Thrane & Thrane announced it will bring a Sailor 6390 Navtex unit to market in Q2 2013. The new Sailor Navtex joins Thrane & Thrane’s GMDSS portfolio which is based on the sophisticated Sailor 6000 GMDSS series VHF and MF/HF radios, mini-C terminals, EPIRBs, SARTs, consoles and accessories.
The Navtex system, which is part of GMDSS, consists of coast stations transmitting navigational, meteorological, search & rescue, ice warning messages, etc., on predetermined frequencies in predetermined time slots. It provides a vital long-range information service for international shipping and is a safety, navigation and operational tool for merchant and offshore vessels worldwide. It is designed to be used as a standalone navigation aid or a component of any GMDSS installation.