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LightHouse Sport Software for Element MFDs Software

LightHouse Sport Software for Element MFDs Software

Software download and update information for the Raymarine LightHouse Sport:

  • Applicable for: Element MFDs
  • Software Version:  v3.18.11
  • Release Date: December 2022

Important Terms of downloading software

Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Software history


BundleRelease DateFeatures
v3.18.11December 2022

New Features:

  • Support for the Australia and New Zealand region LightHouse Charts including Tides and Current display. Element users must upgrade to 3.18.11 to take advantage of the new LightHouse Charts Australia/New Zealand region.

Resolved issues and improvements

  • LightHouse Chart improvements:
    • Incorrect display of aerial overlays when changing orientation
    • Missing drying heights
    • Improved rendering of chart data
    • Points of Interest (POI) now showing correctly in various areas
    • POIs working incorrectly when performing a Find/Search
  • Resolved a random crash when closing Tide & Current stations
  • Improved the “Eject Card” function, as it could intermittently not release the MicroSD Card when requested

General improvements to animated Current arrows and Tide Station curves

v3.17.37October 2022

New Features:

  • Support for new expanded LightHouse Regional Charts, including new Northern Europe, Western Europe, and Mediterranean regional charts
  • Support for 2022 Ireland/Great Britain tides (v3.17.37 is required to view 2022 tide data)

Software improvements:

  • Various tide user interface and tide data improvements
  • A condition where the Guard zone alarm menu cannot be navigated after selecting circular/sector is now resolved
  • Current and tidal station information improvements
  • An issue where the Element display would intermittently stall at the "Raymarine" splash screen when a microSD card is inserted is now resolved
  • Updates to sonar bottom tracking algorithm
  • Improvements to RealBathy depth contour rendering
  • Chart data disappearing from Lighthouse Premium preloaded charts is now resolved
  • Modified "Chart Detail" mode selections for Element
  • Imray chart improvements
v3.16.38October 2021

New Features:

  • Nautical miles & yards (NM & yd) added as a unit of measure for distance

Product improvements:

  • Fathoms changed from fa to Fm
  • The buzzer can incorrectly sound when performing a task, such as a software upgrade - fixed
  • Restart XTE not working correctly on second Element on STng
  • Intermittent issue with selecting an app on the home screen - fixed
  • When an EVO pilot is in Auto and you enter the Settings menu on an Element MFD, as you exit the menu it reverts the autopilot back to Standby - fixed
BundleRelease DateFeatures
v3.15.50August 2021

New Features:

  • Reeds almanac now available with LightHouse charts
  • Minimum depth warning message, when depth is 0.8m or less
  • Shallow depth alarm - configurable in the alarms menu. When triggered, it will keep alarming every 30 seconds until vessel depper than the set limit
  • Anchor Drift renamed to Position Drift
  • Depth and Water Temp now stored against Waypoints and Track Points
  • Currents and Tides now available for France, with updated LightHouse chart

Bug Fixes

  • 2nd Echo Rejection algorithm corrected/improved
  • Navionics subscription expired warning message would keep popping up - fixed
  • LightHouse charts could show expired subscription, but with future dates - fixed, but may also require a chart update
  • Element voltage reading on the home screen seen to jump up/down - fixed
  • RealBathy depth curves now drawn down to 0.25m increments
  • Resolved an issue where element could crash when exiting the demo video
v3.14.92June 2021

New Features:

  • Support for North America LightHouse charts
  • High resolution contours in Fishing Mode only for North America charts
  • Tides and Currents are now available at greater zoom levels
  • Improved Tides and Currents, and Current stations now available for LightHouse Charts Great Britain/Ireland and North America

Bug Fixes

  • Finnish translation for 'knots' corrected
  • Korean translation for 'meters' corrected
  • Resolved intermittent crash with RealBathy
  • Improved Land features for LightHouse charts (Sweden)
  • Added Arabic keyboard when editing waypoints
  • Corrected issue with tidal curve being shown incorrectly
v3.14.24Mar 2021
  • Support for image processing improvements
  • Included LightHouse charts Demo information, when in simulator mode
v3.13.76Jan 2021

New Features:

  • Support for Raymarine's new LightHouse Charts / Points of interest, Streets etc.
    (Note: Excluding S63)
  • Support for the RayConnect app
  • 256-color palette Radar overlay on Chart

Bug Fixes

  • Corrects an issue with the Databoxes, where they could overlap under certain conditions
  • Corrects the Databox settings page, to correctly display the Databox placements
  • Corrects an issue where changing between Demo types (i.e. Fishing (inland) to fishing (Ice)), you can get an incorrect SONAR combo image
  • Corrects a "No transducer connected" message, with improved noise rejection when reading the transducer sense resistor value
BundleRelease DateFeatures
v3.10.10Nov 2019

New Features:

  • Ice Fishing profiles, released alongside the A80581 Ice fishing kit hardware
v3.9.98June 2019

New Features:

  • Element S model initial support
    • Supports the CPT-S High CHRP Conical transducers only
  • Radar Support over WiFi - i.e. Quantum*
  • New sailing & cruising Profiles
    • Modified Homescreen and Data pages (i.e. Rolling Road)
  • Connect with NMEA2000 compatible autopilot for tracking
  • 1-2-1 networking - Two Element displays can be linked together on SeaTalkNG, and can Sync waypoints

*Note: Element does not support Doppler or MARPA features

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an intermittent system crash when exiting Demo mode
  • Implemented Rolling Road view in the DashBoard App for 7", 9" & 12" Element displays (a reset may be required after the software upgrade)
v3.9.40April 2019

New Features:

  • Updates for Sailing
  • Support for expanded NMEA2000 data
  • Smart Transducer support (no calibration)
  • SONAR processing and Ping rate improvements
  • RealVision 2x depth auto range
  • Swap inland fishing profile app positions
  • AIS support
  • improved SONAR simulator recording
  • Multiple Data Source Selection support
  • Accommodation for Tidal offsets to auto generated charts

Bug Fixes:

  • Enhancements to Tide mode, on LightHouse Charts
  • RealVision 3D pauses when sensitivity adjustment is selected - now fixed
  • Improvements to the Diagnostics section
  • Changing SONAR range caused the historical gain to change, causing targets to disappear from the history - now resolved
  • Extended the RealVision 3D ScrollBack range
  • When changing range on SideVision, an artifact was observed on DownVision - now fixed
  • Dashboard Data enhancements
  • Various other Improvements and Enhancements
v3.8.66March 2019Initial Release for 12"
v3.8.55Feb 2019Initial Release for 7" and 9"

Open Source GPL/LGPL

Some Raymarine products contain software code developed by third parties that are covered by open source GPL and LGPL software license agreements. You can view the third party license agreements by visiting the Manuals section of our website.

To access the open source GPL and LGPL licensed executables click here

Element Series Software Update Information

These update instructions relates to the following products:

  • Element HV & Element S

PLEASE READ

Please fully read this page before attempting to update your Raymarine System. This page contains each step for you to sucessfully update your Raymarine system

IMPORTANT TERMS OF DOWNLOADING SOFTWARE

Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Stage 1: Backing Up Your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks (Optional)

It may be necessary to reset your MFD after the update if there is an issue. Please make sure you take a backup of any important data. However it is always wise to keep a backup of any important data you may have

To backup your waypoint/route/tracks data using an Element Series MFD, please follow the steps outlined in the user manual

Note, you may need to Format your MicroSD card/SD card to FAT32 or NTFS, to ensure it is compatible with the Multifunction display. formatting the card will erase all data stored on it.

Software Screenshot

Stage 2: 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 v3.8.55 to v3.10.xx
  • The mSD (Micro SD)/SD memory cards used with Element Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 1GB and no more than 32GB.
  • The mSD/SD 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
  3. Copy the downloaded ISO file to the Flash card. Note,The downloaded file may be a ".Zip" file which contains multiple ".ISO" files.
    • If you have a Zip file, Un-Zip the contents of the Zip file to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash). Make sure the ISO files are not in any folders on the card (External link: Instuctions)
    • 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: Do not attempt to open .ISO files, the files you have downloaded are for the MFD and networked products. If you attempt to open these files you will typically see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.
  4. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

Stage 3: The update method

  1. Power ON the Element MFD
  2. Place the mSD card into the unit
  3. Select 'Settings' from the Home Screen
  4. Select 'Update Software'
  5. Select 'Check SD Card'
  6. The Information bar will appear with the software version found. click 'Yes'
  7. The new software will be installed. Do not power down the MFD during this process.
  8. The MFD will return to the Home Screen once the update is completed.

Checking the software versions of your Raymarine products

To view the Element software version:

  • On the Home screen, touch 'Settings'. The software of the Element MFD will then be shown

To view other product software versions:

  1. On the Home screen, select 'Settings'. 
  2. Select "This Display" tab
  3. Select "Networked devices"
  4. The software of the MFD and other connected devices will then be shown

Please note: You will only see Raymarine devices that are connected on SeaTalkNG. Other devices may not be listed

Software Screenshot