Ocean Signal’s clever new EPIRB3 comes complete with advanced, practical, life-saving features such as AIS (Automatic Identification System), Return Link Service and Near Field Communication.

As well as reliably transmitting its digital mayday on 406 MHz (to the global Cospas- Sarsat satellite rescue system), the new EPIRB3 also simultaneously broadcasts an AIS VHF alert. This helps local rescuers locate the beacon even faster and ensures any nearby vessel with AIS also immediately receives the distress signal (the alert will appear on their onboard display, making it easy for them to quickly navigate directly to the EPIRB).

The new EPIRB3 also features a 121.5 MHz homing signal that, combined with visible and infrared strobe lights, speeds recovery times by allowing rescuers to pinpoint the beacon’s location, even if it has drifted, regardless of the time of day or night.

The new EPIRB3’s comforting Return Link Service reassures those who activated the beacon, confirming that their distress message has been received.

Near Field Communication enables users to monitor their EPIRB3 using a free mobile smartphone App. This allows them to ensure the battery has sufficient power and the beacon is functioning properly before they head out.