Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Features Cruising Photos Videos Events Newsletters Submit

 

Sail-World.com : Icom VHF Marine now with AIS option built in!

Icom VHF Marine now with AIS option built in!

'IC-M505 gray'    Icom Inc Japan    Click Here to view large photo

Icom Australia launches the world’s first VHF/DSC with integrated AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver. An innovation providing a way for boat owners to receive AIS information from just a single unit.

This new integrated solution provides a range of essential features, VHF, DSC, Hailer & Foghorn capability and now AIS Receiver. In addition, the Radio can be controlled by an optional Commandmic (II or III), 2nd station & intercom.

The Radio comes, as standard, with a cable which simply connects to your PC or chart plotter* and then you are up and running. You will then be able to display AIS equipped vessels over your cartography and work out their speed and trajectory. Selected chart plotters also support collision proximity alerts (CPA). In addition you will be able to gain other information such as MMSI number, name of vessel and destination, useful to know in case you need to use the DSC to arrange to speak on a calling channel. The AIS receiver also benefits from the excellent performance of the IC-M505 receiver.

(*Subject to the specifications of your chart plotter)

IC-M505 is the most waterproof VHF/DSC in the market place with advanced IPX8 grade waterproofing (equivalent of submersion to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes) which makes it ideal for the most extreme of environments. It has an intuitive and well laid out display and a number of important features including hailer and fog horn facility.

Please contact Icom Australia for more information 03 9549 7507 www.icom.net.au sales@icom.net.au




by Gwyn Morris

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=50479

4:20 AM Mon 3 Nov 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.