Newly Released Apps by Raymarine

Just a few weeks ago in May, Raymarine released it's RayControl and RayRemote apps to add to their existing RayView app. These apps enable users to control e and c-Series multifunction displays wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet, and are available for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

The RayControl app allows you to have two-way control between your MFD and your mobile device. RayRemote can help you turn your smartphone into a remote for your MFD. RayView allows you to stream your MFD screen directly to your tablet or smartphone.

To learn more about these apps, visit the Raymarine website. Also, be sure also to check out the video about the apps here.


Raymarine RayRemote app

PROs:

  • Gives you control of all the MFD functions with a full screen keypad
  • Remote control over electronic charting, sonar, radar, etc. from your phone
  • Simple set-up and user interface

CONs:

  • Autopilot activation/deactivation is not possible via a mobile device
  • Users must have Raymarine MFD software version 3.15 or higher to use app

Raymarine RayControl app

PROs:

  • Easy to adapt if already a c- or e- Series Raymarine MFD user
  • Includes all functions that are available in a MFD
  • The bulls-eye cursor and Place Wpt button allow for exact placement

CONs:

  • Cannot be used on a smartphone because of low reliability/accuracy
  • Cannot be used with Raymarine c-series/e-series software lower than version 3.15
  • Does not use the entire screen on an iPad2, would work better on wider aspect ratio

Raymarine RayView app

PROs:

  • Can be downloaded for free
  • Convenient because it allows C-Series and E-Series MFD users to have a portable repeater system

CONs:

  • User does not have ability to create/edit routes or change screens and ranges
  • Must own a Raymarine c-series or e-series MFD

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