Raymarine integrates Cyclops Marine technology in LightHouse operating system

Raymarine has announced the latest software update to its LightHouse operating system will incorporate Cyclops Marine technology. This integration will introduce wireless load-sensing functionality to boaters using Axiom displays when they update to the LightHouse Hvar 3.16.

Cyclops Marine’s sensors are wireless, load-sensing instruments designed to measure the load bearings on a sailing yacht’s rigging system. smarttune is designed to replace the existing bottlescrew body on either the forestay or sidestays, while the smartlink can simply be added inline to any sheet, halyard, backstay, control line, vang, tack line, or runner. These sensors connect wirelessly to the below-deck Cyclops Marine Gateway, which interfaces with Raymarine Axiom displays to reveal load bearings at identified stress points on a yacht’s rigging. LightHouse Hvar 3.16 will allow users to see at a glance, the live, static and dynamic load data conveyed by the Cyclops Marine sensors at up to 50 sensors placements.

“We are very excited that sailors with Raymarine Axiom displays can enjoy the benefits of seeing real-time rig loads,” says Ian Howarth, CEO of Cyclops Marine. “Time and again competitive sailors are telling us when they hit that sweet spot of speed, being able to replicate the rig set up is a game changer. For recreational sailors, the opportunity to see load stresses through an easily understandable number to provide assurance that they are sailing inside the safe zone, or to prompt thoughts that is time to consider putting a reef in a sail.”

Grégoire Outters, general manager of Raymarine, comments: “The addition of Cyclops Marine technology is another example of the constantly improving LightHouse software and Axiom display ecosystem provided to suitably equipped boaters. Cyclops load bearing sensors will give sailors clear access to the most indispensable data for timely and accurate sail-handling. It reinforces our philosophy of giving sailors complete command on the water, where having the fullest picture of real-time navigational information in front of them greatly enhances safety, situational awareness and performance.”

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