Digital Yacht have teamed up with SIMY to create World’s smallest AIS MOB Beacon (personal SART). SIMY is a division of leading space company Syrlinks (designers of the Rosetta probe). They specialise in miniaturising and low power electronics.
The new MOB100 measures just 115 x 40 x 22mm and weights just 95g. It’s design allows for manual activation or you can attach it to an automatic inflation lifejacket onto either a strap or the lifejacket inflator. Subsequently allowing it to automatically activate when the life-vest inflates. The unique cover design requires just a 1cm downward movement created by the strap and lifejacket inflation to auto activate and therefore deploy the spring antenna. On foam filled life-vests, you can also fit the unit to the outside and set up for manual activation.
How does the AIS MOB100 work?
The AIS MOB100 Beacon incorporates a super sensitive 72 channel GPS and AIS SART transmitter. When activated, it sends the casualty’s current location as an AIS transmission which can be detected by any vessel equipped with an AIS transponder or even a simple AIS receiver. Above all, every Digital Yacht AIS product is fully compatible with AIS MOB/SART transmissions. The AIS device or plotter display shows a unique MOB target identifier to position the MOB onto the navigation system. Optional devices like Digital Yacht’s AIS LifeGuard can also automatically sound an audio alarm to alert the crew of the emergency MOB situation.