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Marine Commander

Command - Your Way, Communications and Navigation Setup

Main Processor Unit(MPU) MXP-5000
Multi-function Display(MFD) MXD-5000

System Overview

The MarineCommander is Icom’s marine navigation system, which integrates various marine modules such as a fish finder, marine radar, AIS and VHF transceiver into the multi-function displays (MFD). Up to two MFDs can be connected to a main processor unit (MPU) and support separate dual display operation. If connecting two MarineCommander MPUs via a data cable, up to four MFDs can be used and the connected modules (E.g. fish finder, radar) can be shared with the other MFDs.

Multi-function Display

Affordable Dual Display Connection.
Up to Four Displays in a System.

The MarineCommander allows you to connect two MFDs simultaneously. All connected modules including chart data, fish finder and marine radar can be shared with two MFDs, which can provide separate operation. The MFD can be installed up to 20m (65.6ft)* away from the MPU. When connecting two MarineCommanders via a data cable, up to 4 displays can be used and C-MAP™ chart data can be shared in the system.
* Three optional EX-3187 extension cables are required.

Slim and Waterproof

The MFD has 69.2mm (2.7 inch) slim dimensions and is light weight for easy flush mount installation. The MFD has IPX7 submersible construction protecting it from water intrusion. The MFD can be connected with a main processor unit (MPU) using a single cable connection and power supplied via the MPU.

Daylight Viewable MFD

The 12.1 inch size MFD provides 800 × 600 pixels resolution. The 900 cd/m2 high brightness, color LCD with anti-reflecting surface coating glass offers bright, vivid indication in detail even under direct sunlight. The color palette is selectable for day and night mode.

Simple Operation

The MarineCommander offers a simple graphical user interface and intuitive operation with minimum buttons and rotary knob. The display layout can be split into up to 4 panes, providing an easily customized layout with simple operation.

USB Flash Drive Connection

The MFD has a USB slot to connect with a USB flash drive. Waypoint, track and route information and memo data can be backed up to a USB flash and imported to other MarineCommanders or a PC.

C-MAP™ MAX Compatible

The MarineCommander is compatible with the C-MAP™ MAX chart by JEPPESEN in an SD card format*. The MarineCommander provides quick and fast responding rendering performance. The C-MAP™ MAX chart provides guardian alarm, route-check, perspective view and Port database for safe and easy navigation.

* Chart data is not supplied from Icom.

Engine Monitoring

When connected to engine/environment/positioning sensors with an NMEA 2000 interface, the MarineCommander shows current data on a virtual engine meter. This data can also be shown on the status-bar or data-bar according to your setting.

Video Camera Monitoring

The MarineCommander has four video input ports with RCA connectors for connecting up to 4 surveillance video cameras (NTSC or PAL format) and allows you to monitor surroundings and crew members on the MarineCommander display.

Other Features

  • The external display connector (analog RGB) allows you to output to an external display
  • Multiple language display (English/French/Spanish)
  • External NMEA2000 Connection (Engine, Fuel, Engine Temperature, Wind, GPS, Compass, STW)
  • Memo function allows you to store a comment with picture data* and position information.

*To show picture data, the picture data must be stored in the connected USB flash drive.

Related Products

Marine Radar

The MXR-5000R/T marine radar provides clear target discrimination. Waypoint and AIS target can be overlaid on the radar screen. The marine radar helps collision avoidance and increases your safety at sea. The radar images can be overlaid on the plotter screen in the same scale and helps you to detect dangerous objects.


Simplified ATA (Automatic Tracking Aid)

The simplified ATA function allows you to plot up to 10 targets and the radar continues to track the targets automatically. The ATA targets can be overlaid on the plotter screen.

Fish Finder

When a fish finder module is connected, the MarineCommander system can have a dual frequency sounder function. Using the 50kHz/200kHz dual frequency mode, the MarineCommander enhances the separation and helps in fish detection.


Waypoint on the fish finder

When used with the fish finder module, the MarineCommander memorises the waypoint information with depth and temperature data.

AIS and VHF Transceiver

AIS (Automatic Identification System) receives real-time vessel traffic information broadcasted by other AIS equipped vessels. Using the optional MA-500TR, the AIS data can be overlaid on the plotter and radar screen.

DSC call (VHF transceiver required)

The MarineCommander has the capability to be connected to compatible Icom VHF transceivers. Various types of DSC calls, including individual, group, all ship, position and polling request*, can be initiated from the MarineCommander. Received DSC messages and position information can be shown on the plotter display.

*DSC call types available are dependant on VHF transceiver capability.


Display type MXD-5000
Display type 12.1 inch TFT
Screen size 246×184.5 mm
Screen resolution SVGA 800×600 dots
Screen brightness 900 cd/m2 (Max.)
Contrast ratio 500
Viewing angle
(Contrast ratio ≥10)
Vertical Top 50° to Bottom 70°
Horizontal Left 70° to Right 70°
Power supply 30V DC (Supplied from MXP-5000)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
386×274×69.2 mm; 15.2×10.79×2.72 in (without bracket)
404×299×102 mm; 15.91×11.77×4.02 in (with bracket)
Weight (approx.) 3.6 kg; 7.9 lb (without bracket)
4.1 kg; 9.0 lb (with bracket)
Usable temperature range −20°C to +60°C; −4°F to +140°F
Waterproofing IPX7
Cable length 5 m; 16.4 ft
Optional extension cable EX-3187 (5 m;16.4 ft)


Main processor unit MXP-5000
Power supply 12/24V DC (10.8 to 31.2V DC)
Current drain (at 12V DC)
(at maximum brightness)
Less than 4.7A (One MXD-5000)
Less than 7.7A (Two MXD-5000s)
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
360×88×228.8mm; 14.17×3.46×9.01 in
Weight (approx.) 4.25kg; 9.37lb
Usable temperature range −20°C to +60°C; −4°F to +140°F
Waterproofing IPX4


Fish Finder MXF-5000
Power supply 12/24V DC (10.8 to 31.2V DC)
Current drain
(at 12V DC)
Less than 0.6A
(Water depth range: 40m, output power 600W)
Less than 1.0A
(Water depth range: 40m, output power 1kW)
Output power 600W/1kW
Transmission frequency 50kHz ±1kHz
200kHz ±1kHz
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
250×67×200 mm; 9.84×2.64×7.87 in
Weight (approx.) 2.18kg; 4.8lb
Usable temperature range −20°C to +60°C; -4°F to +140°F
Waterproofing IPX4
Optional data cable OPC-1895 (20m; 65.6ft)


Scanner Units MXR-5000T Open array scanner MXR-5000R Radome scanner
Type 4ft (120cm) open array 2ft (60cm) radome
Peak output power 4kW 4kW
Maximum range 48NM 36NM
Rotation speed 24 rpm, 36 rpm, 48 rpm 24 rpm, 36 rpm, 48 rpm
Beam width Horizontal 2°typ. 4°typ.
Vertical 25°typ. 22°typ.
Side lobe -24dB -18dB
Polarization Horizontal Horizontal
Transmission frequency 9410MHz±30MHz P0N 9410MHz±30MHz P0N
Pulse width 80ns/2880Hz, 80ns/2160Hz,
250ns/2160Hz, 350ns/2160Hz,
80ns/2880Hz, 80ns/2160Hz,
250ns/2160Hz, 350ns/2160Hz,
Dimensions 1205 (Diameter of rotation)×381 (H) mm;
23.9×15 in
607 (Diameter)×243 (H) mm;
23.9×9.57 in
Weight (approx.) 17kg; 37.4lb (without cable) 8kg; 17.6lb (without cable)
Usable temperature range −25°C to +70°C; −13°F to +158°F −25°C to +70°C; −13°F to +158°F
Relative humidity Less than 95% at 40°C Less than 95% at 40°C
Waterproofing IPX6 IPX6
Supplied system cable OPC-2342 (20m; 65.6ft) OPC-2341 (15m; 49.2ft)
Optional radar system cables OPC-2340 (30m; 98.4ft) OPC-2339 (20m; 65.6ft)
OPC-2340 (30m; 98.4ft)


Radar Main Units MXR-5000T MXR-5000R
Power supply 12/24V DC (10.8 to 31.2V DC) 12/24V DC (10.8 to 31.2V DC)
Current drain (at 12V DC) Less than 5.5A Less than 5.0A
Dimensions (W×H×D)
(Projections not included)
250×67×200 mm;
9.84×2.64×7.87 in
250×67×200 mm;
9.84×2.64×7.87 in
Weight (approx.) 2.1kg; 4.6lb 2.1kg; 4.6lb
Usable temperature range −20°C to +60°C; −4°F to +140°F −20°C to +60°C; −4°F to +140°F
Waterproofing IPX4 IPX4
Optional data cable OPC-1895 (20m; 65.6ft) OPC-1895 (20m; 65.6ft)

Complies with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Dimensional Drawing

All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Catalogs / Brochures

Brochures Name Size
Marinecommander 6.60MB

Instruction Manual / Guides

Name Model Name Note
MarineCommander MXF-5000 (Fish Finder)
MarineCommander MXP-5000/MXD-5000 (Plotter/Display)
MarineCommander MXR-5000R/MXR-5000T (Radar)
MarineCommander MXS-5000 (MarineCommander System)