Garmin Cortex V1 VHF Radio with SOTDMA SmartAIS and
Remote Vessel Monitoring
- With up to 85 dBA of
crystal-clear audio power, the Cortex V1 system delivers superior sound
- The included Cortex H1
handset offers easy one-hand operation with touchscreen, click-wheel and
- A built-in SOTDMA AIS
transponder proactively warns you of certain collision threats with voiced
- Quickly initiate DSC direct
calls by tapping the AIS boat symbol on the handset’s touchscreen.
- Cortex apps let you monitor
boat systems, receive alerts and remotely control devices from your compatible
- NMEA 2000® networking allows
you to view Cortex data on your connected MFDs and chartplotters.
Cortex V1 is an advanced multi-station VHF radio with remote monitoring and
control. The Cortex V1 system includes a Cortex M1 hub and Cortex H1 tethered
handset. Connect additional Cortex handsets (sold separately) for even more
freedom and control on board.
Cortex smartAIS continuously monitors AIS information from other boats and
calculates crossing situations, generates collision alarms and provides
easy-to-understand avoidance cues. Data from its built-in heading sensor is also
broadcast, so other vessels can clearly identify which direction your boat is
Both portable and power-tethered style Cortex handsets connect wirelessly via
Wi-Fi® link to the Cortex M1 hub. Keep a portable handset with you for continual
VHF communications access from anywhere on your boat.
Cortex lets you initiate DSC direct calls with other vessels by simply tapping
the vessel icon on your handset. Initiate VHF calls to friends or quickly hail
another vessel when every second counts.
Whether you’re onboard or ashore, you can know for sure your boat is securely
anchored. Cortex smartAIS accurately tracks boat movement, heading and bow
position, alerting you if your anchor drags.
The Cortex VHF radio puts out up to 85 dBA of powerful, crystal-clear audio, so
you won’t miss critical communications.
Need to catch someone’s attention? Easily sound preset horn signals or speak
through your loudspeaker with any Cortex handset or the Cortex Onboard
Multiple Cortex H1 and Cortex H1P handsets can be connected to each hub. Up to 5
can connect directly to the Cortex Network, with an additional 5 through an
existing boat network for increased range on larger vessels.
Designed for simplicity with easy-to-understand screens and step-by-step data
flows during critical situations, Cortex makes advanced features easy to use.
Instead of ambiguous bells or tones, you'll hear a voice prompt to tell you what
the alert is for. In case of a potential collision, you’ll also be told the
direction of the threat, so you’ll quickly know where to look.
Man overboard (MOB) can be manually activated using the dedicated MOB button on
the Cortex handset, Cortex Onboard smart device app or automatically from an AIS
MOB beacon — which launches a trackback mode for quick retrieval.
Wet hands? Wearing gloves? Cortex handsets are designed to be glove friendly,
and they’re built to operate in all types of saltwater or freshwater marine
Cortex handsets are equipped with a click-wheel, ergonomic design and grip
enhancing exterior, so you can use the device while keeping one hand on the helm
wheel or tiller.
Cortex touchscreen handsets provide responsive multi-touch, pinch-to-zoom and
panning control, ensuring fast, smooth navigation and intuitive operation.
||M1: 168 x
168 x 58.7 mm (6 5/8" x 6 5/8" x 2 5/16" )
H1/H1P: 164.8 x 71.8 x 21.4 mm (6 1/2" x 2 13/16" x 7/8")
||M1: 770 g
H1: 285 g (0.63 lb)
H1P: 235 g (0.52 lb)
max, 700mA nom
+55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
power 25 W
Insertion loss RX 0dB, TX < 2dB
FREQUENCY RANGE TX
FREQUENCY RANGE RX
RX VHF CHANNELS
||25 W, 1 W
(12 DB SINAD)
VHF CHANNEL SELECTIVITY
-80 dBc (at 25 W)
||10 W, < 1%
Class D DSC
RX DSC CHANNELS
RX AIS CHANNELS
micro-C male port, AIS, GPS & MOB PGN output, gateway translations to/from
NMEA 0183 port, AIS & GPS sentences, gateway translations to/from NMEA
2000®, 4800/38400 baud
with 3G fallback (U.S., Canada), 3G (Europe, Asia), integrated SIM,
integrated antenna, SMA-RP external antenna port
||2; low side
driven (max 150mA)
||LCD TFT Si,
640 x 800, 24-bit color
optically-bonded to LCD
salt water operable
point for up to 5 handsets (max 10 devices total), simultaneous client mode,
2.4 GHz, 802.11b/g/n, integrated antenna, SMA-RP external antenna port
What's in the Box:
- M1 Hub
- H1 tethered handset
- H1 handset cradle
- H1 bulkhead fitting kit
- GPS antenna
- Power cable
- Audio cable
- External sensors cable
- External Wi-Fi® antenna