Starting line
Man overboard


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Vysion™ is the next generation of graphical displays for instrument systems. It is a processor system designed to drive commercially available marine graphic monitors. By separating the display generator from the monitor, the choice of monitor size, features and ruggedness is no longer fixed.

  • Sunlight readable color graphic display. Provides orders of magnitude more information than traditional segmented displays.

  • Any size monitor can be specified, allowing number sizes as large as necessary or desired (see table and full-size images).

  • Portrait or landscape mode. Portrait mode may interact with polarized sunglasses.

  • Numeric screens are color coded by function to help quickly identify particular items.

3-up portrait, night palette

10-up landscape, day palette
  • Day and night palettes.

  • Suitable for mast or helm.

  • Can display bitmaps from onboard PC or pulled down directly from the internet.

  • More reliable than PC software because if its embedded design.

  • When a touch screen is specified (e.g. for helm use), several specialized screens such as starting line and man-overboard become available.
Numeric screens
  • 1 to 10 items, color coded by type, user selectable.
  • Day and night palettes for each item.
  • Remote control via Ockam bus by PC or the Lynx, or local touchscreen.
Digit size vs. monitor size and number of items - landscape (portrait)
Monitor size
# Items 8.4" 10.4" 12.1" 15" 19"
1 2.8 (3.0) 3.5 (3.7) 4.1 (4.3) 5.0 (5.3) 6.4 (6.8)
2 1.7 (1.9) 2.1 (2.3) 2.4 (2.7) 3.0 (3.3) 3.8 (4.2)
3 1.1 (1.5) 1.4 (1.8) 1.6 (2.1) 2.0 (2.6) 2.6 (3.3)
4 1.5 (1.1) 1.8 (1.4) 2.1 (1.6) 2.6 (2.0) 3.3 (2.6)
Download full size images

Bitmap screens
  • Vysion supports multiple bitmap pages.
  • Bitmaps can be sourced from an onboard PC or directly pulled down from the Internet.
  • This feature can be used for real-time weather radar images as shown here.
Starting line
  • Start line information includes bearings, time, favored end and laylines. ETAs are displayed as elapsed or burn-time.
  • Multiple solutions are offered, e.g. direct, tack and jibe, as well as the dogleg start (see next). Boatspeed relative to target is calculated for each intercept point.
  • Wind speed and angle variation is displayed in real-time.
  • Adjustable predictor flags show where you will be in, say, 10 seconds.
  • The 'overspeed line' is the line above which it is possible to cross above target speed.
Read more about the Vysion Starting Line screen...

Dogleg start

The starting line screen also displays a dogleg start solution which involves running parallel to the starting line to build up a good head of steam and turning up just in time to cross at zero.

Watch this video clip of a dogleg start
More information about the dogleg start...
Man overboard
  • Self-contained MOB system.
  • Can be initiated from any screen or remotely..
  • Shows MOB location, course to steer, ETA and time in the water. This shot shows MOB in night palette.
  • Initial point and drifted point (taking current into consideration) are both shown.
  • Boat trail shows your position over time, helpful for searching.
  • Better than GPS alone because it includes drift, and will perform even if the GPS feed fails.
There are many MOB technologies out there, but the Vysion MOB screen, because of its simple operation and intuitive presentation makes it a valuable addition to crew safety.

The hardware
Vysion is a processor that produces a signal suitable for driving a video monitor. The monitor can be any device capable of accepting VGA input (like a computer monitor). Case dimensions are 5.3" x 5.2" x 1.8".

There are many suitable marine-grade monitors available from 8 inches to 15 inches, and beyond. This allows you to select the size and features you need for the particular application.

We particularly like the VarTech monitor line because of its ruggedness, high brightness and bonded display.


Full sized images of vysion displays (PDF on 11x17 media):
10.4 portrait 3-up 10.4 landscape 1-up
12.1 landscape 4-up
Vysion Setup Application (Use Internet Explorer; will not work in Firefox)   Manual
Application only (ZIP file)

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