Raymarine Evolution™ autopilot certified for SeaStar Solutions Optimus systems

Award-winning autopilots for breakthrough propulsion systems

October 2013
Raymarine is pleased to announce that it’s all-new Evolution EV-2 drive-by-wire autopilot system has been certified for use with SeaStar Solutions’ new Optimus EPS and Optimus 360 electronics steering systems.  Optimus EPS systems provide effortless electronic power steering for outboard powerboats, while Optimus 360 systems add easy 360-degree maneuvering capabilities using an intuitive joystick controller.  Both systems use state-of-the-art CAN bus networking for exceptional steer-by-wire control.

The new Evolution EV-2 autopilot system delivers a superior autopilot experience with razor-sharp course keeping and simple operation.  Evolution’s innovative EV-2 sensor core connects directly to the Optimus CAN bus network for simple, reliable integration.  No extra complicated gateways or convertors are required for installation.  Easy to install, the Evolution autopilot uses a simple Dockside Wizard and ultra-fast Automagic™ calibration to setup and go in seconds.  It truly is that simple. 

The magic of Evolution lies in the 9-axis EV sensor core and its very sophisticated Evolution Ai™ algorithms for course control and guidance.  The EV sensor core contains both an attitude heading reference system as well as the autopilot course logic system.  This smart packaging of components reduces the size of the traditional autopilot core pack to an ultra-compact 5-inch disc that can be mounted just about anywhere above or below-decks.

"SeaStar Solutions’ Optimus EPS and Optimus 360 truly integrates the electronic and mechanical systems onboard a boat," said Tom Douglass, Vice-President Global Sales & Marketing. "With Optimus and Raymarine's new Evolution autopilot, it's easier than ever to add the benefits of autopilot navigation."

Ian Matt, Senior Global Product Manager for Raymarine, said, ”Raymarine’s Evolution EV-2 is a great solution for drive-by-wire systems. Not only do SeaStar’s Optimus customers get great autopilot performance from the EV-2, they now have the added advantage of controlling that autopilot direct from their Raymarine multifunction display.”
 
Raymarine’s new Evolution autopilot is now a double award winner, recently receiving both the 2013 NMEA-BWI Technology award and the IBEX Innovation Award for electronics.
 

Om FLIR Systems:

FLIR Systems, Inc. er en af verdens førende inden for design, produktion og markedsføring af sensorsystemer, der forbedrer sansning og bevidsthed. FLIR's avancerede systemer og komponenter bruges til en lang række formål i forbindelse med termografi, situationssansning og sikkerhedsapplikationer, herunder luftbårne og jordbaserede overvågningssystemer, tilstandskontrol, navigation, fritidsaktiviteter, forskning og udvikling, processtyring ved fremstilling, eftersøgning og redning, narkotikaforbud, transportsikkerhed, grænsekontrol og havpatruljering, miljøovervågning, samt trusselsregistrering af kemiske, biologiske, radiologiske, nukleare våben og sprængstoffer (CBRNE). Få flere oplysninger på FLIR's hjemmeside på www.FLIR.com.

 

Om Raymarine:

Raymarine, som er førende i verden inden for marineelektronik, udvikler og producerer det mest omfattende udvalg af elektronisk udstyr til lystsejlads og lette kommercielle marinemarkeder. De prisvindende produkter er designet til høj ydeevne og brugsvenlighed, og fås igennem et globalt netværk af forhandlere og distributører.

Raymarine's produkter omfatter radar, autopiloter, GPS-systemer, instrumenter, fiskesøgning, kommunikation og integrerede systemer. Raymarine er en division af FLIR Systems, som er førende i verden inden for termografi, og har hovedkontor i Fareham i Storbritannien. Få flere oplysninger om Raymarine på www.raymarine.com.



For further information contact Haley Ellison – FLIR Systems Tel: +1 503/919-0696 or email: haley.ellison@flir.com. For high resolution images please go to www.raymarine.com/media 


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