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Cobham launches new Class A VHF radio

SAILOR 7222. Image courtesy of Cobham SATCOM. SAILOR 7222. Image courtesy of Cobham SATCOM.

SAILOR 7222 is a next generation SOLAS classified maritime Class A VHF radio with new performance features and is expected to raise safety standards in the maritime industry by improving regular and critical communications at sea.

SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A is reliable, highly resilient, and easy to operate on any vessel type in any situation, delivering clear communications that could make the difference between a non-event and a major incident on board. The radio exceeds the standards set by IMO regulations for GMDSS Class A VHF, the new Bridge Alert Management IMO resolution MSC.302(87) coming into force 29 August 2021, as well as IEC 62923-1 & IEC 62923-2. It comes with a new and innovative user-friendly 5.5” TFT touch-screen interface that further streamlines workflows, optimising operational safety and efficiency. This new feature is critical as it ensures the display can be read day or night regardless of the light conditions on the bridge.

SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A also benefits from an extended replay feature, which builds on a longstanding unique selling point of the SAILOR range to offer users playbacks of up to 480 seconds. This enables simple and fast message verification at any time. The radio’s powerful VHF transceiver design ensures vessels have a powerful and reliable connection during critical situations and in all conditions at sea.

Niels Peter Agdal, director – radio, safety & tracking at Cobham SATCOM, said: “We’re proud to bring SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A to the market to support professional mariners on all vessel types, in all conditions. The new radio builds our established technology leadership in the commercial marine and fishing markets, which has already seen Cobham SATCOM successfully install thousands of VHF radios across all vessel types during the last 60 years. With IMO pushing the safety standards in the sector ever higher to offer greater protection to seafarers and ships, we believe SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A will play a critical role in offering safe, reliable and timely compliance with the new regulations, including the updated BAM guidance coming into force in August 2021.”

SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A is quick and easy to install as a standalone device, or as a core component of a SAILOR GMDSS console. Advanced networking functionality also significantly reduces the installation and service burden, when deployed as part of a fully compliant solution, with other compatible SAILOR products, including mini-C, MF/HF, NAVTEX, Portable VHF and AIS.

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