Magnavox Introduces Marisat Shipboard Communications Terminal

A new Marisat shipboard communications terminal, designated the MX 111, has been announced by P.A. Gaechter, manager of marketing, Marine Systems Operation, Magnavox Government & Industrial Electronics Company.

The Magnavox Terminal provides two-way voice, telex, highspeed data and facsimile transmission between ships operating in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and land destinations through the Marisat satellite communications system and the existing worldwide telephone and telex network.

The primary feature of the Marisat system is high quality telex and voice communication at any time of the day or night. Telex or voice connections can be established in seconds, regardless of time, location or weather conditions.

This feature makes Marisat the first system to offer the maritime community the same capabilities as the conventional landline communication networks.

A key feature of the MX 111 is its simple operator interface. All functions are controlled through instructions to the built-in microprocessor via the teleprinter keyboard.

The unit is capable of fully automatic, unattended operation, both in reception and transmission of messages.

For further information, contact P.A. Gaechter, Marine Systems Operation, Magnavox, 2829 Maricopa Street, Torrance, Calif.


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