Cobham unveils next-generation BAM-compliant VHF – ShipInsight


Cobham SATCOM has announced the launch of SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A. A Next Generation SOLAS Classified Class A Marine VHF Radio With New Performance Features, Its Manufacturer Says It Will Raise Safety Standards In The Marine Industry By improving regular and critical communications at sea.

SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A is easy to use on any type of vessel in any situation, providing clear communications that could mean the difference between a non-event and a major incident on board. The radio exceeds the standards set by the IMO regulations for VHF GMDSS Class A, the new IMO Bridge Alert Management resolution MSC.302 (87) coming into effect on August 29, 2021, as well as the IEC 62923-1 standards. and IEC 62923-2. It comes with a new innovative and user-friendly 5.5 inch TFT touchscreen interface that further streamlines workflows, maximizing operational safety and efficiency. This new feature is essential because it ensures that the display can be read day and night, regardless of the lighting conditions on the deck.

Another highlight of SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A is its extensive replay function, which builds on a long-standing unique selling point of the SAILOR range to offer users readings of up to 480 seconds. This allows quick and easy checking of messages at any time. The powerful design of the radio’s VHF transceiver ensures vessels have a powerful and reliable connection in critical situations and in all conditions at sea.

Niels Peter Agdal, Director of Radio, Safety and Monitoring at Cobham SATCOM, said: “We are proud to market the SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A to assist professional mariners on all types of vessels, in all conditions. The new radio reinforces our established technological leadership in the commercial marine and fishing markets, which has already seen Cobham SATCOM successfully install thousands of VHF radios on all types of vessels over the past 60 years. With IMO pushing the safety standards in the industry ever higher to offer greater protection to seafarers and ships, we believe that SAILOR 7222 VHF DSC Class A will play a vital role in providing safe, reliable and compliant compliance. fast with new regulations, including updated BAM guidelines coming into effect in August 2021.

The equipment is quick and easy to install as a stand-alone device or as a central component of a SAILOR GMDSS console. Advanced networking functionality also dramatically reduces installation and service overhead, when deployed as part of a fully compliant solution, with other compatible SAILOR products including mini-C, MF / HF , NAVTEX, portable VHF and AIS.

The radio is a direct successor to SAILOR 6222 VHF DSC Class A, which will not comply with the new BAM requirements. Cobham SATCOM offers software updates for all other radios affected by BAM requirements including SAILOR 6110 mini-C (BAM is implemented and released), SAILOR 63XX MF / HF DSC Class A – Series, SAILOR 639X Navtex and SAILOR 628X AIS.