Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a personal electronic transmitter used to alert rescuers that there has been a life threatening man over board (MOB) situation with a need to be rescued.

Taking the Search out of Search and Rescue !

LifeSaving PLBs (Personal Locator Beacon) integrated with other MOB (Man Overboard) protection equipment such as Life Jackets , Immersion Suits, Dan Buoys.

The PLB range has been designed to meet the new international safety standards and uses a combination of 121.5MHz, VHF DSC and AIS GPS technologies in a single, compact, robust unit giving you and your crew the greatest chance of survival in the event of an MOB situation.

Essential for Oil & Gas, Offshore and Marine Industries.

PLB sends out a signal on either a 406MHz frequency or Local Area System using 121.5MHz, VHF DSC and/or AIS.

406MHz

Traditional 406MHz devices such as EPIRB's and ELT's used as a stand-alone solution for platforms such as aircrafts, vessels or platforms.

Now being used on individuals.

Once Activated:

Signal detected by satellite - Sent to Mission Control Centre (MCC) - Decoded and fowarded to nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). Upon verfication (can take upto 60 minutes) - Dispatch of the closest Search and Rescue forces.

Local Area Systems

PLB’s operating on Local Area Systems use a combination of; 121.5MHz radio direction finding tone, VHF DSC distress alert (Mayday) on channels 70 & 16 and AIS GPS tracking, to alert the nearest vessel and provide updated location & tracking details to within +/- 1m.

Types of PLBs – Including ATEX/IECEx Approved models designed for the Oil and Gas Industry.

AU10 SERIES
AIS
121.5
MHz
VHF DSC
IECEx/ATEX
Flight Approved
Auto Activate
Sea Range
Air Range
LED/Strobe
Self Test Function
AU10
X
X
X
8 Miles*
75 Miles*
AU1O-HT
X
Atex Zone 2
8 Miles*
75 Miles*
AU1O
X
Atex Zone 2
8 Miles*
75 Miles*

V100 SERIES
AIS
121.5
MHz
VHF DSC
IECEx/ATEX
Flight Approved
Auto Activate
Sea Range
Air Range
LED/Strobe
Self Test Function
V100
X
X
X
15 Miles*
150 Miles*
V100-X
X
IECEx Zone 1
X
15 Miles*
150 Miles*

AU9 SERIES
AIS
121.5
MHz
VHF DSC
IECEx/ATEX
Flight Approved
Auto Activate
Sea Range
Air Range
LED/Strobe
Self Test Function
AU9X
X
X
Atex Zone 2
X
3 Miles*
75 Miles*
AU9-HT
X
X
X
3 Miles*
75 Miles*
AU9-HT
X
X
X
X
3 Miles*
75 Miles*