VHF Reimagined

A revolution in marine technology that will change your VHF experience forever.

An intuitive touchscreen that is engineered for durability to withstand the rigours of the harsh marine environment.

Audio that's as loud as a train but clear as a bell.

The future of VHF is here.

VHF Reimagined
One hand operation One hand operation
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An experience so intuitive

  • DSC
  • One hand operation
  • Wet use

Initiate direct calls (DSC) with other vessels by simply tapping the vessel on your handset. Initiate VHF calls to friends or quickly hail another vessel when every second counts.

Cortex is ergonomically designed for one-handed operation with quick touch control or navigation using the unique click-wheel.

Wet hands or wearing gloves? No problem.

Cortex is submersible for 30 minutes (IPX7) and its touchscreen works perfectly with gloves or wet hands

Integrated with your MFD

Cortex provides AIS information to all MFD’s, including vessels, MOBs and virtual AtoNs.

See critical information on the Cortex handset for instant awareness and reaction while also giving AIS visibility to your MFD at the helm.

See the status of NMEA connected devices both on and off your boat using the Cortex Monitor App.

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Large 4 inch intuitive touchscreen display

  • Pinch to zoom
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Plotter
  • Intuitive
  • Sunlight viewable
  • AIS/VHF Display
Pinch to zoom

Pinch to zoom

Zoom in to focus on a single vessel or out for a wider view of everything around you.

Gorilla Glass screen

Gorilla Glass screen

Engineered for harsh marine environments and maximum durability.

Plotter screen

Plotter screen

See AIS transmitting vessels around you to maintain situational awareness. Easily see which vessels present a risk by viewing their speed, course and any potential crossing situation.


Intuitive to use

Touch vessels to see their details, easily make a DSC call or swipe to change VHF channels.

sunlight viewable

Wide viewing angle and sunlight-viewable

Always viewable, even when wearing polarized glasses.

AIS/VHF Display

AIS/VHF Display

AIS Vessel information is continuously displayed (name, bearing, and relative position) even while talking to them on VHF.

Never miss a word

Enjoy crisp clear sound through an 85db speaker. Instead of ambiguous bells or tones, Cortex sounds the alarm with voice alerts that escalate until acknowledged.
Audio Quality

Handsets anywhere you need them

Communicate from anywhere on board with up to 10 handsets. Locate a tethered handset wherever power is convenient. There's no need to run any wires to the Cortex M1.

The power of VHF and AIS combined

Cortex is the world's first VHF with high speed SOTDMA AIS transponder technology, making your boat visible to others.

A built-in heading sensor tells other vessels your direction, helping them more accurately predict potential collisions.

Be armed with critical information about vessels, AIS marks (AtoNs) and man overboard devices on your MFD, mobile or Cortex handset.

The power of VHF and AIS combined

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.

Remote vessel monitoring and control

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

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Easy setup, no fee

With built-in sensors, you can see twice daily updates of your boat's location, battery level, true heading 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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Cortex V1 VHF with built in SOTDMA

VHF + AIS + Monitor

Cortex V1
VHF Upgrade

VHF Upgrade

Cortex H1P