GME’s GPS EQUIPPED EPIRBs GAIN COSPAS SARSAT APPROVAL
GME recently received COSPAS SARSAT approval for its GPS equipped Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, the manually and water activated MT403G and the automatic MT403FG.
The new models incorporate a 16 Channel GPS receiver that in an emergency will transmit the beacon’s latitude and longitude as well as the identification of the owner. This will result in a much faster emergency response time through the geostationary GEOSAR satellite constellation and most importantly a reduced search and rescue area, typically less than 100 metres, compared to around 5 kilometres with conventional 406MHz beacons.
The approval of the MT403G and MT403FG beacons will further strengthen the position of GME in the local market, but most importantly it will enable the company to maintain its momentum in international markets, where the trend, particularly in Europe and North America has shifted significantly towards GPS-equipped EPIRBs.
Although GME has been intimately involved in the design and manufacture of emergency beacons for 30 years, it was not until 2003, with the introduction of the award winning MT400 406 MHz EPIRB that GME really started to gain recognition as a potent force in markets outside of Australasia. Now with a full beacon portfolio, including manual, water and automatic activated EPIRBs, PLBs and now GPS beacons, GME has a safety solution for all contingencies, be it pleasure boating, commercial shipping, general aviation or land based activities.”
GME Releases Exciting range of Entertainment Products GME is also releasing a new range of marine entertainment products in 2008. The GL9717 LCD TV/Monitor heads the new range featuring 17” flat panel screen, marinised PCBs, analogue tuner and, for total flexibility, a menu selectable multi input facility for simultaneous connection to a DVD player, computer, or a digital set top box like the GME ACIES diversity unit. The GR9200 marine stereo is a brand new CD/MP3/USB/SC Card/AM/FM player with full ipod connectivity, flush and gimbal mount options, and the added utility of remotely mountable wired remote control heads. Also included in the 2008 season line-up, is a new series of marine stereo speakers from a 5 & 1/4” flush mount right through to a high powered heavy duty free air 10” sub-woofer, all fully marinised and tested to the rigorous International ATSM Standards.
GME’s confidence in the reliability and enduring performance of these speakers has resulted in an industry first 3 Year Warranty. Finally, for those who like their music a little louder, GME offers the GA9800 marine amplifier with an amazing 1450 watts of music power.