- Published on Friday, 20 April 2012 08:58
McMurdo Ltd is launching the revolutionary new Safelink EPIRB. Designed for the safety conscious recreational boater, the Safelink 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) has integral GPS for highly accurate position information.
Designed for the safety conscious recreational boater, the Safelink 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) has integral GPS for highly accurate position information.
Safelink EPIRB works on the global COSPAS SARSAT search and rescue satellite system (www.cospas-sarsat.org). The system is supported by international government search and rescue authorities around the world, so a call for help will be acted upon and fast. Once activated the Safelink EPIRB transmits a unique identification signal along with your current position via the COSPAS SARSAT search and rescue satellite system on 406 MHz. The signal is then quickly passed to regional search and rescue authorities who can rapidly get to the scene.
The Safelink EPIRB must be registered to the vessel on which it resides; registration with each national EPIRB Registry is simple and cost free and further more there are no subscription fees to pay.
The ultra compact and stylish 406MHz Safelink heralds the arrival of the next generation in EPIRB technology for both commercial mariners and leisure boaters. Safelink is the first EPIRB to have an integrated antenna, enabling the compact size, and a user-replaceable battery, making future battery changes easier and more economical for the owner (for non legislated applications only).
Once activated, Safelinks 406 MHz signal will continue to transmit for at least 48 hours at temperatures as low as -20°c. Safelink is waterproof and floats upright, allowing it to be tethered to a life raft and left to transmit. The powerful 406 MHz 5 watt output transmission ensures that a call for help gets through to the international search and rescue authorities even from the most remote locations around the world. The integral high accuracy GPS provides an accurate position, typically +/- 62 metres along with new position updates every 20 minutes for fast recovery. Safelink also features a 121.5MHz homing signal to further assist with local recovery, while its high-brightness LED flashing locator lights aid visual location.
The Safelink EPIRB range offers two models, one features a manual deployment bracket and the other an automatic deployment housing which also includes a hydrostatic release unit. The Safelink has a 5 year warranty and 6 year battery life. The Safelink EPIRB range is available April 2010 and is offered as part of the new Kannad Marine range of emergency distress beacons.
SSP ex VAT
Safelink Auto EPIRB (in automatic housing) £638.29
Safelink Manual EPIRB £463.83
- Innovative new design
- User replaceable battery pack
- Integral printed circuit antenna
- Buoyant and waterproof
- Self-righting, stable platform for optimum GPS performance
- Auto release option has clean design lines and the smallest footprint ever
- GMDSS and SOLAS qualified