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Life-saving technology for boaters

July 1st, 2010 / By: / Accessories

The ORCAdsc (Digital Selective Calling) is the first–ever recreational and civilian model Man Overboard Indicator from Briartek and the only licensed and approved Maritime Survivor Locator Device (MSLD) of its kind.

ORCAdsc is worn on a life vest or as a lanyard, and begins transmitting a signal to the user’s VHF radio within seconds of submersion, as well as illuminating its integrated strobe light for improved visibility.

The device’s rescue beacon can be tracked from up to two nautical miles by small craft. Larger vessels featuring stronger VHF receivers are able to track ORCAdsc’s beacon from up to five nautical miles, while U.S. Coast Guard and other rescue aircraft may track the signal from up to 20 nautical miles.

SOURCE Briartek

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