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Icom America Releases Complete Marine Navigation System with Black Box Integrated Options

BELLEVUE, WA – Icom America, an industry-leading provider of radio communications for the marine industry, announces MarineCommanderTM – an integrated and fully customizable navigation system. Icom's MarineCommander offers myriad solutions for systems of any size, preference and budget. Users may incorporate various components to the MarineCommander including marine radar, fish finder and C-MAPTM MAX chart by JEPPENSEN. Receiving positive reviews at the recent 2012 recent boat shows in Miami and Seattle, the MarineCommander will be available May 2012.

"The MarineCommander integrates every available navigation option with a generously sized display and powerful main processor unit," says Icom America National Marine Sales Manager David McLain." From customizable features to rugged construction, the MarineCommander encompasses the great qualities you'd expect from Icom."

The multifunctional display (MFD) is slim and IPX7 waterproofed, allowing water submersion up to one-meter for 30 minutes. The color 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 flush mount installation easy – and provides intuitive operation with its simple user interface.

When connecting two MarineCommander units via a data cable, up to four displays can be used. Each display splits into four customizable panes – organizing the radar screen, chart plotter, dual frequency modes and more. USB flash drive and SD card slots are conveniently located on the display's front panel, allowing data backup to a memory stick and compatibility with the C-MAPTM MAX chart by JEPPENSEN.

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.

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.

The MarineCommander exchanges real-time boat traffic information with other AIS-equipped vessels using Icom's MA-500TR transponder or MXA-5000 receiver. 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. Obtain precise position data with Icom's IPX6-rated 12-channel MXG-5000 GPS Receiver.

When connected to engine/environment/positioning sensors with an NMEA 2000 interface, the MarineCommander shows current data on screen or in the status or data bar. Monitor vessel surroundings and crewmembers on the large, durable 12.1-inch MFD. 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.

Icom's MarineCommander comes with a two-year warranty.

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