- Published on Friday, April 20 2012 09:50
Kannad Marine will debut the SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) to the commercial market for the first time at NORSHIPPING, held in Oslo, Norway, from 24-27th May. The SafeLink R10 SRS is a world-first personal AIS (Automatic Identification System) device, designed to be worn by individuals and activated to aid location and recovery of individuals in difficulty at sea. This revolutionary new product can be viewed at the Kannad Marine stand in the BMEA British Pavilion (hall C03, stand 02C).
Worn on a lifejacket and activated by simply sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to deploy the antenna, this unique product sends structured alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within (approximately) a four mile radius. The accuracy of data is guaranteed thanks to the unique inbuilt high precision GPS receiver which updates every 60 seconds. With precise location, bearing and range data given, fellow crew members or nearby sailors’ AIS enabled receivers have all the information they need to locate the position of the person in difficulty and effect a speedy recovery, greatly increasing chances of rescue.
The R10 SRS can also be professionally fitted to a lifejacket so that it automatically activates whenever the lifejacket is inflated. A flashing LED light aids location at night. The R10 SRS is guaranteed to transmit continuously for 24 hours and has a seven year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS, and is waterproof to 5 metres.
Kannad Marine reveals revolutionary SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System at NORSHIPPING
With dimensions of 27 x 47 x 124mm and weighing in at just 120g, this compact and lightweight search and rescue locating device is the must-have personal device for all safety-conscious sailors.
The SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System is supplied with attachment clips and lanyard, it will be available from August 2011 with a retail price of €225 + TAX.