Introducing the New B&G V100 and V100-B VHF Radio and Class-B AIS Systems

The Complete Modular VHF Solution, Designed for Sailing
Southampton, UK – B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is excited to announce the launch of its premium multi-station black-box marine radio systems – the V100 VHF series. These systems are expandable and customizable to suit any boat and on-water communication need.

Boasting a clear, bright display with adjustable backlighting and night modes and alphanumeric keypad, the V100 series is styled to complement the B&G product range, providing a fully integrated look and feel to the boat systems. Featuring a hidden processor unit and wireless handset options with charging stations, the system offers a clean installation and gives users the freedom of a handheld VHF anywhere onboard.

Full Customization and Integration
The modular system design includes an integrated GPS receiver and configuration options for up to four wired and four wireless handsets. Further options include a horn and loudhailer for up to four configurable external speakers and AIS silent switching, which can be used as an intercom as well as VHF. With full system integration the NMEA 2000® communications create ultimate flexibility. The handset backlighting can be grouped across the system and NMEA 0183® options allow integration with other third-party systems.

Complete Visibility with Integrated AIS with the V100-B
The V100-B VHF 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 harbors and waterways. It monitors the location of all nearby AIS-enabled vessels, providing real-time information in any weather condition, night or day. AIS information can be viewed directly on the radio’s screen or via a compatible multifunction device (MFD), 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 and emergency channels. 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. Onboard the system can also be used as an intercom system ensuring simple communication with your crews, ideal for larger vessels or in bad weather conditions.

“Our new VHF systems offer sailors improved flexible communications, designed especially for sailors,” said Simon Conder, Head of Global Brand, B&G, Navico Group. “The V100 and V100-B systems are expandable, customizable and offer unique features like a 60-second audio rewind that allows the user to repeat an urgent or garbled transmission, and Track Buddy, where sailors can track the positions of up to five companion vessels using their VHF MMSI number. The top-of-the-range V100-B boasts a built-in Class-B AIS transceiver, so you can see and be seen while out sailing.”

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
• Backlight Groups – handset backlight settings can be grouped with NMEA 2000 so MFDs and VHF radios can have backlight controlled together
• Track Buddy – track up to five “buddies” or radios using their VHF MMSI
Additionally, for the V100-B:
• Integrated Class-B AIS transmitter and receiver
• Bundled with dedicated GPS receiver, GPS-500 for AIS transmission

The new B&G V100 VHF series is scheduled to start shipping in November 2020. Prices and product details below. For more information, visit www.bandg.com.

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