offers similar features and incorporates 24 x 127 dot matrix screen that displays up to 2 lines of text.

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Raymarine Introduces New Wireless Autopilot Controllers with Powerful Remote Capabilities

New autopilot technology offers finger-tip access to allow captains flexible boating control

NASHUA, N.H., Feb. 17 -- Raymarine, the world leader in marine electronics, today announced the availability of its new SmartController and S100 -- compact, powerful wireless remote controllers that let captains monitor vital information and maintain control of the boat when away from the helm. The SmartController and S100 are compatible with the majority of Raymarine's autopilots and instruments.

"The new Raymarine remote controls are a must for any boater," said Terry Carlson, President of Raymarine. "The capabilities of these small devices make the entire boating experience safer, easier and more enjoyable."

SmartController Wireless Remote / Instrument Repeater

The SmartController includes an instrument repeater for monitoring instrument readings while below deck or away from the helm. This wireless remote can be programmed with up to eight user-defined pages that allow one, two or four lines of text, as well as graphics. All the information is displayed on a high contrast 62 x 127 pixel dot matrix display, and the Standby button has a raised profile that makes it easy to identify in the dark.

The wireless repeater function is compatible with any of Raymarine's SeaTalk instruments. The wireless range is up to 32 feet from the base station, and for larger boats additional base stations can be added for extended range. When the remote is out of range of the base station, the autopilot signals a warning and automatically drops into the Standby mode. For extra convenience, the system can be expanded with additional handsets for other crewmembers.

The SmartController uses two rechargeable NiMH batteries that allow a single charge to last up to two weeks. Other features include a battery and signal strength indicator, backlit buttons and keylock security.

S100 Wireless Remote

Offering many of the same features as the SmartController, the compact and lightweight S100 provides remote control for any of these Raymarine autopilots: S1000, ST1000, ST2000, ST3000, ST4000, ST5000 and SmartPilot.

The user-friendly menu makes all functions easy to access. The high contrast 24 x 127 dot matrix screen displays up to two lines of text, and the autopilot mode is graphically illustrated for quick, easy reference. The raised Standby button is easy to find in the dark.

The wireless operation range is 30 feet from the base station. When the remote is out of range of the base station, it will signal the user and drop the autopilot into standby mode. Extra base stations and handsets can be added to accommodate larger boats and crews.

The S100 uses two AAA alkaline batteries, and the battery and signal strength are indicated on the display. The S100 comes with the base station, SeaTalk lead, two mounting cradles, lanyard, belt clip and batteries. For easy installation, every remote is pre-registered at the factory to match the base station.

About Raymarine, Inc.

Raymarine, the 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. For more information about Raymarine call 1-800-539-5539 or visit www.raymarine.com/.

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