Cobham Satcom launches its next generation Class A VHF radio
Cobham Satcom has launched Sailor 7222 VHF DSC Class A, its ‘next generation’ SOLAS classified maritime Class A VHF radio.
Cobham says the radio is reliable, highly resilient, and easy to operate on any vessel type in any situation and exceeds the standards set by IMO regulations for GMDSS Class A VHF, the new Bridge Alert Management IMO resolution MSC.302(87) coming into force 29 August 2021, as well as IEC 62923-1 & IEC 62923-2.
It comes with a 5.5” TFT touch-screen interface that streamlines workflows, with a display that can be read day or night, regardless of the light conditions on the bridge.
There’s also an extended replay feature, which offers users playback of up to 480 seconds, enabling message verification at any time.
“We’re proud to bring Sailor 7222 VHF DSC Class A to the market to support professional mariners on all vessel types, in all conditions,” says Niels Peter Agdal, director – radio, safety & tracking at Cobham Satcom.
“The new radio builds our established technology leadership in the commercial marine and fishing markets, which has already seen Cobham Satcom successfully install thousands of VHF radios across all vessel types during the last 60 years. With IMO pushing the safety standards in the sector ever higher to offer greater protection to seafarers and ships, we believe Sailor 7222 VHF DSC Class A will play a critical role in offering safe, reliable and timely compliance with the new regulations, including the updated BAM guidance coming into force in August 2021.”