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Garmin  |  SKU: WTGAR0100281520

Garmin Cortex-M1 AIS Class B SOTDMA SmartAIS - 010-02815-20

$1,349.99 $1,552.99

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Garmin Cortex® M1 SOTDMA SmartAIS Transponder with Remote Vessel Monitoring

Model: 010-02815-20
  • A high-speed smartAIS transponder transmits your boat’s location and heading and proactively warns of certain collision threats.
  • In addition to collision alerts, smartAIS will trigger alarms for anchor drag or man overboard situations.
  • This hub comes VHF-ready. Simply add a Cortex handset (sold separately) for full VHF radio capability.
  • Cortex apps let you monitor boat systems, receive alerts and remotely control devices from your compatible smartphone.
  • A GPIO port and supplied cable allow you to monitor bilge pumps, security sensors, shore power and more.
  • NMEA 2000® networking allows you to view Cortex data on your connected MFDs and chartplotters.

Cortex M1 is a full Class B SOTDMA transceiver combining GPS, AIS and heading data with smart logic to proactively warn you of certain collision risks with alarms or voice-annunciated alerts that escalate until acknowledged. AIS vessel information (name, bearing and relative position) is continuously provided using AIS information broadcast from other boats.

Using actual anchor position from the bow and the Cortex built-in heading sensor, smartAIS tracks boat movement and sounds an alarm if the anchor drags or if there is a change in wind speed, direction or water depth. While on your boat, get alerts on your compatible mobile device via the Cortex Onboard app — or via the Cortex Monitor app when you’re ashore.

Cortex smartAIS continuously watches for man overboard (MOB) activations, sounding an alarm when it detects one. MOB can be manually activated via the Cortex Onboard smart device app or automatically from an AIS MOB beacon — which launches a track-back mode for quicker retrieval.

In the event of a collision alarm, Cortex will announce the direction of a collision threat, such as "collision alert, starboard bow." Instead of an ambiguous beep that other AIS systems provide, Cortex tells users what the alert is for and the direction of the threat.

Check boat status, receive alerts and control devices with Cortex remote monitoring access using Cortex handsets (sold separately) or Cortex smartphone apps. Directly connect up to 5 external sensors to your system for added monitoring capability.

Subscribe to a premium Cortex Monitor plan to receive alerts, see real-time information about your boat and remotely control devices such as air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration or ice makers using the Cortex Monitor app on your compatible smartphone.

While you’re on your boat, the Cortex Onboard app can serve as your primary interface with your Cortex M1 hub, allowing you to monitor boat stats, receive alerts, view instrument data and display AIS screens on your compatible smart device.

Broadcast built-in heading via AIS transmissions to other vessels so they can more accurately track their closest point of approach and alter course to avoid you.

Cortex can receive and broadcast information over NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 networks, making it compatible with the majority of modern chartplotters and multi-function displays.

What's in the Box:
  • M1 Hub
  • GPS antenna
  • Power cable
  • Audio cable
  • External sensors cable
  • External Wi-Fi® cable
  • VHF patch cable


Garmin Cortex-M1 AIS Class B SOTDMA SmartAIS


Garmin Cortex-M1 AIS Class B SOTDMA SmartAIS

UNIT SIZE168 x 168 x 58.7 mm (6 5/8" x 6 5/8" x 2 5/16" )
WEIGHT770 g (1.7 lbs)
WATER RATINGIPX8 (water submersion rating to 10’)
CURRENT DRAW12V: 6A max, 700mA nom
SPLITTERMax input power 25 W Insertion loss RX 0dB, TX < 2dB
VHF Voice
VHF POWER OUTPUT25 W, 1 W (high, low)
REGIONU.S., Canada, International
Class D DSC
NMEA 2000® GATEWAY1 isolated micro-C male port, AIS, GPS & MOB PGN output, gateway translations to/from NMEA 0183
NMEA 2000® LEN2
NMEA 0183 DETAIL1 isolated NMEA 0183 port, AIS & GPS sentences, gateway translations to/from NMEA 2000®, 4800/38400 baud
CLOUD CONNECTIVITYLTE-Cat1 with 3G fallback (U.S., Canada), 3G (Europe, Asia), integrated SIM, integrated antenna, SMA-RP external antenna port
CONTROL OUTPUTS2; low side driven (max 150mA)
CONNECTIONS WIRELESS CONNECTIVITYaccess point for up to 5 handsets (max 10 devices total), simultaneous client mode, 2.4 GHz, 802.11b/g/n, integrated antenna, SMA-RP external antenna port (optional)

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