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Raymarine AXIOM+ 12

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
SKU: E70639
Brand: Raymarine
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 12" IPS Super Bright Color
  • Input Type: TouchScreen Control
  • Charts: Navionics | LHC | CMAP
  • Chart Card Slots: 1 microSD card
  • Wifi: Wifi | Bluetooth
  • Sonar: CHIRP|DownVision|SideVision

 

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Key Facts | Full Specs | Manuals | Videos

 

Highlights:

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12

ULTRA FAST | BIG Super-Bright Display

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Review

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 | Review

 


 

How does the AXIOM+ stack up?

Today, I’m diving into the new AXIOM+ 12, looking at the new features, specifications and getting a few thoughts from some who are using them.

So, what’s new?  In short, the screen is brighter by 25%, the resolution is better, the GPS is faster, it includes more internal memory and the screen is tougher. The new nano-coated display, provides better impact resistance, repels water and oils, and enables accurate touch control in all conditions.

 


 

The Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 – Is the next version in the Axiom series for 2020.  It’s a powerful feature packed multifunction, fishfinder/chartplotter with an exceptionally clear touchscreen and a built-in upgraded 10Hz GPS receiver.

With a  12″ High Density IPS LCD all glass display, a brightness rating of 1800 nits, the screen is super bright and the viewing angle is very good a 88° all angles. The powerful quad-core processor and the new LightHouse 3 operating system makes the system easy to use and fast.

With Raymarine’s new HydroTough, nano-coated display, you get better impact resistance and a screen that repels water and oil that enables accurate touch control in all types of conditions.

Maps and charting include support for a wide range of options including Raymarine Lighthouse Charts, Navionics, and C-MAP charting.

The 4 channel sonar supports RealVision 3D, CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVison and a High frequency CHIRP Sonar. Transducers options include an all-in-one transom mount and several thru hull versions.

The Axiom+ is fully network capable and is easily able to connect to a range of other onboard systems like radar, instrumentation, autopilot, video cameras, thermal cameras, marine radio and additional NMEA2000 and SeaTalkng compatible devices.

Standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity allows connection to the latest Raymarine Apps for tablets and smartphones. WIFi is also used to connect to the Quantum Radar. This model can even fly a DJI Mavic Drone.

Continued below…

There are 2 versions available.

1. AXIOM+ 12 – Chartplotter only
2. AXIOM+ 12 RV –  CHIRP Sonar | DownVison | SideVision | RealVision 3D

 


 

Configurations & Part Numbers:

Chartplotter/MFD Only

  • E70638 – MFD only
  • E70638-00-102 –  With North American Chart
  • E70638-00-NAG – With Navionics+

 

Chartplotter/MFD | Built-in REALVISION 3D

  • E70639 – No Transducer
  • E70639-00-102 – LHC
  • E70639-00-NAG – Navionics+
  • E70639-03 – No Charts | RV-100
  • E70639-03-102 – LHC | RV-100
  • E70639-03-NAG – Navionics+ | RV-100

 

  • » LHC = North America LightHouse Chart
  • » RV-100 = RealVision 3D Transducer

 


 

 


Raymarine AXIOM | Lineup

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ | Family

 

The Raymarine AXIOM+ comes in 3 screen sizes, 7″, 9″ and 12″ and have the mostly the same features, options and connections.

The 12″ changes it up just a bit with a little better resolution screen, a slightly better viewing angle and  it’s a little bit brighter over the 7″ & 9″.

 


 

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Comparisons

 

AXIOM+ 12 vs ELEMENT 12 HV

 

Raymarine AXIOM Plus 12 vs Element 12 HV

AXIOM Plus 12 vs Element 12 HV

 

How is the AXIOM+ 12  different from the ELEMENT 12 HV?

Axiom+ units are high performance full multifunction network chartplotters and the Element series is designed more as a standalone unit for fishing. The Element HV includes 1.2 megahertz HyperVision that definately takes inland and coastal sonar to a new level.

Full – ELEMENT 12 HV review

Here are some of the main differences:

 

AXIOM+ 12 ELEMENT 12 HV
Touch ~ Control KeyPad ~ Control
88° Viewing Angle 89° Viewing Angle
LightHouse 3 OS LightHouse Sport OS
1280 x 800 (WXGA) 1280 x 800 WXGA
1800 Nits Bright 1500 Nits Bright
Power ~ 20 Watts Power ~ 25 Watts
RealVision 3D Realvision 3D
NA HyperVision 1.2kHz
Gyro-Stabilized NA
Networkable Standalone
Powerful MFD Excellent Fishfinder/Chartplotter
12.36”x8.54”x3” 14.1″x8.5″x2.4″
Thermal Camera Support NA
Video – Up to 10 NA
16GB Memory 8GB Memory
10,000 Waypoints 5,000 Waypoints
150 Routes 50 Routes
16 Tracks 15 Tracks
More Radar Options Quantum WiFi Only
More Available Apps
$2649-3099 $1749-1999

 

AXIOM+ SideVision vs ELEMENT HyperVision

 

Raymarine Axiom Plus 12 SideVision vs Element 12 HyperVision

AXIOM+ 12 SideVision vs Element 12 HyperVision

 

The top Image is the AXIOM+ and bottom is the ELEMENT HV. The AXIOM+ is good but the ELEMENT has quite a bit more detail.

 


AXIOM+ 12 vs AXIOM 12

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 vs AXIOM 12

AXIOM 12 vs AXIOM+ 12

 

Most of the features are the same, however the AXIOM+ received several nice enhancements, like a better screen, more memory, a faster GPS and the processor has been enhanced some..

Here are some of the differences side by side:

 

AXIOM 12 AXIOM+ 12
1280×800~WXGA 1280 x 800~WXGA
Optically Bonded LCD HydroTough LCD
1200 Nits Bright 1800 Nits Bright
88° Viewing Angle 88° Viewing Angle
4GB Memory 16GB Memory
NA Improved GPS
Power ~ 20 Watts Power ~ 20 Watts
NMEA 0183 – w. adapter No
Quadcore Processor Faster Quadcore
$2499-3099 $2649-3099

 


 

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Homescreen | APPS & Controls

 

The LightHouse 3 – operating system is designed to give you feature control using Apps. The environment and functions are very similar to how we are using our smart phones like tap, swipe, pinch and zoom.

Feature Apps are opened from app page icons available on the Homescreen. Additional Apps are added as additional devices are added to the network like an autopilot or a thermal camera. Multiple apps can be displayed simultaneously by creating custom splitscreen app pages.

LightHouse 3 software – You can get the latest updates and see new release features for Lighthouse 3 here.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Home Screen Apps

AXIOM+ 12 | Home Screen Apps

 

1. GNSS position/fix details.
2. Profile – Select to change/add the profiles.
3. External devices and system time – Bluetooth settings, Disengage autopilot.
4. App page icons – Opens MFD app page. Left and Right arrows cycles through Homescreen pages
5. Settings and data — Access to the Settings, Alarms, Apps, MOB  and My data.

 


 


Featured Apps | What they do

Charting App – This app displays Mapping information from your chart cards and is used with a GNSS receiver to plot your position and show navigation info. It can be used to mark  Waypoints, build and navigate Routes and keep a record of your track.

The Chart App can be displayed in both fullscreen and splitscreen app pages.  It also provides preset modes that can be used to quickly set up the Chart app for your intended use. Here are the 4 modes.

SIMPLE – Chart detail is suppressed to provide a clearer, simpler view for navigation

DETAILED – Detailed is the default mode. Full chart detail and menu options are available.

FISHING CHART – Fishing mode optimizes the Chart app for fishing and if supported by your selected cartography, displays more detailed contour lines.

WEATHER – Weather mode is available when the MFD is connected to a compatible Weather receiver like the (SR200). Weather mode allows you to overlay weather data directly on the chart and view animated weather graphics or read weather reports.

 

Raymarine Axiom Plus 12 - Chart App Features

AXIOM+ 12 | Chart App Features

 


1. Waypoints
2. Your Track
3. Vessel icon
4. Wind indicator – direction and speed (Wind transducer required).
5. Route – Route using Waypoints to mark each route leg.
6. Destination waypoint During a Goto.
7. Heading line – During Navigation to a waypoint
8. COG line- Course over Ground
9. Tide indicator – Set and Drift indicators.
10. Chart range or Scale
11. Range rings –  Provides a distance indication around your vessel at set intervals.
12. Sidebar – System data that can be viewed in all apps.


Sonar App – The Sonar app accesses Traditional, CHIRP, DownVision, SideVision and RealVision 3D sonar modules and transducers. Sonar modules can be internal or external black box. See details below – Sonar Support.


Radar App – The Radar app displays the connected Radar scanner. Up to 2 Radar scanners can be connected at the same time, however, only 1 Radar in a system can be a Quantum Radar.  See details below – Radar Support.

Dashboard App – The Dashboard app enables you to view system data from devices connected to your via SeaTalkng / NMEA 2000 and the SeaTalkhs network. The Dashboard app can also be configured to provide control of your compatible Digital Switching devices.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Dashboard App Features

Axiom+ 12 | Dashboard App Data

 

Video app – IP digital video feeds can be viewed, recorded and played back using the Video app. Video feeds include: CCTV cameras and Thermal imaging cameras, DVD player etc.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Video App Features

Axiom+ 12 | Video App Features

 


Up to 4 video feeds can be displayed simultaneously when using a splitscreen app page.  Analog video feeds appear to only be supported on Axiom Pro, however it may be possible to view analog video feeds from other sources using a suitable third party analog-to-IP video converter.

 

DRONE / UAV App – Now this is a cool one. Axiom+ MFDs include the UAV / Drone app, developed with DJI which enables you to fly and control a DJI Mavic Pro or Mavic Pro Platinum using the AXIOM+ touchscreen.

Note: I have heard that a future feature release of this App could include support for the Mavic Mini. See the software update link below for new feature updates.

You get auxiliary remote controls, settings, video display and flight data for your connected drone.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Drone App Features

Axiom+ 12 | Drone App Features

 

1. Record – Start recording video feed the drone memory card.
2. Take photo – Take a  video screenshot. The image is saved to the drone memory card.
3. Menu – Opens the UAV app menu.
4. Gimbal pitch control – Adjusts  camera gimbal.
5. Flight data – Distance, Speed and Height data is displayed onscreen.
6. Controls – Access to the onscreen virtual joystick controls.
7. Status area – Signal strength | Battery Level | Flight Time | GPS fix.
8. Virtual joystick – Up, Down, Left and Right turn controls.
9. Virtual joystick – Forward, Backward, Left and Right move controls.

 

Drones and MFDs have a one-to-one relationship, meaning that you can only control a drone from the MFD that it is physically connected to however on an network, each MFD can be connected to a different UAV.

The AXIOM+ Drone app is compatible with the following DJI models:

  • • DJI Mavic Pro – LightHouse 3.6+
  • • DJI Mavic Pro Platinum – LightHouse 3.6+
  • • DJI Mavic 2 – LightHouse 3.9+
  • • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom – LightHouse 3.9+

 

Note: The LightHouse UAV app doesnt currently support the Spark, Mavic Air,  Mavic Mini or the new Mini 2. Check here to see the added features in the latest version of the LightHouse 3. When additional DJI models are added I would expect them to show up here first.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Installed Apps Screen

AXIOM+ 12 – Third-party Apps Screen

 

Third-party apps are developed by 3rd parties and approved by Raymarine. These apps are available from the LightHouse app launcher found on the Homescreen.

They run features like Netflix, Seakeeper, GRIB Weather, Digital Switching and Spotify.

 


Networking & Connections


Networking includes Raynet Ethernet, NMEA2000, WiFi, and BlueTooth. You can connect multiple displays or expand with Quantum, HD radar, IP cameras, engine gauges, autopilots, additional instrumentation and even a DJI Mavic drone.

 

Here’s a partial list of additional compatible devices:

  • Axiom, Axiom+, Axiom Pro, Axiom XL, eS Series, gS Series
  • Victron Energy Venus GX – Power Managment
  • M300-Series Thermal Camera
  • SR200 SiriusXM receiver (weather and audio)
  • JL Audio
  • AR200 Augmented Reality Sensor
  • Fusion entertainment systems | NMEA 2000
  • Fusion 770 and SRX400 | Stereo
  • Magnum Radar | Quantum 2 Doppler Radar | Quantum Radar
  • RVX1000 sonar module
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Evolution autopilots
  • Viewing your MFD screen using RayView

 

Wi-Fi  –  802.11 b / g / n

  • Quantum Radar connection
  • LightHouse 3 operating system updates
  • RayControl
  • RayRemote
  • RayView

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ | Smartphone Remote Control Apps

AXIOM+ | Remote Control Apps

 

1. RayRemote –  Gives you remote control of your MFD from your mobile device.
2. RayView – Stream or mirrow your MFD screen directly to your tablet or smartphone.
3. RayControl – Good for tablets: 2 way control between your MFD and tablet.

These apps are available through the Google Play Store and Apple Itunes.

Bluetooth connectivity – for connection to the latest Raymarine apps for tablets, smartphones and connection to bluetooth speakers for audio.

 


 

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SeaTalk ng | NMEA 2000 – is an interconnection bus for Raymarine products. Small diameter cable connectors are used throughout the system to make installation easier. Its Raymarine’s proprietary cable system for use in NMEA 2000 networks.

Their design provides two advantages. First, the connector collars are retained which allows for a smaller cable diameter making installations easier. More importantly, the cable can include a sixth wire which allows for backward compatibility with SeaTalk1 equipment.

There’s a wide range of cable lengths, all with over-moulded plugs, so there is no need to cut or splice cables. Spur cables connect individual SeaTalkng products to the SeaTalkng backbone.

Here’s an example SeaTalkng system. Connection to a network provides the display with data from other connected devices.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Seatalkng - NMEA2000 network

AXIOM+ 12 | Seatalkng – NMEA2000 network

 

1. EV-1 heading sensor.
2. RS150 GNSS receiver.
3. Wind vane transducer.
4. SeaTalkng ® spur cables.
5. iTC-5 converter.

6. SeaTalkng ® 5-way connector block.
7. DeviceNet to SeaTalkng ® adaptor cable.
8. DeviceNet connection on display’s power / NMEA 2000 cable.
9. AIS700.
10. AXIOM+ display

11. SeaTalkng/NMEA 2000 VHF DSC Radio (GPS/GNSS position data)
12. DeviceNet connection to vessel’s engine management system.
13. ECI-100.
14. SeaTalkng ® power cable (connects to vessel’s 12 V dc power supply).
15. SeaTalkng ® backbone cables.

 


 

Here are a list of some additional NMEA2000 items that can be added for additional functionality.

 

EV-1 | EV-2 Heading sensor – enables vessel heading data to be available, regardless of vessel movement.

► Evolution™ autopilot system – Evolution autopilot enables navigation data to be sent to a compatible autopilot controller.

► VHF radio – Provides position data to a  compatible VHF radio.

► RS150 GNSS receiver – Connecting an external GNSS/GPS receiver can provide more accurate position tracking. If the internal antenna is being blocked.

► AIS700 / AIS650 / AIS350 – Connecting compatible AIS hardware allows AIS targets to be tracked in the chart app.

► iTC-5 – Analog transducers connected via an iTC-5 enables the display of transducer sensor data (depth, speed, wind, water temperature etc.) in databoxes and the dashboard app.

► Airmar NMEA 2000 smart sensors –  Connecting an Airmar smart sensor transducer such as a ST800 smart TRIDUCER  Multisensor that offers depth, speed, and temperature or the P79 depth dual-frequency, depth only unit can add additional sonar capability.

 



Rear Connections  

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Rear Connections

AXIOM+ 12 | Rear Connections

 

This image is the RealVision model which has a 25 pin transducer plug. The Navigation only model doesn’t have a transducer plug.

1. Network connection – Connects to RayNet network or another device.
2. Accessory connection – USB can connect to Remote Card Reader, viewing screenshots or images.
3. Power / NMEA 2000 connection – Connects to 12 V DC power supply / NMEA 2000 or SeaTalkng backbone.
4. Optional grounding point – Connects to Vessel RF ground, or negative battery terminal.
5. Sonar / Transducer Connection – RV = 25 Pin

 


 

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Sonar Support

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 -Sonar Support

AXIOM+ 12 | Sonar Support

 

Sonar capabilities – It comes with built-in DownVision, SideVision and Raymarine RealVision 3D sonar. The unit also includes a built-in Single channel High CHIRP sonar.

Here are some examples of what you can expect from the different sonar channels. Keep in mind though that these sonar images are in near perfect conditions.

 


 

High CHIRP Sonar

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - High CHIRP Sonar

AXIOM+ 12 | High CHIRP Sonar

 

The conical beam fishfinder channel provides a traditional scrolling 2D view at 50/200kHz.  Its not very powerful at 200 watts but does have a maximum depth range of about 900′.

 


 

CHIRP DownVision Sonar

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - DownVision Sonar

Axiom+ 12 | DownVision Sonar

 

CHIRP DownVision delivers a photo-like view of the area below, allowing you to see bottom structure with excellent detail and simultaneously target fish.

DownVision uses 350kHz and is good to about 600′ at 600 Watts of power.

 


 

CHIRP Sidevision Sonar 

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - SideVision Sonar

Axiom+ 12 | SideVision Sonar

 


CHIRP SideVision sonar expands the underwater view side to side. SideVision is especially good when searching for structure or looking for bait as it lets you cover a larger area in one pass.

SideVision Standard uses 350kHz and is good to about 300′ out each side at 600 Watts of total power.

 


 

RealVision 3D Sonar 

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - RealVision 3D Sonar

Axiom+ 12 | RealVision 3D Sonar

 

RealVision 3D give us the ability to see what’s below, behind, and to the sides of the boat, all at once and in three-dimensions. RealVision 3D displays the entire underwater world, including structure, cover, fish and reef. Pan, tilt, and zoom the 3D image to examine the area from any angle.

RealVision 3D Standard uses 350kHz and has a range of about 300′


 

Axiom+ 12 | Transducer Options

 

The All-in-One RealVision 3D Transducer combines CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High Frequency CHIRP, and RealVision 3D into a single transducer housing in either .

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Sonar

Axiom+ 12 | 4 Channel All-in-one Transducer

 

Raymarine offers several different transducers for the Axiom+ series in plastic, bronze and stainless depending on how or where you want to mount it.

► Standard TM-RV-100 transom mount in plastic. (A80464)

► RV-200 3D bronze 0° thru hull. (A80465)
► RV-212P / TH-RV-212S 3D bronze 12° thru-hull split-pair. (T70318)
► RV-220P / TH-RV-220S 3D bronze 20° thru-hull split-pair. (T70319)

► RV-300 3D plastic 0° thru-hull. (A80470)
► RV-312P / RV-312S 3D plastic 12° thru-hull split-pair. (T70320)
► RV-320P / RV-320S 3D plastic 20° thru-hull split-pair. (T70321)

► RV-400 3D stainless steel 0° thru-hull. (A80615)
► RV-412P / RV-412S 3D stainless steel 12° thru-hull split-pair. (T70450)
► RV-420P / RV-420S 3D stainless steel 20° thru-hull split-pair. (T70451)

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Transducers

Axiom+ 12 | Variable Mount Transducers

 


 

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Custom Mapping

 

SonarChart Live – Create personal contour charts using sonar and the SonarChart Live feature, which is part of the Navionics+. This is a very cool feature when your in an area that lacks chart detail.

When using SonarChart Live, new 1′ contour lines are drawn in real time on your screen based on your transducer depth readings.

Color shading is used to reflect depth, with dark red signifying the shallowest area. The sonar data is recorded to your cartography card and is shared with Navionics when you update your chart card online.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - SonarChart Live

Axiom+ 12 | SonarChart Live

 


AXIOM+ 12 | Radar Options

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Radar Options

AXIOM+ 12 | Quantum WiFi Radar

 

Compatible Radar – The AXIOM+ 12 display includes Wi-Fi which can be used to connect wirelessly to the following Quantum  radar scanners:

• Quantum™ Q24W (E70344) WiFi
• Quantum™ Q24C (E70210) WiFi
• Quantum™ 2 Doppler Q24D (E70498)

The Quantum series of radar is an excellent choice for everything except for searching for birds. It offers several key advantages over traditional magnetron radar like easy WiFi/MFD connection, small diameter power cable, half the weight, safe emissions and a very low power consumption rate.

The AXIOM+ is however, compatible with Digital, HD Color, Super HD Color and Magnum Radars.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Quantum WiFI Radar

AXIOM+ 12 | Quantum WiFi Radar Screen

 

Raymarine Quantum Radar Review – Here is a pretty in-depth review done by Practical Boat a few years ago of the Quantum radar up against the RD418D traditional radar and some additional images next to an open-array.

The Radar app allows you to configure a Guard Zone alarm which is triggered when an object is located within the specified guard zone area. The Range rings, the bearing ring and a VRM/EBL can be used to identify a target’s range and bearing in relation to your vessel.

The Radar app can be displayed in fullscreen and in splitscreen. AIS targets can also be displayed and tracked in the Radar app.

 

Radar modes – The Radar app provides preset modes that can be used to quickly achieve the best picture depending on your current situation. Only radar modes supported by your Radar scanner are shown on the screen. For instance, bird mode isn’t available on the Quantum series.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 Radar - Weather Mode

Radar | Weather Mode

 

WEATHER – Weather mode optimizes the display to help identify precipitation, useful for helping determine weather fronts and storm cells.

Radar scanner support: Quantum and Quantum 2 Doppler.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 Radar - Bird Mode

Radar | Bird Mode

 

BIRD – Bird mode optimizes the display to help identify flocks of birds, useful when trying to locate a fishing area. Finding birds with radar is more of an art and some fine tuning may be necessary.

Note: Bird Mode only available on – SuperHD Open Array, HD Open Array and HD Radomes.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 Radar - Offshore Mode

Radar | Offshore Mode

 

OFFSHORE – Offshore mode takes into account high levels of Sea clutter so that targets are still visible, useful when navigating in open water away from the coast.

Radar scanner support: All.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 Radar - Coastal Mode

Radar | Coastal Mode

 

COASTAL – Coastal mode takes into account slightly higher levels of Sea clutter that are encountered out of Harbor areas. This mode is useful when in open water but keeping to coastal areas.

Radar scanner support: All.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 Radar - Buoy Mode

Radar | Buoy Mode

 

BUOY – Buoy mode enhances the detection of smaller targets such as mooring buoys, and is useful at ranges up to 3/4nm.

Radar scanner support: SuperHD Open Array, HD Open Array and HD Radome.

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 Radar - Harbor Mode

Radar | Harbor Mode

 

HARBOR  – Harbor mode takes into account land clutter that is typically encountered in a Harbor, so that smaller targets are
still visible. This mode is useful when navigating in a Harbor.

Radar scanner support: All.

 


 

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AXIOM+ 12 » Charts | Mapping

 

The AXIOM+ ships standard with either no charts, North America LightHouse Charts, North America Navionics+ Charts or  Navionics for Central and South America but has additional charting support for a pretty wide range of charts.

Here is a list of of the cartography available thru Raymarine Chart Store. I’ve included a quick features list for the more popular chart options below.

 

  • Lighthouse Charts
  • NAG – Navionics+ and Navionics Platinum+ Chart Cards
  • C-Map Essentials and 4D MAX+

 

Waypoints, routes, and tracks may be transferred to the AXIOM+ displays via microSD card using a GPX file produced by a navigational planning application supporting the GPX waypoint/route/track file format.

The  unit will store 10,000 waypoints, 200 waypoint groups, 16 Track Logs, and 150 Routes.

Pro Tip: While only 16 tracks may be stored within the MFD’s internal memory, waypoints, routes, and track data may be exported to a microSD card for a bunch more storage capacity. This means you can move stored tracks back and forth as needed. Not ideal but useable.

Here are some few highlights of Navionics Nav+, LightHouse NC2, and CMAP.


 

Navionics Nav+ 

Navionics+ is available preloaded on the AXIOM+ 12 and in fully downloadable versions. It offers wide coverage areas around the world but chart updates are subscription based.

In North America, Navionics+ includes marine and lake charts, all with SonarChart 1ft HD contours, throughout US and Canada, plus a growing list of more than 22,000 inland lakes.

Navionics charts are excellent with accurate and thorough maps of oceans, lakes and marine areas. Create your own maps with SonarChart live, sync your waypoints and routes with the Navionics Boating App or get to your next destination with Dock-to-dock auto-routing.

Navionics recently was bought out by Garmin so you do have to wonder how the Raymarine ~ Navionics connection will hold up going forward.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Navionics Plus Charts

AXIOM+ 12 | Navionics Plus Charts – Features

 

Features Include:

Nautical Charts – Navionics+ are a very robust chart resource that has been trusted by boaters worldwide for a long time.

SonarChart – HD Bathymetry Maps that reflects ever-changing conditions. Build custom contour charts that overlay the Navionics charts.

Community Edits –  Localized chart data contributed by the Navionics Community

 


 

Raymarine Lighthouse Charts

Raymarine LightHouse Charts is their next generation of electronic charts. A library of digital map products from Raymarine and leading map makers like Standard Mapping and CMOR. Its an excellent navigation chart option.

The new LightHouse Charts North American nautical chart offers high-quality mapping combined with fishing intelligence from Fishing Hot Spots.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - LightHouse Chart

AXIOM+ 12 – LightHouse Chart – Features

 

Features include:

Superior Navigational Charts – Color-shaded bathymetric charts for over 80,000 miles of coastline and 6000 lakes in North America. Displays buoys, hazards and navigational channels. Includes  U.S. Coastal NOAA Tide Stations.

Points of Interest – Marinas, boat ramps and access points. Fuel docks, parking lots and restrooms. Campgrounds, parks and facilities.

Local Fishing Info – Fishing Hot Spots with GPS Coordinates with expert-verified, local fishing tips, submerged structure and bottom composition,  researched water area descriptions and local waterway intel.

RealBathy Personal Sonar Mapping – Create your own bathymetric charts with live sonar mapping and further improve the accuracy of existing charts. Improved tidal data with RealBathy™ tide offset and account for real-time water levels and local fluctuations.

Excellent Coverage Area (North America) – Contiguous U.S., the Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas.

See – Raymarine Lighthouse Charts for latest coverage area.

 


 

C-MAP Charts –  C-MAP has been leader in professional and leisure digital nautical charts, is well known for accurate
and easy to understand chart products, including C-MAP Essentials and 4D-MAX+ premium marine charts.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - CMAP Charting

AXIOM+ 12 | CMAP Chart Features

 

Feature list for CMAP 4D MAx+ include:

  • Base Cartography
  • Full Featured Vector Charts
  • Tides & Currents
  • Off Shore Hi Res Bathymetry Layer
  • Fishing Areas
  • Sport Fishing Data

 

  • Raster Charts
  • Aerial Photos
  • 3D View
  • Satellite Overlay
  • Easy Routing
  • Depth Shading

 

  • Detailed Marina Port Plans
  • Land Elevations
  • Major & Detailed Roads
  • Points of interest
  • Multilanguage Support

 


AXIOM+ 12 | Dimensions

 

There are 3 mounting options, bracket, surface and flush mount. Here are the dimensions for each type of installation.

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Bracket Mount Dimensions

AXIOM+ 12 | Bracket Mount Dimensions

 

A – 314mm | 12.36″
B – 227mm | 8.93″
C – 76.2mm | 3″
D – 65mm | 2.56″
F –  Straight connectors = 178mm | 7″
F –  Right-angled connectors = 158 mm | 6.22″

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Flush Mount Dimensions

AXIOM+ 12 | Flush Mount Dimensions

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Surface Mount Dimensions

AXIOM+ 12 | Surface Mount Dimensions

 

These are for both flush and surface mounting.

A – 314mm | 12.36″
B – 217mm | 8.54″
C – 8mm | .32″
D – 27.05mm | 1.06″
E – 222mm | 8.74″
F – 178mm | 7.01″
G – 19.05mm | .75″

 


 

AXIOM+ 12 | In the box

 

Raymarine Axiom+ 12 - Whats in the box

Axiom+ 12 | Whats in the box

 

  1. 1. MFD
  2. 2. Trunnion bracket
  3. 3. Trunnion knobs x 2
  4. 4. Suncover
  5. 5. Panel mount gasket for surface/flush mounting
  6. 6. Rear mounting brackets – 6b
  7. 7. Documentation pack
  8. 8. M5x58 Threaded studs x 4
  9. 9. M5 Thumb nuts x 4
  10. 10. DeviceNet to SeaTalkng adaptor cable (4.7 in)
  11. 11. Power/NMEA 2000 cable (4.92 ft) power lead and (1.64 ft) NMEA 2000 lead.

 

AXIOM+ 12 RV | Adds 3D RV-100 Transducer

 


AXIOM+ 12 | Resources:

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 | Help & Support

Raymarine Forums – Great source for user info and technical questions

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 | Software Updates  –  This also has the software update history to see what features and fixes have been added.

 

10/29/2020 – The AXIOM+ is pretty new, not to much info from other actual users. Here is what I found.

 

Raymarine Element HV vs Axiom+ | Very different units

Ben Stein over at PANBO offers his thoughts.

 


AXIOM+ 12  Brochure PDF

 

Raymarine AXIOM Plus - Brochure

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 | Brochure

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ - Data Sheet

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 | Data Sheet

 



Key Facts:

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12

 

Performance Features

  • 12” High Density IPS | Touch Screen
  • 1280 x 800 WXGA | Color Display
  • LightHouse 3 Operating System
  • 88° viewing angle | Excellent clarity
  • Sunlight-Viewable | Brightness at 1800 Nits
  • Internal antenna or external over NMEA 2000 | RS150
  • Built-in 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver
  • Mounting – Bracket | Flush | Surface
  • Full Network Capable | 10/100 Mbits (RayNet)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 GHz
  • Supports AIS
  • Weather | GRIB & Sirius XM – SR200 with LightHouse V3.9+
  • Supports SeaTalkNG with adapter
  • Transmit position data to a VHF via NMEA 2000/SeaTalkng
  • Supports | Displays NMEA 2000/SeaTalkng devices & sensors
  • Radar –  Quantum, Digital,HD Color/Super HD Color, Magnum
  • Supports engine data
  • Audio | Support for Rockford Fosgate, JL Audio & Fusion
  • SiriusXM Radio  with SR200
  • AutoPilot Control
  • Thermal Night Vison – AX8 | M232 | M300 | M400 | M500
  • Video  – Up to 10 IP Network Cameras | CAM2101IP/CAM220IP
  • Digital Switching | Supports Empirbus & C-Zone
  • Remote Control Support | RMK-10
  • Waterproof Rating | IPX6 / IPX7
  • *** Does not support NMEA 0183

 


Charting | Mapping

  • Compatible with Navionics+
  • Compatible with New LightHouse Charts with Fishing Hot Spots
  • Compatible C-MAP cartography
  • 16GB – Internal Memory
  • 1 –  MicroSD card slot | 4GB to 32GB
  • 10,000 waypoints | 200 waypoint groups
  • 16 Track Logs – 10,000 max track points
  • 150 Routes – 250 waypoints max
  • Waypoint/Route/Track Name Length: 16 characters
  • Waypoint comments: 32 characters

 


Built-In Sounder | Sonar | RV Model

  • High CHIRP Sonar | 50/200 kHz | Conical
  • Output Power | 200 Watts
  • Maximum Depth – 900′
  • Personal sonar mapping using SonarChart Live | Navionics+
  • Standard | 600 Watts | 350 kHz
  • DownVision | 600′
  • SideVision | 300′
  • RealVision 3D | 300′
  • Output Power | 600 Watts | 350 kHz
  • External Sonar Support | CP100, CP200, CP370, CP470, CP570, RVX1000 via RayNet

 

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Current Price

 


 

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Full Specs

General

Model Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
Physical dimensions 12.36” x 8.54” x 3”
314 x 217 x 77mm
Weight 6.5 lbs.
Water rating IPX7
Display type WXGA | HydroTough TouchScreen
Display size 12" diagonal
Display resolution 1280x800 pixels
Display - Brightness 1800 Nits
Power consumption 2.0A | 12V
GPS Antenna Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
Mounting options Bracket | Flush | Surface

Maps & Memory

Model Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
On-Board Memory 16GB
Accepts data cards 1 microSD card | up to 2TB
Waypoints 10,000
Routes 150
Track log 10,000 points; 16 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps Support for:
Raymarine LightHouse Charts
Navionics | C-MAP Essentials
C-MAP 4D MAX+

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes | Navionics or C-MAP

Chartplotter Features

Model Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
Radar compatible Yes | Quantum, Digital, HD Color/ Super HD Color & Magnum
Sonar compatible Built-In
High CHIRP | 200kHz
DownVision
SideVision
RealVision
Supports AIS Yes
Weather Yes | SiriusXM | GRIB View
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes
Supports FUSION-Link No
Black Box sonar support Yes | CP100, CP200, CP370, CP470, CP570
Planning Software Compatible Navionics
App-Control Compatibility Yes
Remote Input Device - compatible Yes | RMK-10
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Sonar

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
Transmit Power High CHIRP | 200W
DownVision/SideVision/RealVision 3D | 600W
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable No
CHIRP sonar technology 200 kHz
ClearVü | Down DownVision 350kHz
SideVü | Side SideVision 350kHz
Forward View No
Sonar | Additional RealVision 3D 350kHz

Connections

Model Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports No
NMEA 0183 output ports No
Marine Network Ports 1
Wireless connectivity Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes
Other Ports Transducer RV=25PIN

Additional

Model Raymarine AXIOM+ 12
Current Price Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features
Additional - 2 Supports Transom and Thru-hull transducers

In The Box

In The Box AXIOM+ 12 | Multifunction Display
Trunnion bracket
Trunnion knobs x 2
Suncover — Trunnion mount
Panel mount gasket for surface/flush mounting
Rear mounting brackets:
Documentation pack
M5x58 Threaded studs x 4
M5 Thumb nuts x 4
DeviceNet to SeaTalkng adaptor cable (4.7 in)
Power/NMEA 2000 cable with (4.92 ft) power lead and (1.64 ft) NMEA 2000 lead.

E70639–03 - Includes RealVision™ 3D RV-100 transducer

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Manual

Downloadable PDFs:


 

Raymarine AXIOM Plus - Manual

AXIOM+ 12 | Basic Manual

 


 

Raymarine AXIOM+ - Advanced Manual

AXIOM+ 12 | Advanced Manual

 


 

Raymarine AXIOM Plus - Installation Manual

AXIOM+ 12 | Installation Manual

 


Additional – AXIOM+ manuals and templates from Raymarine:

 

Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 - Videos

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