m1600VMS Hardware

The m1600 hardware is user friendly and very easy to install (DIY) and operate.  It’s plug-and-play right out of its eco-friendly box. 

 The system works with any UI device that has a web browser.  You just Wi-Fi connect your device to the m1600, point your browser to the m1600 (mseries.online) and you are in.  The Wi-Fi password is your security; after you first connect, there is no login required.  The SI-TEX Navstar and Raymarine Axiom MFDs can also be used to connect to the m1600.

The KeyPad provides the user an indication whenever there is an message (email or SMS) waiting to be viewed.  When the UI device connects and views the message the light goes out.  When Sentry is installed, the Sentry button allows the user to engage/disengage the Sentry monitoring (depending on how the user configures the rules).  The SOS buttons (both need to be pressed simultaneously to activate/deactivate this function) are available even when the unit is powered OFF.  A full description of the KeyPad operation is available under Support à documentation.

The LEDs on the Communications Hub provide status of the system, which are mostly useful when the system is not operating as expected.  A full description of the LEDs is available under
Support - Documents.



  • Operating: -15°C to 55°C

  • Non-Operating: -35°C to 60°C

  • IEC 60945, EN 60529, IP67


  • For operation in both nominal 12V and 24VDC battery systems

  • Less than 5W power required (fully configured)

  • Reverse wiring polarity protection

  • Continuous over-voltage protection


  • Firmware updates over satellite and via terminal


  • Integrated audio notifications (buzzer)

  • Customizable Geo-fencing

  • Global Search and Rescue

  • NMEA 2000, USB, Wi-Fi, BLE communications capability


  • 57mm(H) x 133mm(W) x 133mm(L)

  • Weight 0.50kg

  • Vertical or horizontal mounting bracket provided

  • 2m power cable with USB

  • Wi-Fi access point

  • LED status indicators

  • Internal battery for monitoring and emergency operation


  • 94mm(H) x 127mm(W) x 54mm(L)

  • Weight 0.72kg

  • Surface or pole mounting options

  • 10m CAT5 cable (can be extended up to 30m)

  • Dual Iridium/GPS antenna


• 13mm(H) x 102mm(W) x 102mm(L)

• Weight 0.20kg

• Adhesive or bolt mounting options

• 2m cable (can be extended up to 12m)

m1600 Accessories

The m1600 has several accessories (not included) which may be required for your installation or to provide functional extensions. 

Cables:  There are 10m extension cables available for the Smart Antenna and the Keypad.  For the Smart Antenna, two extensions cables can be added (maximum 30m); for the KeyPad, only one extension cable can be added (maximum 12m).

Sentry:  The mSeries Sentry accessory may be connected.  This option is described in … (Products section).

Siren:  An external siren can be connected to the system.  It will operate in conjunction with the integrated audible notifications (buzzer).  The default conditions that set off the buzzer/siren are:  the External Power disconnected; the Vessel is outside EEZ geo-zone or the SOS function is activated.