With the introduction of Automatic Identification System AIS functionality, Return Link Service RLS technology, and
Near Field Communication NFC capabilities in one 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon PLB, the rescueME PLB3 represents
a significant step forward in the evolution of PLB’s. The merging of 406 MHz and AIS distress messaging effectively
pairs both global and local rescue, thereby maximizing access to the most effective rescue resources available.
Addition of NFC allows for mobile app connectivity and interaction with the PLB that has never been possible before.
Pairing Global and Local Rescue
The Worldwide Cospas Sarsat satellite system includes 3 different constellations to ensure your 406 MHz distress signal
immediately reaches the global network of Search and Rescue forces with your location accurate to within 100 meters. With
multiple levels of integrated signaling technology including 406 MHz and GNSS GPS, Galileo, Glonass positioning, the
PLB3 also transmits a 121.5 MHz homing signal which guides Search and Rescue services to the beacon’s current location
when they arrive on the scene, as the beacon may have drifted from the originally transmitted position.
The addition of AIS Automatic Identification System transmissions means the PLB3 simultaneously alerts all
vessels equipped with AIS transponders within the VHF radio range of the PLB’s distress position. This greatly increases
both the likelihood and speed of rescue since nearby vessels receive the alerts. Immediately upon deployment of the
beacon an AIS Safety Message or MOB Alarm with the beacon’s MMSI and location is presented on any AIS screen
within range. This makes it easy for nearby vessels to home in on the beacon since it is an active AIS target on their screens.
The PLB3 will light the way as rescuer arrive on scene with both a white visible strobe and infrared strobe providing
rescuers with the visual reference they need during nighttime or other low visibility rescue operations.
Smartphone Connectivity utilizing Near Field Communication NFC
The integration of NFC technology provides users with the ability to conveniently access beacon data from their mobile phone. The simple
act of placing a phone near the beacon automatically opens the Ocean Signal Product App and provides access to a wealth of usage
data including current battery life, number of self-tests completed,number of GNSS tests completed, and if applicable, the amount of
time the beacon has been activated. Detailed information on each self-test and GNSS test performed by the beacon is also available if desired. For
each successful GNSS test, users can view a map showing exactly where the test was performed, the date and time of the test, the time it took the
beacon to get a fix on your GNSS coordinates, the number of satellites the beacon used to obtain that fix, and the accuracy of the location.
Return Link Service
Return Link Service or RLS functionality works when Search and Rescue send a signal back through the Galileo satellite network to confirm to the
beacon user that their distress message has been received and their location detected. User confirmation is distinctly indicated by a flashing
blue light on the PLB3. In addition to including a comprehensive feature set, the PLB3 is built for comfort.
Enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your distress message has been successfully delivered and that help is on the way.
Part Number: 732S-03668 Model Number: PLB3
Activation Manual or Semi-Automatic when fitted to a compatible life jacket
Temperature Range Storage: -30degrees C to +70degrees C -22°F to +158°F
Operating: -20degrees C to +55degrees C -4degrees F to +131degrees F
Class Class 2 Operation at -4degrees F / -20degrees C
Buoyant No optional flotation jacket available
Battery Non-rechargeable Lithium Batteries
Size 7.87” L x 1.41” W x 1.81” D
20.0 cm L x 3.6 cm W x 3.0 cm D
Battery Replacement Due 6 years from date of manufacture or 5 years after beacon is placed into service, whichever is first, or after emergency use.
Weight 0.42 lbs 190 g
Warranty 5 Years
Operational Life 24hours at -20ºC -4ºF
Approvals Pending Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, Canada, RED, AMSA
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