Email and SMS
The m1600 can be used to send and receive emails anywhere in the world. The Communications Hub has its own SMS phone number (via Twillio), allowing a user, when off-shore, to message any other SMS device on-shore, over the satellite connection.
Through the browser UI, the m1600 will provide global weather, on demand, for any location at sea. For example, the Point Forecast weather reports include wave heights, wind speed/direction, barometric pressure and temperature.
Global Search and Rescue
The user can request contact with a Search and Rescue service by activating the SOS function (via the KeyPad). The m1600 connects directly to the SAR and provides a two-way messaging capability. While the SOS is active, the m1600 continually reports the vessel position to the SAR.
Sentry Remote Monitoring
The m1600 sentry accessory provides the user to have up to 16 sensors monitored. These sensors can be monitored by a custom set of rules such that when a sensor event happens, and email or SMS is sent (emergency notifications). Sentry also provides a daily status report of the sensors configured.