World’s smallest Personal Locator Beacon now available in NZ

rescueme in hand
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The world’s smallest Personal Locator Beacon, the highly-featured Ocean Signal rescueMe PLB1, is now available in New Zealand.

The rescueMe PLB1 is about a third smaller than other PLBs and is ideal for all outdoor activities, including hunting, tramping, cycling and boating.

Designed to easily attach to virtually any outdoor clothing, it is simple to activate, using just one hand, even in the most challenging of conditions. Users simply extend the antenna, flip up the protective cover and push a button.

When activated, the rescueME PLB1 will transmit accurate position data from its 66 channel GPS (using the designated 406MHz search and rescue satellite communication system), as well as transmitting a 121.5MHz homing beacon (which will be received by search and rescue helicopters or vessels) for a minimum of 24 hours, while the integrated strobe light ensures maximum visibility.

As with all Ocean Signal products, battery life has been a primary consideration and the rescueME PLB1’s seven-year battery life is reflected in the seven-year warranty.

'Even after more than 24 hours of continuous operation and when the battery power is insufficient to transmit the satellite signal, both the PLB1’s homing beacon and its strobe light will continue to operate,' says Paul Bartley, from New Zealand Ocean Signal distributor, Lusty and Blundell Ltd.

The rescueMe PLB1 is easy to self-test, is completely waterproof, comes with its own flotation pouch and is available nationwide through Lusty and Blundell’s network of leading marine dealers.

More at www.lusty-blundell.co.nz