4th April 2022 – From July 1st 2022, the IMO and SOLAS requirements MSC.471(101) will become mandatory. This new performance standard for float-free EPIRBs operating on 406 MHz, enables improved functionality that will offer quicker SAR response and ability to locate the vessel and crew in distress.
Jotron is the world’s first manufacturer to develop and release a series of AIS EPIRBs that meet the new requirements mandatory from July 2022. These COSPAS-SARSAT approved EPIRBs include AIS functionality for enhanced maritime safety. Jotron’s new EPIRB series also include RLS functionality, transmitting a signal back to the beacon to confirm receipt of the distress signal.
EPIRB series key features:
- AIS functionality
- RLS ready
- Extended battery lifetime
- Strobe and IR light
- Built in copy battery protection
- Extended self-test
- Improved plastic material
- 80 Gb storage capacity on VDR float-free capsule
- Available with float-free bracket with heating
“Jotron has enhance the safety and efﬁciency of distress systems for the past 50 years. We are excited to release this new series of AIS EPIRBs,” says Vegar Pettersen, Sales & Marketing Director
For more information, please contact Vegar Pettersen, tel: +47 3313 9700.
The Jotron sales team will be present at Nor-Shipping in Oslo the 6th April.
Picture – from left: Tron 60AIS, Tron 40AIS and Tron 40VDR AIS