Emergency at sea: Furuno launches EPIRB1 Pro, the world’s most compact


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SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro
Epirb1 pro

EPIRB1 Pro, Furuno launches world’s most compact Epirb

What is epirb? It is one of those tools that those who do long sailing should always have with them. How does it work? In an emergency, the Epirb is the only life-saving tool that accurately reports where the boat is in distress and alerts rescue. Basically, if you are sinking, Epirb can be your salvation in alerting help. Read here how Epirb works in detail and when it is mandatory to have it on board.

EPIRB1 Pro Furuno

Back to what is new, namely the new Epirb1, the most compact in the world. If the boat sinks, the EPIRB1 Pro will automatically disengage from the housing and emerge to the surface automatically activating upon contact with water.

Overview of EPIRB1 Pro

  1. ON button (under the flap)
  2. LED indicator
  3. Tongue to break
  4. Antenna
  5. Strobe light
  6. TEST button
  7. Lanyard under the rubber band


The SafeSea EPIRB1 operates with the Cospas-Sarsat system, which uses three satellite networks, including the new MEOSAR.

Such a system can calculate position using Doppler processing techniques and is less susceptible to obstructions that could block the signal in a given direction. It also incorporates a 66-channel GPS receiver for immediate alarm transmission and greater accuracy in providing location coordinates.

The Ocean Signal SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro communicates location to SAR services in three ways:

  • via the 406MHz Cospas-Sarsat satellite system with position provided by an integrated GPS receiver;
  • Through a 121.5 MHz signal;
  • via LED strobe light to maximize visibility in low-light conditions.

SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro

Once activated, SafeSea EPIRB1 transmits, via satellite link, the user’s location and unique ID to a Rescue Coordination Center.

The Ocean Signal EPIRB1 operates in a temperature range of -20°C to 55°C and is waterproof to a depth of 10 meters. The EPIRB will broadcast the signal for 48 hours in order to keep emergency services updated for longer.

EPIRB1 Pro batteries: when to change them

Epirb1 contains high-performance lithium batteries. According to Italian regulations, the battery must be replaced every 4 years at an authorized center. The new EPIRB1 PRO (CAT1, automatic release) along with the EPIRB1 (CAT2, manual release) will replace the E100 / E100G series, products that have been discontinued but are still available while supplies last. Click here more details about EPIRB1Pro and EPIRB1



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