EPIRB3

EPIRB3: Category2 EPIRB with AIS, RLS, and NFC Mobile Connectivity

  • Return Link Service (RLS Capable) Return Link Service (RLS Capable)
  • 406MHz & 121.5MHz Signals 406MHz & 121.5MHz Signals
  • Integrated AIS Alert Integrated AIS Alert
  • Visible Light and IR Strobe Visible Light and IR Strobe
  • Rugged and Waterproof Rugged and Waterproof
  • MEOSAR Compatible MEOSAR Compatible

The new Ocean Signal EPIRB3 is a full featured 406 MHz global rescue beacon that comes with a manual release bracket and packs a host of features into a compact modern design which includes AIS technology. AIS provides local rescuers precise and reliable information on the current beacon position, thereby speeding rescue operations. Additionally, Return Link Service (RLS) comforts those who activate the beacon by confirming that their distress message has been received. The inclusion of Near Field Communication (NFC) capability allows use of a smartphone app to monitor the EPIRB’s battery and other functions ensuring it is working properly. With its slim design and advanced features, the EPIRB3 is ideal for a variety of mariners whether they are cruising the med, heading out through the straights for a passage, fishing, working, or sailing offshore.

  • 30%(typ) smaller
  • AIS distress alert
  • Return Link Service (RLS)
  • Mobile connectivity utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Free App (Apple & Android)
  • 10 year battery life
  • 48+ hours operational life
  • 5 year warranty
  • Fast accurate positioning with 72 channel GPS
  • Retractable antenna
  • Quick release bracket
  • Secure lanyard

 


Specifications

406MHz Transmitter

Transmit Power (EIRP)
12W
Frequency
406.031 MHz ±1KHz
Modulation
Phase ±1.1 Radians (16K0G1D)
Encoding
Biphase L
Rate
400 bps

AIS Transmitter

Transmit Power (EIRP)
1Watt±3dB
Frequency
161.975/162.025MHz ±500Hz
Baud rate
9600baud
Synchronisation
UTC
Messages
Message 1 (Position), Message 14 (Status)
Repetition interval
8 messages/minute - Message 14 sent twice every 4 minutes

121.5MHz Transmitter

Transmit Power (PERP)
50mW±3dB
Frequency
121.5 MHz
Modulation Duty Cycle
>35%
Modulation Factor
0.85 to1.00
Frequency Stability
±50ppm
Duty Cycle
>98%

Visible Strobe and Night Vision Lights

Light Type
High Intensity LED & Infrared (IR)
Light Colour
White and IR
Average Intensity Visible
>1 candela
Average Intensity Night Vision Light
15mW/sr
Flash Rate
24 per minute (nom.)

Battery

Type
Lithium Iron Disulphide (LiFeS2)
Operating Time
>48Hours @ -20°C
Battery Replacement Period
10 years

GNSS Receiver

Satellite Channels
72 acquisition
Sensitivity
-167dBm
Cold Start / Re-acquisition
-148dBm / -160dBm
GNSS Antenna
Microstrip Patch