OceanSignal rescueME EPIRB1
March 12, 2015
The Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1 is the world’s most compact Class 2 GPS Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. The unit is 30% smaller than other Class 2 EPIRBs, and features a 10-year battery life. It’s also affordable, with a retail price of $452.
The new rescueME EPIRB1 measures just 7” high (antenna stowed) by 3.5” wide and weighs 14.89 ounces.
The EPIRB1 automatically activates once the unit has been immersed in water. Due to its small size, it can be stowed in a ditch bag or mounted on a manual-release bracket.
The retractable antenna can be deployed with one hand, while a simple protective tab over the operating keys prevents inadvertent activation.
The EPRIB1 uses the designated 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat satellite system with position provided by an integrated 66-channel GPS receiver, a 121.5MHz homing beacon, plus 2 strobes to maximize visibility. When operating within a temperature range of -20C and +55C, the Ocean Signal EPIRB will transmit for 48 hours.
Once activated, the rescueME EPIRB1 transmits the position and user’s unique ID to a Rescue Coordination Centre via satellite link for transfer to the relevant local search and rescue services.
The rescueME EPIRB1 comes with a 5-year warranty.