Kannad Marine, a business of the Orolia Group, announces that the SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) which is now approved for sale in the U.S., has been chosen by West Marine, the USA’s largest retailer of boating equipment and accessories, as one of its top six products for 2012.

The SafeLink R10, Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards, is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to deploy the antenna. The compact, lightweight unit sends alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within approximately a four mile radius. A flashing LED light aids location at night.

A unique, built-in, high precision GPS receiver – which updates every 60 seconds – assures accuracy of the data transmitted from the R10 SRS. With precise location, distance and bearing data, fellow crew members (and nearby AIS- enabled receivers) receive all the information they need to locate the position of the person in difficulty and to enable a speedy recovery.

The R10 SRS will transmit continuously for up to 24 hours and has a seven year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS and is waterproof to five meters.

For more information about West Marine’s products and store locations, or to shop online, visit westmarine.com.

For more information about the SafeLink R10 SRS and other Kannad Marine emergency location products, visit www.kannadmarine.com.

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