boot Düsseldorf 2016, 23rd to 31st January, Hall 11 Stand A48

For the first time at Dusseldorf Boat Show, Ocean Signal introduces the M100 and M100X Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) with Automatic Identification System (AIS) and 121.5MHz homing beacon.

The rugged Man Overboard devices are designed to unobtrusively attach to immersion suits and inflatable life jackets ready for automatic activation on inflation of the jacket or on submersion when fitted to the suit. The Ocean Signal MSLD is particularly suitable for all commercial workers, lone workers and semi-professional sailors.

Available in two versions, the M100X is designed to meet the European ATEX directive and the IECEx approval for use in Zone 2 explosive atmospheres and is ideal for use in environments such as oil rigs, offshore platforms or other hazardous areas. The M100 device is suitable for all other commercial use, such as wind farm users, off shore workers, fishing fleets and fish farm workers, and helicopter transfers.

The Ocean Signal MSLD has been developed to withstand the harsh commercial environment and has a resilient, sturdy design to ensure ease of use and simple installation.

James Hewitt, Ocean Signal Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “Offering both AIS transmissions for position plotting and a continuous emergency homing signal on 121.5MHz, the Ocean Signal M100 and M100X have been developed to save lives in the commercial maritime industry. The devices feature established technology developed for our rescueME MOB1 including the proven 66-channel GPS, but with additional rugged design features for use in the commercial environment.”

Once activated, the M100 and M100X send AIS and 121.5MHz transmissions for a minimum of 12 hours. Waterproof up to a depth of 10m, the devices are operational between temperatures of -20°C and +55°C and can be stored at temperatures between -30°C and +70°C.

With a 2-year warranty, the compact MSLD measures 132mm x 53mm x 28mm to ensure it can be comfortably worn whilst in a working environment.

For more information on the new Ocean Signal M100 and M100X MSLD and the Ocean Signal range of products, please visit Elektro-Navigation Schick + Co. GmbH Stand A48 in Hall 11 at Dusseldorf Boat Show, or go to the website at www.oceansignal.com.