B-Safe: Distress radio beacons, also known as emergency beacons, ELT or EPIRB, are tracking transmitters which aid in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and people in distress. Strictly, they are radio beacons that interface with worldwide offered service of Cospas-Sarsat, the international satellite system for search and rescue (SAR). When automatically activated upon watering, such beacons send out a distress signal. The signals are worldwide monitored and the locations detected by non-geostationary satellites, can be located by trilateration in combination with triangulation, respecting the varying quality of the signal received. B-Safe is a ‘state of the art’ enclosed satellite distress beacon designed to operate in conjunction with the COSPAS-SARSAT International Satellite Search and Rescue System. Designed to meet the most demanding regulatory approvals the B-Safe is a Class 2, Category 1 EPIRB in a fully enclosed float free housing that will release the beacon at a certain depth, the beacon will then automatically activate. The B-Safe now offers commercial vessel operators the same GME performance and value enjoyed by recreational boaters. A key feature of this series is the use of non-hazardous battery packs that are IATA compliant and allow for restriction free transportation.
- LED signal light can be manually and also automatically activated and blinks an SOS pattern to help searchers locate you during a nighttime rescue
- Operates in altitudes up to 40,000 ft. and temperatures ranging from -4 F (-20 C) to 131 F (70 C)
- Sealed construction allows PLB to be immersed to 33 ft.
- Integral battery has a storage life of 5 years.
- B-Safe Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) meets the rigorous testing standards of COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
- 5-watt transmitter sends a 406MHz signal to the subscription-free COSPAS-SARSAT (Search and Rescue Satellite) system to pinpoint your location anywhere on the Earth’s surface
- Built-in 50-channel GPS with ceramic patch antenna includes your coordinates in the emergency satellite transmission to identify your exact position
- Signal identifies your unique PLB and gives Search and Rescue the owner’s data
- Simultaneously transmits a 121.5MHz homing signal to help rescuers speed up the local response time
- Once activated, the signals will continue to transmit for at least 24 hours.