BELLEVUE, WA — Icom America, leading manufacturer of marine radio products, introduces the IC-M400BB VHF fixed mount with Class D DSC. Comprising only a black box main body and a supplied COMMANDMICIV™ remote control microphone accessory, the two-piece radio set affords flexible installation and a small physical footprint.
"The M400BB is a black box solution that's space saving and fully functional," says David McLain, Icom America National Marine & Avionics Sales Manager. "The new fixed mount makes for a cleaner helm while incorporating great radio features like Class D DSC, active noise cancelling and Icom’s new intuitive soft-key user interface."
Icom's latest marine transceiver is ideal for owners of small boats and shipbuilders searching for a space saving black box solution. The M400BB radio can be firmly screwed down to ship structure and hidden behind a console or wall. Complete access to all communications and Class D DSC functions are controlled remotely from Icom's COMMANDMICIV™.
Although compact in size, the M400BB possesses the same robust functionality found in Icom's M424 VHF fixed mount released in Spring 2012. Class D DSC such as position and polling requests/reporting, and distress and test calls. Active noise cancelling, a 10W loudspeaker and public address (PA) are built in for optimal audio performance. The supplied COMMANDMICIV™ utilizes an intuitive soft-key user interface and is available in Black (Model No. HM-195B) or Super White (Model No. HM-195SW). For additional safety at sea, the IC-M400MB is compatible with Icom's MA-500TR AIS transponder.
The suggested retail price for the IC-M400BB fixed mount and COMMANDMICIV™ bundle is $549.99 and will be available in April 2013 with a 3-year waterproof warranty.