New at Raymarine

New at Raymarine

New at Raymarine

Raymarine Axiom Serie 2017

With the new Raymarine Axiom series, which is now available, Raymarine replaces the a-series which has come into the days.

All that remains is the philosophy of the TouchScreen - everything else is impressively new, different and better. In the Axiom works the brandnew operating system LightHouse III.

In principle, the Axiom series is offered in three sizes with screen diagonals of 7, 9 and 12 inches.


Further, there are each of the three sizes in different embodiments with respect to sonar characteristics. The following example shows the axiom 7.


Axiom GPS chartplotter / MFD

Axiom GPS chartplotter / MFD with DownVision

Sonar Add on DV (only with 7")

Axiom GPS chartplotter / MFD with RealVision 3D Sonar Add on RV


AxiomLH3With the appearance of the new Axiom series comes the completely new LightHouse 3 operating system. It harmonizes very well with the QuadCore processor and has become even more user-friendly.

In navigation, it scores with the full-screen (edge-to-edge) and user-definable and plausible context menus. In addition to a new HomeScreen, the new operating system allows for the first time different users. The settings are also set to faster access. This applies both to the context menus with preview for the settings as well as for basic display settings. Here is LightHouse 2 unfortunately by the grown possibilities too deeply nested. The LightHouse 3 is however very tidy and modern.

The axiom is modern and flat. In the normal flush mount installation it builds up as much as an iPad.

The on / off switch functions via a "swipe" wiping technique and allows access to basic operating conditions. There is no button that stands out, which is a big help especially in heavy rain.


As usual with B & G Vulcan and Simrad GO, the car slot now sits on the back of the unit. The devices support microSD cards and are just as flexible with electronic charts as the current LightHouse 2 devices. This means support for Navionics Plus, Platinum Plus, C-Map 4D and other vendors. Where a flush mount or a completely recessed installation of the axiom prevents access to the map slot, an optional card slot can be installed by means of a USB port on the back.
Axiom sonar technology from Raymarine

There is Raymarine's DownVision technology (see above - DV models) with LightHouse 2 on devices such as a78, eS78, eS98 and so on. As well as the Dragonflys already longer. DownVision is a good sonar technology for inland and shallow coastal waters. We do not need to go into the DownVision and Axiom DownVision models. This technology is mature.

What does Raymarine RealVision do?

Raymarine_Axiom_RealVision_3D_SonarRealVision is characterized by the following facts - especially among the donors:

CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High Frequency CHIRP, and RealVision 3D Technologies are the first models ever to unite

In addition, gyro stabilization is carried out in the donor itself using AHRS technology.

It is therefore not surprising that the Sonar Port works with the 25-pin models of the RV 3D models because in this mode a large amount of information is processed into the computer display. Raymarine speaks with the RealVision 3D encoders of 60 different frequencies, which are used here!


If we review the above sonar technologies, most of them are known. You know traditional sonar, you know the Raymarine DownVision, you know Raymarine SideVision, you know CHIRP.

With CHIRP today, almost all manufacturers are throwing themselves, but only a few make it clear that a LowChirp, MediumChirp, HighChirp almost indispensably requires several dedicated donor crystals. The problem is also not solved with several elements in a donor, at least not with the CHIRP in the real sense.

So we find that not only Raymarine works with the own combinerber only in the approach with the advantages of the Chirp technology, which is no disadvantage. Ultimately, the picture and thus the expressive strength for the user and angler counts.

Here, the stabilization of the information or the addition of the sonar encoder's output with the current rolling and pitch information of the transmitter and boat also intervenes.

Imagine how your boat is swinging up and down at the trolling on the Baltic Sea, so that your giver looks almost never downwards, but rather steeply backwards and slightly forward.

Particularly in such situations, it is interesting to receive a correspondingly stabilized sonar image. According to the motto, if your giver looks forward or backward, he should know that he is doing just that. The following is a little more clearly shown in a picture.