Standard Horizon CPV350, a super combo?

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Are you old enough to remember Superman on TV? “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!!!” That’s what came up in my fuddled brain when first presented with Standard’s first-of-its-kind what-the-heck-is-that? VHF and chart plotter combo machine. If you look close, the screen above is an obvious dummy, but I saw the unit running in Miami and was impressed. That screen is a 7” wide style—hi res (800 x 480 pixels) and hi bright. The CVP fully supports C-Map Max and its interface looked quite polished up compared to the old CP series (which wasn’t bad). The radio is full Class D DSC with a 30 watt hailer/horn built in, and you can add two RAM+ or telephone style mics if desired. You can also hang a black box fishfinder on this ($1,100 MAP priced) thing, making it quite the all-in-one for, say, a center console fishing machine or a tuna tower, or a sailboat helm. The designed-in ‘handle’ on the right side might be useful in those places too. Of course all the DSC benefits of interfacing GPS/plotter and VHF come built-in, just add an MMSI to get position with distress call, plot your buddies, etc. By the way, that area of marine communications is about to get a boost as Sea Tow rolls out an interesting new marine operator service called Sea Smart. More on that in few weeks.

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5 Responses

  1. John Williams says:

    Wouldn’t AIS, both send and receive, be easy to do on such a device? I was hoping for a handheld such as the Uniden Mystic to add AIS functionality. Maybe a built-in device would be good too.

  2. Pascal says:

    Yes, I agree 100%: why not an AIS transponder included? It is logical an make a lot of sense.
    I am wating a portable Gps/chart ploter with AIS and this could be my choice IF it have AIS.

  3. David says:

    I want a device to capture all broadcasts signals
    including VHF/DSC, AIS, and GPS (DSC & AIS need GPS)
    Then there’s just on NMEA output with GPS, AIS
    & any DSC position info… then hook that up to
    what ever you want, charplotter, computer,
    autopilot, or just use it as a stand alone device.

  4. Tim says:

    There is actually an AIS interface for this device.

  5. PETER HO says:

    please quote price and delivery
    1 unit P/N CVP 350 STANDARD HORIZON MARINE VHF
    RADIO W/GPS CHARTS PLOTTER.
    1 unit P/N VH 310 REMOE STATION TELEPHONE STYLE
    HANDSET STADNDARD HORIZON
    1 unit P/N CT-100 23 FT. EXTENSION CABLE FOR
    VH-310 handset
    1 unit P/N IN N203-29 C-MAP CARTRIDGE,THAILAND,
    MALAYSIA, WEST INDONESIA.
    1 unit VHF RADIO ANNTENA 8 FT. W/COAXIAL CABLE
    REGARDS
    PETER HO
    EES

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