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SOPHISTICATED CHART PLOTTING SOFTWARE INCORPORATES REAL-TIME EXCHANGE WITH NAVIGATION ELECTRONICS.



Powerful, easy-to-use new software from Raymarine is now available for the personal computer that goes far beyond traditional chart plotting functions. RayTech Navigator Version 4.0 seamlessly integrates onboard instruments including live Pathfinder radar overlay, with planning and environmental data becoming the intelligence hub of your boat.

Supporting the most popular chart formats including C-Map and CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
CD-ROM
 in full compact disc read-only memory

Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser).
, plus access to advanced weather services, satellite images and aerial photos, a boater using RayTech Navigator v 4.0, actually can see where they are going, through a full screen, split screen or overlay mode, giving the skipper more choice and flexibility and better decision-making.

"There is no question, RayTech will make you a better navigator, sailor or fisherman," says Louis Chemi, software product manager for Raymarine. "On board, at home, even in the office, this PC-based software defines user- friendly. You can be an active boater involved in planning long before you get on board, or plan as you go at sea."

This highly intuitive software Application programs that have a friendly interface and work like users would expect. Menu functions are available in a logical order that one finds natural. The most common functions are presented in one menu or are located at the top of the menu list rather than being buried in rigid  takes full advantage of Raymarine's high- speed bus2 (hsb2), the next generation, multi-station, high-speed navigation network. Now, multiple displays, including a PC, can be daisy chained Connected in series, one after the other. Transmitted signals go to the first device, then to the second and so on.


A SCSI Daisy Chain
Both internal and external SCSI devices are daisy chained together.
 together via the hsb2 link to provide unparalleled integration with up to 10 separate on-board electronic devices. Fully compatible with existing Sea Talk and NMEA NMEA National Marine Electronics Association
NMEA National Marine Educators Association
NMEA National Marketing Educators Association
NMEA New Millennium Experience Company
 enabled electronics, your PC can be a fully functional radar or sonar station. You can overlay radar data on seamless raster The horizontal lines (scan lines) displayed on a TV or computer monitor. This is the origin of the term "raster graphics," which is the major category that all bitmapped images and video frames fall into (GIF, JPEG, MPEG, etc.). , vector or photo charts, and exchange routes/waypoints with connected hardware.

RayTech Navigator is available with two specialized, upgrade versions, RayTech Fishing Pro and RayTech Sail Racer, both designed to optimize planning and analysis. Additional features are available online at www.raymarine.com.

Raymarine is dedicated to the design, manufacture, distribution and servicing of the world's finest World's Finest may refer to:
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 electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Its headquarters are in Portsmouth, UK with key offices in Nashua, New Hampshire Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, Nashua had a total population of 86,605[1], making it the second largest city in the state after Manchester. As of 2005, the population is estimated to be 87,986. , USA and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Raymarine employs 575 people worldwide. The company's product line provides the complete marine electronics package, including instrumentation, autopilots, radar, chartplotters, fishfinders, communications and PC charting software.
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Date:Feb 18, 2002
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