Rockford Fosgate and FLIR Systems have partnered in the development of integrated audio solutions for the marine environment.
“We have developed a rich and integrated audio experience for boaters within the next release of our Raymarine LightHouse II operating system,” explains Gregoire Outters, vice president and general manager of FLIR Maritime.
“Raymarine MFD owners can effortlessly control Rockford Fosgate audio systems from any LightHouse II powered display, including our new high performance eS Series line of HybridTouch™ displays,” he adds.
The first model Rockford Fosgate will offer with Raymarine integration is the PMX-5 digital media receiver. The PMX-5 will integrate via CAN bus to the Raymarine MFD where a custom designed user interface will be displayed.
Raymarine will deliver PMX-5 integration in the next release of the LightHouse II operating system in March of 2016 and the two companies are committed to delivering support for future Rockford Fosgate audio systems.
“We are pleased to announce the partnership with FLIR on Raymarine-branded marine electronics,” comments Jake Braaten, Rockford Corp. vice president of product development and engineering.
“With the marine electronics eco-system constantly evolving with features and technology, our common goal is to make the audio experience enjoyable, seamless, and intuitive for the boating enthusiast.”
The two companies will have products on display for demonstration at the Miami International Boat show to be held 11-14 February.