Kannad Marine has announced that its SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System), the Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards, has been formally approved for sale in the US by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The revolutionary SafeLink R10 is a world-first personal AIS device, designed to be worn by anyone who spends time on the water for work or leisure purposes.
“With this FCC certification, the United States joins a growing list of countries worldwide that have granted type approval for the SafeLink R10 SRS,” said McMurdo Ltd Global Sales Director Ross Wilkinson.
Intended to be attached to a lifejacket and activated by individuals in difficulty at sea, the innovative R10 uses both GPS and AIS (Automatic Identification System) technology to send structured alert messages containing precise location information to AIS equipment onboard the vessel that the individual has come from and other AIS equipped vessels within about a four mile radius. In a man overboard situation, chances of finding and recovering the casualty are greatly increased, thanks to information given by the R10 which for the first time shows bearing and distance to the man in the water.
For more information about the SafeLink R10 SRS and other Kannad Marine products, visit www.kannadmarine.com. Dealers in the US interested in the R10 and other Kannad products should contact the US distributor, Survitec Survival Products, 904.562.5900.