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    Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIR)

EPIRB is the necessary device for global search and rescue in distress, which can transmit distress signal of 406MHz and pilot signal of 121.5MHz. As a product that passes certifi cations of COSPAS, CCS(approval from China Classifi cation Society) and ZY (Register of Fishing Vessel of the People’s Republic of China), VEP8 can meet the requirements of IMO/IEC and COSPAS-SARSAT. VEPS has the advantages of simple operation and easy maintenance.


VEP8 can be activated automatically or manually when ship is in distress. then the emergency signal of 406MHz for help will be transmitted and forwarded to the search and rescue center by global COSPAS SARSAT satellite system. The search and rescue center will carry out the emergency rescue plan according to the received signal. 406MHz this distress signal will be received by the COSPASSARSAT satellites which contains of LEOSAR (LowEarth-Orbiting Search and Rescue) and GEOSAR (Geostationary Search and Rescue) satellites. Received signals are transmitted to a ground station LUT (Local User Terminal). The LUT in charge will forward the distress notice to a Maritime Control Center which provides the local Rescue Coordination Center with the information about the SOS event. An SAR helicopter or SAR vessel will be send out imediately to start the rescue mission. 121.5MHz homing signal The additional transmitted homing signal is a bearing signal. It enables SAR airplanes and SAR vessels to tale a bearing on the direction of the point of emergency.


  • Low maintenance cost for battery and hydrostatic releaser.
  • Low stray, low harmonic, low powerconsumption and long time for stand-by and working.
  • Double protection systems for mis-sending with more safety.
  • Easy to be found because of eight highlight LED lamps
  • Ten types of messages with fault diagnosis and overall check for EPIRB