MX612 Navigation System

This product is discontinued.

The MX612 is an IMO type-approved navigation systems designed for the professional mariner. Offering convenient data interface using either SimNet or NMEA 2000, set up and connection to other devices couldn’t be simpler. Utilising the trusted MX521A GPS/DGPS smart antenna and MX61x junction box, this is a complete professional navigation system for any professional vessel requiring IMO type-approved electronics.

  • IMO Compliant Control and Display Unit
  • Easy to install with standard NMEA 2000 interface
  • easy operation
  • MOB and four hotkeys POS, NAV, HDG, and AIS (class B AIS)
  • For use with with MX521A GPS/DGPS smart antenna
  • MX610 system has twelve NMEA 0183 I/O ports
  • External MOB and external alarms are integrated features in the CDU console

    A New Generation

    Designed to system match the new generation of Simrad Autopilots (AP60, AP70 and AP80), the sleek new design, complete with low profile bezel and colour display, offers a new look to the more traditional navigation systems. The 5” LCD bonded screen delivers a clearer and fog-proof display with wide viewing angles.

    Functionality & Configuration

    The MX612 features hot keys for direct access to info such as position and navigation data, and you can enjoy the convenience of heading and AIS data when an appropriate GPS compass or AIS unit is available on the NMEA 2000 network. Operators also have the opportunity to save and restore navigation data using a USB memory stick. The USB port can also be used for optional software updates.

    The new generation of Simrad Professional navigation systems offer more NMEA 0183 serial ports. The MX612 includes 12 ports. This multi-port interface allows simple plug-and-play connectivity to other NMEA devices such as ECDIS, AIS, Gyro and other navigation information systems.

    Although you can purchase a complete MX612 system including an MX521A smart antenna, the control unit is also compatible with a range of current Simrad antennas making replacement of previous CDU models like MX420, MX510 or MX512 easier. Integrate the MX610 with the Simrad MX575C DGPS Compass, GS70 antenna or HS80 GPS compass.


    Display Type 5.7inch back-lit LCD display
    Display: Backlighting Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL)


    Operating Temperature -30°C to +55°C (22°F to 131°F)
    Operating Temperature Stored -25°C to +70°C (13°F to 158°F)
    Product Width 252mm / 9.92in
    Product Depth 54mm / 1.61in
    Product Height 144mm / 5.6in
    Product Weight 1.4kg / 3.0lbs


    Power Consumption 0.7/0.4A at 12V DC 0.4/0.3A at 24V DC
    Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12 / 24 V DC +30-10%
    NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number 1


    Navico guarantees its products against defects in materials or workmanship according to the terms and conditions detailed within the Navico Warranty Policy. Customers can obtain warranty support by contacting:

    • Their local Simrad Professional Certified/Approved Dealer or Distributor
    • Navico Americas on 1 800 628 4487
    • Navico Australia on 1 300 628 426
    • Navico Europe, Middle East & Africa – for a list of Certified Dealers and Distributors by country refer to the Dealer Locator