EdgeTech Delivers Emergency Recovery Beacon
EdgeTech has recently delivered a new solution for deep water acoustic release mooring recovery.
The Emergency Recovery Beacon (ERB) is a self-contained, programable acoustic command transmitter and transponder in a 6000 meter rated nickel aluminium bronze alloy housing that can be lowered from the side of a vessel below any surface noise, shipboard noise or thermoclines, the company explained.
The ERB is programmed through a serial port using a computer running a terminal program and can transmit EdgeTech LF BACS enable, disable and release commands at a pre-programmed rate set by the user.
Product manager Rob Morris said: “Think of the ERB as an acoustic release deck box and dunking transducer all packaged in a 6,000 meter rated housing that you can lower off the side of a ship to get closer to your deep water mooring to ensure failsafe acoustic communication.”