Vesper Marine Cortex

First marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, smartAIS and remote vessel monitoring.

Vesper Marine Cortex
Vesper's new Cortex system alerts boaters to collision risks and makes it easy to communicate offshore.Courtesy Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine calls its new Cortex the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets, built-in Class B SOTDMA smartAIS transponder and remote vessel monitoring. Cortex alerts boaters to collision risks and makes it easy to communicate. For instance, touching a vessel onscreen and pressing “call” makes a direct DSC call. Cortex also delivers free twice-daily vessel-­monitoring service directly to a boater’s smartphone. Cortex unleashes the full potential of VHF, AIS and DSC by intuitively combining them, says Vesper’s Carl Omundsen. Costs include $1,299 (base unit) or $1,799 (base and wired handset); $599 (portable handset); $120 (annual premium monitoring subscription).