Just had an electronic tech I ve used many times over the years install a new FLIR M232. We run a lot at night so it’s needed with an enclosed PH especially with the crazy Miami traffic. I figured the hardest part would be to run the cables from the top of the skylounge down to the RPH. Wrong: the worst part was configuring the **** thing... Apparently the newer FLIR units are designed to be connected to a networked MFD. That s fine on a small boat with limited screen space but otherwise I want one MFD for plotter and one for radar. How hard could it be to send the FLIR output to one of big screens at the helm? And that’s where it got funny... in addition to needing a Raymarine network switch plus an optional joystick control we also needed a video converter to capture the FLIR signal and send it to a video or HDMI input simple enough, right? Well the geniuses at FLIR - Raymarine have designed a video converter which has to be configured upon installation using a laptop with an Ethernet adapter running internet explorer (and only IE) with the Microsoft Silverscreen plug in plus a special utility you have to download. Good luck if you are not pretty good with computers.... and never mind that Internet Explorer is really no longer being used having been replaced with MS Edge and that the support for the Silverscreen plug-in is being terminated this year...then when you have all the plugins, browsers and utility you have to go in and modify half a dozen settings... But we got it to work. So now I can have my FLIR on a separate monitor and both radar and plotter at the same time ... Oh and with my laptop connected to the Raymarine network I can view and control the FLIR from laptop. Sounds great right? Well yeah except that the image size is about a quarter of the laptop screen and came be enlarged. Brilliant. Older FLIRS had direct video output so it took seconds to hook up. I guess it s called progress.