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Ocean Signal: Presents New M100 and M100x MSLD at Posidonia

Press Release   •   May 09, 2016 13:12 BST

Ocean Signal continues to strengthen its presence in the commercial sector with the introduction of the M100 and M100X Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) with Automatic Identification System (AIS) and 121.5MHz homing beacon at this year’s Posidonia.

The latest device by the communication and safety at sea specialist is developed for the professional marine market and suitable for all offshore and lone workers. Designed to unobtrusively attach to immersion suits and inflatable life jackets, the rugged man overboard devices are ready for automatic activation on inflation of the jacket or on submersion when fitted to the suit.

James Hewitt, Sales and Marketing Manager, Ocean Signal, said: “Posidonia is an important show for Ocean Signal as we are further strengthening our presence in the commercial sector this year with some exciting collaborations and new product development. As well as introducing the M100 and M100X MSLD at the show for the first time, we are displaying our range of innovative devices which have been specifically developed to meet the needs of commercial shipping, offshore industries and fishing sectors. All offering benefits to owners and operators and integral to the safety of crew, the Ocean Signal safety electronics feature industry-leading operational life with user replaceable batteries and are very compact and easy to use.”

Available in two versions, the M100X is designed to meet the European ATEX directive and the IECEx approval for use in Zone 2 explosive atmospheres and is ideal for use in environments such as oil rigs, offshore platforms or other hazardous areas. The M100 device is suitable for all other commercial use, such as wind farm users, off shore workers, fishing fleets and fish farm workers, and helicopter transfers.

The Ocean Signal MSLD has been developed to withstand the harsh commercial environment and has a resilient, sturdy design to ensure ease of use and simple installation.

Once activated, the M100 and M100X will transmit an alert to all AIS receivers and AIS enabled plotters in the vicinity, as well as sending a 121.5MHz homing signal, for a minimum of 12 hours. Waterproof up to a depth of 10m, the devices are operational between temperatures of -20°C and +55°C and can be stored at temperatures between -30°C and +70°C.

With a 2-year warranty, the compact MSLD measures 132mm x 53mm x 28mm to ensure it can be comfortably worn whilst in a working environment.

Additional Ocean Signal products at the show include SafeSea products the S100 SART, V100 VHF and E100G EPIRB, plus the rescueME MOB1 man overboard device with AIS and DSC, the rescueME EDF1 electronic distress flare and rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacon.

For more information on the new Ocean Signal M100 and M100X MSLD and the Ocean Signal range of products, please visit Stand 3.203 in Hall 3 at Posidonia, or go to the website at www.oceansignal.com.

For further information, please contact:

James Hewitt
Ocean Signal
Tel: +44 (0)1843 282930
E-mail: james.hewitt@oceansignal.com
www.oceansignal.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 rescueME range of products, which includes the rescueME PLB1, the rescueME MOB1, the rescueME EPIRB1, the rescueME EDF1 electronic distress flare and AIS Alarm Box, and 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, 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 and powerboat racing teams. By providing vital safety and communication devices, the company has sponsored 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, Atlantic rowing duo Ocean Valour and Venture Cup offshore powerboat race team Cinzano.

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.

For further information on the full range of products available from Ocean Signal, please go to www.oceansignal.com.