Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) has been developed by the maritime nations in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is the result of their adoption of amendments made in 1988 to the 1974 International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).
Based on recent developments in maritime communications, such as satellites and digital technology, GMDSS is designed to ensure maximum availability of safety-related communication for all passenger ships as well as for cargo vessels of 300 GT and upwards engaged in international voyages.*
The goal of GMDSS is to virtually guarantee that complying vessels will be able to communicate with an onshore station at any time, from any location, in case of distress or to exchange safety-related information.
• Fully meets new IMO resolution MSC.148(77), IEC 61097-6 Ed.2
•Dual channel reception, 518 kHz and either 490 or 4209.5 kHz, simultaneously
•Incorporates a printing device(NX-700A) or a dedicated display device with printer output(NX-700B)
•200 message of average length 500 characters can be stored in non-volatile memory
•Incorporates a preamp within a lightweight, compact antenna for reliable,
•Display messages on a clear 5" silver bright LCD t>Low power consumption
•NAV data display acts as NMEA repeater for GPS or instruments