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Ocean Signal - boot Düsseldorf: Ocean Signal Joins Forces with New Distributor Nordwest-Funk for the First Time at boot Düsseldorf

Press Release   •   Jan 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

The new Ocean Signal ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder will be at boot Düsseldorf on the Nordwest-Funk GmbH stand

boot Düsseldorf 2018, 20th to 28th January, Hall 11 Stand B41 – B42

Ocean Signal will introduce its latest safety products in partnership with new Germany distributor Nordwest-Funk GmbH for the first time at this year’s boot Düsseldorf.

Emden-based specialist Nordwest-Funk will exhibit the new Ocean Signal Class A and Class B AIS transponders alongside its wide range of equipment, ahead of the anticipated launch of both devices to the market later this year.

Ideal for leisure boat owners and captains, the Ocean Signal ATB1 is a powerful Class B AIS Transponder incorporating the superior SOTDMA technology and 5W output power to ensure increased visibility and navigational safety. The Ocean Signal ATB1 has a faster reporting rate and higher output power than standard CSTDMA (Carrier Sense TDMA) Class B units, sending AIS transmissions every five seconds instead of the CSTDMA two transmissions per minute. The unit’s 5W output power, compared to the standard 2W, allows the transmissions to reach further.

The Ocean Signal ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder, a combined SOLAS and Inland approved solution, can exchange dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems to aid collision-avoidance and improve safety for leisure boats, superyachts and commercial vessels. Developed to meet the latest IMO carriage requirements and IEC standards, the compact and easy to use ATA100 is the only Class A AIS transponder available rated to theIPX7 waterproofingstandard and features a 7-inch high-intensity, full-colour, rapid-response LCD to clearly display real-time marine traffic information.

The two new AIS devices will be on show with Ocean Signal’s established portfolio of award-winning devices, including the award-winning rescueME MOB1, the rescueME EDF1 electronic distress flare, the popular rescueME PLB1 and the rescueME EPIRB1, and its SafeSea range of GMDSS products, including the V100 hand-held radio, S100 SART and E100 EPIRB. Ocean Signal’s latest products, the M100 and M100X Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) and AIS Alarm Box, are also available through Nordwest-Funk.

Ocean Signal announced in November that it had further strengthened its presence in Germany with the appointment of marine product specialist Nordwest-Funk GmbH as its new distributor in the country. Nordwest-Funk offers a wide range of equipment from leading marine manufacturers and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Visit Nordwest-Funk at boot Düsseldorf in Hall 11 Stand B41 – B42 to see the Ocean Signal products or visit www.oceansignal.com for more information.

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For further information, please contact:

James Hewitt

Ocean Signal

Tel: +44 (0)1843 282930

E-mail: james.hewitt@oceansignal.com

www.oceansignal.com

or

Jules Riegal

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44(0)1202 669244

E-mail: j.riegal@saltwater-stone.com

www.saltwaterpr.com

About Ocean Signal

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal™ is dedicated to providing the technology and quality of product that will set industry standards.

Ocean Signal’s product portfolio consists of the rescueME range of products, including the rescueME PLB1, the rescueME MOB1, the rescueME EPIRB1 and the rescueME EDF1 electronic distress flare, plus the AIS Alarm Box, and the SafeSea range of GMDSS products, including the E100 and E100G EPIRB, S100 SART and V100 handheld VHF radio, as well as the M100 and M100X professional MSLD and E101V float-free EPIRB with integrated voyage data record memory capsule. They provide both recreational and commercial mariners with simple to use, compact and affordable life-saving solutions. All products are engineered by a highly experienced team of marine electronics professionals.

Ocean Signal products are trusted by high-profile sailors, rowers, surfers and powerboat racing teams. Providing some of the world’s best competitors and adventurers with vital safety and communication devices, the rescueME MOB1 and rescuePLB1 will be integrated with the Spinlock lifejacket and personal equipment packs for the crews in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 and the rescueME MOB1 has been selected to enhance safety standards for crew taking part in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Ocean Signal has also sponsored the crew of Simply Fun with rescueME MOB1s, rescueME PLBs and a rescueME EPIRB1 in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 16-man crew of Triton with rescueME MOB1s in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race,record-breaking sailor Andrea Mura in the single-handed OSTAR race, Mini Transat 2015 solo sailor Lizzy Foreman, ocean rowing teams including Ocean Valour, Ocean Brothers and Carbon Zerow and solo rower Lia Ditton, Venture Cup offshore powerboat race team Cinzano, kite racer Gina Hewson and canoeist Adam Weymouth.

Safety and communication products from Ocean Signal offer exceptional value, meeting or exceeding international technical and safety standards. Careful design and innovation provides commercial shipping, fishing and recreational users the confidence that their Ocean Signal equipment will work to, and beyond, their expectations when it is needed most.