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.
▲MF/HF radiotelephone with DSC facility
▲Fully meets GMDSS carriage requirements for SOLAS ships operating in A2, A3 and A4 sea areas
▲Meets the new ITU recommendation on digital selective calling system for use in the Maritime Mobile Service, ITU-R M.493-14
▲High-contrast 4.3" bright color LCD (480x272 pixels)
▲Capable of distress, safety and routine communication
▲Instant selection of 256 user-specified channels with a rotary knob or direct keypad input
▲Quick access to DSC message composition by dedicated keys on the control unit
▲Full-duplex kit available (optional supply for the FS-5075 only)
▲Quick access to dedicated functions in the menu operation using numeric keypad