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LightHouse 4 Update for Axiom Chartplotters

LightHouse 4 Update for Axiom Chartplotters

Software download and update information for Raymarine Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL chartplotter displays:

  • Applicable for: Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro Axiom 2  Pro & Axiom XL Chartplotters Only
  • Current Software Version: v4.3.54
  • Release Date: January 2023 (Download is constantly updated to include all the latest ISO files)

Download Notes:  Please select the appropriate Axiom or Axiom 2 Pro download file from the download links on this page

Note: Please be sure to read all customer notices and update instructions prior to upgrading your system. 

Watch this video to learn how to upgrade your Axiom chartplotter display via Wi-Fi and microSD Card

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How to Upgrade your Axiom to LightHouse 4

Upgrading is easy.  Watch this video to learn how

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
LH4.3.54January 2023

New Features

  • Initial Release for the Axiom 2 Pro and RVM1600 SONAR:
    • Axiom 2 Pro 9 S/RVM
    • Axiom 2 Pro 12 S/RVM
    • Axiom 2 Pro 16 S/RVM
    • RVM1600

Resolved Issued & Improvements

  • Resolved an issue  where YachtSense Digital Switching modules were intermittently not detected in LightHouse 4.3.42
  • Resolved an issue where certain 3rd party apps were not working in LightHouse 4.3.42, such as Scheiber
  • Various LightHouse Chart improvements, including:
    • Resolved an intermittent crash when selecting a date in Tides mode
    • Resolved an intermittent crash when selecting a current station
    • Update to ensure drying station data appears (possible to see no data in the previous LH4.3.42)
    • Corrects an issue where tide data is not visible on the chart

Note: - LightHouse Charts will also require updating to work with these improvements

  • Resolves an issue with Navionics cartography showing Points of Interest names incorrectly
4.3.42Dec 2022

New Features

  • Support for the Australia and New Zealand region LightHouse Charts
  • Australia Tides and Currents displayed (only when running LH4.3.42 or higher)
  • Updates to Points of Interest
  • Mercury Updates
  • Rudder bar indicator
  • EchoPilot FLS 3D Gen4 support
  • Fishfinder user interface improvements – transducer channel in use

Resolved Issues & improvements

Chartplotter:

  • Certain apps were not appearing on the Apps page when the hardware was connected
  • Tide/Current information improvements, including tables & graphs
  • Bar along the top of the home screen when the background image is turned off
  • General enhancements to Points of Interest (POI) when shown on the chart and when performing searches
  • Streets in the WEU LH Chart region were seen to be blinking
  • Modified the size of some data box text on the AXIOM 9 to make it more viewable
  • The “Route Complete” message now shows correctly when the last waypoint reached
  • Certain conditions could prevent the chart plotter from ejecting the MicroSD card
  • When you disabled the battery alarms (using the toggle button), they still remained active
  • Improvements to Translations within menus
  • Modified the Anchoring dialog text to make it more obvious what state it is in
  • Anchor Mode activation was causing a crash
  • HDMI in modifications to resolve dropped frames on AXIOM XL
  • Data in the sidebar was seen to be flickering every ~4sec & ~24sec.

Software Updates:


  • Various minor improvements to the Chart Plotter upgrade sequence
  • Resolved an issue where the Chart Plotters could incorrectly program an E22158 Converter
  • Resolved a miss-leading pop-up where “Transducer not connected” was displayed after an upgrade

Radar:

  • Updates to Quantum/Quantum2 WiFi channel changes – the Radar needs to be running v2.50 or higher
  • Improvements to Target Intercept information from Radar targets
  • Resolved an issue with Guard Zones when using a Cyclone Radar in Doppler mode
  • Improved the image from the Cyclone Radar, running in Dual Range & Split Screen on the Chart Plotter
  • Mode settings corrected when using legacy Digital Radars

Cameras:

  • The M300 now correctly changes state when selecting Low Light mode on the Chart Plotter
  • Improvements to the Augmented Reality image when using Night/Dark pallets
  • Image Flip and mirroring options added to the software

SONAR / Fishfinder:

  • SONAR improvements to displayed target strength
  • SONAR UI improvements to make it obvious which channel is in use
  • Corrected a SONAR menu issue when selecting “All Channels.”
  • Fixed a SONAR display issue, where the history changed when the screen was touched

System Improvements:

  • Improved the RMK-10 communications with the chart plotter, where it was intermittently not working as expected
  • “Incompatible Chart” error pop-up when loading LightHouse charts onto a MicroSD card using a MAC
4.1.140Oct 2022

Resolved Issues and Improvements

  • The AnyDesk app now continues to function when exiting the apps page
  • The Spotify app now continues to function when exiting the apps page
  • Resolves an issue seen with Scheiber (ShipControl) systems
  • Implemented a modification to the battery instancing detection to prevent Battery 0 from potentially showing dashes
  • Improvements to the screen mirroring feature in the Raymarine App
V4.1.75Sept 2022

Key Features and Enhancements

  • Support for Mercury fluid level checking and Skyhook virtual anchoring in the VesselView app.
  • Expanded NMEA2000 battery monitoring. Detect, monitor, alarm, and set customized names for compatible batteries connected to the network.
  • Expansion of our built-in sailing polars library with the addition of 60 new boat models.
  • Updated GPS/GNSS engine software for Axiom +, Pro and XL models.

Resolved Issues and Improvements

  • Smoother blending of SiriusXM weather radar and sea surface temperature overlays.
  • Expanded library of species-specific fish icons for marking waypoints.
  • Improved rudder reference information when used with a Volvo Easy Connect gateway.
  • Radar app 'Auto Acquire Targets' dialogues improved.
  • Fixed an issue with cross track error on the rolling road dashboard display.
  • Improved the diagnostic sonar recording feature.
  • Resolved a communication issue between RMK keypad units and Axiom.
  • Sonar app bottom tracking and reacquisition improvements.
V4.00.85Aug 2022
  • Resolves the upgrade 'Blank Screen' that is displayed during a software update of the Chart Plotter. Once LH4.00.85 is installed, any future upgrades will not show a blank screen
  • Software changes to support component changes in the Axiom family of chartplotters
    Note: There is no upgrade for the RVX1000 SONAR module with this release, so it must be running v4.0.82 software to be compatible with AXIOM LH4.00.85
V4.0.82June 2022

Software enhancement to resolve a potential scenario where the LightHouse chart is not displayed.

Notes - A single use of the LightHouse Chart Store Premium features prevents this issue from occurring. Upgrading to LH4.00.82 also resolves this issue.

V4.0.77May 2022

Resolved issues and improvements:

  • Large system stability improvements
  • AXIOM reboot when within the Chart app and using Navionics cartography
    This issue can be triggered a variety of ways unfortunately, examples being:
    • When opening the waypoint or route window, in order to start a "Go-To"
    • When viewing the AIS target list or changing AIS settings
    • When re-sizing the Chart window
    • and other such scenarios such as opening a window/menu within the chart app...
  • M2XX thermal camera Pan/Tilt movement incorrect
  • No rudder angle displayed if the source is the E22158 SeaTalk1 to SeaTalkng converter or a 3rd party rudder angle products

New Features:

  • Mercury Sport Exhaust
  • Mercury Advanced Engine
  • Mercury on board diagnostics
  • Mercury Steering Angle
  • LH4.0 graphical refinements including custom backgrounds and menu mode improvements
  • Dynamic Dashboard tiles
  • Support for Fish Symbols on CP100/CP370/CP470/CP570
  • SIRIUSXM Fish Mapping
  • SIRIUSXM Weather Legend
  • SIRIUSXM Weather Sea Surface Temperature
  • Multizone audio for Rockford Fosgate and JL Audio
  • Navionics - SonarChart history
  • Navionics - Multi Layer control (for Relief Shading or SonarChart shading)
  • Spotify removed from main software bundle - can now download app from Raymarine website
  • Imray Raster Chart support
  • Active waypoint and route visual enhancements
  • YachtSense Link - router support
V4.0.70April 2022

Resolved Issues & Improvements:

  • Navionics Library update
  • Bottom Lock Improvements - RVX1000 and AXIOM Internal SONARs
  • Network list now shows the RMK-9/RMK-10 products when connected on RayNet
  • Network list now shows the Camera JCU-3 when connected on RayNet
  • Heading vector was only shown when 'infinite' was selected
  • Chart Plotter could incorrectly create duplicate lighthouse_id files on MicroSD cards
  • Spotify menus not functioning in LH3.16.84. Requires downloading the new Spotify App
  • AXIOMs can stop responding to paired RMK-10/RMK-9 (RMK's require v20.0.15app/18.0.48plat)
  • SIRIUSXM Weather Overlay - obscures Navigation Map
  • LH3.13.103 - SAR Recording IP Video restricted/problematic
  • LH3.14 showing waypoints labels after hiding the groups or waypoints
  • AXIOM diagnostics list now updates/refreshes automatically
  • Integration with Yamaha 6YG - MFD can calculate incorrect Trip value
  • Fuel used can show incorrect value, if switching Data Master
  • Cyclone near target expansion toggle now working as expected
  • Sector blanking limits now move correctly, when Radar PPI shifts
  • SONAR recording toggle switch added to diagnostics
  • IGB tidal streams - updated around Aberdeen area to produce better current station graphs
  • Various Mercury integration improvements
  • Various system software upgrade process improvements
  • Updated Cyclone Zero Azimuth offset functionality
  • Radar target ID color modified so you can clearly see it when in night mode
  • SONAR shallow depth warning limit trigger changed from 0.8m to 0.35m
BundleRelease DateFeatures

v3.16.84 PRIME
Hvar

Download LightHouse 3.16.84

December 2021
  • Support for 2022 LightHouse Charts Ireland and Great Britain tides
  • Support for the forthcoming YachtSense Link marine mobile router
  • Various bug fixes and corrections including
    • Resolved a potential issue of data overlays freezing up
    • Corrected the white flash when using Navionics charts in night mode
    • Fixes to radar sector blanking
    • Guard zone alarm user interface improvements
    • 3D sonar background colour improved in night mode
    • Remedied a condition where CP sonar modules do not appear in the network diagnostics during an upgrade
  • New RVX1000 update for compatibility with LightHouse HVAR 3.16.84 PRIME

v3.16.61

Hvar

November 2021

New Features:

  • Initial support for the new Cyclone Open Array Radars
  • Nautical miles & yards (NM & yd) added as a unit of measure for distance
  • Split screen LH3 browser app
  • Cyclops Marine Load Cell support & data items added
  • Improved sidebar selection panel
  • Mercury - color coded alarm warning implementation
  • Mercury - Information messages Pop-ups
  • Mercury - Helm grouping
  • Sector Blanking support for Quantum 2 Radars

Product improvements:

  • Anchor mode now accounts for keel offset and waterline to deck measurement
  • Transducer sea temperature calibration issue corrected
  • Fathoms changed from fa to Fm
  • "Follow from Here" not working in a route, under a certain condition - fixed
  • Camera issue where surveillance scan stops working when selecting a different app - fixed
  • Digital switching hidden pages were not staying hidden under certain conditions - fixed
  • Improvements to 'Ping Depth Limit'
  • Improvements to First Responder waypoint transfer over N2K
  • Camera app (i.e. AR app) showing zoom options for non-zoom cameras (e.g. Cam210) - fixed
  • Ruler updated to show correct range and bearing in context menu, and on ruler pop-up box
  • Goto Ruler can sometimes navigate to wrong end - fixed
  • iOS 15 prevented AXIOM connecting to it's hotspot - fixed
  • Updated software for the AXIOM Pro rotary encoder, to prevent jumping when rapid scrolling/zooming
  • In Augmented Reality view, a "T" has been added to make it obvious what the heading reference is, at the top of the screen
  • CZone update so momentary buttons correctly reflect their status after switching pages
  • Adjustments to the Raymarine database, to improve networking stability across the system (Only applicable if AXIOM/AXIOM DV/AXIOM RV models are in the network)
  • AXIOM-Pro keypad buttons incorrectly waking up Pan/Tilt cameras. Now only the rotary controller wakes the camera as like swiping the screen
  • Resolved a memory leak resulting in random MFD crashes, with systems running typically >16hours (depending on system load)
  • When using a legacy Digital Radome (i.e. E92130 RD418D or E92132 RD424D), from MFD v3.15 certain range scales would show an incorrect PPI image - fixed
  • Software upgrade improvements (System) - The Master MFD could crash (and not upgrade) if an RVX1000 was in the system and being upgraded. Could also occur if a repeater MFD did not report correctly. Implemented a fix in the v3.16 MFD code.
  • Note: Upgrade improvements in this release will only be seen when performing a following software upgrade

v3.15.62

Guadeloupe

August 2021

New Features:

  • Reeds almanac now available with LightHouse charts
  • LightHouse charts Tides and Currents now available for France
  • Minimum depth warning message, when entering 0.8m or less
  • Shallow depth alarm - configurable in the Alarms > Settings menu
  • Anchor Drag wizard
  • Renamed "Anchor Drift" to Position Drift" in the Alarms > Settings menu
  • Mercury VesselView now supported in Horizontal or Vertical split screen modes
  • Optional daily event grouping for waypoints
  • Radar range ring customization - select the number of rings to display
  • Additional GNSS Lat/Lon position format selections - now 6 to choose from
  • Fuel Tanks can now be excluded from the Fuel Manager calculations
  • Pitch is now available as a databox selection, located under the "Boat" category for data items
  • Polar Table library update - we now have over 470 popular cruising and racing sailboats, built in
  • Fish ID and Alarm features now available for all Fishfinder depth transducers (Raymarine and Airmar)
    • Note – only applicable if the transducer is connected directly to an AXIOM-series MFD or RVX1000. CP-Sounders, (e.g.: CP370/470/570) do not currently support this feature.
  • Optional suppression of Dangerous Target alarms for stationary targets
  • iKey Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad support - full details in user manual
  • On-Screen auto focus control for M400 and M500 cameras
  • Users can now follow a waypoint from within a route (follow from here), and can easily reverse the route - improved UI

First Responder:

  • Waypoints can now be entered via Bearing and Range from a fixed point
  • Import and Export of waypoints via NMEA0183
  • Pin Lock
  • If Heading or SOG data becomes unavailable, a warning message is shown on the Homescreen

Bug Fixes:

  • Mercury VesselView - resolves an issue where no data was being displayed if the ignition was turned on, but the engines are not running
  • 2nd Echo Rejection corrected/Improved
  • Improvements to shallow water tracking and general performance
  • Navionics subscription expired warning message box would keep popping up - fixed
  • LightHouse charts subscription showing expired, but with a future date shown - fixed
  • Realbathy depth curves are now drawn down to 0.25m increments
  • MFD would state you have ejected the MicroSD card incorrectly, when you have not - fixed
  • Engine data dampening has been improved, so that the master and repeater MFDs are more in sync
  • When advancing a waypoint in a route, a repeater MFD could sometimes advance more than once - fixed
  • Resolved an issue where the MFD would report "No Update Found" when inserting a software MicroSD card
  • GNSS differential mode was incorrectly re-enabled when changing from GLONASS to BeiDou - fixed
  • Implemented a fix to prevent the AXIOM from not detecting a LightHouse chart, after it has been updated
  • Improvements for the detection of both Analogue and Digital IP cameras

v3.14.108

Fremantle

June 2021

New Features:

  • Continued SONAR bottom tracking improvements
  • Addition of 4G router support (DHCP On/Off switch) and setup page (from AXIOM diagnostics)
  • Polar tables library update

Bug Fixes:

  • Corrects an issue where the MFD could crash when using RealBathy
  • Corrects an issue with IP Cameras being discovered by the MFD
  • Improvements to the UKHO tide stations, with regards to the display of some tidal curves
  • Moved certain chart items out of Land Features, for the LightHouse charts
  • Resolves an issue with Trigentic Digital Switching toggle switches, not functioning correctly on repeater MFDs
  • Resolves an issue seen with mounting MicroSD cards on the MFD.

v3.14.88

Fremantle

May 2021

New Features:

  • Mercury Vessel View integration with App and SmartCraft Connect gateway
  • Support for LightHouse Charts - North America
  • Support for Hi-Resolution contours in Fishing Mode only
  • LightHouse Charts - Improved Tides and Currents, and stations available in Great Britain/Ireland and France
  • Continued SONAR bottom tracking improvements: Introduced a new feature to limit the maximum depth the SONAR will ping to, when trying to re-acquire a bottom lock (only applicable to AXIOM MFDs and RVX1000, when using high power Airmar transducers)

Bug Fixes:

  • Dashboard databoxes can now be edited again, after customization - i.e. Trip
  • Touch Swipe shortcut menu appearing due to electrical noise - New software written to prevent this
  • Finnish translation for 'Knots' corrected
  • System software upgrade improvements:
    • Slave MFD not entering 'Upgrade mode' when directed
    • MFD upgrade remaining on "In Progress" screen and never showing Complete
    • AXIOMs found to be downloading 2 upgrade files when only one is required
    • MFD cannot detect upgrades files on card, if the directory name contains spaces
    • IMPRTANT NOTE: These 'System Software Upgrade' improvements will not show positive results until the following software release (i.e. v3.15.xx)
  • Changes to the RayNet communications - when upgrading to v3.14.88 you also need to upgrade any of the following products in your system to the specified versions below, otherwise they will not communicate correctly:
    • RMK-9: v20.0.7
    • RMK-10: v20.0.7
    • CP100: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP200: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP370: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP470: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • CP570: v20.0-00012 app / v18.00-00017 plat
    • RVX1000: v3.14.88
    • (Note - these new software versions are backward compatible with older MFD versions - i.e. LH2 v19.03 or LH3 v3.11.43)
v3.13.103 
Edgartown
Download LightHouse 3.13
If you are having issues upgrading from an early version of LightHouse 3 please please upgrade to v3.13.103 Edgartown first.
Mar 2021

Bug Fixes

  • Resolves an issue on the Digital Switching pages, where the page title and page arrows appear when they should not.
  • Fixes an issue where the screen shows a lot of blank boxes with a blank background.
  • Resolves a crash when inserting a MicroSD card into the MFD, and you have Mercury device(s) on the N2K network.
  • Includes the S63 CHART base map within the ISO file.
LH3.13.100 
Edgartown
Feb 2021

New Features:

  • Support for LightHouse Charts
  • Support for C-Zone Plug and Play digital switching
  • Radar Chart Synchronisation feature
  • New 256 colour radar overlay palettes
  • New nearby waypoints on radar feature
  • Humidity & Internal temperature databoxes in Dashboard
  • S63 encrypted chart support
  • Support for the Oscar camera in LightHouse App
  • New support for the AnyDesk remote desktop App 

Bug Fixes

  • Sonar bottom acquisition improvements
  • Improved logging tools for recording software upgrade failures
  • Resolved an HDMI connection issue with Axiom XL displays
BundleRelease DateFeatures

v3.12.217

Dartmouth

Sep 2020

New Features:

  • LightHouse 3 code updated to support DockSense product range

Bug Fix:

  • No longer states "Cartography upgrade failed" popup message

v3.12.199

Dartmouth

July 2020

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Day and Night Viewing Modes
  • Audio Sidebar Controller
  • New LightHouse Apps
    • Lumitec Lighting (Hardware Dependent)
    • Quick Nautical Network (Hardware Dependent)
    • Kinetix Impact Mitigation (Hardware Dependent)
    • HP Watermakers (Hardware Dependent)
  • Enhanced Fonts & Gauges
  • Fish Detection Alarm
  • Chartplotter Measuring Ruler
  • Automatic Chart Recentering
  • First Responder Waypoint Icons
  • AIS Target Names All On/Off control

Bug fixes:

  • Improvements to chart hot spotting
  • Chart object information improvements
  • exFAT memory card support
  • New light home screen and menu color theme
  • Full selection of data items for overlays and sidebars
  • Arabic Keyboard for Waypoints and Routes
  • AR chart objects from LightHouse Charts

v3.11.42

Cannes

Download for Axiom MFDs

November 2019

New Features:

  • Support for FLIR M300 Series cameras dual-stream visible and thermal payloads. Both visible and thermal video streams can now be viewed simultaneously across split-screen or multiple displays
  • Fishidy Sync Support
  • Expanding square SAR pattern added
  • Support for AIS text messaging with AIS5000
  • Victron battery management app
  • iTC-5 calibration of depth, speed and wind sensors from the MFD
  • Additional sailing polars added to the library
  • Arabic keyboard support

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with SiriusXM lightning strikes drawing at certain ranges
  • Signal-to-noise issues fixed for internal Axiom and Axiom Pro sonars
  • Incorrect Engine trim/tilt data and tank instancing resolved

v3.10.42

Bermuda

August 2019

Bug fixes:

  • Multiple Data Source selection on the AXIOM MFD was being blocked if certain products were connected (i.e. if an ITC-5, Converter, Actisense or Fusion was in the system)
  • When using AXIOM XL Video In/Touch out, we have improved the touch output commands when a finger is held down on the AXIOM screen

Changes to .zip file contents since this release:

  • The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades

v3.10.39

Bermuda

July 2019

New Features:

  • New LightHouse3 Apps
    • BUOYWEATHER
      • Worldwide Coastal and Offshore Weather
    • SHADOW-CASTER
      • LED Underwater and Vessel Lighting Control
    • PREDICTWIND & OFFSHORE
      • Provide Weather Routing and Departure Planning
  • M132/M232
    • Video stabilization via AR200 augmented reality mode
      **not eS/gS Series
    • Thermal camera test and calibration via MFD
  • Advanced Sailing Tools
    • New RACING chart mode selection
    • "Race Start" in left pop-in Side Bar
    • Race Timer enhancements
      • Toggle the time by 1 minute intervals
      • Sync and adjust by 1 minute intervals
    • New Start Line feature
      • Easily Ping or Hot Spot each end of the start line. Can also swap ends for up or down wind starts
      • Laylines now appear on Start Line, once Race Timer has started
      • New Data Items - i.e. Time to Burn, Line Bias, Distance to Line
    • New race dashboard - for Race Start (not standard sailing dash)
    • New data overlays on the screen (TWS, TWA, TWD, AWS, AWA)
    • New vessels in POLAR DATABASE from polars@raymarine.com
  • SiriusXM SR200 support
    • Full SiriusXM Marine Weather and Satellite Radio support
    • Network-wide viewing and control
    • New Canadian Marine Zone forecast
  • First Responder features (with the AIS5000)
  • PDF Viewer
  • Fishidy Sync
  • Upgraded DJI SDK from v4.9 to v4.10
  • MFD Diagnostic enhancements
    • IP Cameras now shown in a network scan
    • New menu option to Record NMEA2000 bus data direct to uSD card
    • Improved NMEA2000 descriptions/raw data viewability

Bug fixes in v3.10:

  • Axiom & Axiom-Pro intermittently showing "No Transducer Connected"
  • Axiom LH3.8 & Fusion audio FM stereo channel segment graphics overlapping the change arrows
  • Dashboard app causing MFD to reboot (Certain Split screen app configuration)
  • Navionics plotter sync not working
  • Estonian language selected but shows English
  • Race Timer on Dashboard stuck on 3h
  • Quantum Radome and wired adaptor software update fails when AXIOM MFD running v3.9.46
  • Camera motion menu missing when M132 is connected
  • Cannot change number of tanks after MFD boat wizard completed
  • Axiom-RV can re-boot when adaptor cable A80491 is connected
  • Yamaha fuel tank is erased from system
  • Navionics last update date is reporting incorrectly
  • Intermittent Raynet data sharing from master MFD to repeaters
  • LNC2 "show soundings" toggle does not work
  • LNC2 spot soundings units selection now global
  • With system units set to km the predicted area of danger is show incorrectly
  • When filtering Static Targets or showing Crossing Targets only, the MFD was still showing All potential targets
  • Minor Drone control improvements

Changes to .zip file contents since this release:

  • The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades

v3.9.46

Annapolis

April 2019

New Features:

  • UAV Compatibility
    • New Model integration
    • DJI Mavic 2 Pro / Mavic 2 Zoom
  • Laylines - active in sailing only
    • Up and Down Wind Angles
    • Distance to layline (distance to tack)
    • Time to layline (time to tack)
    • Sailing distance to WP (total for both legs)
    • Sailing time to WP (total for both legs)
    • Target boat speed
    • % of target boat speed achieved
  • New Sailing Features
    • Steering guidance
    • Updated sailing dashboard
  • New Sirius XM
    • SR200 support
    • AXIOM range only from LH3.9
    • Audio control across all networked MFDs
    • Weather control via Weather mode on data Master only
  • New ClearCruise Augmented Reality features
    • ClearCruise AR is now compatible with the FLIR M132 and M232 Thermal Cameras
    • Non IP AR cameras can now be disabled in the menu
  • Yamaha Command Link / Command Link Pro
    • Lighthouse3 v3.9.46 Setup
    • Configure Yamaha Dashboard page in Homescreen
    • Settings and Boat Details
    • Select Yamaha as engine manufacturer
    • Configure Yamaha display - Twin, Triple, Quad...
    • Select number of Batteries
    • Select number of Tanks
    • Compatibility: Yamaha In-Line F200 outboards and 4.2L V6 Offshore, all V8 F350 models and new F425 (V8 5.6L) in twin, triple or quad configurations
    • Eliminates need to fit Yamaha CL7 7" display
      • Requires NMEA2000 Gateway
      • P/N: 6YG-8A2D-00-00
      • Important: Helm Master functions (Fish Point, Drift Point and Stay Point) and joystick functionality require CL7
  • SONAR - New Pinch to Zoom and Range Shift
    • Pinch out to initiate SONAR Zoom
    • Infinite zoom increments up to 8x the range
    • Works in auto and manual range
  • Range Shift
    • Manual range to bottom of desired focus area
    • Pinch (out) to initiate SONAR zoom on focus area
    • Easily range deeper if area of interest shifts down
  • Radar Sector Blanking
    • Define up to 2 sectors inside which no Radar data will be transmitted
    • Avoid transmitting into nearby object that may be sensitive to microwaves (e.g. Sat TV) or cause for poor performance (e.g. Metal Radar mounts)
    • Blanking occurs on the main Radar and Radar overlay on a chart
    • *Only available on Magnum Radars
  • Video Playback
    • View Video files in MyFile locations
    • Open or Delete
    • Play/Pause, FF, RW
    • **there is no edit functionality for Video files currently. Therefore, you cannot move the stored file location or rename via the MFD
  • Tank naming and Sender Calibration
    • New 10 Tank full screen and 8 Tank split screen layouts
  • New Realbathy™
    • Personal SONAR Map generator
    • Real-time 1 foot contours
    • Variable overlay transparency
    • Safe depth colorization

Bug fixes:

  • Center Starboard engine graphic on Quad Engine Layout incorect - now fixed
  • CZone Dashboard "Configuration Conflict" Message - fixed
  • CZone Imported mew configuration not used until system power cycled - now fixed
  • CZone display conflict when CZone display in system - now fixed
  • Cartography version is not reported on networked MFDs - now fixed
  • Waypoints could lose their time stamp when used in a route - now fixed
  • Waypoint sort issues - fixed
  • Shallow water fishing range alarm increments incorrectly - now fixed
  • Diagnostics list not updating with product info - fixed
  • AXIOM intermittently failing to upgrade to latest software (v3.8.105) - now resolved
  • Improvements to upgrading an AXIOM Pro/AXIOM XL via memory card

Changes to .zip file contents since this release:

  • The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades

v3.8.105(AXIOM)

v3.8.105(eS/gS)

Feb 2019

Bug fixes:

  • Now correctly displays Spot Sounds when using LightHouse NOAA US vector charts
  • Resolves an issue where Rockford Fosgate control via the MFD was intermittently lost.

Changes to .zip file contents since this release:

  • The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades
v3.8.97Jan 2019

New Features:

  • CZone Digital Switching, Control and Monitoring
  • JL Audio Media Master Remote Control
  • Search and Rescue Patterns
  • Collision Avoidance Predicted Area of Danger Overlay
  • Dynamic Target Intercept Calculations
  • Electronic Chart Synchronization
  • LightHouse NC2 Electronic Chart Base Map
  • LightHouse Charts Selectable Depth Coloring
  • LORAN-C TD Support
  • LightHouse Apps Manager (AXIOM family exclusive)
  • Rudder Bar visable in Chart App "Sidebar" - even with Pilot control disabled
  • HONK alarm output & Anchor alarm on SeaTalkng

Bug fixes:

  • Waypoint import improvements
  • RayControl connection improvements with certain Android Versions
  • Various AR overlay improvements
  • New Navionics Library - To stabilize intermittent performance issues
  • Data Backup now working in Finnish language
  • Quantum Radar "Connection Lost" issue improved on AXIOM/DV/RV
  • Route/ Track/ Vector width change working as expected
  • Fuel Manager - "Fuel Used" at Trip Month now working as expected
  • GPS Priority - MFD now uses internal GPS as lowest priority

Changes to .zip file contents since this release:

  • The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades
v3.7.70Oct 2018

New Features:

  • AR200 Augmented Reality support
  • ClearCruise Target Range implemented when using M132 or M232 Cameras
  • Seakeeper Integration Application
  • Mazu-Marine mSeries Sentry System
  • Backup and Restore feature implemented
    • Note:
      • Saving of Digital Switching pages are local to each display
      • Custom Splash Screens are not Backed up

Bug fixes:

  • Czone/VesselView could cause an MFD Crash - now resolved
  • Retention of Chart Range throughout exiting the chart app - now resolved
  • Navionics changes:
    • Navigation Aids layer now defaulted to ON for the fishing chart
    • Additional Wrecks menu item (no longer used) removed
    • Resolved the inverted slider for aerial photo opacity/transparency
    • Fishing range highlights now defaulted to OFF for the fishing chart
  • Waypoint names retained when a route is imported from GPX file
  • Date used for Tide information could be incorrect - now resolved
  • Quantum fixs:
    • Found an issue where the W3 board could have a missing S.N. preventing it from being s/w upgraded. V3.7.70 re-programs the S.N. if it is missing.
    • Resolves an issue where multiple presses of the Off Key from the Radar app, causes a crash.

Changes to .zip file contents since this release:

  • The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades
v3.6.45Sept 2018

New Features:

  • Initial Release for AXIOM XL 22" hardware

Bug Fixes:

  • MOB can trigger loss of HDMI output - resolved
  • Touch Screen response improved with salt water spray
  • FishFinder Simulator has been improved to show SONAR data on non-SONAR MFDs
  • BlueTooth Sound Sync has been modified with HDMI output
v3.6.32July 2018

New Features:

  • Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV) integration support*
    • DJI Mavic Professional
    • DJI Mavic Professional Platinum Edition

Initial Release for AXIOM XL 24" hardware

Bug Fixes:

  • Intermittent green screen SONAR
  • Digital Switching Alert - alarm crash
  • Digital Switching Alert - Momentary Button Down - Trigentic Firmware update v1.0.164

Note: RVX1000 requires new software (v3.6.32) to maintain MFD compatibility

*AXIOM Products only

v3.5.4019 June 2018

New Features:

  • LightHouse Apps*
    • Lumishore Lights App
  • Audio App
    • Fusion Apollo support (770 and SRX400)
    • SR150 Audio for SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth Alarm support*
  • Demo movie
    • Plays from MicroSD card when in Simulator mode, after 60 seconds of inactivity
  • PDF Viewer
    • PDF Documents read from MicroSD card
  • Sonar RVX1000 enhancements
    • Supports RVX1000 error messages
    • Adds RVX1000 Sonar channels to the auto depth prioritisation model
  • NMEA2000
    • Cummins C Command ED-4 electronics support for Remote Digital Alarm acknowledgement
    • PGN 127506 support (DC Detailed Status)
  • RayNet
    • Navionics Charts networking enhancements between displays

Initial Release for AXIOM XL 19" hardware

Bug Fixes:

  • Ground Log/Trip Reset option not resetting values
  • Importing of .GPX files improved
  • GPS filter not working correctly
  • Not able to turn off/hide the Safety Distance ring
  • Network Diagnostics information missing products
  • Digital Switching alerts improved

*AXIOM/AXIOM-PRO/AXIOM XL only features

v3.4.1021 June 2018
  • Initial Release for AXIOM XL 16" hardware
  • Recommended version for Magnum Radar compatibility
  • Recommended version for RVX1000 SONAR compatibility
v3.4.6629 March 2018

New Features:

  •  LightHouse Apps*
    • Netflix
    • Spotify
    • GRIBview Weather App
  • Chart additional features
    • Find Nearest
    • Tides Mode - tide and current graphs
  • Bluetooth Audio Out*
    • Stream LightHouse 3 Entertainment App's
  • Fuel Manager
    • Fuel range and economy settings
    • Honda ECO mode

Enhancements:

  • Alarm Enhancements
    • Active alarm "Homebutton" alert
    • Alarm history
    • Digital Switching alarm selection
  • Radar Enhancements
    • Support for Quantum 2 Doppler
    • Support for Digital Radar Software Upgrades
  • Custom Startup Splash Screen*
  • Shared Brightness Group Control

Bug Fixes:

  • Fusion Power Off Issue
  • Intermittent Navionics Chart Networking Issue
  • Tide Time Offset Issue
  • CP370 Selection Issue
  • Import GPX files

*AXIOM/AXIOM-PRO only feature

v3.3.17031 Jan 2018
  • Radar enhancements
    • Enhanced AIS Target Overlay in Radar Mode
    • Radar True Trails
    • Radar ARPA Auto Target Acquisition
    • Quantum Software Updates Supported
  • Weather Mode & SiriusXM SR150 Receiver
    • Support for SiriusXM SR150 receiver in new Weather Mode in charting app
    • Overlay weather data directly on your preferred cartography
    • Select and Animate weather layers from side menu
  • Sonar Upgrades
    • RealVisionTM 3D Historical Sensitivity
    • Disable All Sonar
    • Depth & intensity Scale for 3D
    • Smooth Sonar Range Transition
  • Navionics additional features
    • Plotter Sync
  • Other Updates
    • Networked compatibility with eS and gS Series MFDs running LH3 v3.3.170
      • AXIOM or AXIOM-Pro set to Master
    • Supply Voltage data
    • Enhanced Diagnostics
    • Camera App - Cycling removed from v3.3 and planned to be reinstated in later version
  • Various Bug fixes and improvements
v3.2.1017 Nov 2017
  • Improvements to the Wi-Fi firmware in all AXIOM Pro models.
    • No Change to AXIOM RV or AXIOM DV MFDs.
v3.2.976 Oct 2017
  • Adjusted Backlight parameters at initial startup, for AXIOM Pro models
v3.2.9226 Sept 2017
  • Addressed satellite acquisition and GPS fix issue in select AXIOM models
v3.2.8618 Sept 2017
  • Initial Release for AXIOM Pro Models
  • New features for all AXIOM models:
    • Wireless Display (Miracast) Streaming
    • Fusion Audio integration (CAN interface only)
    • Navionics Features:
      • Dock-to-Dock Autorouting (Autoroute to Here)*
      • Sonar Logging & SonarChart Live*
      • Panoramic Photos and Pilot Book (Platinum+ features)
      • Fishing Range and other advanced map features* *requires Freshest Data subscription
    • C-MAP integration
      • Essentials & 4DMAX/4DMAX+, Raster & Vector charts
      • Easy Routing (Autoroute to Here)* *requires C-MAP 4DMAX/4DMAX+ card
    • Sounder
      • RealVision 3D Nearby Waypoint Display
      • Expanded color palettes
      • Reverse Port/Starboard image Correction for certain step mount installations
    • Ability to upgrade STng Peripherals
      • Supports all STng ISO files currently online
    • New Languages - Croatian, Czech, Malay and Slovenian
    • Bug fixes
v3.1.9626 July 2017
  • Direct Control from the MFD of Evolution Autopilots
  • Sonar Enhancements
    • Scrollback - 2D and 3D
    • Sensitivity History
    • GPS Tracks in 3D
    • 3D Waypoint placement
  • Mobile App. Support – RayView / RayControl / RayRemote (with updated App’s)
  • RMK-10 Full network multi-unit control
  • Bug fix - GPS status No Fix on repeater
  • Additional bug fixes
  • Additional Languages:
    • Arabic
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • Greek
    • Icelandic
    • Indonesian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Russian
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Vietnamese
v3.0.6630 May 2017
  • Changes to SONAR Y-Cables:
    • Allows ping on an Airmar Conical transducer when a Y-Cable is installed and Conical is not being viewed
    • Supports the DVS+Airmar Y-Cable (A80493 or A80486) that may be installed
    • Provides the ability to show all the SONAR channels available when using a Y-Cable
  • Fix for a Language crash (GPS screen/Alarm dialogue)
  • Fix for Autopilot Goto/Goto allowing an unacknowledged turn (not applicable to Evolution pilots).
  • Allows the correct number of decimal places to be set in a Digital Switching page
v3.0.604 April 2017
  • Initial Release for AXIOM 7DV SONAR unit
  • Update for all networked AXIOM units (all networked units should be running the same version)
v3.0.5727 April 2017
  • Initial Release for AXIOM RV units
  • Update for non-sonar unit network compatibility with RV units (all networked units should be running the same version)
v3.0.403 April 2017
  • Initial Release

Important Upgrade Notes

eS and gS Series Owners

eS & gS Series Owners - This version of LightHouse is for Axiom models only. LightHouse Cannes 3.11 is the last major LightHouse 3 software release to support legacy eS and gS Series systems.

Mixed eS, gS, and Axiom Systems 

Mixed systems of Axiom / Axiom Pro / Axiom XL and eS/gS Series displays must remain on LightHouse 3.11.42 or a prior release.

IMPORTANT: Axiom+ displays cannot be downgraded to v3.11.42 and are not compatible with eS/gS mixed LightHouse 3 systems.

RMK-9/RMK-10 Keypad and Sonar Module

When upgrading to LightHouse 4 please make sure to perform the available RMK-9/RMK-10 and Sonar Module software updates included with the full LightHouse 4 download.

Attention Spotify Users

The Spotify app is no longer bundled with LightHouse 4. The latest Spotify app can be downloaded from the LightHouse Apps page. Once you have upgraded to LightHouse 4, you can remove the old version of Spotify from the Chartplotter by pressing and holding down on the App, until the pop-up box appears and then clicking “Uninstall application”. Re-install Spotify by downloading it from our website onto a MicroSD card, and then inserting it into the AXIOM. Within the Apps menu, click on “Install from SD/USB.”

Update Instructions

Please fully read this page before attempting to update your Raymarine System. This page contains each step for  successfully updating your Raymarine system. These instructions relates to the following products:

  • Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, and Axiom XL Chartplotter displays
Photo of 3 Axiom Chartplotters

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

It may be necessary to reset your Axiom after the update if there is an issue. Please make sure you make a backup of any important data before upgrading. 

To backup your waypoint/route/tracks data using an Axiom display, please follow the steps outlined here.

The steps for restoring this data to your Axiom display are also contained in this same FAQ.

Compatible MicroSD cards

The following types of MicroSD cards are compatible with your Axiom display:

TypeSizeNative card formatMFD supported format
MicroSDSC (Micro Secure Digital Standard Capacity)Up to 4GBFAT12, FAT16 or FAT32NTFS, FAT32
MicroSDSC (Micro Secure Digital Standard Capacity)4GB to 32GBFAT32NTFS, FAT32
MicroSDXC (Micro Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)32GB to 2TBexFATNTFS, FAT32

Speed class rating - For best performance, it is recommended that you use Class 10 or UHS (Ultra High Speed) class memory cards, or better.

Use branded memory cards - When archiving data it is recommended that you use good quality branded memory cards.

Stage 2: Populating the Micro SD 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 v.3.0.40 to v3.1.69.
  • The mSD (Micro SD)/SD memory cards used with AXIOM 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 or NTFS. (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. The downloaded file should be a ".ZIP" file which contains multiple ".ISO" files.
  4. 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 files are not in any folders on the card (External link: Instructions)
  5. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

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 AXIOM MFD and networked products. 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.

Stage 3: The update method

  1. Power ON the Master AXIOM MFD
    • Note: If performing a whole system upgrade from the Master display, ensure all other repeater display, STng products and RayNet connected devices are also powered on
  2. Place the microSD card into the rear of the unit in the card reader
  3. Touch the 'Settings' button on the Home Screen
  4. Touch 'Update Software'
  5. Touch 'Check SD Card'
  6. The Information bar will appear with the software version found. Touch 'Yes'
  7. The new software will be installed. Do not power down the display during this process.
  8. The Axiom will return to the Home Screen once the update is completed.
  9. You may need to perform the above steps for each AXIOM MFD you have in the system, if the Master did not upgrade them
  10. Once all the devices in the system are updated, please verify that this is correct by going to the following screen:
Screenshot showing Axiom Pro settings screen

Checking the software versions of your Raymarine products

To view the AXIOM software version:

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

To view other product software versions:

  1. Ensure all products are powered on
  2. On the Master display, go to the Home Screen
  3. Touch "Settings"
  4. Click the "Network" tab
  5. Click "Diagnostics > Product info"
  6. You will now see a list of all products on SeaTalkng & RayNet

Please note: You will see Raymarine devices that are connected on SeaTalkNG and RayNet only. Sometimes devices may not be listed (i.e. some IP cameras)