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250 Watt GMDSS Compliant Communications Console for use in Sea Areas A1 and A2

Power Output250 W

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Provides for a rapid, economical system installation and certification

The GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) was developed to improve maritime radio communications, particularly those involving distress and safety, by using the most up-to-date communications technology. The A218x5 can be used in Sea Area 2, within the coverage of at least one MF coast station in which continuous DSC alerting is available, as defined by a Contracting Government (normally within 150 n.m.).

Fully meets GMDSS requirements for SOLAS vessels

The Furuno FM8900S is a Semi-duplex 25-Watt VHF Radiotelephone with a built-in Class-A DSC and CH70 watch Receiver. It features an easy-to-read, high-contrast 4.3" bright color LCD, enhanced noise reduction and speaker for superb voice quality, and quick-access CH16 key. Channel selection is simplified with the inclusion of both a rotary control and direct keypad input. Automatic entry of own ship position and time is accomplished through interfaced GPS receiver. The FM8900S can also connect to an office or home via an existing PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).

The FM8900S scans all channels in the selected region as well as watches CH16 in alternate shifts.In the menu, all tasks are assigned numbers, and the operator can access each of the menu items either by turning and pressing PUSH TO ENTER knob or simply pressing the corresponding numbers on the numeric keypad for simplified operation. It features a Replay function that records the latest 120 seconds of incoming communication on the currently set channel. By simply pressing the “REPLAY” button on the numeric keypad, the last-received message will be played back on the spot.

The FM8900S fully meets GMDSS carriage requirements for SOLAS ships, as well as new ITU recommendation on digital selective calling system for use in the Maritime Mobile Service, ITU-R M.493-13. ATIS signal transmission is available for inland waterways.

Reliable MF/HF radiotelephone with integrated DSC/DSC watch receiver

The 250 Watt FS2575 MF/HF Radiotelephone with DSC capability facilitates both general and GMDSS communication. It can operate as a DSC transceiver and as a DSC Watch Receiver on all distress and safety frequencies in MF and HF bands. An optional IB585 NBDP terminal can be connected to the transceiver unit for maritime telex operation and distress message/maritime safety information handling. It features a bright, high-contrast 4.3" color LCD (480x272 pixels). Multiple display configurations are available, as well as a Night Mode (white text on black background display) for wheelhouse operation. Instant selection of 256 user-specified channels is provided with a rotary knob or direct keypad input. Quick access to DSC message composition is available by dedicated keys on the control unit. The FS2575 fully meets GMDSS carriage requirements for SOLAS ships operating in A3 and A4 sea areas, as well as ITU recommendation on digital selective calling system for use in the Maritime Mobile Service, ITU-R M.493-13.

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Product Consists Of

Product Consists Of


Active Coupler with 15 Meter Interconnect Cable. Range: 80kHz to 30mHz


External Rectifier Unit with Automatic AC to Battery Switching

Meter / Panel Assembly

250 Watt MF/HF GMDSS Compliant Radiotelephone with DSC


25W VHF Semi Duplex Radiotelephone w/DSC, GMDSS Compliant

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NAVTEX Receiver without printer GMDSS


NAVTEX receiver with printer for SOLAS ships complying with the NAVTEX performance standard MSC.148(77) 

Miscellaneous Accessories

Miscellaneous Accessories


Remote Unit for VHF/FM Radiotelephone


Multiple Remote Station Distribution Box

Active Coupler with 0.6 Meter Interconnect Cable. Pre-Tuned at 518kHz
Control Unit FS1570/FS2570

Rectifier, 110/220VAC to 24VDC, 20 Amps, with Automatic AC to Battery Power Changeover



Installation Manual, FS1570/FS2570
Operator's Manual, FS1570/FS2570
Operator's Guide, FS1570/FS2570

GMDSS Guide Brochure

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