RayControl allows you to remotely view and control your Raymarine e,c,ES and Axiom Multi-Functional Display from your iPad.
iOS Devices = Best performance achieved on iPad 2 or better.
Multi-Functional Display software requirement – v 3.15 or later.
Compatible displays (MFDs) – e,c,ES and Axiom range of WiFi enabled MFDs
Remotely control and view electronic charting, sonar, radar, and even thermal night vision, right from your tablet.
RayControl emulates Raymarine MFDs with touch screen interaction and a virtual slide-out MFD keypad. The slide out keypad gives you control of all MFD functions and the virtual uni-controller allows you to rotate through menus and adjustments effortlessly.
To use this app please upgrade your Raymarine c-Series or e-Series Multi-Functional Display to software version 3.15 or later.
Software upgrades are available for free at www.raymarine.com/support.
Download the RayControl app, and install it on your device.
Next, connect to your Multifunction Display via Wi-Fi (see MFD operators manual for Wi-Fi setup details).
When the Wi-Fi connection is established, launch the app. You should now see the same image on your mobile device as you do on your Raymarine c-Series or e-Series multifunction display.
Note - autopilot activation/deactivation is not possible via a mobile device.
This version adds support for the new Axiom range of Raymarine displays
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but not great
This works, but gets 3 out of 5 stars overall.
It looses one star for being slow to display info. It is a couple of seconds behind what is actually being shown on the display. It gets frustrating to touch a control button and then wait a couple of seconds to see a response.
It looses a second star for being slow and still costing $50.
Overall, really happy with my e7 and the iPad integration. The free RayView is great. However, I was expecting better performance for $50 on the RayControl. Lower the price or, better, re-architect the app to reduce lag/increase performance.
To the previous reviewer, you have to upgrade your software version on your e7. You will need to download the new version to your computer and then put it on a blank microSD to put into your chartplotter. After you do that it works great! See the Raymarine site for upgrade instructions. Great interface - I can even hear the chartplotter beep when I control it with the IPad.
E7 and Control
Raymarine Control CAN be a wonderful thing when IT decides to work. The when part is a crap shoot. I'm on a 20+ day cruise. It worked great the first 2 days now wont. The fail message says it sees my devise but will not display. I scrubbed the app and reloaded. I rebooted the e7 and the ipad. Several times. Maybe by day 19 IT will decide to work again. This is not the first time going through this. Btw this is my third e7 unit in about 3 years . Great product testing. Won't see this posted!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.