Press Release Summary:
Offering single-handed operation of all features, Model SPLB-M operates at 406 MHz frequency of COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system as well as international emergency beacon frequencies of 121.5 and 243 MHz. Embedded GPS receiver allows for automatic geo-location positioning and reporting with better than 33 ft accuracy. Internal G-switch automatically activates device in beacon-mode upon bailout, while lanyard-actuated magnetic switch delivers additional mechanical and manual activation options.
Original Press Release:
Elisra's SPLB-M to be Introduced at the SAFE 2010 Exhibition in San Diego
The new Over-the-Horizon, Ruggedized COSPAS-SARSAT SPLB-M provides an advanced, feature-rich alternative to aging devices
San Diego, California, USA, - Elisra, a global leader in EW, Intelligence, and Communications systems, today announced it would introduce its SPLB-M Personal Locator Beacon at the SAFE 2010 exhibition, opening November 8 at San Diego's Town & Country Convention Center.
The metal-encased, ruggedized SPLB-M is based on the already-fielded SPLB commercial version, which is currently competing for large non-combat SAR contracts in several countries.
According to Avi Peleg, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales at Elisra's Communications & Datalinks Division, "The advanced, ruggedized SPLB-M is offered as a successor to and replacement for the aging AN/PRC-90 that is still fielded by the USAF and many other Armed Forces. Meeting the multiple complex needs of today's search and rescue operations with its exceptionally rich set of features, it is an ideal solution for SAR teams in even the most difficult environments."
Incorporating two-way voice communication, this new handheld SAR radio operates at the 406 MHz frequency of the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system - in addition to the international emergency beacon frequencies of 121.5 and 243 MHz.
Its impressive array of features, low weight and compact size make it unique among competing devices in the world market. An embedded GPS receiver allows for automatic geo-location positioning and reporting - with better than 33-feet accuracy. An internal G-switch automatically activates the device in beacon-mode upon bailout, while a lanyard-actuated magnetic switch delivers additional mechanical and manual activation options. The remarkably simple user interface enables single-handed selection and operation of all features, even while wearing gloves.
Elisra, a world leader in the field of Information Warfare (EW, Intelligence and C3) for over four decades, has been the source for these systems which have been deployed on a vast variety of platform types, in modern defense forces of more than 40 countries worldwide. The company develops designs, manufactures, integrates and supports advanced EW, Intelligence (RF and IR based) and Communication solutions for air, sea and land applications. Elisra, 70% owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), and 30% by Elta Systems Ltd. (an IAI subsidiary), comprises Elisra Electronic Systems, Tadiran Electronic Systems and Tadiran Spectralink.
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