||Brand & Name
|Non GNSS EPIRB
||McMurdo SmartFind E8 Kannad Safe
Alerts global Search & Rescue professionals via Cospas Sarsat 406 MHz frequency
Locates to within 3-5km
Uses 121.5 frequency to home into EPIRB location
10 year battery
Multiple false activation protection measures
Orolia Maritime’s new generation of award winning EPIRBs come with two activation methods.
Manual Activation EPIRBs: The unit comes in a Travel Safe bracket which prevents accidental activation of the water switches. This needs to be removed and the unit submerged to activate. Alternatively, users can lift the red tab and activate directly. Typically the manual EPIRB is considered the crews’ emergency beacon and travels with the crew on to the liferaft
Automatic Activation EPIRBs: The unit is in cased in a Auto-house containing a Hydrostatic Release Unit which activates when the vessel is submerged, releasing the water activated EPIRB. Typically the Auto EPIRB is thought of as the vessel’s emergency beacon.