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Icom IP-M60 Hybrid LTE/Marine VHF Radio

Icom IP-M60 Hybrid LTE/Marine VHF Radio

SKU: IP-M60
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Icom IP-M60 Hybrid LTE/Marine VHF Radio

 

The IP-M60 is the world’s first hybrid IP transceiver that combines two modes in one: marine VHF which is commonly used worldwide as a means of maritime safety, and a land-based LTE transceiver that can be used to make calls over any distance within a cellular (LTE) coverage area*. The IP-M60 can be used offshore, in ports, rivers and canals where maritime and business communications are required. It can be used in situations such as rescue boats that need to coordinate with search and rescue agencies as well as in the operation of yacht racing events.

* According to Icom research as of February 2024.

IP-M60 Hybrid LTE/Marine VHF Radio

 

The IP-M60 is the world’s first hybrid IP transceiver that combines two modes in one: marine VHF which is commonly used worldwide as a means of maritime safety, and a land-based LTE transceiver that can be used to make calls over any distance within a cellular (LTE) coverage area*. The IP-M60 can be used offshore, in ports, rivers and canals where maritime and business communications are required. It can be used in situations such as rescue boats that need to coordinate with search and rescue agencies as well as in the operation of yacht racing events.

* According to Icom research as of February 2024.

 

FOUR OPERATING MODES


Mode 1: Cellular Mode
In Cellular mode, communication is through the carrier’s LTE. Calls can be made anywhere within the carrier’s coverage area. In addition, Simultaneous TalkListen provides full-duplex communication in Cellular mode allowing users to talk and receive at the same time like a telephone conversation.

 

Mode 2: Marine Mode
This mode works as a marine VHF radio that has the same functions and performance as conventional VHF marine radios such as our IC-M25 (EURO), IC-M37 (E) or IC-M85 (E) . Marine VHF is used to ensure the safety of marine traffic between vessels or vessel-to-coast stations.

 

Mode 3: Cellular + Marine Mode
Cellular and Marine modes can be operated simultaneously (simultaneous reception is possible and audio is MIXED). PTT buttons for Main and Sub-mode make it possible to select the communication mode assigned to each in one touch. The communication mode can be selected quickly without having to switch modes. Simultaneous transmission on both channels is possible by pressing the PTT buttons for Main and Sub-mode at the same time.

 

- Four Sub-modes — Automatically Select Transmission Mode
Cellular + Marine Mode offers four sub-modes: “Cellular Main”, “Marine Main”, “Adaptive PTT with Cellular Main”, and “Adaptive PTT with Marine Main”. Below are examples of “Cellular Main“ and “Adaptive PTT with Cellular Main“ modes. The same settings can be swapped between Marine and LTE modes.

 

- Cellular Main Mode
In the Cellular Main mode, the IP-M60 typically stands by in Cellular mode and initiates calls to cellular groups on pushing the Main PTT button. However, if a call is received on a marine channel, the radio temporary switches to the Marine mode to respond on the marine channel.

 

- Adaptive PTT with Cellular Main Mode
In this mode, the radio remains in the Cellular mode by default and initiates calls to cellular groups when the Main PTT button is pressed. As the operator moves to preprogrammed marine area (GPS point), the radio automatically shifts to the Marine mode and transmits on a marine channel.

 

Mode 4: Relay Mode — Transfers Received Audio to Another Mode
The Relay Mode transfers received marine audio to the IP radio group, vice versa. When the IP-M60 is used in the Relay Mode, no received voice is heard from the speaker.
* The Relay function may be prohibited in some countries.

 

COMMON FEATURES FOR THE CELLULAR + MARINE MODE


Bluetooth Technology Enables Wireless Operation


The built-in Bluetooth unit provides a wireless connection between the IP-M60 and an optional Bluetooth headset. It also has a VOX function that enables automatic voice transmission in response to your voice, allowing hands-free operation.
*Bluetooth connection has not been tested on all Bluetooth compatible devices with this product. This does not guarantee that all devices will work with this product.

 

MIL-STD-810 and IP67 Specifications


The IP-M60 is tested to U.S. Military standard environmental tests and dust-tight and waterproof rating of IP67*. It can be used with peace of mind on decks exposed to rain or splashing water, or in dusty conditions such as during ship repairs.
* 1 metre (3 feet) under water for 30 minutes

 

1500 mW Speaker Output, Provides Clear Loud Audio


Icom’s custom high-power capacity speaker delivers a loud 1500 mW audio output with advanced acoustic sound clarity for noisy environments.

 

AquaQuake Draining Function


Icom's unique AquaQuake function emits a buzzing sound, shedding water from the speaker grill. The IP-M60 provides clear sound even if it gets wet from the rain or waves.

 

Other Features


• Noise Cancelling function reduces background noise from transmitting voice.
• The Automatic Firmware Update and Provisioning function works through an LTE connection.

CELLULAR MODE FUNCTIONS


Emergency Call functions (Cellular Mode Only)


Simply by pushing the Emergency button, an emergency call can be made with an audible warning to a predefined destination. In addition to pressing the Emergency button, the Emergency call can be triggered by the Man Down, Lone Worker, and Motion/Stationary functions.

 

Status Function Posts the Current Status


Current Status information such as “Break”, “Working” and “Meeting” can be posted and referenced from other radios. In addition, predefined short message (up to 32 characters) can be sent to the talkgroup.

 

Vibration Alert Function Notifies You of an Incoming Call


The Vibration Alert function notifies the user that a call or text message is received with a strong vibration. This function can be configured for individual calls, group calls, or only when receiving text data, depending on how it is used.

 

Last Four Minutes Recording*


The IP-M60 also has a recording and playback function, so that if you miss something, you can listen to it again immediately. *Maximum recording: 4 minutes or 10 recordings.

Other Features


• Priority Call with High Priority Authority.
• Dual SIM capability to install two SIM cards at the same time.
• One Touch PTT function keeps transmitting while you are talking.
• Address book for storing phone numbers and talkgroup IDs.

 

Compatible with RMS-IP LTE Radio Dispatcher*


The IP-M60 series is compatible with Icom UK’s RMS-IP LTE radio dispatcher. The IP-M60 series has a built-in GPS receiver that can automatically transmit position data at programmed intervals allowing you to track, manage and communicate with other users on your Icom LTE radio network.
* LTE mode only

 

MARINE MODE FUNCTIONS


Dedicated Channel 16 Button


Channel 16 is the international Distress, Emergency and Calling channel. Push the Channel 16 button to monitor the channel.

 

Dualwatch and Tri-watch Functions


The Dualwatch function monitors Channel 16 while receiving on another channel. The Tri-watch function monitors Channel 16 and designated channel while receiving on another channel. For example, it is convenient for use in a yacht race when race announcements are made on a designated channel while you are monitoring Channel 16 and using another channel.

Favourite channel scan, Priority channel scan and Auto Scan Start functions.

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