The E97 by Raymarine in a word: Delivers. The first thing you’ll notice is a crisp and bright 9” WVGA high resolution, 800 x 480, multi function network display that is completely sunlight viewable thanks to its LED backlighting. This networking powerhouse can network to up to 6 displays, AIS receivers, Autopilots, SR6 SIRIUS weather receiver (Audio not currently available) and more. This e97 comes pre-loaded with Navionics U.S. Coastal Charts and if that is not enough for you, the e97 is also compatible with Navionics Platinum Plus Maps.
You can expect lightening fast speed and performance through the dual core processor, and dedicated graphics processor. The Hybrid Touch design lets you interface quickly and easily on the touch screen or the keypad/unicontroller. Another neat feature is the Wi-Fi video streaming so that you can view what is on the chartplotter display right on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. You can also synchronize waypoints with your iPad or iPhone mobile device. The e97 is Bluetooth enabled for use with the optional RCU-3 remote control and multimedia control.
The e97 is a complete navigation station right out of the box with a built-in HD Digital Sounder that uses Raymarine’s ClearPulse Digital sonar technology. ClearPulse technology uses a dual frequency 50/200khz, 600w sonar to view fish and structure with amazing clarity at depths up to 3000’. For more serious fisherman looking for a little more fish-finding capabilities than the average weekend warrior, you can add the DSM300 Sounder Module which offers 1000 watts of output power allowing better clarity and penetration for deeper water. The e97 is also compatible with the Raymarine CP450C which also utilizes Clear Pulse Technology that’s already built into the unit but also offers Advanced CHIRP Technology (transducer required), maximizing target separation, depth penetration, and unsurpassed clarity at depths only known by the darkest of sea creatures.
The Raymarine E97 networking abilities include SeaTalkhs SeaTalkng NMEA 2000, and NMEA 0183 with one composite video input. Add on the optional E-Series video accessory cable input to expand on the E97s video input capability. You can network up to 6 displays to fully take advantage of what this phenomenal system offers. Get on board with no compromising with this top notch navigation display.