GPS personal locator beacon (PLB) / AIS
AIS-SART position live on chartplotter/PC
easyRescue transmits the position of a liferaft / lifeboat in distress directly to all AIS receivers within range.
The Easy Rescue is an AIS-SART. With a built in GPS it transmits an emergency AIS-SART sentence which triggers an alarm on all AIS enabled chart plotters / PCs within range, along with the Lat/Long of the liferaft / lifeboat. The GPS is a new generation fast acquiring type and the VHF AIS transmitter repeats the message and position several times per minute. This enables all vessels within range to assist with the rescue if they have an AIS receiver or transponder.
What else do I need?
Apart for an AIS receiver or transceiver connected to a chart plotter / PC, nothing. The Easy Rescue is used on liferaft / lifeboat. To operate just slide the safety cover off (releasing the coiled antenna) and press ON. A test button allows regular test of GPS function, battery state etc.