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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