Sperry Introduces A d v a n c ed S a t e l l i t e Communicators

— L i t e r a t u r e Available The Sperry Corporation of Charlottesville, Va., has introduced the Sperry MCS2 Series satellite communicators for marine applications.

The MCS2 series comes in two models, the MCS2A and MCS2B.

Both represent state-of-the-art technology applied to the marine environment. The MCS2 series provides, in a proven, effective, easyto- use package, instant communications with access to telephone and telex networks throughout the world.

Simplicity of operation is stressed in the series. Step-by-step operator menus are displayed on the userfriendly visual display unit (VDU) and are executed using standard keyboard-driven software. These all-new below decks components are complemented with a modern lightweight antenna. This compact design and the use of standard cabling reduce installation and maintenance costs.

MCS2 Satcoms are Standard A, Class I Inmarsat Ship Earth Sta- tions providing two-way telephone, telex, and data links between ship and shore at any time of the day or night, through the Inmarsat satellites and coast earth stations.

The speed, clarity and dependability of these next-generation Satcoms provide many opportunities for using modern information and automation technology in ship management.

The Sperry MCS2A offers all these features and can interface with facsimile machines, onboard computers, remote telephones, vessel PBXs, and the Sperry Integrated Data Communications System which includes the Starbaud module for high speed, 2400-baud transmission of reports, lisings or charts.

The MCS2B operates similarly, but features a full-color, ruggedized Sperry personal computer as the operator's control unit. The computer may be used for word processing and general shipboard management duties, using a large selection of commercially available software, simultaneously with operation of the Satcom. Telephone call initiation or reception is possible while the terminal is being used for word processing or other computer functions.

With the addition of the Starbaud module, the MCS2B becomes a powerful compact Integrated Communications System.

For further information and free literature on the new Sperry MCS2 SatCom Series, C i r c l e 5 2 on Reader Service Card

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