Icom’s new IC-M510 is an advanced VHF/DSC marine radio that gives smartphone control of your radio using the RS-M500 app (iOS/Android). Up to three smartphones can act as remote controllers via the radio’s WLAN. It is even possible to have an intercom function between your smartphone and the radio itself.
The introduction of the IC-M510 together with the recently launched IC-M94DE marks a new generation of marine radios. The IC-M510’s all-new sleek design is suitable for either panel or trunnion mounting, and the radio has a depth of just 71.2mm (2.8in), making it easy to install. The colour TFT LCD provides nearly a 180-degree viewing angle, and the wide display has high-resolution characters and function icons. The night mode screen ensures good readability in low-light conditions.
The IC-M510’s waterproof speaker has a wide frequency range for powerful, clear audio. The introduction of the stand-alone IC-M510 will be followed later in the year byan optional CT-M500 wireless interface box that provides NMEA 2000 connectivity and a hailer/PA feature.