The new Ocean Signal EPIRB3 Pro is a feature-rich 406MHz global rescue beacon that comes with a manual release bracket and packs a host of features into a compact modern design that includes AIS technology. AIS provides local rescuers with precise and reliable information on the current beacon position, thereby speeding rescue operations. Additionally, ReturnLink Service (RLS) comforts those who activate the beacon by confirming that their distress message has been received.
The inclusion of Near Field Communication (NFC) capability allows the use of a smartphone app to monitor the EPIRB’s battery and other functions ensuring it is working properly. With its slim design and advanced features, the EPIRB3 is ideal for a variety of mariners whether they are cruising the med, heading out through the straights for a passage, fishing, working, or sailing offshore.
- No Subscription Required
- 406 MHz CospasSarsat Distress Signal (MEOSAR Compatible)
- 121.5 MHz Local Homing Signal
- AIS (Automatic Identification System) Alert
- Smartphone connectivity via NFC (Near Field Communication)
- Free Ocean Signal Beacon Mobile App
- RLS (Return Link Service) Functionality
- GPS | Galileo| Glonass GNSS
- Strobe and Infrared Strobe
- Global Coverage
- Category II Manual Release Bracket included
- Small and lightweight
- 10-year battery life
- >48hours Operational Life
Programming your Ocean Signal EPIRB3
All PLB’s and EPIRBs sold by GTC are pre-programmed with the UK country code. Whilst they will function anywhere around the world, the initial point of contact during an emergency situation would be the UK Search & Rescue authorities with whom the device would be registered. Please contact us if you wish to have your EPIRB shipped with configuration for use in a country other than UK.
This EPIRB should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search & Rescue services. Deliberate misuse of the device could result in a penalty.
Registering your Ocean Signal EPIRB is required by law in most countries. Registering is very important because should your beacon ever be activated, it is how Search and Rescue Teams will know who you are, and contacts provided may be able to supply information about your specific travel plans. In the absence of this information, it may take longer for a search-and-rescue operation to begin.
Once you have received your programmed EPIRB, the owner is required to register their PLB with the Cospas Sarsat website to add their device to the International Beacon Registration Database (IBRD). To register your device, you must provide your unique Beacon HEX ID number, which can be found on your EPIRB and box. Use the links below to register your device:
Country Registration: https://406registration.com/
UK customers can register at the link above, or register directly with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency: https://www.gov.uk/register-406-beacons