Raymarine’s new look black-box VHF is the perfect complement to integrated helms

New Ray 260 VHF with expanded features and optional AIS receiver

February 2013

The Ray 260 is Raymarine’s new premier VHF radio, designed to complement and enhance the latest generation of Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs) and instruments. The new addition to Raymarine’s range features a modular design with a remotely mounted Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) black-box transceiver, remote speaker receiver and a full function handset.

 

The rugged and ergonomic Ray260 handset is designed with an extra-large LCD and dedicated soft keys for easy control of features and functions. The powerful, remotemounted speaker ensures VHF traffic is heard loud and clear. The remote speaker’s design matches Raymarine instruments and multifunction displays for a clean and integrated helm appearance and there is also the option of an active speaker with a dedicated volume control.

 

Flexible and expandable, the Ray260 VHF is able to support three remote stations and has an integral 30-Watt loudhailer and fog horn. New features include position tracking which allows up to 5 position reports to be received at any one time from DSC equipped vessels nearby. Vessel positions can then be overlaid on a Raymarine MFD chart display, enabling simple monitoring of vessels of interest or cruising groups; commercial users can keep track of their local fleet. Another new feature is Digital Voicemail which allows a 15 second voice message to be pre-recorded and sent automatically to another DSC-equipped vessel. It can also be used to record incoming voice messages or alerts of up to 90-seconds in length.

 

The Ray260AIS version has all the features of Ray260 plus an internal dual channel Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver. The Ray260AIS is easily networked to an MFD giving improved situational awareness in both chart and radar applications with AIS target overlays. Both the Ray260 and Ray260 AIS have NMEA200 networking capability via Raymarine’s SeaTalkng cabling system.

 

Availability: April 2013


About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

 

About Raymarine:

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.

The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Fareham UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.


For further information contact Haley Ellison, Global Public Relations Manager, FLIR Systems Inc.  503-498-3293 or by email at haley.ellison@flir.com. For high resolution images please go to www.raymarine.com/media

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