Raymarine's New LightHouse OS Update Revealed
Thursday, May 16, 2019
The coastal city of Annapolis is the inspiration behind the name of Raymarine’s latest LightHouse operating sysem update.
New LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system unlocks exciting new features and functionality for Raymarine MFDs
Home to thousands of boaters, steeped in rich maritime tradition and a magnet for generations of sailors, powerboaters and fshermen, the coastal city of Annapolis is the inspiration behind the name of Raymarine’s latest LightHouse operating system update. Beginning with LightHouse 3.9, Raymarine is adopting alphabetical names for LightHouse OS updates that pay homage to the great boating desinations of the world.
Whether you sail, fsh or cruise, LightHouse 3 Annapolis unlocks powerful new features and functionality in your Raymarine Multifunction display. As with every Raymarine LightHouse operating system update, downloads are free and easy at
LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 Navigation Features for All Boaters:
Live Layline Display
LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 supports display of dynamic laylines on the navigation chart. Sailing along laylines maximizes your boat’s Velocity Made Good (VMG) to windward, making upwind sailing as efficient as possible. Laylines can be configured to display from a performance profle using fxed angles or from polar performance data.
Built-In Polar Performance Data
LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 had built-in polars for over 200 popular models of sailboats. Choose your make and model and enjoy optimized laylines specifc to your boat model. Polar performance targets can be displayed in the newly enhanced Dashboard application.
Dashboard App and Sailing Dials
The data Dashboard app has been upgraded with new sailing-specifc items that work alongside the laylines on your chartplotter. New data items and dial indicators show you the direction to seer to maximize your VMG to windward. Trimming sails for optimum performance is now easier than ever.
ClearCruise Augmented Reality for Thermal Cameras
ClearCruise Augmented Reality (AR) is now supported on FLIR M132 and M232 thermal camera sysems. Day or night, AR shows you valuable identifcation data for navigation aids, AIS contacts and waypoints. The AR display even updates automatically to work with the pan and digital zoom capabilities of the M232 for true 360° viewing. ClearCruise AR is only available on Axiom MFDs.
RealBathy™ Contour Mapping
RealBathy is Raymarine’s fas and accurate engine that lets you build detailed bathymetric charts in real-time. Using data from your MFDs GPS and connected sonar or fshfnder, RealBathy draws detailed depth contours in any body of water. Bes of all, RealBathy requires no chart purchase or subscription. Simply drop your boat into any body of water, insert any memory card with available space, and sart making maps. RealBathy is only available on Axiom MFDs.
Sonar Pinch and Range Shift Controls
LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 now supports intuitive pinch-to-zoom touchscreen control as well as touch-and-drag range shift. Using pinch-to-zoom you can easily enlarge the on-screen display to see additional detail and resolution of underwater targets. The zoom defnition is infnitely adjusable up to a maximum magnifcation of 8X. You can also touch and drag the image to slide it up or down to sudy a smaller portion of the water column with greater detail and a faser ping rate.
Yamaha Command Link Plus Integration
Monitoring the satus of your Yamaha engines jus got easier than ever thanks to new Command Link Plus integration for LightHouse 3. Certifed by Yamaha, the sysem monitors up to 4 engines plus tanks, and batteries right on your multifunction displays.
Additional Features and Capabilities:
- UAV App: LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 now supports the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones
- Audio App: Multi-zone volume level control added for FUSION marine source units
- Dashboard App: Name, monitor and calibrate Oceanic digital tank level sounders
- Radar sector blanking is now available for Magnum radars
- Video Player: Play back video sreams recorded from video-over-IP marine and thermal cameras
- Language Support: Esonian language selection now available.