The following table summarizes the features that may be exercised within RayTech Planner 6.2 / RNS 6.x software in conjunction with one's onboard marine electronics:


Feature RayTech Planner 6.2 PC with compatible chartplotter1 RayTech RNS 6.x PC Interfaced via NMEA 0183 v2.12 RayTech RNS 6.x PC Interfaced via SeaTalk3 RayTech RNS 6.1 PC Interfaced via both SeaTalk and hsb2 12 RayTech RNS 6.2 PC Interfaced via SeaTalkhs13
View Navionics Platinum, Gold, Silver, HotMaps, BSB v2.0-4.0 Raster Charts, Maptech Photo, Maptech Topographic, C-Map NT+/PC, and C-Map NT+ C-Card cartography4 x x x x x
View Navionics Object Information x x x x x
View Navionics 3-D cartography x x x x x
View Navionics aerial photo cartography x x x x x
View Navionics panoramic photos x x x x x
View Navionics pilot book x x x x x
View C-Map Object Information x x x x x
Waypoint and route planning x x x x x
Customizable pages, toolbars, menus, and keyboard commands x x x x x
Import / Export waypoints to Microsoft Excel file (.xls), CSV file (.txt), and RayTech Route / Waypoint file (.rwf), C/E-Series / A65 file (.fsh), and RC400 / RC435 file x x x x x
Import / Export routes to CSV file (.txt), and RayTech Route / Waypoint file (.rwf), C/E-Series / A65 File (.fsh), and RC400 / RC435 File x x x x x
View tide and current data (US Only) x x x x x
3rd party weather GRIB animation x x x x x
Rulers x x x x x
Other Vessel Tracking x x x x x
Alphanumeric GPS, instrument, and navigational data communications x x x x x
Electronic waypoint and route transfer via network interface   x x x x
Chart Plotting Page / Pane   x x x x
Course Deviation Page / Pane   x x x x
Video Page / Pane5   x x x x
Databoxes   x x x x
Data Logging   x x x x
View Worldwide Tide and Current data   x x x x
Advanced Sailing Features:   x x x x
Pre-Start Page / Pane   x x x x
DataTrak Page / Pane   x x x x
Optimum Route Computation   x x x x
Polars Application   x x x x
Navigation Numbers Application   x x x x
Sea Surface Temperature and Plankton Maps Subscription Compatibility (US Only)   x x x x
SeaTalk Active Route     x x x
SeaTalk Custom Channels6     x x x
Networked SeaTalk Device Information     x x x
Navionics chart sharing         x
C-Map chart sharing       x  
Radar:          
Radar page / pane7       x x
Radar overlay8       x x
Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (MARPA)8       x x
Fishfinder:          
Fishfinder page / pane9       x x
Fishfinder data recording / playback10         x
Engine Monitoring11         x
AIS Processing   x     x

1 The following chartplotters are considered to be compatible with RayTech Planner: RC400, RC435 / RC435i, A60, A65, A50, A50D, A57, A57D, A70, A70D, C-Series Classic/Widescreen MFDs, E-Series Classic/Widescreen MFDs, and Pathfinder PLUS Series Displays (Pathfinder PLUS Series Displays must be operating with v4.09 or v4.11 Pathfinder PLUS software. Accessing cartography from a C-Map NT+ C-Card and transferring waypoints via a C-Map User Card requires the retired E86008 C-Map USBCC Reader).

2 The following Raymarine chartplotters can be interfaced via NMEA 0183: RC400, RC435 / RC435i, A60, A65, A50, A50D, A57, A57D, A70, A70D, C-Series Classic/Widescreen MFDs, E-Series Classic/Widescreen MFDs, Pathfinder Series Displays, RN300, RC320, and RC425. An AIS receiver may be interfaced directly to the PC or to E-Series MFD (preferred).

3 The following Raymarine chartplotters feature a SeaTalk interface: C-Series Classic/Widescreen MFDs, E-Series Classic/Widescreen MFDs, Pathfinder Series Displays, RN300, and RC320. C-Series and E-Series MFDs do not feature the ability to transfer waypoints and routes via SeaTalk.

4 Navionics cartography can be viewed in conjunction with an E86026 Navionics Multicard Reader. Cartography on C-Map NT+ C-Cards can be viewed in conjunction with the retired E86008 C-Map USBCC Reader.

5 Supported in conjunction with USB web cameras and video capture devices.

6 This feature requires that the PC be interfaced to via SeaTalk to a ST290 DPU and ST290 Graphic Display.

7 This feature requires that the PC be interfaced via SeaTalkhs with an E-Series Classic MFDs or G-Series systems or via hsb2 with an hsb2 Pathfinder Series Radar Display.

8 In addition to the requirements specified in footnote 7, GPS and stabilized heading data sources must be interfaced.

9 This feature requires that the PC be interfaced via SeaTalkhs to a DSM30/300/400 and an E-Series Classic MFD or G-Series system or via hsb2 to an hsb2 Pathfinder Series Fishfinder / DSM250.

10 This feature requires that the PC be interfaced via SeaTalkhs to a DSM30/300/400 and an E-Series Classic MFDs or G-Series system.

11 This feature requires that the PC be interfaced to an E-Series Classic MFD or G-Series system, which is in turn are interfaced to a NMEA 2000 or J1939 engine.

12 The features listed below apply to RayTech RNS software running in conjunction with the Windows XP operating system exclusively.

13 The features listed below apply to RayTech RNS software running in conjunction with the Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems exclusively. SeaTalkhs communications is not supported in conjunction with Windows Vista. SeaTalkhs integration with RayTech RNS 6.2 is limited to E-Series Classic MFDs, C-Series Widescreen MFDs, or G-Series systems w/v2.50 software. G-Series systems operating with v4.49 software and E-Series Widescreen MFDs are limited interfacing via standard SeaTalk or NMEA 0183.