All New SA2G PLB from KTI - Sets a Whole New Benchmark for PLBs
Australian company KTI has just released its all new Personal Locator Beacon - Australian designed, made and meeting national and international standards. It beats its competitors on a number of key dimensions that we think are really important:
It sends an updated GPS position to AMSA every 5 minutes ... the old bench mark was 20 minutes ... that means if you a drifting at sea or down a a river, your position continues to be regularly updated, reducing the time taken to rescue you.
It has a 10 year battery life and warranty ... the old benchmark was 7 years. So at only $329, that's reduced the cost to less than $33 per year!
In all other regards it matches the top of the range PLBs (66 channel GPS, ... and its more affordable than ever ... so why would you choose something else?
FEATURES: Size: Compact, lightweight design Antenna: Marine grade stainless steel, flexible, multi-position Buoyancy: Self buoyant – no need for external flotation aids Strobe: High intensity photo-flash LED Activation: Simple one-hand activation Carry Pouch: Camera style carry pouch with belt loop Lanyard: Detachable with pictorial instructions and whistle Mirror: Supplied with high reflectivity mirror Warranty: 10 year parts and labour
Frequencies: 406.040MHz and 121.500MHz (homing signal) Battery: Non hazmat LiFe02, 20 year shelf life, 10 year replacement Accuracy: Limited only by COSPAS-SARSAT system Approvals: COSPAS-SARSAT T.001 class II TAC 255, AS/NZS 4280.2 Protocol: Programmable to all applicable COSPAS-SARSAT message formats Strobe: Greater than 1cd, 20 flashes per minute
- Out of the Case
Weight: approx. 140g
Size: 88mm high x 64mm length x 30mm wide
- In the Case
Weight: approx. 140 gms weight of case is .037gms
Size: 110mm high x 85mm length x 45mm wide
66 channel receiver 5 minute position updates accurate to 3.0m (CEP50) Cold start acquisition time < 35 seconds typical Chip style antenna design, highly resistant to detuning by nearby objects
Comes complete with lanyard and impact resistant case ... but floats without the case!