The RI70W uses an ultra-bright sunlight readable 7″ widescreen display, incorporating anti-reflective technology. The unit has a completely flat face and is enclosed in a rugged, waterproof (IP67), black anodised, marine grade aluminium box. And the open-source platform enables interoperability with most major instrument systems via the S-Box, which has B&G Fastnet, SeaTalk, NMEA 0183, and NMEA 2000 interfaces.
Speaking to SuperyachtNews.com Mark Luffingham, who represents Eurotask, a distributor of the R170W to the superyacht market, said it was becoming an increasingly central target sector for Sailmon products. “We’ve just completed a sailing yacht with nine of these on board”, Luffingham said. “It’s a performance indicator for the helmsman but it’s also a controller for other instruments on board. It’s focused on superyachts and that’s the area we’re moving into.”
The RI70W is fully customisable to suit the user’s requirements, and acts in much the same way that tablet control devices do.