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SYRLINKS launches SIMY Emergency Beacons

Cesson-Sévigné, May 16th, 2017 - SIMY launches My-AIS, the smallest marine emergency beacon in the world. Easy to use, very light and ultra-compact, it fits into every kind of lifejackets, even the most compact ones. A true safety companion for outings at sea, even occasional ones. You permanently wear a distress beacon that can alert within a range of 5 to 10 nautical miles depending on the sea conditions. My-AIS will be marketed from Tuesday 16th May on the merchant website simy-beacons.com. This new product is the first of a wider range dedicated to safety at sea.

My-AIS by SIMY, the world smallest AIS-MOB emergency beacon

My-AIS, A made-in-France and ultra-reliable beacon for sea navigation
SIMY is the Consumer brand of SYRLINKS safety products. The company is based in the heart of the technological valey of Rennes. My-AIS is entirely manufactured in Brittany, less than 80km away from Rennes. For more than 20 years, SYRLINKS has been developping communication devices for satellites, some of which have been used for the Rosetta mission and its Philae robot. A reliable, compact design and high efficiency electronics are the trademarks of SYRLINKS and SIMY.

Compactness: My-AIS fits into all types of lifejackets
Most of the emergency beacons are bulky and may interfere with the movements of the wearer. They are generally rarely used by amateurs or casual boaters. My-AIS being smaller than a cellphone (11x4x2cm) and very light (95g), it will be discreet and quickly forgotten once inserted in the lifevest of the user.

SIMY: Safety at sea for all
The boating market now concerns 4 million of people in France and 87 million in the United States (*). My-AIS makes safety at sea accessible to all at an affordable price. This kind of beacon is no longer only reserved for insiders or professionals of the sea.
(*) Source: The Nautical Industries Federation www.fin.fr

At sea, mutual aid prevails in case of distress
Once activated, My-AIS transmits the GPS position of the shipwrecked sailor by VHF waves 8 times per minute. Ships or coast stations within radio range (5 to 10 nautical miles) will instantly know their distress situation and their location. They will then be able to intervene as quickly and effectively as possible to rescue them.

Real-time location of ships with an AIS receiver (global coverage)
Source : www.marinetraffic.com

My-AIS will be available for sales from May 16th, 2017 on the SIMY merchant website at the launch price of 199€: www.simy-beacons.com.

My-AIS technical characteristics:

  • Fast and precise GPS signal (72 channels)
  • Norms and Certifications: ETSI EN303098 V2.1.1; IEC61108-1; RTCM11901.1
  • Operating temperature range: -20°C to +55°C
  • Long range radio antenna
  • Flash LED signalling
  • Frequencies: AIS1 161.975 MHz, AIS2 162.025 MHz
  • Waterproofness: IP67