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The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Consoles offer solutions from simple one-section A2 installations to more advanced 4-section A4 systems. This flexibility means simple installation aboard virtually any vessel, which is made even more straightforward because of the provision for having the consoles delivered with equipment installed and fully tested from the factory. This is a clear advantage when retrofitting a complete radio station where time is often limited.

The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Consoles have been improved in response to customer feedback. Consequently the consoles are even more user-friendly and easier to install than previous versions and feature:

The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Consoles are designed to accommodate both a SAILOR 6222 VHF DSC Class A and a SAILOR 6301 MF/HF Control Unit. Previous models also accommodated alarm panels for the Inmarsat C, but this alarm button is now integrated into the SAILOR 6006 Message Terminal.

Previous consoles included a battery panel. This is not necessary in the SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Consoles as the user can see the status and measurement in the SAILOR 6006 Message Terminal. In A2 installations, where no SAILOR 6006 Message Terminal is available, the battery status can be read in either the SAILOR 6301 Control Unit or the SAILOR 6222 VHF DSC Class A.

A gooseneck type lamp is included in the SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Consoles, which makes it possible for the operator to illuminate particular areas as and when required. Standard delivery is a white lamp, however, should the customer prefer, the gooseneck lamp is available with a red light source as an option.

The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS comes pre-wired from the factory. If the Service Pack number is ordered, the products in the consoles are assembled from the factory. The installer just has to connect the external equipment to the units via the connection boards or antenna connectors.

The connection board is used for connecting the products in the console, e.g. the SAILOR 6301 Control Unit, to transceiver unit. A connection board is installed in each section for the SAILOR 6006 Message Terminal. The connection board plugs and terminals are clearly marked to easily identify where to connect the appropriate equipment.

To further meet requirements from the field the new connection board has no fuses. Consequently, appropriate fusing of power supply and power cabling must take place external to the console.

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