This software update FAQ relates to the following products:

  • Ray50, Ray52, 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 (or CF 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 application v1.04 to v1.35, however you may require a bootcode upgrade first.
  • 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 - example:  

    Ray70_v1.35_via_E-Wide

  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.
    2. There are two ISO files for the Radios, a Bootcode and an Application. Do not copy these onto the same mSD card at the same time, otherwise the upgrade will not work. Copy on the Bootcode ISO first and upgrade the Radio, then copy on the Application ISO second once you have deleted the Bootcode ISO from the mSD card.
       Ray70_Bootloader_v2.15 Ray70_Application_v1.35
     
  6.  Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card
    (See video below for examples. Files will vary depending on update)

    1. 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.

    1. 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.
 

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, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70, 2nd Station Handset.

Once the Master MFD has updated, any connected MFD or peripheral will be updated as well (Excluding VHF if v2.15 Bootcode has not been installed first).


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, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70 and 2nd Station Handset with an ISO file, via an 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. Also ensure your MFD is running the latest LightHouse II software (v17.45 or higher)
  3. Place the mSD card with the v2.15 Bootcode ISO file into the MASTER MFD (while it is powered on)
    Ray70_Bootloader_v2.15
  4. Enter the following menu: From the Home Screen, press Set-up>Maintenance>Check Card for updates
  5. Follow the on screen instructions until you are presented with a table of connected products
  6. Ensure that the product/s you wish to update are ticked (i.e. the Ray50, Ray52, Ray60 or Ray70 needs to be ticked)
  7. Click on the Install now button located in the bottom right of the screen
  8. MFD will show update % progress and eventually “Update Complete” for the product/s
  9. Once the upgrade has completed, Remove the mSD Card from the MFD.
  10. The Radio's Backlight should be flashing rapidly, and it should state "Boot Strap" on the Screen.
    1. This means, the radio has installed the v2.15 bootcode file, and it's ready for the v1.35 application code to be installed.
     
  11. If you have a 2nd Station handset on the vessel, then perform the following to place it in Programming Mode (if not, jump to step 12):
    1. Power off the handset using the softkey power button at the top.
      • Note; It is important the Handset is powered off before proceeding to the next step (check for a blank LCD with no backlight)
       
    2. 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 softkey at the top.
    3. The Handset will power up in "Programming Mode", where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker.
     
  12. Next, insert the mSD card contaning the v1.35 Application ISO file into the MFD:
    Ray70_Application_v1.35
  13. You should see a pop-up menu on the MFD screen stating "Software Updates are available".
  14. Follow the on screen instructions until you are presented with a table of connected products
  15. Ensure that the product/s you wish to update are ticked (i.e. the Ray50, Ray52, Ray60 or Ray70 needs to be ticked - 2nd Station handsets are not listed)
  16. Click on the Install now button located in the bottom right of the screen
  17. MFD will show update % progress and eventually “Update Complete” for the product/s
  18. Once the upgrade has completed, Remove the mSD Card from the MFD.
  19. Finally, verify that all software is now up to date by entering the following menu on the Radio:
    1. Press Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit> and scroll down the screen to check the application is v1.35 and the 2nd Station Handset (if installed) is VH1.06
    2. Note: If the 2nd Station Handset is not upgraded from VH1.04 to VH1.06, then it will not be compatible with a Ray60/Ray70 running v1.35. The Symptoms you will see is a blank dark screen on the handset. Resolution is to re-flash the v1.35 ISO file into the Radio ensuring the 2nd Station Handset is in Programming mode.
     
 
 

    Note; If the 2nd Station Handset will not upgrade, then you may need to reduce the amount of data on the STng network and try the upgrade (from step 12) again.

Updating a Ray50, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70 and 2nd Station Handset with an Autorun file and the PKG files, using Legacy A-Series, E-Series, C-Wide or E-Wide MFD's

Important Note; In order to upgrade the VHF using a Legacy MFD the Radio has to already be on v2.09 Bootloader (which is displayed on power up). If it is on the previous release bootcode (v2.04), then you have to use an a/c/e/eS or gS-Series MFD to perform the upgrade.
  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. If there is a 2nd Station Handset installed, ensure it is connected to the VHF (if not, jump to Step 3 below);
    1. Power off the 2nd Station Handset using the softkey power button at the top.
      • Note; It is important the Handset is powered off before proceeding to the next step (check for a blank LCD with no backlight)
       
    2. 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 softkey at the top.
    3. The Handset will power up in "Programming Mode", where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker.
     
  3. Place the CF card with the VHF software files into the MASTER MFD and turn it off and back on again.
    Ray70_v1.35_via_E-Wide
  4.  The MFD will boot up into the Software Upgrade Utility and will show the two upgrade files available
    • v2.15 Bootloader
    • v1.35 Application
     
  5. Select the v2.15 bootloader file First and click on "Upgrade Remote Unit" then "Upgrade remote unit on ST2"
  6. MFD will show update % progress.
  7. MFD will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  8. The Radio's Backlight should be flashing rapidly, and it should state "Boot Strap" on the Screen.
    • This means, the radio has installed the v2.15 bootloader file, and it's ready for the v1.35 application code to be installed.
     
  9. Now select the v1.35 Application code on the MFD screen and click on "Upgrade Remote Unit" then "Upgrade remote unit on ST2"
  10. MFD will show update % progress.
  11. MFD will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  12. Both the Radio and the 2nd Station handset (If installed) will have been upgraded to v1.35 and v1.06 respectivly.
  13. Remove the CF Card form the MFD.
  14. Finally, verify that all software is now up to date by entering the following menu on the Radio:
    1. Press Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit> and scroll down the screen to check the application is v1.35 and the 2nd Station Handset (if installed) is VH1.06 
      1.  Note: If the 2nd Station Handset is not upgraded from VH1.04 to VH1.06, then it will not be compatible with a Ray60/Ray70 running v1.35 Application. The Symptoms you will see is a blank dark screen on the handset. Resolution is to re-flash the v1.35 PKG file into the Radio ensuring the 2nd Station Handset is in Programming Mode.
       
    Note; If the 2nd Station Handset will not upgrade, then you may need to reduce the amount of data on the STng network and try the upgrade (from step 9) again.

 

Updating a Ray50, Ray52, Ray60, Ray70 and 2nd Station Handset with an Autorun file and the PKG files, using G-Series MFD's

 

Important Note; In order to upgrade the VHF using a Legacy MFD the Radio has to already be on v2.09 Bootcode (which is displayed on power up). If it is on the previous release bootcode (v2.04), then you have to use an a/c/e/eS or gS-Series MFD to perform the upgrade.

  1. Please make sure the SeaTalkNG is connected to both the VHF and the G-Series system and all are powered before starting the update procedure.
    1. Note; You need to copy the Bootloader v2.15 files onto the CF card First (into the root Directory), then secondly, once the Radio is upgraded copy the Application files onto the CF card's root directory and upgrade the Radio (and handset if present).
     
  2. If there is a 2nd Station Handset installed, ensure it is connected to the VHF (otherwise jump to step 3 below);
    1. Power off the handset using the softkey power button at the top.
      • Note; It is important the Handset is powered off before proceeding to the next step (check for a blank LCD with no backlight)
       
    2. 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 softkey at the top.
    3. The Handset will power up in "Programming Mode", where the LCD screen will be blank and the backlight will flicker.
     
  3. Place the CF card with the Bootloader VHF software files into the MASTER GPM400
    Ray70_Bootloader_v2.15_via_G-Series
  4. The G-Series will automatically detect the software files and will start to search STng for Radios to program.
  5. Once it has found the Radio/s, it will show update % progress.
  6. G-Series will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  7. The Radio's Backlight should be flashing rapidly, and it should state "Boot Strap" on the Screen.
    • This means, the radio has installed the v2.15 bootloader file, and it's ready for the v1.35 application code to be installed.
     
  8. Now remove the CF card with the bootloader files on it, and insert the CF card with the v1.35 Application files on it.
    Ray70_Application_v1.35_via_G-Series
  9. G-Series will automatically detect the software files and will start to search STng for Radios to program.
  10. Once it has found the Radio/s (and 2nd Station Handset if installed), it will show update % progress.
  11. G-Series will show “Update Complete” when unit/s have been updated.
  12. Both the Radio and the 2nd Station handset (If installed) will have been upgraded to v1.35 and v1.06 respectivly.
  13. Remove the CF Card from the Master GPM400
  14. Finally, verify that all software is now up to date by entering the following menu on the Radio:
    1. Press Menu>Set-Up>Maintenance>About this unit> and scroll down the screen to check the application is v1.35 and the 2nd Station Handset (if installed) is VH1.06
    2.  Note: If the 2nd Station Handset is not upgraded from VH1.04 to VH1.06, then it will not be compatible with a Ray60/Ray70 running v1.35 Application. The Symptoms you will see is a blank dark screen on the handset. Resolution is to re-flash the v1.35 PKG file into the Radio ensuring the 2nd Station Handset is in Programming Mode.
     

    Note; If the 2nd Station Handset will not upgrade, then you may need to reduce the amount of data on the STng network and try the upgrade (from step 8) again.