This software update FAQ relates to the following products:

  • ECI-100

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.

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 downloaded file to open it
  4. Copy all files to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash). 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.

  5. 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 the ECI-100 using a, c, e, eS or gS Series MFD's

  1. Please make sure both the SeaTalkNG and Engine sides of the ECI-100 are powered before starting the update procedure. – (Both LED’s flashing green)
  2. Place the mSD card with the ECI-100 software into the MFD and turn it on. – The MFD will search for the remote ECI-100 and proceed to upgrade the software.
  3. While updating the ECI-100 the Red light will indicate upgrade in process.
  4. MFD will show update % progress and “Download Successful” for each ECI-100.
  5. MFD will show “Update Complete” when unit has been updated.
  6. Remove Card and Power up MFD.
  7. Once all the devices in the system are updated, please verify that this is correct by going to the following screen:

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 the ECI-100 with a Legacy display (A Series Classic, E Series Classic, C Series Wide, E Series Wide, G Series)

  1. Power OFF the MFD.
  2. Please make sure both the SeaTalkNG and Engine sides of the ECI-100 are powered before starting the update procedure. – (Both LED’s flashing green)
  3. Insert the CF memory card containing the ECI-100 software update files into the MFD’s memory card reader.
  4. Power ON the MFD.
  5. After the MFD has booted to its Raymarine Software Upgrade Utility screen, select the software upgrade package from the Upgrade Packages Available list.
  6. Press the UPGRADE REMOTE UNIT function key.
  7. Press the UPGRADE REMOTE UNIT ON ST2 (It may also say STNG depending on the current version of software you are using).
  8. Use the Trackpad to highlight the unit you wish to update and press the UPGRADE UNIT softkey.
  9. When the progress indicator's Overall bar reaches 100%, the Device software will have been upgraded.
  10. Remove the CF memory card from the MFD's memory card reader.
  11. Press MFD's red power button to power OFF the MFD.