Raymarine is a leading manufacturer of marine electronics and develops a very comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets.
The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, chart plotters, instruments, fish finders, communications, software and systems.
Raymarine was looking for a cover glass solution with various requirements for their new navigation equipment.
First of all, the cover glass had to have excellent readability in full sunlight and flawless optical quality to ensure that the clarity of the LCD wasn't compromised.
Furthermore, the solution also had to be resistant to moisture and salt water.
Lastly, the solution also had to be impact resistant to ensure longevity of the device.
Based on these requirements, we developed a solution based on our Solaris™ technology.
The solution was a clear, thick acrylic (PMMA) solution with a Marine AR surface treatment. We machined the material into the exact dimensions needed to fit the cabinet of the navigation equipment. This precise manufacturing process ensures zero risk of condensation in the device.
Our cover glass solution is optimized for use on boats because of its great saltwater resistance and excellent readability in full daylight from all angles.