Distress beacons

The electronic emergency location equipment has been specifically designed for your optimum safety at sea.
Joining forces with the world leader in electronic emergency location products, we are proud to present the Kannad Marine
emergency location solutions, for use on professional and recreational vessels.
Our range features a large choice of personal beacons (PLBs), and EPIRBs
for boat.
The COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system
406 MHz EPIRBs and PLBs work together with the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite
system which provides true global distress alert coverage.
The satellites can determine the position of your EPIRB or PLB within ± 62 metres
(GPS versions) or 5 km (3 miles) for standard types without GPS.
The coded message identifies the exact vessel to which the EPIRB is registered,
or the person the PLB is registered to.
GPS-enabled EPIRBs and PLBs feature built-in multi-channel GPS receivers.
Highly accurate, they will enable rescue teams to come straight to your location.
EPIRBs and PLBs also feature a secondary homing beacon, which transmits on
121.5 MHz frequency, for the final phase of rescue search>

Should I select an EPIRB or a PLB ?

EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) or PLBs (Personal Locator Beacons) are used to alert search and rescue services
in the event of an emergency, by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency. This message is relayed through
satellite and earth station to the nearest rescue co-ordination centre. These beacons offer a modern alternative to traditional rocket flares,
with the added advantage of global coverage.
EPIRBs and PLBs are subscription free (according to countries).
Should I select a GPS in option ?
EPIRBs and PLBs with GPS give instant alerts and high precision. It computes your
position exactly when the alert signal is sent and transmits it to the COSPAS-SARSAT
satellites, then to the Search and Rescue services (SAR), and updates your position
every 20 minutes in relation to drifting.
Coding my distress beacon
The distress beacon (EPIRB or PLB) is coded in order to transmit the appropriate information through the 406 MHz distress
frequency when activated.
You must register the EPIRB or PLB with the national authority of your country, they will link the beacon number to your boat
or personal data.
EPIRBs operate without restrictions while floating. PLBs must be kept in the appropriate position when floating, to keep the signal emission clear. EPIRB boat beacon PLB personal beacon Application Marine use (professional boats, recreational boats, blue water cruising & racing) Marine, land, air (recreational boats, blue water cruising and racing, trekking…) Floating Yes Yes, when fitted with the buoyancy pouch
included.
Flashlight Yes Depending on the model
Endurance 48 h minimum 24 h minimum
Installation Traditionally mounted on the vessel Handheld model
Activation
Auto model
• Hydrostatic release.
• Manual by throwing the beacon
into the sea.
• Manual by using the On switch.
Manual model
• Manual by throwing the beacon
into the sea.
• Manual by using the On switch.
• Manual by using the On switch

*EPIRBs operate without restrictions while floating.
PLBs must be kept in the appropriate position when floating, to keep the signal emission clear.

Should I select a GPS in option ?
EPIRBs and PLBs with GPS give instant alerts and high precision. It computes your
position exactly when the alert signal is sent and transmits it to the COSPAS-SARSAT
satellites, then to the Search and Rescue services (SAR), and updates your position
every 20 minutes in relation to drifting.

Coding my distress beacon
The distress beacon (EPIRB or PLB) is coded in order to transmit the appropriate information through the 406 MHz distress
frequency when activated.
You must register the EPIRB or PLB with the national authority of your country, they will link the beacon number to your boat or personal data.

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