Sydney International Boat Show, 30th July to 3rd August, Sydney Exhibition Centre, All Sat Communications Hall 3 Stand 364
All Sat Communications is launching two new compact Ocean Signal safety products at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show – the award-winning rescueME MOB1 and the rescueME EDF1 Electronic Distress Flare.
The world’s smallest AIS MOB device with integrated DSC, the rescueME MOB1 has been designed to integrate easily into even the most compact life jackets. It is easily installed and automatically triggered in the event of a man overboard situation, sending the first alert within 15 seconds.
Once the rescueME MOB1 is activated, it transmits an alert to all AIS receivers and AIS-enabled plotters in the vicinity. The integrated 66-channel GPS ensures accurate position data is sent back to the boat and any other vessels assisting in the recovery for a minimum of 24 hours. The plotter will show a red circle plus longitude, latitude, and distance and bearing to the person in distress. In addition, the DSC VHF alarm will also be triggered. The integrated strobe light with moulded lens ensures the survivor can be seen easily in poor light conditions.
At 30% smaller than other similar products, the lightweight and easy-to-use rescueME MOB1 measures just 134mm (height) by 38mm (width) by 27mm (depth) and weighs 90g. It operates within a temperature range of -20°C and +55°C, with a comprehensive self-test facility and seven-year battery life.
The Ocean Signal rescueME MOB1 has a RRP of $449.
Also at the Sydney International Boat Show for the first time, the new Ocean Signal rescueME EDF1 is the world’s most compact electronic distress flare.
The lightweight and rugged rescueME EDF1 is 40% smaller than similar devices and ideal for a grab bag or life raft, offering a safe and long-lasting solution to visual signalling in an emergency.
Developed as a practical and cost effective alternative to the single use pyrotechnic flare, the unit can be used repeatedly in any of its four modes, ensuring continued visibility is maintained over a longer period. The rescueME EDF1 is safe to store and operate, with no concerns associated with disposal.
With up to 6 hours’ operation time, the light output is a beam of over 30° throughout the full 360° azimuth, providing in excess of six times more light coverage than other electronic flares. Light is also distributed throughout the hemisphere above the unit to ensure visibility from the air.
The unique lens design combined with the use of advanced LEDs and highly efficient circuit technology ensures a constant level of light output throughout the life of the user replaceable battery.
Measuring 187mm (length) by 42mm (width), and weighs just 155g, the rescueME EDF1 has four different modes of operation – Economy, High, Ultra and Forward Beam – plus SOS signalling. Suitable for one-handed operation in difficult conditions and waterproof to 10 metres, the rescueME EDF1 has a visibility range of up to seven miles.
For use both at sea and on land, the rescueME EDF1 has a RRP of $189.
Ian Veitch, manager of distributor All Sat Communications, said: “We are really excited to introduce these two innovative products this year. The rescueME MOB1 is the world’s smallest man overboard device, but it is still very powerful. For the first time we can offer a device which reports back to your boat via the AIS system, in addition to triggering the DSC VHF alarm. The rescueME EDF1 is very lightweight and also safe and easy to carry or keep in an accessible place.”
Additional Ocean Signal products on the All Sat stand include the rescueME PLB1 (Personal Locator Beacon) and rescueME EPIRB1 (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), both of which feature ground-breaking 30% reductions in size compared to similar products.
For further information on the full range of products available from Ocean Signal, please go to www.oceansignal.com. For more details about All Sat Communications, please visit www.allsat.com.au.