Smart and connected

An intelligent boat can see what you can't.

It predicts collisions with other vessels and knows when someone falls overboard.

It knows when your anchor is dragging.

It tells you something is wrong, whether you're on board or ashore.

Cortex. The brain of your boat.

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The smartAIS advantage

smartAIS proactively alerts you of potential collisions, anchor drag and man overboard situations.

smartAIS consumes very low power and continuously alerts even if your power intensive MFD or smartphone is switched off.

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Collision AvoidanceCollision Avoidance

smartAIS combines GPS, AIS and heading data with smart logic to proactively warn you of collision risks.

Clearly see the highest risk vessels. When using a Cortex handset, smartphone, or tablet, make trial maneuvers to see a simulation of where and when your paths will cross.

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Sleep soundly or explore with abandon knowing that your boat is exactly where you anchored it.

By combining your position and heading, Cortex will determine if your anchor drags. If your boat moves outside your anchor swing radius the alarm will sound on Cortex handsets and your smartphone. Receive alerts while ashore via the Cortex Monitor App on your smartphone.

Want to know if water depth, wind speed or direction changes while anchored? No problem, Cortex will keep watch and alert you.

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smartAIS Man Overboard IconMan Overboard (MOB)

When Cortex detects an AIS MOB activation it immediately sounds the alarm.

Compatible with all AIS MOB's, you will see where the MOB was first activated along with continuous updates to its location, bearing and range. Get clear information and take the best course.

Label AIS MOB devices with crew names for easy identification.

Pressing the dedicated MOB button activates a track back mode on all handsets and marks the MOB on NMEA 2000 connected MFDs.

Advanced SOTDMA technology

SOTDMA is the latest AIS technology with 5W power output, making your boat visible over a longer distance.

With faster and more frequent transmissions of your position to other vessels, you'll be safer, especially at speeds of over 14 knots.

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Connect via WiFi

Receive alerts on your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch anywhere on board.

Connect up to 10 WiFi devices to receive and manage alarms, view AIS information and instrument data.

Integrate Cortex to your NMEA 2000 network and use your mobile devices to view information your instruments provide.

Connect via WiFi Connect via WiFi

10Hz GPS Update Rate

With 10Hz GPS updates, your vessel position is more accurately plotted.

When you connect other devices to your Cortex GPS using NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183, all on board equipment benefits from our superfast GPS.

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Integrated no-loss splitter

Our integrated no-loss splitter allows you to share a single antenna with another VHF and delivers optimum performance for both your VHF and AIS.

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Loaded with features

  • Low power
  • Isolated Ports
  • Waterproof
  • NMEA 2000
  • Apps
  • Compatibility
Low Power Consumption

Low Power Consumption

With low input power, you can keep Cortex always on, so you are always visible and always watching. Receive alerts without the need for power-hungry MFD's.

galvanic isolation

Galvanic isolation

Protect your Cortex and connected equipment from electrical shorts and damage from ground loops.

Fully waterproof

Fully waterproof

Submersible for 30 minutes (IPx7), Cortex can be safely mounted anywhere on board.

NMEA 2000 Gateway

NMEA 2000 Gateway

Translate NMEA 2000 navigation data over WiFi and NMEA 0183 for use with apps and devices.

Third party apps

Third party apps

Cortex provides AIS, GPS, and instrument data such as depth and wind to a wide range of 3rd party apps on Android and iOS devices. Take advantage of Cortex high precision GPS and AIS overlays on your smartphone, iPad & Android mobile devices.


Universal compatibility

Cortex seamlessly integrates with every brand of MFD and chartplotter with AIS input. It provides target overlays and vessel information at your fingertips, such as course and speed on your existing or any new MFD.

Cortex will get smarter

New features and capabilities are downloaded automatically to the Cortex Onboard app for easy updates to Cortex via WiFi whenever convenient.

Cortex will get smarter

Remote vessel monitoring and control

See your boat's status, receive alerts and control devices.

Remote vessel monitoring and control Remote vessel monitoring and control

Easy setup, no fee

With built-in sensors, you can see twice daily updates of your boat's location, battery level, true heading, ambient temperature, and barometric pressure.

Connect to your NMEA network and monitor more - wind speed direction and water depth.

When your smartphone and boat have cellular access, you can see that your boat is safe and secure.

Easy setup, no fee Easy setup, no fee

Real-time monitoring and control

Subscribe to a Cortex Monitor Plan to receive alerts, see real-time information about your boat and remotely control devices like lighting, air conditioning, refrigeration or ice-makers.

Whether you've left your boat, at anchor or at the marina, know exactly where it is and what's happening on board.

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The world's most advanced VHF radio

Upgrade to the future of VHF. Your Cortex is VHF-ready. Simply add wireless H1P handsets to enjoy the power of VHF and AIS combined.

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Cortex M1 AIS with SOTDMA

AIS + Monitor

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VHF Upgrade

VHF Upgrade

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