SiOnyx Aurora is the only high-definition, color action video and still camera with true day and night imaging. Its patented ultra low-light IR sensor
technology not only captures images under low-light conditions, but gives
true night vision capability in monochrome or color.
The ultra low-light sensor technology enables you to see things the human
eye can’t, then record them. Day-only use cameras are capable of higher resolution while still remaining physically small because they only need very small
pixels. But true night vision requires big pixels. That means night vision at
higher resolution would require a sensor at least double Aurora’s 1 inch size,
a much larger lens and a cost of more than 10 times that of Aurora.
At just under 8 ounces and sized to fit comfortably in one hand for easy
operation, the SiOnyx Aurora packs a lot of features into a compact package,
including built-in GPS and compass and a time-lapse mode. The IP-67 water-resistant camera’s WiFi capability and app for iOS or Android allows you to
share recordings on social media. A 32 GB micro SD card provides enough storage for four hours of video and you can control the camera with a mobile
NIGHT VISION VIDEO CAMERA RECORDS IN COLOR
THREE NEW VHFS TARGET
DIFFERENT ONBOARD NEEDS
FLIR has launched its next-generation Raymarine VHF
radios. The compact Ray53, the full-sized Ray63 and the
multi-function Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF
marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC).
The Ray53 radio is small in size but big on features and
performance. Ray53 is a full-function VHF marine radio with
Class D DSC and a built-in GPS receiver. Simply program your
boat’s MMSI number into the Ray53 and immediately ben-
efit from the enhanced calling and safety features of DSC.
The Ray63 comes with oversized controls and a big
screen for easy operation offshore. Ray63 is a full-function
VHF marine radio with Class D DSC and a built-in GPS
receiver. It supports one wired or two wireless RayMic con-
trollers for true multi-station control and intercom capabil-
Raymarine’s Ray73 radio is communications central with
built-in VHF, AIS receiver and loudhailer capabilities. Built on
our full-sized marine radio chassis, the Ray73 comes with
oversized controls and a big screen for easy operation off-
shore. The Ray73 also supports optional wired or wireless
RayMic controllers for true multi-station control and inter-
com capability. When connected to an optional hailing
horn, the Ray73 can generate automatic fog signals and
work as a public address announcement system.
EXPANDED CHARTPLOTTER LINE
INCLUDES BUILT-IN SONAR AND MORE
Garmin’s new GPSMAP 8600/8600xsv series is an extension of its GPSMAP 8600 series
that brings features like built-in sonar and BlueChart g3 coastal cartography and LakeVü g3
maps with Navionics data and Auto Guidance to smaller, more affordable display options.
Available in 10, 12 and 16 inch displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS)
screens with multi-touch control, the 8600/8600xsv series is Wi-Fi enabled and offers full connectivity and networkability so mariners can completely customize their marine electronics
system based on their needs and preferences.
The GPSMAP 8600xsv series includes support for dual-channel 1k W traditional CHIRP,
CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars, plus ultra high-definition scanning sonar,
giving anglers the greatest sonar detail available from a Garmin system to date. These chartplotters also support the full Garmin Panoptix all-seeing sonar product line, including Panoptix LiveScope, the first and only live real-time scanning sonar available on the market today.
For superior clarity and sunlight readability, the new GPSMAP 8600/8600xsv series offers
full-HD IPS touchscreen displays. The maximum glass design can be bail-, flush- or flat-mounted, enabling edge-to-edge installation of multiple displays.
The premium processing power found in the new series significantly benefits all onboard
sensors like sonar, radar, cameras, video and digital switching, and enhances the user experience across the entire network. The processor delivers Garmin’s fastest map drawing capabilities.
These powerful new MFDs are fully network capable with NMEA 2000® connectivity and
the Garmin Marine Network to easily build a customized electronics suite, from sonar, radar
and autopilots to instruments, cameras and multimedia. The screen can be spilt to show up
to six different features simultaneously, including HDMI video input.
device to remotely view what
the camera is seeing.
Here’s an excerpt from a descrip-
tion of how the Aurora works:
“Light enters our lens and directly hits our sensor. Because of our sensor
size (1 inch optical format) and physically larger pixels, the Aurora sensor is
much more sensitive to light than traditional camera sensors (as used in your
DSLR, GoPro or other devices). This size difference allows the Aurora to be
more sensitive to lower amounts of light photons in order to generate an
“But this is only part of the equation. The limited amount of light photons
hitting our sensor means we have the potential for a lot of noise generation.
So a big part of what we do is signal processing that creates a very low signal
to noise ratio so that images can be seen clearly to the naked eye. Our size
and signal processing means that we can also see color at much lower levels
than other digital cameras out there.”