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October 19, 2012

SIMRAD EPIRB

SIMRAD debuts SART and EPIRB, in partnership with Jotron AS.
Salt Water Sportsman

 

Simrad’s new Search and Rescue Transponders and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons are the result of a partnership with Jotron AS. The compact and lightweight Simrad SA70 and SA70 AIS ($850) provide the location of a vessel in distress to nearby vessels and aircraft. The SA70 features a built-in AIS transponder that provides a precise GPS-position update every minute. Both models are buoyant and waterproof, and have an operating battery life of 96 hours.

The Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB and EP70 EPIRB (starting at $750) are primary alarms that transmit the ID and position of the vessel in distress via satellite for 48 hours once activated. simrad-yachting.com.