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Raymarine Announces LifeTag Wireless Man Overboard System

February 17, 2006 

MERRIMACK, N.H. and Miami International Boat Show -- Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today announced the availability of LifeTag, a personal wireless man overboard system. LifeTag is one more step towards greater safety on the water. The system which sounds an audible alarm when a crew member falls overboard, can outfit up to 16 crew members.

"The LifeTag system gives boaters added safety features that are easy to use. In combination with other safety precautions that should be taken, this product can add to peace of mind when out on the water," said Terry Carlson, president of Raymarine.

Tags within range of the LifeTag base station exchange status messages to indicate that each crew member is safe, or within range. If a person falls overboard, immersion in saltwater rapidly degrades the signal which is detected by the base, sounding an alarm to alert the crew. Additionally, an alarm is sounded if a crew member moves away from the boat for a distance of 35 feet or more.

LifeTag can also be manually activated by pressing and holding the red man overboard (MOB) button for three seconds and then releasing. SeaTalk compatibility enables LifeTag to activate MOB mode on Raymarine multifunction displays, chartplotters and ST290 instrument systems.

Each LifeTag system is comprised of the LifeTag base station and two personal LifeTags, which can be fitted or attached to a belt. The base station handles communication with each LifeTag, provides outputs for external alarm siren and relay contact, and is equipped with SeaTalk. The station can run on 12 volt DC power, or it can be powered by the SeaTalk bus. Personal LifeTags can operate for 200 hours on CR2 Lithium camera batteries, which are supplied by Raymarine, and power on and off automatically for battery conservation. Extra LifeTags are sold separately.

About Raymarine, Inc.

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating market. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award- winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include multifunction displays, radar, navigation aids, instruments, HD Digital fishfinders, communications, software and systems. For more information about Raymarine, please call 1-800- 539-5539 or visit http://www.raymarine.com/.

 

 
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