In what is being heralded as a marine industry first, FLIR systems has introduced Raymarine ClearCruise AR, an augmented reality technology that works with Axiom multifunction displays.
The technology overlays physical navigation objects on Axiom’s high-definition video display. Raymarine CAM210 HD marine cameras support the system, providing the augmented reality views from any camera position on board.
ClearCruise AR can display navigation markers, AIS traffic and other objects in sync with real-world imagery, so skippers can recognize them in real time.
ClearCruise AR recently won an Innovation Award at IBEX.
“Our new ClearCruise AR technology delivers an intuitive method of combining navigation data with the real world,” Travis Merrill, president of the commercial business unit at FLIR, stated in a press release. “Using Axiom’s powerful video capabilities and our exclusive AR200 video image stabilization technology, ClearCruise AR gives captains greater confidence and peace of mind when navigating busy or unfamiliar waterways.”
Will it work with LightHouse? Yes. ClearCruise AR is compatible with the forthcoming LightHouse 3.7 OS update, which users can download here.