Kannad SafePro EPIRB Series

Kannad SafePro AIS EPIRBs

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is a safety device carried by a vessel to alert search and rescue services and allow them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency. When activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The alert is then relayed via an earth station to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). With an EPIRB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, subscription free, no matter how remote!

The Kannad SafePro AIS is the world’s first EPIRBs to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS (better known as GPS) to accelerate search and rescue. The unique power of these new award-winning beacon is in the flexibility and additional tracking capabilities long demanded by maritime customers. This will further reduce rescue times by combining the global location power of 406MHz with the localized rescue capacities of AIS.

Life Saving Innovation

  • The world’s first EPIRB to include localised alert and recovery via AIS
  • Unique location detection with the world’s first EPIRB to combine the GNSS coverage of GPS and the precision location of Galileo
  • Combining the benefits of multiple life saving products in one beacon

 

Kannad SafePro series : Rescue Accelerating Features

 SafePro are MEOSAR Compatible for faster Alert Detection

SafePro AIS is combines the global Alerting capability of the Cospas Sarsat 406 MHz frequency with the localized recovery power of AIS

SafePro AIS has four search and rescue frequencies (406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS) to support accelerated rescue

SafePro have multiple GNSS receivers including GPS & Galileo, offering greater global coverage and faster more accurate location detection

 

Kannad SafePro Series : Product features

SafeBase – strong impact resistant base to limit damage to EPIRB if dropped SafeLight – 3 Powerful 360 degree strobe lights
SafeChange – easy to replace battery back. No need to remove electronic head. All is done through the base of the EPIRB
SafeSwitch – helps prevents accidental activation by covering the power button
SafeCarry – concealed hands free emergency carry strap meeting US 2016 mandate SafeTransfer – Safety Bracket for transporting the EPIRB without the risk of accidental activation

 

Kannad SafePro Series: Product Overview

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Kannad SafePro AIS

Kannad SafePro AIS

Rugged, multi GNSS 406MHz EPIRB with both GPS and Galileo receivers, unique inbuilt AIS, optimised for new MEOSAR system

Operating Frequencies

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS
  • AIS

Features

  • Built in AIS
  • Multi GNSS including Galileo
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Manual/Auto release options

Kannad SafePro

Smartfind G8

Rugged, multi GNSS 406MHz EPIRB with both GPS and Galileo receivers, optimised for new MEOSAR system

Operating Frequencies:

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS

Features

  • Multi GNSS including Galileo
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Optimised for Meosar
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Manual/Auto release options

SmartFind E8

Kannad Safe

Rugged 406MHz EPIRB optimised for new MEOSAR system

Operating Frequencies:

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz

Features

  • Optimised for Meosar
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Manual/Auto release options

Comparison



Understanding the MEOSAR Ecosystem

MEOSAR Improvements: Better Accuracy, Timeliness and Reliability

In the next few years Cospas Sarsat will be rolling out a new search and rescue infrastructure known as MEOSAR. When fully deployed the aim is: Determine beacon location within 5km, 95% of the time, within 10 minutes.

  • 72 MEOSAR satellites positioned at Medium Earth Orbit altitude
  • Near instantaneous beacon signal detection using bent pipe technology — average 46 minutes faster compared to LEOSAR
  • Reduced response times with multiple signal bursts to improve speed and accuracy of location calculation
  • Close to 100% reliability due to multiple antenna systems and MEOLUT networking
  • When fully operational next generation beacons will also have a return link signal through Galileo satellites
  • Acknowledge signal receipt
  • Control beacon — remotely activate, turn off or confirm false alarm
  • Lives are already being saving with the early operational MEOSAR through faster alerts and greater accuracy, for example in Australia where McMurdo has just finished MEOSAR ground infrastructure installation.

 

SafePro EPIRB Activation

Kannad’s new generation of award winning SafePro EPIRBs come with two activation methods.

Manual Activation EPIRBs

Manual Activation EPIRBs


The unit comes in a SafeTransfer bracket which prevents accidental activation of the water switches. This needs to be removed and the unit submerged to activate. Alternatively, users can lift the red tab and activate directly. Typically, the manual EPIRB is considered the crews’ emergency beacon and travels with the crew on to the life-raft.

  • SmartTransfer Bracket
  • Magnet deactivates sea contacts during transport
  • Prevents unwanted activations
  • Best to mount on bulkheads in clear view near emergency exit

Automatic Activation Kannad SafePro EPIRBs

Automatic Activation Kannad SafePro EPIRBs

The unit is in cased in a Auto-house containing a Hydrostatic Release Unit which activates when the vessel is submerged, releasing the water activated EPIRB. Typically the Auto EPIRB is thought of as the vessel’s emergency beacon.

  • Float Free Bracket
  • Can fit into existing mounting holes from previous Auto Housing bracket
  • Magnet deactivates sea contacts when in bracket


 

Standards Applied

FCC ID: TBA
47 CFR Parts 80, 2
Dependant on variant

COSPAS-SARSAT C/S T.001 C/S T.007
Europe MED (wheelmark)
USA USCG & FCC
FCC ID: TBA
47 CFR Parts 80, 2
Dependant on variant
International standards IEC 61097-2
IEC 60945 incl. Corrigendum1
IEC 61108-1 (GNSS variant)
RTCM 11000.4
Industry Canada RSS-287
AS/NZS 4280.1
IMO MSC/Circ. 862
IMO regulations A.662(16);
A.694(17);
A.810(19);
A.814(19)

 

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