New Simrad® black-box VHF Class-D Radio & Class-B AIS

Simrad introduced the new RS100 series of complete black-box multi-station modular solutions with VHF Class-D capabilities plus Class-B AIS Transmitter/Receiver (RS100-B) and Intercom system options. These new systems are expandable and customizable to suit any boat and any on-water communication needs. Clear and reliable communications with complete visibility were never so easy to integrate into a complete system.

The RS100 and RS100-B are modular VHF systems that are expandable up to eight handsets (four wired and four wireless) and four external speakers. They are ideal systems for use as an on-board intercom on larger boats, with Simrad HS40 wireless and/or HS100 wired handsets plus LSH80 hailer horns and/or SP100 speakers. The wireless handsets duplicate the radio display and controls on easy-to-read screens viewable under all lighting conditions, even bright sunlight. All primary functions are accessible from the handset with channel scan and favorites, alphanumeric keypad, clear audio, handset station naming, and 60-second audio rewind. And with inductive charging (cordless charging), users are only a push of a button away from staying in touch, no matter where one is on the boat!

The RS100-B system features a Class-B AIS receiver and transmitter, allowing users to see and be seen by other vessels with AIS equipment. The integrated AIS receiver is a valuable aid to help avoid collisions in crowded harbors and waterways. It monitors the location of all nearby AIS-enabled vessels, providing real-time information in any weather condition, night and day. AIS information can be viewed directly on the radio’s screen or via a compatible multifunction device, as an overlay on a chart or radar screen.

The Class-D DSC approved radio can make and receive DSC distress signals including current position, and supports direct calling to other DSC-equipped radios. A dual-channel watch enables monitoring of the current channel and emergency channel 16 (in the USA, a tri-channel watch monitors the current channel, emergency channel 16, and calling channel 9). A record and replay feature ensures important calls are never missed. The system includes one external speaker with additional outputs for up to four speakers and one optional loudhailer/foghorn.


Key Features

  • Class D DSC approved VHF radio
  • Integrated GPS receiver
  • Connect up to four wireless and four wired handsets
  • Add an optional loudhailer and up to four external speakers
  • NMEA 0183® and NMEA 2000® connectivity
  • 60-second audio rewind
  • Configurable external speakers with volume offsetting
  • Handset backlight settings can be grouped with NMEA 2000® backlight groups so MFD’s and VHF Radios can have backlight controlled together
  • Track Buddy – track up to five “buddies” using their VHF MMSI

And additionally for the RS100-B

  • Integrated Class-B AIS transmitter and receiver
  • Bundled with dedicated GPS receiver, GPS-500 for AIS transmission


For further information you may contact the Official Distributor and Support Center for Greece:
Aegean Electronics SA
4 Zosimadon Str, Piraeus 185 31, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4123000