The MarineCommander’ Marine Navigation System offers a multitude of solutions for boat owners giving the opportunity to ‘connect' compatible VHF radios, AIS transponders, radars and/or fish finders.

Icom UK is pleased to announce the launch of the MarineCommander’ Marine Navigation System, an

integrated and fully customisable navigation system. The

MarineCommander offers a multitude of solutions for boat owners giving

the opportunity to ‘connect’ compatible VHF radios, AIS transponders,

radars and/or fish finders.

Ian Lockyer, Icom UK’s Marketing Manager said, ‘The MarineCommander is a

robust, waterproof navigational system and integrates various

navigation options with a large, durable, multifunctional display (MFD)

and powerful main black box processor unit.’

The MarineCommander

brings together, in one multifunctional display unit, all of your essential safety and navigational electronics.

MXD-5000 multifunctional display (MFD) – The Robust, Large, User Interface

Central to the system and the main user interface is the 12.1-inch

MXD-5000 multifunctional display (MFD). This is slim and IPX7

waterproof, allowing water submersion up to one-metre for 30 minutes.

The colour LCD’s anti-reflective coating is optimized for day and night

operation, offering vivid detail even under direct sunlight. The MFD is

sturdy and lightweight making it relatively straightforward to flush


Each display splits into four customizable panes – organizing the radar

screen, chart plotter, dual frequency modes and more. The MFD has ports

for both USB drives and SD cards, allowing the MarineCommander to

display chart information (C-MAP), and backup important data. Connect a

compatible VHF radio and AIS unit and the marine commander system will

allow DSC calls to be initiated through the main display unit.

MarineCommander black box processor units – The Central Information Hub

The main processor is the driving force behind this new system and

connects your configuration of compatible marine electronic equipment.

For instance, if you have a particularly large vessel, there is the

capability to connect two MarineCommander black box processor units

together allowing up to four displays to be used.

Connect a Radar

The MarineCommander increases safety at sea and streamlines navigational operations. Used in conjunction with the MXR-5000R/T Marine Radar

, displayed waypoint, Automatic Identification System (AIS) target and

radar images improve collision avoidance. With the simplified Automatic

Tracking Aid (ATA), up to 10 targets are plotted, automatically tracked

and overlaid on the plotter screen.

Connect a Fishfinder

When connected to an MXF-5000 Fish Finder,

the MarineCommander is capable of a dual frequency sounder function.

Using the 50kHz/200kHz dual frequency mode, the system determines a

common area of fish over a large volume of water while identifying

waypoint information with speed, depth and temperature data.

Connect an AIS Transponder/Receiver

The MarineCommander exchanges real-time boat traffic information with other AIS-equipped vessels using Icom’s MA-500TR transponder

or MXA-5000 AIS receiver.

Connect a VHF/DSC Radio

When the MarineCommander is coupled to a compatible Icom VHF marine

transceiver, the available DSC function establishes and receives various

types of calls including individual, group, all ship and

position/polling requests.

Connect Essential Monitoring Systems

Connect to engine/environment/positioning sensors with an NMEA 2000

interface, the MarineCommander shows current data on screen or in the

status or data bar. The MarineCommander’s video input ports with RCA

connectors offer up to four video inputs for surveillance cameras, TV,

DVD or even thermal cameras for low light conditions. This will allow

you to monitor your vessels surroundings and crew members on the large


Ian Lockyer said, ‘If you are looking for a commercial grade

navigational system for your vessel with the Icom dependability, the

Marine Commander is the solution you should be looking for. If you

want to find out more about this new range, check out our Marine Icom Marine Commander Website

for more details. The dedicated microsite features a system overview,

system examples for various types of vessels, wiring diagrams as well as

brochure and manual downloads.’

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