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available from a variety of service equipment manufacturers.
The eTrac SSAS is from KVH
Industries, Inc. The small, integrated eTrac SSAS uses the Inmarsat mini-C communication system and real-time
GPS position reporting to provide alert messaging capabilities aboard vessels worldwide. Initially developed to help commercial vessel owners and crews maximize their safety and meet strict new IMO and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations, the eTrac SSAS also serves as an excellent resource for passengers and crews of private yachts, enabling them to send instant alerts in response to danger, such as terrorism, piracy, or vessel distress. The KVH eTrac SSAS stands less than 6-in. high and weighs only 2.4 lbs. The eTrac
SSAS antenna is a fully integrated sys- tem, containing a transceiver, antenna, and a 12-channel GPS receiver. The two panic buttons can be placed as far as 165 ft. away from an interconnection box to make sure an alert can easily be sound- ed should the need arise. With no monthly subscriptions or transmission costs for emergency messages. eTrac
SSAS offers an extremely low lifetime cost.
Sailor's SSAS meets the SOLAS requirements by IMO. Based on the
Inmarsat C system, the new Sailor
H3000M SSA Mini-C solution offers a
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Connexion by Boeing 50
Kongsberg Seatex 57
Telenor Satellite Services 65
Thrane & Thrane 67
Xantic 68 wide range of communications services providing a SSAS solution.
The Sailor H3000M SSA Mini-C also provides traditional Inmarsat-C servic- es, such as position reporting and polling, e-mail, fax, telex, X.25 data files and mobile-to-mobile communica- tion. The Sailor H3000M SSA Mini-C is a unique Inmarsat Mini-C system, comprising a transceiver, antenna and 12-channel GPS receiver in one single unit. When one of the Alert Buttons is activated, the Sailor H3000M SSA
Mini-C transmits an alert to an Inmarsat
Land Earth Station (LES). The alert
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