GPS Personal Locator Beacon 406MHz 66 Channel KTI PLB
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Made in Australia by world renown KTi
World's Smallest PLB with certified 10 year battery life
Release Certificate included (for aviation use)
Outdoor enthusiasts now have access to the latest in cutting edge Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) technology with the new 406 MHz Safety Alert PLB from KTi
Setting an unprecedented world standard in PLB design and performance, the new KTi Safety-Alert is compact, fast and reliable. Ideal for bushwalkers, four wheel drivers, cross country skiers and small aircraft pilots, the KTi Safety-Alert PLB is the ultimate global rescue link for people who want peace of mind in the outdoors.
Built to replace the popular KTi RB3 beacon, the new 406 MHz Safety-Alert harnesses the more accurate 406MHz COSPAS-SARSAT satellite frequency to deliver pinpoint detection accuracy and faster rescue response times.
The KTi Safety-Alert leads the world not only in design and technology, but breaks new ground in efficiency with a class leading 10 year battery life. Ultra-low current circuitry and low-loss antenna system delivers performance that exceeds the COSPAS-SARSAT requirements of 24 hours continuous transmission at -20°C.
For premium performance the KTi Safety-Alert PLB is GPS equipped with a location accuracy of down to 3.0 metres. The GPS receiver is coupled to a chip style antenna which provides high sensitivity together with superior resistance against detuning by nearby objects.
These PLBs are commonly refer to as EPIRBS, however they are more acurately called Personal Locator Beacons.
- Size: Compact, lightweight design
- Antenna: Marine grade stainless steel, flexible, multi-position
- Buoyancy: Self buoyant – no need for external flotation aids
- Strobe: High intensity photo-flash LED
- Activation: Simple one-hand activation
- Carry Pouch: Soft pouch for storage and transport (colour of pouch may vary)
- Belt-Pouch: Soft pouch for comfortable transport (limit time bonus offer)
- Lanyard: Detachable with pictorial instructions and whistle
- Mirror: Supplied with high reflectivity mirror
- Warranty: 10 year parts and labour
- Frequencies: 406.040MHz and 121.500MHz (homing signal)
- Battery: Non hazmat LiFe02, 20 year shelf life, 10 year replacement
- Weight: 140g
- Size: 88mm x 64mm x 31mm
- Accuracy: Limited only by COSPAS-SARSAT system
- Approvals: COSPAS-SARSAT T.001 class II TAC 255, AS/NZS 4280.2
- Protocol: Programmable to all applicable COSPAS-SARSAT message formats
- Strobe: Greater than 1cd, 20 flashes per minute
- 66 channel receiver
- 5 minute position updates
- Accurate to 3.0m (CEP50)
- Cold start acquisition time < 35 seconds typical
- Chip style antenna design, highly resistant to detuning by nearby objects
DON'T BE FOOLED BY HIDDEN COSTS:
KTi strongly urges people contemplating a battery replacement or the purchase of a new PLB to STOP and consider the options.
A five or six year battery replacement for a 406 MHz PLB will almost cost the same as a new PLB. For a small extra cost, you can purchase a new KTi Safety Alert 406 MHz PLB with an exclusive 10 year battery and 10 year warranty.
WORLD’S FIRST & ONLY PLB WITH 20 YEAR LIFE – 10 YEAR BATTERY
Battery replacement costs every five or six years on other brands (plus freight) can effectively double the original purchase price. By the time Safety Alert PLB owners are planning their first battery replacement, owners of other brands will be forced to replace their whole beacon due to their limited service life of only 10 to 12 years.
KTi Safety Alert PLB offers the following exclusive features:
World’s first approved PLB with a 10 year battery replacement interval
20 year life with only one battery replacement
10 year warranty
Totally manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions
Approved to operate both in and out of water
PLB transmits GPS location in less than one minute after activation. Thereafter, five minute GPS updates
PLB has a 66 channel GPS accurate to three metres
When you consider that KTi Safety-Alert range of PLB sell for much the same price as other lesser products, it is easy to see why KTi can claim that their Safety-Alert PLB, with many extra exclusive features, represent half the cost or twice the value when compared to many other PLBs.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:
The KTi laboratory is the centrepiece for product innovation and development. The latest certified test equipment gives KTi the ability to design, develop and test equipment in house to exceed the most demanding performance criteria.
Production is complemented by modern automatic equipment including dual SMD component placement machines, infra-red reflow and wave soldering machines, a certified RF test room and mechanical engineering shop (incorporating tool making and production turning capability), as well as a computer integrated stock management and control system.
KTi’s corporate goal is to continue to design and produce high quality electronic products for the Australian and world markets.
Kinetic Technology International Pty. Ltd. (KTi) is a wholly Australian owned company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of sophisticated electronic products. Established more than 20 years ago, KTi has won international acclaim supplying leading edge electronic safety equipment to aviation, marine, military and specialised consumer markets.
KTi specialise in the production of high-technology emergency positioning indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs), rescue beacons and specialised aviation simulation equipment. KTi holds several COSPAS/SARSAT approvals for its range of 406MHz emergency beacons that have replaced the 121.5MHz units since February 2009.
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Change of Mind
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All Menace Marine products come with a standard 12 month warranty.
All products sold by Menace Marine come with a minimum 12 month warranty.
KTI PLB ReviewBy: Rob Pieper on 16 March 2017 (verified purchase)I chose the KTI PLB after checking out the top 3 contenders in the marketplace. I hope I never get to review the performance of this unit after it has been deployed, but the KTI's 10 years battery life and 5 minute GPS location update made it stand out head and shoulders above it's competitors. Add to that the units compact size and light weight and ability to float unaided (unlike one other unit) and the KTI was a hands down winner for me.
GPS Personal Locator Beacon 406MHz 66 Channel KTIBy: Michael Smith on 19 February 2017 (verified purchase)Fantastic service and delivery. Product looks great and exactly what I expected. Good on you Menace Marine well done!!
406 KTi PLBBy: A Maclean on 30 December 2016 (verified purchase)Here's a product I hope I never have to use, so it's hard to review. The product arrived quite quickly here in NZ, well packaged and with appropriate paperwork The seller was great to contact and very prompt to act if required to sort anything out. The best thing about this PLB is its relatively small size and the long battery life. Price was pretty sharp too, so no complaints from me.
Personal Location BeaconBy: Peter Hughes on 25 November 2016 (verified purchase)Found the product at great price. Menace Marine website easy to use, delivery on schedule with posts to let you know at every stage. Great work guys
Tracking deviceBy: Horrie on 5 May 2016 (verified purchase)Compact, easy instructions, tests OK, excellent piece of gear