This software update FAQ relates to the following products:

  • Ray50, Ray60, Ray70 and 2nd Station Handset

If you have performed the a, c, e, eS, gS Series MFD update recently you may not need to perform this update. Please check your device software.

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Stage 1: Populating the mSD Flash Memory Card with the MFD Software

Note: To avoid potentially corrupting the data on your Navionics chart card, DO NOT copy software update files to your Navionics chart card and DO NOT back up waypoint/route/track data to your Navionics chart card. MicroSD cards are commonly available in most stores selling consumer electronics products. Waypoint, route, track data, and system configuration data can be stored on a microSD memory card which also contains software update files.

  • You are NOT required to update the products software versions sequentially. For example, you can go from v6.27 to v14.36
  • The mSD (Micro SD) memory cards used with a/c/e/eS/gS Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 1GB and no more than 32GB.
  • The mSD card should be formatted to FAT32. (External link: Instructions)
 
  1. Insert a compatible Flash memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product from HERE
  3. Upon completion of the download, click on the folder where the downloaded files have been saved to open it
  4. If the downloaded file is a .ZIP file, extract the contents of the .zip file.
  5. Copy all new downloaded files to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash).
    1. If the Download is an ISO file, do not try to open the file, instead just copy the whole ISO file over to the mSD card.
     
  6.  Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card
    (See video below for examples. Files will vary depending on update)

    • For example: if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.

    • Note: You are only opening the ZIP file that is downloaded. You cannot open the files contained in the ZIP file, these have extensions such as .dob .pkg .sh .sh.sig .iso with various file names. If you attempt to open these files you will see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.

  7. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.
 

Please note these videos do not have audio

Stage 2: The update method

Information about the a, c, e, eS, gS Series update

The a, c, e, eS, gS Series software download now contains the latest version of software for the following peripherals:


  • Adaptors – ST1-STNG Converter, ECI-100, iTC-5
  • Fishfinders – CP100, CP200, CP370, CP470, CP570
  • Instruments – i50, i60, i70, iTC-5, p70
  • Pilots – Evolution ACU, Evolution CCU, p70
  • RMK-9
  • VHF - Ray50, Ray60, Ray70 (not the 2nd Station Handset)

Once the Master MFD has updated, any connected MFD or peripheral will be updated as well.


If you have performed the update recently you may not need to perform this update. Please check if you require the update.

Updating a Ray50, Ray60 or Ray70 with an ISO file, using a, c, e, eS or gS Series MFD's

  1. Please make sure SeaTalkNG is connected to both the VHF Radio and the MASTER Multifunction Display (MFD), and that all are powered before starting the update procedure.
  2. Place the mSD card with the ISO file VHF software into the MASTER MFD (while it is powered on)
  3. If you are not presented with a pop-up box within a short period of time, then enter the following menu:
    1. From the Home Screen, press Set-up>Maintenance>Check Card for updates
  4. Follow the on screen instructions until you are presented with a table of connected products
  5. Ensure that the product/s you wish to update are ticked (i.e. the Ray50, Ray60 or Ray70 needs to be ticked)
  6. Click on the Install now button located in the bottom right of the screen
  7. MFD will show update % progress and eventually “Update Complete” for the product/s
  8. Once all products have completed, Remove the mSD Card from the MFD and Power cycle the System.
  9. Finally, please verify that all software is now up to date by going to the "checking the software versions..." section below:

     

Updating a 2nd Station Handset with a PKG file, using a, c, e, eS or gS Series MFD's

  1. Please make sure the SeaTalkNG is connected to both the VHF and the MFD and all are powered before starting the update procedure.
  2. Make sure the 2nd Station Handset is connected to the VHF and powered on.
  3. Power off the handset using the softkey power button at the top.
  4. Then, whilst holding down the DSC distress key (at the back of the handset) and the PPT key together at the same time, power the handset back on again using the softket at the top.
  5. The Handset will power up in an "upgrade" mode, where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker.
  6. Place the mSD card with the VHF software into the MASTER MFD and turn it off and back on again. – The MFD will search for the remote VHF and proceed to upgrade the software in the handset.
  7. MFD will show update % progress.
  8. MFD will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  9. Remove mSD Card and Power cycle the whole System.
  10. Power the VHF Radio and 2nd Station Handset back on and go to the following VHF menu to check the software versions of both the Radio and Handset (Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit...Scroll down the page)

Checking the software versions of your Raymarine products using a, c, e, eS or gS Series MFD

  • The MFD's and peripherals software version may be verified via the command sequence:
  • [Home screen] Setup > Maintenance > Diagnostics > Select Device

Please note: You will only see Raymarine devices that are connected on SeaTalkNG and RayNet only. Other devices may not be listed

Updating a Ray50, Ray60, Ray70 or 2nd Station Handset with a Legacy display (A Series Classic, E Series Classic, C Series Wide, E Series Wide, G Series)

  • We regret to inform you that with current bootcode in the radios, you cannot upgrade them via Legacy MFDs. We hope to resolve this in future updates.