New e Series MFD boasts largest screen to space ratio so far

Raymarine e165 split screen
Liza Sticpewich
Raymarine is proud to announce the launch of the e165 at HISWA, Amsterdam. The latest addition to the award winning range of eSeries MFDs (multi-function displays), the e165 sports a full 15.4' 16:9 wide-format display and sits in the same footprint as a traditional 14' screen, giving 20% more screen for the same helm or dash space.

The arrival of the e165 means that eSeries MFDs are now available in four sizes; 7', 9', 12' and the new 15.4' screen. eSeries MFD’s are able to network up to six displays plus sonar, radar, thermal and other accessories. The super-bright LCD displays are backlit with LEDs to improve overall power efficiency and provide maximum linear brightness control. The displays offer clear and consistent colour and contrast levels, even with changes to the viewing angle, and are further enhanced by a choice of colour palettes which allow for optimum use of available sunlight; saving even more power and energy.

The new e165 is a powerful multi-tasker; three processors - a dual core main processor and a third dedicated graphics processor - give stunning graphics, brilliant video and instantaneous chart redraws. The e165 is incredibly easy to use thanks to the latest version of Raymarine’s LightHouse user-interface, and utilises the full power capability of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The dedicated inbuilt Wi-Fi combined with Raymarine’s new apps enables live video from the e165 to be streamed direct to tablets and smartphones in real time. Simply put; navigation charts, thermal video, radar or sonar information on the eSeries can be accessed and controlled (RayRemote and RayControl apps) from absolutely anywhere on-board.

Available with optional Silver-level Navionics cartography on microSD (upgradeable to Gold and Platinum on chart chip), the new e165 eSeries HybridTouch MFD will be available for shipping in October.