The m1600VMS hardware is user friendly and very easy to install (DIY) and operate. It’s plug-and-play right out of its eco-friendly box.
The system works with any UI device that has a web browser. You just Wi-Fi connect your device to the m1600VMS, point your browser to the m1600VMS (mseries.online) and you are in. The Wi-Fi password is your security; after you first connect, there is no login required. The SI-TEX Navstar and Raymarine Axiom MFDs can also be used to connect to the m1600VMS.
The KeyPad provides the user an indication whenever there is an message (email or SMS) waiting to be viewed. When the UI device connects and views the message the light goes out. When Sentry is installed, the Sentry button allows the user to engage/disengage the Sentry monitoring (depending on how the user configures the rules). The SOS buttons (both need to be pressed simultaneously to activate/deactivate this function) are available even when the unit is powered OFF. A full description of the KeyPad operation is available under Support à documentation.
The LEDs on the Communications Hub provide status of the system, which are mostly useful when the system is not operating as expected. A full description of the LEDs is available under
Operating: -15°C to 55°C
Non-Operating: -35°C to 60°C
IEC 60945, EN 60529, IP67
For operation in both nominal 12V and 24VDC battery systems
Less than 5W power required (fully configured)
Reverse wiring polarity protection
Continuous over-voltage protection
Firmware updates over satellite and via terminal
Integrated audio notifications (buzzer)
Global Search and Rescue
NMEA 2000, USB, Wi-Fi, BLE communications capability
57mm(H) x 133mm(W) x 133mm(L)
Vertical or horizontal mounting bracket provided
2m power cable with USB
Wi-Fi access point
LED status indicators
Internal battery for monitoring and emergency operation
94mm(H) x 127mm(W) x 54mm(L)
Surface or pole mounting options
10m CAT5 cable (can be extended up to 30m)
Dual Iridium/GPS antenna
13mm(H) x 102mm(W) x 102mm(L)
Adhesive or bolt mounting options
2m cable (can be extended up to 12m)
The m1600VMS has several accessories (not included) which may be required for your installation or to provide functional extensions.
Cables: There are 10m extension cables available for the Smart Antenna and the Keypad. For the Smart Antenna, two extensions cables can be added (maximum 30m); for the KeyPad, only one extension cable can be added (maximum 12m).
Siren: An external siren can be connected to the system. It will operate in conjunction with the integrated audible notifications (buzzer). The default conditions that set off the buzzer/siren are: the External Power disconnected; the Vessel is outside EEZ geo-zone or the SOS function is activated.