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Vesper Cortex V1 VHF Radio with SOTDMA smartAIS and Remote Vessel Monitoring


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Cortex V1 VHF Radio with SOTDMA smartAIS and Remote Vessel Monitoring

Cortex V1 VHF radio is the most advanced multi-station VHF with intuitive touchscreen operation, built in SOTDMA with smartAIS and out-of-the box monitoring and control on board your boat or ashore.

Cortex V1 VHF radio combines Cortex M1 full Class B SOTDMA smartAIS with Cortex H1 Tethered Handset to provide full VHF functionality. Optionally add H1P Portable Handsets for even greater freedom on board.

Cortex is a revolution in marine technology that will change your VHF experience forever with an intuitive touchscreen engineered to withstand the rigors of the harsh marine environment. It is the world’s first VHF with high speed SOTDMA AIS transponder technology, making your boat visible to others. A built-in heading sensor tells other vessels your direction, helping them more accurately predict potential collisions. See critical information about vessels, AIS Aids to Navigation and man overboard devices on your MFD, mobile or Cortex handset.

Cortex continuously calculates collision risk and warns you with voice annunciated alerts. View crossing situations, navigation light sectors and perform trial maneuvers while talking on the VHF radio. Initiate direct calls (DSC) with other vessels by simply tapping the vessel on your handset touchscreen. Push to talk to quickly hail another vessel when every second counts.

Cortex combines built-in sensors, external sensor inputs and NMEA 2000® connectivity with free basic monitoring. Using cloud connectivity, you can view twice-daily updates of power, location, wind, depth, bilge, temperature and more on your smartphone.

The Cortex Monitor Premium subscription unlocks real-time vessel status, instant alerts and device control for boat systems like refrigerators, icemakers, lights or heaters.

By combining your position and heading, Cortex will determine if your anchor drags. If your boat moves outside your anchor swing radius the alarm will sound on Cortex handsets, connected speaker and your smartphone. Receive alerts while ashore via the Cortex Monitor App on your smartphone.

Translates NMEA 2000® instrument data (heading, wind, depth, speed, log, temperature) and routes to mobile devices over Wi-Fi, USB or NMEA 0183 for supporting plotters.

The fast 10Hz GPS update rate results in higher resolution and smoother tracks on your plotter or MFD, even during high speed maneuvers. It can be shared as a source of GPS data for the entire NMEA 2000® network.


  • Includes M1 hub, tethered H1 handset and accessories
  • Built-in Class B SOTDMA with no-loss antenna splitter
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity on monitoring on board and ashore
  • 10Hz GPS
  • 4-inch multi-touch display with gorilla glass for maximum durability
  • Single hand operation with click wheel and dedicated buttons
  • Wet and glove capable touchscreen
  • Optically bonded display for wide-angle and sunlight viewability, even in the harshest midday sun
  • 85 dBA of crystal-clear audio
  • Combined AIS and VHF display with voiced alerts
  • Touch a vessel onscreen for direct calling (DSC)
  • 12V or 24V DC


Brand: Vesper Product Type: VHF / Transponder


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