NZ Fishing World home
NZ Fishing World

INTRODUCING THE LATEST SIMRAD® VHF RADIO & CLASS-B AIS SYSTEMS

November 5, 2020
INTRODUCING THE LATEST SIMRAD® VHF RADIO  & CLASS-B AIS SYSTEMS

The complete modular VHF solution. Simrad are pleased to announce the arrival of our premium multi-station black box marine radio systems - the SIMRAD® RS100 and RS100-B. The latter integrated with a Class-B AIS transceiver and GPS. These systems are expandable and customisable to suit any boat and any on-water communication needs.

A modular system to fit any boat

The RS100 and RS100-B are modular VHF systems that are expandable up to eight handsets (four wired and four wireless) and four external speakers - ideal for use as an on-board intercom on larger boats. The wireless handsets duplicate the radio display and controls on easy-to-read screens viewable under all lighting conditions, even bright sunlight.  All primary functions are accessible from the handset with channel scan and favourites, alphanumeric keypad, clear audio, handset station naming and 60-second audio rewind. And with inductive charging (cordless charging), you are only a push of a button away from staying in touch, no matter where you are on the boat!

“Our new VHF systems offer our customers even more flexibility and better communications while out on the water,” said Mike Fargo, EVP Simrad, Navico Group. “Clever features such as Track Buddy, so you can track the positions of up to 5 other radios, and Backlight Groups to easily control multiple handset settings, help deliver a premium experience. And with seamless integration across Simrad systems plus a built-in Class-B AIS transceiver in the top-of-the-range RS100-B, our VHF radios help make boating safer than ever before’’.

Complete visibility with integrated AIS

The RS100-B system features a Class-B AIS receiver and transmitter, allowing users to see and be seen by other vessels with AIS equipment. The integrated AIS receiver is a valuable aid to help avoid collisions in crowded harbours and waterways. It monitors the location of all nearby AIS-enabled vessels, providing real-time information in any weather condition, night and day. AIS information can be viewed directly on the radio's screen or via a compatible multifunction device, as an overlay on a chart or radar screen.  

Designed for Clear Communication

The Class D DSC approved radio can make and receive DSC distress signals including current position, and supports direct calling to other DSC-equipped radios. A dual-channel watch enables monitoring of the current channel and emergency channel 16 (in the USA, tri-channel watch monitors the current channel, emergency channel 16, and calling channel 9). A record and replay feature ensures important calls are never missed. The system includes one external speaker with additional outputs for up to four speakers and one optional loudhailer/foghorn.

Key Features

• Class D DSC approved VHF radio

• Integrated GPS receiver

• Connect up to four wireless and four wired handsets

• Add an optional loudhailer and up to four external speakers

• NMEA 0183® and NMEA 2000® connectivity

• 60-second audio rewind

• Configurable external speakers with volume offsetting

• Handset backlight settings can be grouped with NMEA 2000® backlight groups so MFD’s and VHF Radios can have backlight controlled together

• Track Buddy – track up to five “buddies” using their VHF MMSI

And additionally for the RS100-B,

• Integrated Class-B AIS transmitter and receiver

• Bundled with dedicated GPS receiver, GPS-500 for AIS transmission

The new SIMRAD® VHF systems, as per the table below, are scheduled to start shipping in November 2020. For more information, visit www.simrad-yachting.com.

Related posts

The new Stabicraft 2250 Ultracab WT is the ultimate tourer
Boats
Stabicraft has just launched its exciting new 2250 Ultracab WT. The WT (walk-thru) model is the natural follow-up to the original 2250, launched in 2019. Since hitting the global market, the 2250 has become one of the most popular Stabicraft vessels in what was already a pretty impressive fleet.
Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize a great lure for 2021 Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show!
Boats
The just announced Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize for the 2021 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will again be a huge incentive for Kiwi boaties and fishers to attend the country’s largest, longest-running and most popular boat show. The 2021 Grand Prize has been specifically designed, built, outfitted and set up for both serious fishers and for cruising with family and friends safely, comfortably and successfully anywhere around the coast. It includes a Surtees 7.5-metre 750 Game Fisher enclosed cabin, a Yamaha F250 4-stroke outboard complete with Helm Master EX boat control system, a custom tandem Hosking trailer, a comprehensive Garmin electronics package and much more. It has a retail value of over $250,000 and will be drawn shortly after the show’s close on May 16, 2021.
The Lateral Line Boat Build: Ep #5
Boats
Suzuki powered and fully loaded. Here's the latest on the Lateral Line boat build
The Lateral Line Boat Build: Episode #4
Boats
Milan and Nathan decided to build an aluminium trailer after Dayne explained the pros and cons on steel and alloy.
The magnificent Circa 950
Boats
Circa boats are a sensational riding hull, customised to suit each client's needs, catering for the most discerning boat owners. The team at Offshore boats in Whangarei customise and distribute these boats, and this includes the featured beauty here, a 950 SL.
Offshore Boats 650
Boats
If you have never heard of Offshore boats before, that’s not surprising, as the brand has only recently been born at the hands of the team at Northland Marine and co. With many years of experience in the trailer boat game, specialising in some of the mainstream alloy brands, Johnathan Barlow and business partner Paul Dunn from Marine North in Whangarei, set out to build the alloy boat they wanted, with no limitations or compromises.
All Related

See Also

Stabicraft and the all new SIMRAD command
Top Videos
Check out the new SIMRAD command unit in action with Stabicraft and the team from Ocean Sports Marine in Whakatane. Take your boat switch game to the next level with this epic new tech.
Catcing the Biggest Trout you've ever seen
Fresh water
Take a look at an epic first Day down south fishing with Trippin on Trout catching the biggest donkey trout in the best river in the world.
Shimano NZ Catalogue 2021
Gear
Here's the latest and greatest from SHIMANO NZ. A very cool live calendar, just click and scroll through all the goodies. We know Shimano make some of the greatest fishing products on the market, so here is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy.
Spearfishing Kingfish NZ
Spearfishing
Amazing overnight camping in Northland, New Zealand hunting big Kingfish (Yellowtail). We head out at sunrise on the hunt for our first Kingfish for the season and get lucky on some very nice fish!
The new Stabicraft 2250 Ultracab WT is the ultimate tourer
Boats
Stabicraft has just launched its exciting new 2250 Ultracab WT. The WT (walk-thru) model is the natural follow-up to the original 2250, launched in 2019. Since hitting the global market, the 2250 has become one of the most popular Stabicraft vessels in what was already a pretty impressive fleet.
Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize a great lure for 2021 Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show!
Boats
The just announced Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize for the 2021 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will again be a huge incentive for Kiwi boaties and fishers to attend the country’s largest, longest-running and most popular boat show. The 2021 Grand Prize has been specifically designed, built, outfitted and set up for both serious fishers and for cruising with family and friends safely, comfortably and successfully anywhere around the coast. It includes a Surtees 7.5-metre 750 Game Fisher enclosed cabin, a Yamaha F250 4-stroke outboard complete with Helm Master EX boat control system, a custom tandem Hosking trailer, a comprehensive Garmin electronics package and much more. It has a retail value of over $250,000 and will be drawn shortly after the show’s close on May 16, 2021.
All Posts

Drop NZ Fishing World a line!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.