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Vesper Cortex M1 SOTDMA smartAIS transponder with remote vessel monitoring

£1,319.99loading (inc VAT @ 20%)
Vesper Cortex M1 SOTDMA smartAIS transponder with remote vessel monitoring
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Vesper Cortex M1 Hub

Class B SOTDMA with smartAIS send and receive, and integrated no-loss splitter. Monitor and control on board systems and keep alerted on board or ashore from your smartphone.

• Add H1 Tethered & H1P Portable handsets for VHF capability
• Built-in Class B SOTDMA
• Built-in antennas for WiFi and cloud connectivity for monitoring on board and ashore
• Transmit AIS and VHF simultaneously
• Universal compatibility
• Low power consumption
• Galvanically isolated ports
• Monitor up to 5 external sensors connected directly
• Connect to NMEA 2000 to monitor network sensors remotely
• Integrated no-loss AIS / VHF splitter
• IPx7 full plastic housing
• 10Hz GPS and external antenna port
• GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, Bei Dou, Galilleo
• Anti jamming feature

The Vesper Cortex M1 is a Cortex smartAIS using the Cortex Hub with full Class B SOTDMA AIS and built-in monitoring and control.

The Vesper Cortex V1 is a full Cortex VHF with built-in smartAIS and Monitoring. The Vesper Cortex V1 is a Cortex Hub (M1) combined with a tethered Cortex H1 handset.

Receive alerts directly on your smartphone and tablet anywhere on board using Cortex’s built-in WiFi (Cortex Network). Connect to an existing network (Boat Network) on board for increased range and up to 10 devices. View nearby vessels, instruments and configure alarms from your device anywhere on board

Vesper is known for offering high-performance no-loss VHF/AIS Splitters. The Vesper Cortex M1 now has this builtin. What’s more is it features fail-safe pass-through. Should a fault or power loss occur to Cortex, it will still supply an uninterupted connection from the Cortex connected antenna to an auxilliary VHF.

Use a single existing VHF antenna for both AIS and VHF, saving time and money on installation. Upgrade to a single AIS/VHF Antenna for optimised AIS performance.

With tight integration of VHF and AIS in the same system, Cortex can provide guarantee of AIS transmission while simultaneously broadcasting and recieving VHF transmission.

A built-in heading offers critical accuracy to Cortex’s Anchor Watch function, significantly increasing performance over GNSS anchor position alarms available on most chartplotters. Heading is also broadcast through AIS ensuring other vessels know your exact heading.

Vesper Cortex M1 What's in the box
M1 Hub, GPS Antenna, Power Cable, Audio Cable, External Sensors Cable, External Wifi Cable, VHF patch cable

Vesper Cortex M1 Specifications
Size 168mm x 168mm x 58.7mm depth (6 5/8” x 6 5/8” x 2 5/16”)
Power Supply 9-33V. 12V: 6A max, 500mA nominal
Weight 770g (1.7lbs)
Environmental Waterproof (IPx7)
Operating Temperature -25°C to +55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
Supported Protocols AIS Class B SO-TDMA, VHF Voice, Class D DSC, ATIS (user configurable, EU region), NOAA Weather (US region)
Transmitter Frequency Error Less than 300Hz
Antenna Connector SO239
Splitter Max input power 25W, Insertion Loss RX 0dB, TX < 1dB
Splitter Connector BNC (2W)

VHF Frequency Range Transmit 156.025–161.600 MHz
VHF Frequency Range Receive 156.050–163.275 MHz
Dedicated Rx Channels 3
Power Output 25W, 1W (High, Low)
Regions USA, CAN, INT
Sensitivity (12 Db Sinad) -116 dBm
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 80 dB
Spurious Response 70 dB
Intermodulation 70 dB
Spurious Emissions Less than –80 dBc (at 25 W)
Max Audio Output Power 10W, < 1% THD

Direct Calling (DSC)
Class D
Dedicated Receive Channels 1
Sensitivity (1% Ber) -113 dBm
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 80 dB
Spurious Response 70 dB
Intermodulation 70 dB

Class SO-TDMA Class B
Dedicated Receive Channels 2
Frequency Range 156.025 – 162.025 MHz
Power Output 5W, 1W (High, Low)
AIS Sensitivity (20% Per) -112 dBm
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 80 dB
Spurious Response 70 dB
Intermodulation 65 dB

Sensitivity -167dBm
Constellations GPS, GLONASS, Bei Dou, Galilleo
Channels 72
Differential Support SBAS, WAAS, EGNOS
Navigation Rate 10Hz
Connector SMA
Certifications IEC 61108
Features Anti-jamming, Anti-spoofing

Nmea 2000 Gateway 1 x Isolated Micro-C male port, AIS and GPS PGN output, Gateway Translations to/from NMEA0183
Nmea 0183 1 x Isolated NMEA0183 ports, AIS and GPS sentences, Gateway Translations to/from NMEA2000, 4800 / 38400 baud
Wireless Access Point for up to 10 devices, 2.4GHz, 802.11b/g/n, Integrated Antenna, SMA-RP external antenna port (optional)
Wireless Security WPA2 Personal
Cloud Connectivity LTE-Cat1 with 3G fallback (USA), 3G (Canada, EU, Asia), Integrated SIM, Integrated Antenna, SMA-RP external antenna port (optional)
Control Outputs 2 Outputs. Low side driven (max 200mA)

Heading 9-Axial, Internal use only, Accuracy: +/- 1 deg, Updated rate: 10Hz (max)
Battery Voltage Measured at power input
External Sensor Inputs 5 Inputs, Digital (0-24V), Analog (0-17V)

Supported Functions VHF RX, Alarms
Amplifier 10W Class D, THD < 1%
Speaker 4 ohm