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2013-12-11 23:23:29

AID LIGHTS™ LED300 LED Beacons provide exceptional value and superior performance to increase visibility and safety in work areas. Broomfield, Colorado (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Checkers Industrial Safety Products announced the immediate availability of their new AID LIGHTS™ LED300 Class III Beacons. These beacons feature a UV-stabilized polycarbonate dome and four high intensity LEDs that create a highly visible warning for people approaching hazardous areas. They are ideal for...

2013-08-29 20:20:24

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Karson Keith along with his brother and two friends set out on a typical fishing trip off the west coast of Florida near Cedar Key. While fishing 10 nautical miles off shore, they noticed their electronics had lost all power, and the boat's batteries had died. They put in a call to the Sea Tow Horseshoe Beach, FL location for help and while waiting for assistance to come they began to prepare the boat for a storm fast...

2013-08-29 04:20:08

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACR Electronics, Inc., a leader in safety and signaling technologies, announced today they have been selected to provide ACR Personal Locator Beacons for the lifeboat crews of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The RNLI has saved approximately 140,000 lives in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland waters since 1824. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/CL70944LOGO-a)(Photo:...

2013-05-20 23:04:53

Memorial Day culminates May´s celebration of Military Appreciation; in light of that, ACR Electronics, the beacon manufacturer, shares their survivor´s story. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 On April 6th, the four-man crew with Ocean Adventure Rowing and Education (O.A.R Northwest) attempting a Trans-Atlantic Expedition from Dakar to Miami was derailed after their row boat the “James Robert Hanssen” capsized about 400 miles north of Puerto Rico. Jordan Hanssen,...

2013-03-28 12:20:37

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years ago today the premier launch of the Advanced TIROS-N satellite series ­carried a very special hosted payload aboard - the first Search and Rescue (SAR) payload on a U.S. satellite. The satellite, NOAA-E, was designed and built at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) (then RCA Astrospace Division) facility in East Windsor, N.J. To date, over 33,000 lives have been saved as a direct result of the Search and Rescue...

2012-04-23 02:21:03

FREMONT, Mich., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the long-awaited arrival of boating season in Michigan, Fremont Insurance wants to make sure that boaters have properly ensured the seaworthiness of their vessel before making their maiden voyage to avoid costly run-ins with authorities and guarantee the safety of the vessels passengers. "With an abundance of streams, rivers, ponds and lakes that the state has to offer, it should come as no surprise that boating is one of...

2012-02-29 11:00:00

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With most countries in the world mandating 406 MHz as the international standard for emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), the U.S. is not far behind. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) announcement in January 2012 that it will cancel the Technical Standard Order (TSO) governing the manufacturing of ELT equipment--most likely by the end of this year--will halt the production of units that broadcast on 121.5 MHz. (Photo:...

The Washable Wearable Antenna
2011-09-29 09:12:57

Wearing an antenna — without anyone knowing — is making a splash in the world of search and rescue. ESA has provided research and development guidance to Finnish company Patria, with the help of Tampere University of Technology, in designing a search and rescue radio antenna that can be sewn into a life vest.  Made from highly flexible, lightweight material that is robust against water exposure and moist conditions, and resistant to wear and tear, this special antenna...

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2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...

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2010-10-26 08:20:00

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But on Monday, she finally got a chance to meet the people who developed the technology used to save her life. Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 25 to meet Search and Rescue Manager Dave Affens and a team of engineers. He and his team developed the Search and Rescue Satellite...