The A049-ATEX easyRESCUE-A ATEX transmits the position of a MOB in distress directly to all AIS receivers within range. This unit is rated ATEX zone 2 intrinsically safe.
Substantial modification to the equivalent easyRESCUE, is the “auto activation” mode. The device is activated if there is complete water contact for more than 2 sec. If the easyRESCUE-A ATEX is activated it, repeats a constant AIS radio signal. The manual activation by pressing the “ON”-Button is still possible.
How does the easyRESCUE-A ATEX work?
With built in AIS technology the easyRESCUE-A transmits an emergency AIS-S.A.R.T. message which triggers an alarm on all AIS enabled chart plotters/ Pc’s within range. The GPS is a new generation fast acquiring type and the VHF AIS transmitter repeats the message and position several times per minute. This enables all vessels within range to assist with the rescue if they have an AIS receiver or an AIS transponder.
What else do I need?
An AIS receiver or transponder connected to a chart plotter/PC.