March 8, 2013
Raymarine’s new compact T200 thermal camera is ideal for boaties wanting all the advantages of the latest thermal technology without the hefty price tag.
Unlike radar, which only lets the skipper know there is “something” out there, a high quality Raymarine thermal camera like the T200 will show exactly what it is.
“When it comes to detecting objects at night, thermal cameras like the new T200 are even better than having bright spotlights shining out in front of the boat,” says Mark Milburn, CEO of Lusty and Blundell Ltd, the New Zealand Raymarine distributor.
“A thermal camera allows you to see exactly what is in or on the water, no matter how small it is and regardless of the weather conditions. Thermal cameras work just as well in fog or heavy rain as they do on a calm, clear night. What’s more, they can be left ‘on’ the whole time, without affecting anyone’s night vision.”
Being both very affordable and small and compact, the T200 is ideal for smaller boats, giving trailer boat, RIB and small yacht owners the same benefits as those enjoyed by owners of far bigger vessels. The T200’s small footprint allows it to be easily mounted on any cabintop, radar arch or mast.
With a simple 2-cable install the T200 is easy to fit, uses Power-Over-Ethernet and has an analogue composite video output. It can also be controlled directly from a Raymarine multifunction display (MFD). This means users can simply control colour palettes, choose either “white hot” or “black hot” (or switch between them) use the digital zoom and configure the camera functions, all from their MFDs and without the need for any additional control panels.
The compact T200 series of thermal cameras measure just 7” high and 5.9” in diameter, incorporate genuine FLIR thermal imaging technology and are available now from any of Lusty and Blundell’s three showrooms, in Albany, Whangarei and Tauranga, or from their nationwide network of leading marine dealers.
For more information, please contact:
Lusty and Blundell Ltd
Phone: (09) 415-8303.