Satellite Personal Locator Beacons
Travelers, sailors, pilots, and others engaged in outdoor activity run a constant risk that something will go wrong, and will subsequently find themselves in need of rescue services.
In order to rescue people in distress, from anywhere and at anytime, the international Cospas-Sarsat satellite system was established. This system, employing also GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellites, is funded by the governments enabling very efficient worldwide Search and Rescue (SAR) services free of charge.
Alerting the system upon distress is made via a terminal installed onboard ships (EPIRB) and airplanes (ELT), or carried by individuals (PLB), which can be purchased in the free market, but beyond that no user fee is required.
At Mobit we believe that a PLB should be compact and friendly enough to be carried continuously, enabling easy and reliable operation in case of emergency, in other words: affordable wrist worn PLBs.