When it comes to search and rescue, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) and PLBs are fabulous technologies as a last resort.
However, with limited functionality, they lack the ability to offer two-way communication, and message confirmation when a distress message is transmitted and received successfully, which can lead to the possibility of lengthy delays, and a wide search radius.
Nautic Alert X2 functions not a replacement for an EPIRB or PLB, but intended as a first resort enabling a boater to declare an emergency situation.
The Nautic Alert X2 enables two-way messaging with the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) using the integrated built in touchscreen QWERTY keyboard, for message creation, transmission and confirmation.
Nautic Alert X2 supports proactive action before and in the event of an emergency.
Should an event occur, Nautic Alert gets to work by using up to three redundant highly-accurate position references and sending parallel messages to authorized alert contacts.
A change in the vessel position due to drift or otherwise, is automatically detected and reported to the IERCC, keeping the search and rescue team up-to-date without manual requirements.
Additionally, Nautic Alert enables the user to communicate with the IERCC without the danger of communication issues resulting from a language barrier.
With over 240 spoken dialects to choose from, being understood never has to become an issue.
Nautic Alert also supports device to cellphone text messaging, as well as device-to-device messaging.
Up to 32-MOBs can be used both onboard or in the vicinity of the vessel to give the user the choice to trigger an IERCC notification on activation, or use Nautic Alert’s Onboard Alarm Network for audible and visual notifications through the vessel, ensuring the user and crew are all informed.
These long-range transmitters can even be concealed and carried onshore.
The Nautic Alert platform integrates safety technology with other integrated capabilities as well, such as:
- Advanced security based on microwave and radar based technologies
- Bilge management
- High precision anchor alarm
- Vessel locator and tracking
- DC multi-battery bank management
- AC shore power detection, VMS, and
- Reporting to support commercial and OEM integration solutions and for audit and compliance reporting
(Learn More, courtesy of Nautic Alert Decision Platform and YouTube. Posted on Aug 9, 2017)