LightHouse 2 Software

LightHouse 2 Software

Software download and update information for the Raymarine LightHouse 2:

  • Applicable for: aSeries, cSeries, eSeries, eS Series and gS Series MFD's
  • Software Version: v19.03
  • Release Date: April 2017
  • Additional Notes: This update also contains Evolution R4 software for Autopilots.

The Autopilot requires recalibrating after the update is complete, refer to Software Update Information section below.

Important Terms of downloading software

Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Software history

VersionRelease DateFeatures
v19.03Apr 2017
  • M100/M200 Thermal Camera support
  • Navionics Dock-to-Dock and SonarChart live improvements - where the Chart could show as 'Invalid' with no System Date present
  • gS-Series platform update to support long hold touch for Digital Switching

Changes to .zip file contents since initial release:

  • June 2017 - VHF Zip file updated to v1.39 and VH1.09 for Ray50/52/60/70 and 2nd Station Handset
  • Dec 2017 - Instruments ISO updated to include v3.11 for i70/i70s
  • Dec 2017 - VHF Zip file updated to v1.40app/v2.16boot and  VH1.09 for Ray50/52/60/70 and 2nd Station Handset
  • Dec 2017 - Fishfinder ISO updated to v13.34 for CP370
  • Mar 2018 - VHF Zip file updated for the new handset software VH1.26 (Ray90/Ray91 support)
  • 2018 onward - The MFD Download is continuously having the latest ISO files added, so that you get the latest system product upgrades
v17.46Aug 2016
  • Resolves an issue seen where the MFD can slow down after a prolonged period of time. This only affects MFDs integrated to a Digital Switching system.
  • Added support for the CPT-S Transducers on the Embedded DownVision Sonar Modules (x8)

 Changes to .zip file contents since initial release:  

  • September 2016     - Radar ISO updated to include v1.50 for Quantum
  • September 2016     - Adaptor ISO updated to include v2.03 for STng Converter
  • January 2017           - Radar ISO updated to include v1.51 for Quantum
  • March 2017             - Instruments ISO updated to include v3.08 for i70/i70s
v17.45May 2016
  • Minimum recommended version for Quantum Radar functionality
  • Navionics Dock-to-Dock Autorouting
  • Navionics SonarChartTM Live on MFD & Advanced Map Options
    • Create personal 1 foot HD bathymetry maps in real time
    • Fishing Range and Shallow Water Highlight
  • GRIB View global weather app
    • Subscribe to Theyr High Resolution global weather forecasts downloaded over MFD internet connection
    • Display free standard GRIB forecast files read from a microSD card
  • Support for C-MAP active Captain data from C-MAP charts
  • NMEA 2000 Entertainment Device Control with Rockford Fosgate Integration
  • CHIRP SideVision precision waypoint placement
  • Digital Switching Enhancements
  • Fusion Link Improvements
  • Automatic Chart Selection
    • Upon opening chart app instance the app will automatically check for cards in the card reader and open the appropriate chart. If multiple chart cards are installed, the app will open by priority of Lighthouse, then Navionics or CMAP.
  • Password protected Home Screen protects home screen icons and data displays
  • Sonar improvements for Bait School lockup/ Improved bottom tracking
  • Volt and Current Data cells support extra digits (i.e. 200Volts)
  • NMEA2000 Compliance – MFDs now transmit PGN126993 (Heartbeat)
  • Support for P79S Added (In-Hull Smart Transducer calibration)
  • Other enhancements and fixes 

Changes to .zip file contents since initial release:

  • June 2016 - Pilot ISO updated to include v3.06 for p70/p70R
  • June 2016 - Instrument ISO updated to include v3.06 for i70/p70/p70R
  • Aug 2016  - Pilot ISO updated to include v3.07 for p70/p70R  
  • Aug 2016  - Instrument ISO updated to include v3.07 for i70/i70s/p70/p70R
  • Aug 2016  - Radios ISO added to include v1.35 for Ray50,Ray52,Ray60,Ray70,2nd Station Handset
v16.47March 2016
  • Quantum Radar support started - we recommend R17 is used for full Quantum Support
  • Search and Rescue Patterns (SAR)
    • Sector, Expanding Square, Parallel/Creeping Line
  • Amended Track Behavior
  • Enhanced Waypoint Lat/Lon entry via Rotary/OK input method
  • Improvement to notification and selection of Master/Repeater
  • SiriusXM Nowrad time stamp and graphic refresh issue (SR150 only)
  • SiriusXM weather app crash when rapidly ranging or panning
  • Polars created on MAC can now be imported
  • Tide station dialogue immediately closes upon opening via Find Nearest
  • CP470-CP570 speed/temp transducer selection via MFD Menu
  • No COG data value in Croatian
  • Fixed issue where Demo video would freeze
  • Other fixes and minor improvements
  • Support for the CPT-S Transducers added
v15.61Jan 2016
  • Initial Release for the eS97 & eS127 with embedded ClearPulseTM Digital Sonar technology.
v15.59Sept 2015
  • Collision awareness improvements
    • New Target Intercept feature
    • New guard zone & dangerous targets dialogs
    • New AIS target symbols to represent different types and status of AIS targets
    • New target vector Relative/True toggle
    • New tracked target dialog
  • New FLIR AX8 Thermal Camera Integration
  • New Wi-Fi Network Connectivity (Wi-Fi Networks & Wi-Fi sharing)
  • New Update System Software over the internet
  • SR150 SiriusXM Marine weather Enhancements
  • Improved CMAP presentation of chart objects on ranging
  • Additional Language support for Bahasa Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuanian & Thai
  • Alarm Tone changed for improved alertness (excludes a-Series)
  • Various other Fixes and Improvements
v14.39June 2015
  • Production release only for eS9/eS12 product launch
v14.36May 2015
  • Added sail racing features including Laylines, importing Polar tables and more
  • Added support for C-MAP by Jeppesen Easy Routing feature using C-MAP 4D MAX+ cartography 
  • Added new Minimum Safe Beam & Minimum Safe Height system settings to enable implementation of Easy Routing
  • Expanded FUSION-Link™ media support, including NMEA 2000 product connection
  • Added support for CP470 & CP570 sonar modules & improved feature support
  • Support for Archive.fsh removed

Changes to .zip file contents since initial release:

  • June 2015 - Platform updated to v14.18 from v14.16
  • June 2015 - Platform updated to v14.20 from v14.18 to include new touch screen driver (Producton Release only)
  • July 2015 - Pilot ISO updated to include v1.12 ACU software
  • Aug 2015 - Adapter ISO updated to include v1.20 ECI-100
  • Sept 2015 - VHF ISO updated to include v1.22 Ray50, Ray60, Ray70 VHFs
v13.37Feb 2015
  • Jeppesen C-MAP 4D MAX / 4D MAX+ integration
  • Improved Chart Object Hot Spotting
  • New GoTo Navigation function
  • SiriusXM - NOAA Marine Zone Boundary (Updates issued Dec 1, 2014)
  • Improved Software Update process
  • Various fixes and minor improvements
v12.26Oct 2014
  • Added support for viewing up to 4 cameras simultaneously using quad view page layout 
  • Added support for use of 2 radar scanner systems on the same network 
  • Added support for extreme latitudes, up to 82o North, in the radar application 
  • Increased support for maximum number of batteries to 16 
  • Enhancements to the ‘Save & Restore’ settings 
  • Consolidation of the software update file-set 
  • Support of additional NMEA 2000 receive sentences including 127503 (AC Input Status), 127504 (AC Output Status), 127506 (DC Detailed Status), 127507 (Charger Status) & 127509 (Inverter Status).
  • Changed the ‘RPM & Speed’ data item to ‘RPM & SOG’ in the Data application.
  • Added ‘Battery Charge’ data item.
  • Fixes Crusader Engine Alarm issue whereby multiple engine alarms raised at ignition ON, only affects the decoding of the two engine status bytes in 127489.
  • Improved Digital Switching alarm handling.
v11.26August 2014
  • Navionics Auto Routing
  • Improved Alarm Management
  • Radar Overlay - Using COG (Course Over Ground)
  • Shared Preferences Scheme
  • Lighthouse Charts Update
  • Lighthouse Media ID File
  • ECO-Mode with Honda Engine (Direct Connection)
  • RMK-9 Keypad Software Update - v11.16
  • Global Limitations of Use Screen at Power On
  • Waypoint Arrival Alarm - Enable/Disable
  • Fixed - Sonar Databar Icon
  • Fixed - No Data Viewed in Drop-Down in Danish Language
  • Fixed - Incorrect Wind Data on Graphic Data Page
  • User handbook updated
  • Additional Language Support
    • Hebrew
v10.41July 2014
  • Support for the GPS/GLONASS function for the built-in module and the external GA150 GPS/GLONASS antenna accessory for the new a Series a9x & a12x display products
  • Support for the HD-SDI Video Input & 4:3 aspect ratio on the new gS Series gS195 display product
  • Increase of the internal GPS refresh to 5Hz for the existing a, c & e Series Multifunction display products
  • Add Multifunction display network compatibility with v3.xx software of CP300 & CP450C sounder modules
  • Added additional languages - Hebrew

Important Note: LightHouse II Version 10.40 application software has been recalled due to instances when using vessel offset whereby the vessel’s position can be drawn incorrectly on the chart. Installations of v10.40 should be replaced with v10.41 immediately.

v10.34May 2014
  • Support for multiple active sonar modules on the network
  • Ability to display multiple sonar channels simultaneously
  • Ability to create custom sonar channel profiles
  • New horizontal split screen fishfinder page
  • Corrected TVG control on CP450c
  • Added support for Navionics Sonar Log depth recordings
  • Added support for Navionics Plotter Sync (Requires appropriate Navionics mobile apps)
  • Lighthouse Charts Updates
  • Digital Switching Alarms
  • Update to SIRUISXM Marine Zone Boundaries
  • New Home Screen icons for Fishfinder app instances
  • New Fishfinder Simulator modes
  • AIS Dangerous Target Simulator Improvement - In Simulator mode it is defaulted to off.
  • Additional Languages - Czech and Slovenian
  • Various fixes and improvements
v9.45March 2014
  • Addresses a NMEA communication issue between the Mercury Helm Gateway with version 3.0.0 or earlier and Raymarine Multifunction display with LightHouse II version 9.40
  • Fix for incorrect range synchronization between chart & radar application
  • Fix for speed of Zero displayed when a CP100 & no speed transducer fitted
  • Fix Italian & Norwegian language issue on Limitations of Use screen
v9.40Jan 2014
  • Raymarine Lighthouse Chart Support
  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Chart Data selection
  • Navionics Sonar Chart support
  • Navionics Freshest Data reminder
  • Multitouch support for a Series multifunction displays
  • Reorganization and Renaming of Menu items and structure
  • Autohide Databar
  • Increase of Waypoints (3000 Total, 100 Groups), Routes (150 containing 200 WTPs), Tracks (15 Tracks - 10000 points)
  • GPX file formation support
  • Waypoint Symbols
  • Symbol Search
  • Waypoint area search
  • Multiple Sonar selection
  • Distance unit setup (ability to set upper and lower denominations separately)
  • Expanded ETA & TTG data items
  • Expanded support of PGN 127489 (Engine alarms)
  • Added DSC support over SeaTalkNG/NMEA2000
  • Support for 8 displays (originally was 6)
  • Sonar app - In absence of speed transducer system defaults to 'NONE' rather than default previously
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • User manual updated
v8.52Dec 2013
  • ECI100 improvements
v8.49Sept 2013
v7.43Aug 2013
  • Support for CP100/CP300 Sonar Modules
  • Various Performance improvements
  • Speed transducers selection
  • Navionics mSD chart card information
  • Updated internal User manual
v7.35July 2013
  • Autopilot Control/Evolution Support
  • Data Application Update
  • IP Camera Record and Playback
  • T200 Camera Integration and UI Controls
  • Expanded Boat Details Options
  • Fuel Manager - Additional PGN Support
  • User Selectable Start-up App Page
  • User Manual Added to Home Screen
  • Support for RMK-9 (gS Series) Keypad
  • Additional Language Support - Bulgarian

Please note In this release the ability to connect to legacy MFDs (E Series Wide and G Series) has been removed. It is recommended if this is your current configuration that you do not update to version 7.35 and remain at version 6.27. If you have updated to version 7.35 you can download version 6.27 below

v6.27Feb 2013
  • New Home screen with new icons
  • Fusion-Link700 Series integration
  • Sirius Audio user interface (US only)
v5.27Dec 2012
  • Solution for the internal sonar module to be directly connected to a 1kW transducer (600w Output Only)
v5.24Oct 2012
  • Fuel Management
  • Expanded Engine Data and Alarms
  • Document and Photo viewer (view your product manuals on your MFD)
  • Thermal Camera Slew-to-cue integration
  • IP Camera Support
  • Ability to view NMEA 0183/SeaTalkng data statistics and buffer as well as save to mSD card
  • Support for multiple thermal camera JCUs
  • Thermal cameras OSD menu options now available directly from Thermal Camera application’s menu
  • Video application now called Camera application
  • Ability to automatically cycle through available video/camera feeds in the Camera application
  • Support for up to 5 engines in the Data application
  • Improved engine data selection in the Data application
  • Support for detailed engine warning alarms
  • Addition of Demo Video mode for retail
  • On Screen Zoom keys added to Sirius Weather App (North America only)
v4.32Oct 2012
  • Support for e165
v4.27Aug 2012
  • Fixes error in v4.26 in regards to bearing
v4.26Aug 2012
  • Addition of on-screen range controls to the Chart & Radar applications 
  • Addition of on-screen Gain, Rain & Sea controls to Radar application 
  • Addition of on-screen Gain & TVG controls to Sonar application 
  • Addition of slider bar control adjustment 
  • Addition of new numeric adjustment controls 
  • Improved Power Key shortcuts to Brightness and Capture Screen image options 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This software version was recalled

v3.15Apr 2012
  • Added support for Raymarine CP450C CHIRP Sonar Module 
  • Added support for AIS feature support for STEDS EAIS integration & display of SAR aircraft & SART devices 
  • Added limited support for Sirius Marine Weather Module 
  • Added Standby / PowerSave Mode 
  • Added support for RayRemote and RayControl Applications 
  • Enhanced home screen customize option permitting 9 and 12 inch MFDs to view up to 4 applications on a single page 
  • Default Fuel data page added 
  • Added Arabic language support 
  • Inclusion of Remote Upgrade Utility to permit the upload of software to peripheral Raymarine products using SeaTalkng / SeaTalkhs  
  • Display of Aids To Navigation (AToNs) AIS targets when data received on either SeaTalkng or NMEA 0183 
  • Added 1kW transducer support added to MFDs featuring internal ClearPulse Digital Sounder circuitry, transducer output limited to 600W 
  • Corrected the ability to select Tide and/or Current Station using the Find Nearest feature 
  • Added NMEA 0183 & SeaTalkng data monitors to the diagnostics features 
  • Increased touch area for Alarm pop-ups and Back buttons
v2.10Feb 2012
  • Cartography redraw performance has been improved when sharing cartography via the SeaTalkhs/RayNet network 
  • Added support to display fuel flow rate 
  • Addition of NMEA 0183 and SeaTalkng data buffer diagnostics 
  • Improvements to databar customization 
  • Ability to manually change the aspect ratio of the Video application
v1.11Dec 2011

Open Source GPL/LGPL

Some Raymarine products contain software code developed by third parties that are covered by open source GPL and LGPL software license agreements. You can view the third party license agreements by visiting the Manuals section of our website.

To access the open source GPL and LGPL licensed executables click here

This software update FAQ relates to the following products:

  • aSeries, cSeries, eSeries, eS Series, gS Series


Please fully read this page before attempting to update your Raymarine System. This page contains each step for you to sucessfully update your Raymarine system


Firmware update processes are done at your own risk. Before initiating the update process be sure to backup and make copies of all important files.

If the firmware process is interrupted your product may not function properly, therefore do not interrupt the process and ensure the unit is on a reliable power supply. Damage caused by incomplete upgrades will not be covered by Raymarine warranty.

By Downloading the software, you agree to these terms.

Stage 1: Backing Up Your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks (Optional)

It may be necessary to reset your MFD after the update if there is an issue. Please make sure you take a backup of any important data. However it is always wise to keep a backup of any important data you may have

The steps for restoring this data to the MFD are also contained in this same FAQs.

Note: A single Flash memory card to both backing up the data within one’s MFD as well as for performing the software update. When using this Flash memory card for backing up the data within one’s MFD, be certain to not insert the memory card into the MFD’s memory card reader/writer until the MFD has been powered up and has completed its startup initialization.

Stage 2: Populating the mSD Flash Memory Card with the MFD Software

Note: To avoid potentially corrupting the data on your chart card, DO NOT copy software update files to your chart card and DO NOT back up waypoint/route/track data to your chart card. MicroSD cards are commonly available in most stores selling consumer electronics products. Waypoint, route, track data, and system configuration data can be stored on a microSD memory card which also contains software update files.

  • You are NOT required to update the products software versions sequentially. For example, you can go from v6.27 to v14.36
  • The mSD (Micro SD) memory cards used with a/c/e/eS/gS Series MFDs should have a memory capacity of no less than 1GB and no more than 32GB.
  • The mSD card should be formatted to FAT32. (External link: Instructions)
  1. Insert a compatible Flash memory card into the computer's memory card reader or into a memory card reader which has been interfaced to the computer.
  2. Select the appropriate software download for your product
  3. Upon completion of the download, click on the downloaded file to open it
  4. Copy all files to the Root of the Flash card (Root is the first level you access when selecting the Flash). Make sure the files are not in any folders on the card
    (See video below for examples. Files will vary depending on update)
    • For example: if your computer has assigned Removable Disk (E:) to your memory card reader/writer, then the software update files should be copied directly to Removable Disk (E:), not to any folders created on the memory card.
    • Note: You are only opening the ZIP file that is downloaded. You cannot open the files contained in the ZIP file, these have extensions such as .dob .pkg .sh .sh.sig.iso with various file names. If you attempt to open these files you will see an error as they are designed to update your Raymarine products and not for use in a Windows, Apple or Linux PC.
  5. Remove the memory card from the computer's memory card reader.

Please note these videos do not have audio

LightHouse II Multifunction Displays - Software Update Instructions - Video 1

LightHouse II Multifunction Displays - Software Update Instructions - Video 2

Stage 3: The update method

About the update

The a, c, e, eS, gS Series software download now contains the latest version of software for the following peripherals:

  • Adaptors – ST1-STNG Converter, ECI-100, iTC-5
  • Fishfinders – CP100, CP200, CP370, CP470, CP570
  • Instruments – i50, i60, i70, iTC-5, p70
  • Pilots – Evolution ACU, Evolution CCU, p70
    Note: The included R4 pilot software requires recalibration of the autopilot once complete. Uncheck during the MFD software installation if you are not prepared to recalibrate your pilot at this time.
  • RMK-9
  • VHF - Ray50, Ray60, Ray70 (not the 2nd Station Handset)

Once the Master MFD has updated, any connected MFD or peripheral will be updated as well.

  1. Power ON all Raymarine electronics
  2. Turn off the Master MFD and insert the mSD card containing the software update
  3. Power ON the Master MFD
  4. Wait until the screen notifies you that the software update has completed (this can take time, DO NOT power down the display during this procedure)
  5. Reboot the unit (c/e Series will do automatically, a/gS Series you need to turn power off to the display) and acknowledge the Usage limitations
  6. At this point, if you have additional MFD's or any accessories that are eligible to be updated, you will be prompted to update these too.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions
  8. Once all the devices in the system are updated, please verify that this is correct by going to the following screen:

Checking the software versions of your Raymarine products

  • The MFD's and peripherals software version may be verified via the command sequence:
  • [Home screen] Setup > Maintenance > Diagnostics > Select Device 

Please note: You will only see Raymarine devices that are connected on SeaTalkNG and RayNet only. Other devices may not be listed

Power on reset (Optional)

Historically, the Raymarine Technical Support teams have encouraged users to perform the power-on reset (also, known as factory reset, hard reset or master reset) on the Multifunction display products after a software upgrade. This nature of reset is not deemed necessary when upgrading with the Lighthouse II software.

However, should you feel there is any reason to perform a reset, you should only have to perform the “Settings Reset” within the menu ([Home screen] Setup > Maintenance > System Settings Reset). This will retain the waypoints/ routes & tracks in the unit. The “Power-on Reset” should only be required if the MFD will not boot correctly and will delete all data (Settings/Waypoints/Routes/Tracks) from your MFD.

c, e, eS Series Power on Reset

  1. Turn the unit off
  2. Press and hold the Back Button
  3. Keeping the Back Button pressed in turn the unit on
  4. After the Splash screen you should see a Dark screen, Press the WPT Button (Waypoint) which is the option for Factory Reset
  5. After confirmation n that FLOB has been dumped, Press Exit and then restart the unit

a, gS Series Power on Reset

  1. Turn the unit off
  2. Turn the unit back on
  3. When the Splash Screen appears press and hold the Power key
  4. After the Splash screen you should see a Dark screen 
  5. Press the Power Button until you highlight 'Reset FLOB' and a countdown will appear
  6. Wait until the Countdown finishes and the unit will reset and it will reboot