Polish EMS chooses Becker Avionics 406 MHz GPS PLB for EC135 fleet

Polish EMS chooses Becker Avionics 406 MHz GPS PLB for EC135 fleet

3-Mar-2011 Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics, a leading provider of Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)/Emergency Radios, is pleased to announce that the Polish Ministry of Heath has chosen the MR510 Personal Locator Beacon/Emergency Radio, with embedded GPS receiver technology for their EC135 air medical helicopter fleet.
The Polish Ministry of Health air medical helicopter fleet provides high-quality HEMS service to the nationwide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) network and the Polish population.

The new MR510 PLB will be a significant safety tool for the Polish Ministry of Health helicopter aircrews in case of emergency. The MR510 offers military-grade performance, with advanced features including global positioning system (GPS) technology, which makes it easier and quicker for the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite network to pick up distress signals and relay an accurate location to rescuers.

About the MR510 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
The MR510 is the most advanced COSPAS-SARSAT certified handheld PLB available today and is a rugged, multipurpose survival radio and locator device designed for civil and military aircrews, mariners, and ground personnel. Transmissions from the MR510 are omni-directional and continue for at least 24 hours at temperature extremes down to -20°C (Class 2) to help facilitate detection by satellite, aircraft or vessels, or by any other land, sea or airborne installations monitoring these frequencies. Class 1 performance (24 hours at -40°C) is available on request.

The new MR510 PLB features:

  • COSPAS-SARSAT Certification
  • Designed for all Airborne, Land and Marine applications
  • Multi Emergency Band – 121.5 MHz, 243.0 MHz and 406 MHz
  • Two-way VHF or UHF Voice Communication (programmable)
  • Remote Activation of Voice Reception through a 1kHz Pilot Tone to Address the User
  • Fully Self-Contained (Transceiver, V/UHF/C-S Antennas, with latest Generation 12 Channel GPS)
  • Compact, Lightweight, with State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Manual or Automatic Activation by Lanyard or Water Immersion
  • Extensive Battery Life
  • Life Vest and Ejection Seat Capability
  • Watertight to 10 Meters (33 ft)
  • Initiated Built-In-Test

Compliance with: Stanag 7007 P 1 PSAR, MIL-STD 810E, ED-14E (DO-160E)

When activated, the device transmits sweep tone radio distress signals on the international VHF/UHF emergency frequencies, simultaneously sending messages on the COSPAS-SARSAT (CIS) satellite frequency, providing detection and accurate positioning anywhere in the world. Automatic activation either by lanyard or water immersion as well as one-handed manual operation is also an important capability.

Two-way voice communications with SAR crews is utilized through VHF or UHF aviation and marine emergency frequencies mode that also aids in locating the user. This feature can be manually or remotely activated when the unit is operating in beacon mode. A simple built-in-test (BIT) function ensures quick and easy operational readiness of the unit and is self contained, with a waterproof rating to 10 meters and battery shelf life of over five years.

The MR510 PLB is designed to be used as a personal hand-carried emergency locator device. When used aboard an aircraft, vessel or vehicle, no installation provisions like mounting brackets or electrical interfacing is required.

Becker Avionics utilized the proven experience gained from the reliable MR506/509 model PLB’s to develop and field the new MR510 with advanced technology, designed for many years of reliable use and capability.

About Becker Avionics
Becker Avionics is a privately held high-tech company that develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications.

Becker Avionics has a longstanding history of over 50 years in providing equipment to General and Corporate Aviation, ATC, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. In order to support international market requirements the Company has established branches around the world. Becker Avionics supports an extensive customer base, such as, but not limited to Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, EADS, Airbus, British Aerospace, ATR, CASA, RUAG, Xi’an Aircraft Corporation, AgustaWestland, Pilatus, German Air Force, Navy and Army, German Border Patrol, German Police, Austrian Army and Police, Swiss Air Force, Dutch Police, Security Civil, Irish Air Corps, Egyptian Navy, Indonesian Navy, Portuguese Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, etc. For more information see:
www.beckerusa.com or  www.becker-avionics.com.

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