MATRIX AIS/GPS GX2200 Launched

Posted by Eric Haun
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Standard Horizon announced the new GX2200 Matrix AIS/GPS, now with Class D DSC Fixed Mount VHF with integrated AIS and GPS, 30W PA/Hailer and RAM mic option, available starting January 2014.

According to the manufacturer, key features include Integrated AIS and GPS, 4800 and 38400 baud rate selections (Allows connection to GPS Chart Plotter with 1 NMEA IN/OUT), selectable True and Magnetic readings for AIS target and PA/FOG simultaneous operation with AIS display and GPS status page.

Minimum Advertised Price: $399.99 (The GX2150 Matrix AIS+ price has been recently reduced to $349.99 retail)

The GX2200 MATRIX AIS/GPS, features a 66 channel WAAS GPS antenna integrated into the front panel of the radio, now there is no need to hassle with wiring the radio to a GPS for DSC (Digital Selective Calling) or AIS (Automated Identification System). Out of the box and ready to go, acquiring AIS and AIS SART targets, DSC calling, position sharing, waypoint navigation, and navigation to DSC distress calls can all be performed with just a few simple steps. The MATRIX AIS/GPS displays AIS target information (MMSI, Call Sign, Ship Name, BRG, DST, SOG and COG) allows you to contact an AIS Ship directly using DSC, shows your vessels position in relation to AIS targets and alerts you when an AIS ship may be approaching too close to your location via the Closest Point of Approach (CPA) Alarm. One antenna input is all that is needed since the MATRIX AIS/GPS utilizes the VHF antenna to receive AIS targets from ships class A or B AIS transponders. The MATRIX AIS/GPS features an 80dB commercial grade receiver with Local/Distance attenuator, ITU Class D DSC, powerful 30 Watt PA/Loud Hailer with listen back and preprogrammed fog signals. Other great features include; diecast chassis for durability, user-changeable channel names, optional voice scrambler, ClearVoice noise canceling speaker microphone, 4.5 Watt audio output, NOAA Weather Alert, Programmable Scan, Priority Scan and Dual Watch. The MATRIX AIS/GPS is also capable of entering and saving up to 100 waypoints, which may be selected and navigated to by using a unique navigation compass display that shows your vessels SOG, COG, BRG (Bearing) and DST (Distance) to the waypoint. The MATRIX AIS/GPS is capable of being connected to a RAM3 Remote Access Microphone, allowing full control of all VHF, DSC and hailer functions remotely as well as adding an intercom between the radio and second station microphone. Another unique feature is the ability of the MATRIX AIS/GPS to "poll" (request and send) the GPS LAT/LON of another vessel and show the vessel's position on the radio’s alphanumeric display or send the data to a compatible GPS chart plotter to be viewed directly on the chart. This is a great feature for maintaining contact with fishing or cruising “buddy” boats. The MATRIX AIS/GPS also has the capability of sending all AIS target information to a chart plotter via high speed NMEA data connection. The MATRIX AI/GPS is backed by an industry leading 3-year waterproof warranty.

Features:
• Integrated 66 Channel WAAS GPS antenna
• Integrated dual channel AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver
• AIS / AIS SART target display: MMSI, Call Sign, Ship Name, BRG, DST, SOG and COG
• 4800 or 38400 NMEA baud rate selection, for plotters with 1 NMEA port
• True and Magnetic bearing selection on AIS display
• Contact Class A or B AIS Ship with DSC
• Programmable CPA or TCPA collision avoidance alarms
• Meets ITU-R M493-13 Class D DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
• Submersible IPX7 (3.3 feet or 1 meter for 30 minutes) front panel
• 80dB Commercial grade receiver
• DSC position request and report functions
• 30 Watt PA/Loud Hailer with preprogrammed fog signals and listen back
• ClearVoice noise canceling speaker microphone with channel selection and 16/9 key
• GPS Compass, Waypoint and GPS status pages
• Navigation (LAT/LON, Time, SOG and COG) information shown on display
• Enter, Save and Navigate to waypoints with Compass page
• E2O (Easy-To-Operate) menu system
• User customizable soft keys for easy menu operation
• Versatile user-programmable scanning, priority scan and Dual Watch
• Oversized rotary channel knob with push to enter, backlit display and keys
• Local/Distance attenuator
• Optional connection for RAM3 second station remote microphone with AIS display
• Intercom between radio and RAM3
• Voice Scrambler (optional)

Channel Selection: Rotary knob, up/down keys on microphone
Controls: Volume, squelch, channel knob, spring loaded DSC distress cover, backlit keypad
Microphone Controls: Channel selection, 16/9 key
Display Type: Backlit alphanumeric LCD
Scanning Modes: programmable Scan, priority and Dual Watch
Weather Alert: Yes
Transmit Power: 25/1 Watt
PA/FOG Power: 30 Watt with listen back
NMEA Inputs: GLL, GGA, GNS, RMC, GSA, GSV
NMEA Outputs: DSC, DSE and VDM
Dimensions: 7.1”(W)x 3.1”(H)x6.3”(D)
Flush Mount Cutout: 6.3”(W)x2.6”(H)x5.9”(D)
Current Draw: 5A/0.5A
Waterproof: Front panel meets IPX7, submersible 3.3ft (1m) for 30 minutes
Warranty: three years, including water damage, after warranty a $65 flat rate covers the repair.

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