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Ocean Signal and ACR Electronics - SMM 2018: Ocean Signal Highlights AIS Transponders for Workboat and Offshore Operators at SMM 2018

Press Release   •   Aug 09, 2018 12:40 BST

The Ocean Signal ATA100 Class A AIS transponder

SMM 2018, 4th to 7th September, Hall B1.OG Stand 510

Ocean Signal is highlighting the ATA100 Class A and ATB1 Class B AIS transponders when it joins forces will fellow exhibitor ACR Electronics to offer a comprehensive line-up of safety equipment on Stand 510 at this year’s SMM in Hamburg.

Offering fully compliant solutions to increase visibility, aid collision-avoidance and enhance navigational safety, the transponders are suitable for a wide range of vessels.

Neil Jordan, Managing Director, Ocean Signal, said: “The ATA100 combines our proven technical know-how with the fluid product design Ocean Signal’s customers have come to expect to create a fully compliant, single unit solution which is easy to use and install. It has been meticulously designed to allow operators to access and interpret the information provided by AIS to simplify navigation and improve safety, with intuitive operation and features such as the large clear display, versatile mounting options and easy-to-grip jog stick.”

Incorporating Ocean Signal’s trusted technology within a compact design, the ATA100 is the only Class A AIS transponder available rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard. It is user intuitive, featuring large illuminated keys and easy-to-grip jog stick and has a 7-inch high-intensity, full-colour, rapid-response LCD.

The ATB1 is a powerful transponder incorporating superior SOTDMA technology and 5W output power. Easy to use with accessible connections, the ATB1 features a sleek, yet rugged, waterproof design that is high on performance and low on energy consumption.

Both units are compatible with Ocean Signal’s rescueME MOB1 man overboard AIS/DSC device.

The Ocean Signal portfolio also includes the M100 and M100X MSLD, E101V float-free EPIRB, SafeSea E100 and E100G EPIRB, S100 SART and V100 handheld VHF radio.

ACR Electronics is highlighting the award-winning GlobalFIX™ V4 EPIRB and Pathfinder PRO SART.

Visit Ocean Signal and ACR Electronics at this year’s SMM in Hall B1.OG Stand 510 to see the products and talk through the features with experts on the stand. More information is also available at www.oceansignal.com or www.acrartex.com.

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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 were integrated with the Spinlock lifejacket and personal equipment packs for the crews in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 and the rescueME MOB1 was also 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.