The system consists of the SAILOR 6390 Navtex Receiver (available separately), which receives Navtex messages on the international Navtex frequencies 490 kHz, 518 kHz and 4209.5 kHz, and the SAILOR 6004 Control Panel, a 7-inch touch screen.
Cobham says that the receiver can be installed anywhere on board whilst the control panel can be placed anywhere on the bridge. They are linked by dual LAN (NMEA also included).
The SAILOR 6390 Navtex Receiver can be used as a standalone receiver and networked with any Integrated Navigation System (INS). The SAILOR 6004 Control Panel is designed to be used with the available SAILOR 628x AIS System and other forthcoming devices.
On the touch screen interface, the user can select the app icon required for access and control of the device chosen.
“In addition to offering a new approach for Navtex, through its network integration capabilities, touch screen interface and black box design, the SAILOR 6391 Navtex System is of course built to the well-known SAILOR high standards, so users can be confident in the reliability of this vital piece of GMDSS equipment,” said Casper Jensen, VP Maritime Business, Cobham SATCOM.