Rockford Fosgate has teamed with FLIR Systems, which markets the Raymarine brand, to develop marine audio systems.
Starting in April, Rockford’s PMX-5 digital media controller, will integrate via CAN bus to Raymarine boating multifunction screens. The Raymarine LCD multifunction screen (MFD) will display the controls for the PMX-5 with an easy to use interface. Boaters can then control the Rockford radio from their main MFD, including dual zone audio operation.
The first MFDs from Raymarine to work with the PMX-5 will use Raymarine’s newest LightHouse II operating system to be released in March.
Users will also need a Rockford PMX-CAN interface ($199.99) that starts shipping in April
Rockford will ship in April the PMX-8BB that will also work with Raymarine MFDs.
Rockford’s Jake Braaten said Raymarine is, “ one of the world leaders in marine electronics and navigation systems. With the marine electronics eco-system constantly evolving with features and technology, our common goal is to make the audio experience enjoyable, seamless, and intuitive for the boating enthusiast.”
The companies will demo products at the Miami International Boat show, February 11 – 14.
The PMX-5 began shipping in November. It has a 2.7-inch TFT color screen and provides Pandora control as well as Bluetooth audio streaming with album art for Apple and Android devices. It is also SiriusXM ready with true dual zone control and it has a steering wheel control interface at $399 suggested retail price.