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Kannad Marine’s new personal safety product receives approval for sale in EU

Safelink R10The SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System (SRS), a revolutionary new AIS beacon from Kannad Marine, is now available for sale throughout Europe. The approval was given following an independent assessment by the British Approvals Board of Telecommunications (BABT).

The SafeLink R10 SRS will now carry the distinguished CE mark, signifying compliance with all essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive 1999/5/EC, and is the main route to compliance for radio and telecommunications equipment sold in Europe.

Intended to be attached to a lifejacket and activated by individuals in difficulty at sea, the R10 uses both GPS and AIS (Automatic Identification System) technology to send structured alert messages containing precise location information to AIS equipment onboard the vessel that the individual has come from, and other AIS equipped vessels within a typical 4 mile radius. In a man overboard situation, chances of finding and recovering the casualty are greatly increased, thanks to information given by the R10 which for the first time shows bearing and distance to the man in the water.
The SafeLink R10 SRS has been designed, tested and manufactured by UK-based Kannad Marine, using the company’s longstanding expertise in emergency location beacons. Waterproof, compact and ruggedly constructed, the SafeLink R10 is ideal for anyone spending time on the water, whether for work or leisure purposes.