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Furuno announce the launch of the Ocean signal EPIRB1 pro

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boat rescue technologyFuruno proudly announce the launch of the OS SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro, the world’s most compact Category 1 (auto-deploy) Emergency Position Indicating Rescue Beacon.

The SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro is designed to release automatically from the Category 1 Auto Deploy Bracket once submerged in water and float free from a sinking vessel. When floating on the surface, it will then transmit the boat’s distress message to alert rescue authorities.


The SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro operates on the three Cospas-Sarsat satellite systems including the new MEOSAR, ensuring they will offer the near instantaneous signal detection and transmission enabled by the global MEOSAR satellites and upgraded ground-station components.

Using the next-gen network, anyone activating an EPIRB1 Pro can expect their beacon to be located within 100 meters (328 feet), 95% of the time, within 5 minutes of the distress signal. The new EPIRB1 Pro incorporates a state-of-the-art 66 channel GPS receiver for faster location and improved accuracy.

Emergency Position Indicating Rescue BeaconEnsuring maximum chance of survival in an emergency, the Ocean Signal SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro communicates the location of the survivors to search and rescue services in three ways:

  • the designated 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat satellite system with position provided by an integrated GPS receiver;
  • a 121.5MHz homing beacon;
  • a high brightness LED strobe light to maximize visibility in low light conditions.

Once activated, the SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro transmits the position and user’s unique ID to a Rescue Coordination Centre via satellite link for transfer to the relevant local search and rescue services.

Operating within a temperature range of -20oC and +55oC and waterproof up to 10 meters, the Ocean Signal EPIRB will transmit for 48 hours to keep rescue services updated for longer.

Visit the website for more details on EPIRB1 Pro and EPIRB1.