Users know help is on the way
Orolia has launched its latest safety technology, the FastFind ReturnLink PLB with Return Link System (RLS) capabilities.
The product will transmit a user’s unique ID and Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) location via the global network of Cospas Sarsat search and rescue satellites.
Galileo’s Return Link Service is then used to transmit a return signal back to the user’s device to confirm the alert has been received and location has been detected.
The PLB will displays a blue light to inform the user that search and rescue organisations are aware of their situation and location and that they are not alone.
It builds on work carried out with the European GNSS Agency on the Galileo satellite system developing next-generation search and rescue (SAR) distress beacons.
The company has also previously developed GNSS enabled PLBs.
“The FastFind ReturnLink PLB is Orolia Maritime’s most advanced search and rescue beacon to date,” said Chris Loizou, VP of maritime at Orolia. “The psychological impact of knowing that help is on the way cannot be underestimated and this PLB will provide invaluable peace of mind for those in distress.”
The unit has a five-year battery life and is waterproof to 10m.
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