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
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