At Marine Pan Service we have been in the world of nautical instrumentation for almost 50 years and we have never seen a product so radically change our way of conceiving technological navigation or a single product capable of covering such a vast set of needs.
In Cortex the navigation needs, those of communication and remote monitoring of the boat, are covered by a single device with an interface of similar shape to our smartphone.
All this has been possible by integrating VHF, DSC, AIS, GPS, WiFi, 4G (mobile telephony), NMEA gateway, splitter, compass and barometer in a single device and putting together all those noble software mechanisms designed over the years by Vesper Marine.
Functions that were previously carried out only by complex naval systems, are now made available to the pleasure boat. For example, by detecting another vessel on the display, with a simple "tap" we can make a selective DSC call to that boat, and then deepen the communication in voice via VHF. Everything is done through a small device in an immediate way and not through the integration of several devices, as it happens in complex naval systems.
Cortex has already won the IBEX Award, the NMEA/RTCM Award and now presents itself as a candidate for the Dame Award, in short, the involvement is total including operators, users and even judges.
The following list lists the records achieved by Cortex and at the same time represents a justification, for all those who, like us, have been surprised by the debut of this technological device (it could not enter into our imagination a set so vast of technological breakthroughs):
- First VHF with hybrid control (keys and touch screen)
- First VHF with very high definition display.
- First device to integrate VHF/DSC/AIS with the remote control functions of the vessel.
- First device to integrate VHF/DSC with WiFi
- First device to integrate VHF/DSC with 4G
- First portable device to integrate VHF/DSC with AIS technology
- First portable device with integration of specific features such as anti-collision, Anchor Watch and man overboard.
Please consider this News as a preview, in fact Cortex will only be available in our warehouses from March 2020, but the list of orders in the hands of Vesper Marine is already very dense and we are not able to ensure punctuality in deliveries. So if you are interested in buying, we suggest that you hurry to your nautical dealer, because it is very likely that the problems of availability will persist throughout 2020.
Mauro Dell'Uomo, administrator of Marine Pan Service, comments: "I'm recognized as having a certain familiarity in interpreting the technologies that will happen in the future, yet the Cortex has left me totally unsettled. Cortex is a distinctly new concept and an ingenious aggregation of technologies, to give you, at the end of the day, functions that are simple to use, but powerful in their use. I booked my Cortex and I feel irrational to feel the need for something that did not even exist before, but it would be even more irrational if I sailed next summer with my family, without having the security of a Cortex.