(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — The newest member of Icom’s lineup of marine products is the M510, a Class-D DSC VHF marine transceiver with wireless capabilities. Users can command and control the M510 from a smart device using the RS-M500 app.
The M510 fixed-mount marine transceiver is powerful enough for the commercial market yet refined for the recreational boater. With the ability to receive AIS signals (AIS version only), users can see surrounding vessel traffic in real time and directly make individual DSC calls to selected targets. At nearly half the depth of the M506, installation location options are wide open. The 3.5-inch color TFT LCD provides a wide viewing angle and high-resolution characters and icons, even in low light with night mode. Front and back connection ports allow an additional wired station using a COMMANDMIC.
With the optional CT-M500 interface box, gain NMEA2000 connectivity and a two-way hailer/foghorn function. The CT-M500 connects to the M510 wirelessly, keeping installation flexible. Other features include loud and clear audio, simplified navigation function, active noise canceling, IP68 waterproof rating, and Icom’s AquaQuake.
With the accompanying RS-M500 app (available for iOS and Android), a phone can be used as a receiver to control the M510 through its built-in WLAN transmitter. With access points, users can extend the range of the M510’s connection throughout the vessel. Up to three smart devices can be programmed into an onboard system.
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