Cobra Electronics Announces 2015 Line of VHF Marine Radios In Time for Upcoming Boating Season

May 6th, 2015 | Cobra Electronics | Chicago, IL

CHICAGO, IL (May 6, 2015) — Cobra Electronics Corporation, the leading designer and marketer of award-winning marine, safety, outdoor and consumer electronics, today announced the nationwide general availability of the Cobra MR F57 and MR F77 VHF Radios. Both models feature a newly designed fixed mount design in two colors with added GPS capabilities.

The radios  feature GPS integration, which include either high performance, built-in GPS or Cobra Positioning System (C.P.S.) technology. The F57 is C.P.S. accessory-ready for plug and play GPS connection, while the F77 model has a built in GPS receiver which uses a simple connection and setup for immediate use. The built-in GPS includes NMEA In and out for primary or secondary GPS input and also displays other vessels and their information in your area using the built-in DSC receiver.

Additional features include:

·       Rewind-Say-Again® Feature: replay missed VHF calls which automatically records the last 20 seconds with a digital voice recorder

·       Extra-large and bright LCD display: easy viewing and operation and friendly channel names

·       Class-D Digital Selective Calling Technology: superior safety when sending digital messages and submersible

·       External alarm  input: uses radio’s speaker to amplify alarms for waypoint arrival or MOB

·       Automatic radio check: easy ARC channel identification and friendly VHF channel names  under the channel number for effortless reference

·       PA Output: public address to external speaker

·       All-new, fresh design: braided  microphone cord detail and easy soft key menu for driven operation

“The new fixed mount radios strengthen marine VHF communication technology with built in GPS to keep our customers even safer out on the water and anywhere on the map,” said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra Electronics. “Cobra dominates a third of the U.S. VHF radio market and has been designing top-of-the-line marine radios for more than a decade, and we are thrilled that we continue to expand our communication and safety tools for the loyal Cobra boating community.”

Cobra VHF MR F57 and F77 radios are available now at Academy Sports, Bass Pro Shops, Boat Owners Warehouse, Cabela's, Crook & Crook Marine, Defender Industries, Gander Mountain, Overtons, as well as Cobra.com for a retail price of $149.95 and  $179.95.

About Cobra Electronics:

Cobra Electronics is a leading global designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products. Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio, radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the Cobra site at www.cobra.com.  Follow Cobra on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CobraElectronic and Like Us at www.facebook.com/CobraElectronics.

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