The device can be remotely controlled via a simple serial communication line (RS-232 or RS-422) or via an IP connection.
The RXH-8161/R receiver is able to perform digital selective calling (DSC) according to the latest versions of the ITU-R M.493 and ITU-R M.541 regulations.
It also has the ability to decode NAVTEX communications on 518 kHz and 490 kHz. It has a built-in Scanner function, for automatic scanning of up to 3 frequencies.
The device includes self-test functions (BITE), to allow easy fault detection.