June 24, 2013 - In an emergency situation, this may save your life. Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 is one safety product, you’ll want to carry with you. Tagged as the world’s smallest PLB, the rescueME PLB1 actually fits in the palm of your hand and when compared to other PLBs, it’s 30% smaller.
The rescueME PLB1 is easy to activate. Simply pull the antenna out, lift the protective flap and press the red button. When activated, the PLB1 transmits your position and unique ID from its 66 channel GPS, using the 406MHz search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by the governments there are no charges to use this service. In addition, the PLB1 transmits a 121.5 MHz homing beacon and has a high intensity (1 candela) strobe light that aids search and rescue in finding you.
It has a 7 year battery life and a 7 year warranty. It comes with a cradle mounting and lanyard cord that can be used to secure the PLB to clothing or life vest. While the PLB1 is not designed or intended for operation while immersed in water, it comes with a flotation pouch to ensure your PLB will not sink.
For more information, visit BanyanPilotShop.com/PLB1.