Raymarine Launches Compact e7 MFDs
August 3, 2011
Raymarine has just launched its e7 line of affordable multifunction displays (MFDs) packed with cutting-edge features and providing expanded networking, wireless connectivity, and a new user interface.
The e7 boasts a sleek, low-profile design, with a low-profile bezel and bright LED backlit display that provides excellent visibility from every angle.
The e7, available in 2 versions, is the first 7” MFD to provide networking with up to 6 displays, as well as remote system control and music over Bluetooth. The unit’s WiFi connectivity lets you stream live video from the e7 to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. This allows anyone onboard to see whatever is on the e7’s display, including thermal video, navigation charts, radar, sonar, on their mobile iOS device.
Its Bluetooth connectivity lets you control and reconfigure the e7 with the optional RCU-3 wheel-mounted or handheld remote control unit. You can also use the RCU-3 remote to control the audio playback from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod remotely, so that your device is stowed safely out of the elements.
Raymarine’s HybridTouch technology lets you choose touchscreen or keypad control, and the new LightHouse user interface makes it easy to customize the MFD layout and display by dragging and dropping on-screen elements where you want them.
The e7 boasts a sleek, low-profile design, with a low-profile bezel and bright LED backlit display that provides excellent visibility from every angle. The e7 display is also enhanced with a unique Sport Optic friendly coating that enables continuous visibility while wearing polarized sunglasses.
Boaters can choose the standard e7 or fisherman can choose e7D with built-in HD Digital sonar. A 48-channel, high-sensitivity internal GPS is also standard on both the e7 and e7D. e7 and e7D models are also available with Navionics ready-to-navigate coastal or inland charts supplied on a microSD cards.
- E62354 e7 7″ Network MFD (w/o charts) $1,749
- E62355 e7D 7″ Network MFD with sonar (w/o charts) $1,949