FLIR Systems has announced the expansion of its Raymarine Axiom Multifunction Display (MFD) line with the new Axiom Pro. Raymarine made the announcement before opening day of the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade Show (ICAST). ICAST runs from July 11-14 in Orlando, Florida.

According to Raymarine, the Axiom Po is designed for “serious offshore enthusiasts” and professional captains. The Axiom Pro features Raymarine’s “HybridTouch” user experience that combines multi-touchscreen controls with an ergonomic keypad for use in rough seas. Axiom Pro is available with a 1 kW, high-powered CHIRP sonar and Raymarine’s built-in, advanced, RealVision 3D sonar. It is available in 9in, 12in and 16in display sizes.

"Raymarine’s combination of Axiom Pro’s RealVision 3D sonar and built-in 1kW CHIRP sonar is a game-changer,” said Grégoire Outters, vice president and general manager of FLIR Maritime, in a statement. “Axiom Pro provides anglers and boaters with larger display sizes, deep-water CHIRP sonar performance and the flexibility of HybridTouch control for an exceptional, all-in-one navigation experience.”

Outters added that Axiom Pro delivers an “intuitive and fluid” navigation experience through an improved, easily personalized interface. Axiom Pro’s flexible design and LightHouse 3 OS enables integration with multiple Axiom displays, CHIRP radar, Evolution autopilot and FLIR thermal night vision technology.

Besides anglers, cruising powerboaters and sailors will be served by Axiom Pro-S models, said Outters. The units will be available in the third quarter through Raymarine dealers.