_Ocean Signal RescueMe PLB3

Professional Man Over Board device incorporating both AIS and 121.5MHz homing beacon

  • AIS transmissions for position plotting AIS transmissions for position plotting
  • >12hours transmission >12hours transmission
  • 66 channel GPS for fast accurate positioning 66 channel GPS for fast accurate positioning
  • 2 year warranty 2 year warranty
  • Five year battery life Five year battery life
  • M100X ATEX and IECEx Zone 2 M100X ATEX and IECEx Zone 2
  • 121.5MHz transmission for homing 121.5MHz transmission for homing
  • Designed for automatic activation in Life Jacket* Designed for automatic activation in Life Jacket*
  • Simple to fit to Life Jacket* Simple to fit to Life Jacket*
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_RescueME PLB3

Personal Locator Beacon with AIS, RLS and NFC

With the introduction of Automatic Identification System (AIS) functionality, Return Link Service (RLS) technology, and Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities in one 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), the rescueME PLB3 represents a significant step forward in the evolution of PLB’s. The merging of 406 MHz and AIS distress messaging effectively pairs both global and local rescue, thereby maximizing access to the most effective rescue resources available. In addition, NFC capability provides users with the world’s first smartphone connected PLB and the all-new Return Link Service feature provides users with the comfort in knowing that their distress message has been received and their location detected by worldwide Search and Rescue personnel.

As a leading innovator in life-saving products for both professional and recreational use, Ocean Signal is proud to offer the PLB3. As the world’s FIRST Personal Locator Beacon to include AIS and the world’s FIRST PLB to include NFC, there’s no need to justify why the PLB3 should be your FIRST choice.

Life Jacket Integration

The PLB3 is designed to install within a life jacket and activate upon inflation of the jacket (semi-automatic). Installation is made simple using the included oral inflation tube clip to attach the PLB3 to the life jacket with a ribbon connected around the bladder of the life jacket. Once correctly installed, the action of the life jacket inflating triggers deployment of the antenna and activation of the beacon.

Users not wishing to install the PLB3 within a life jacket have the option to utilize the included webbing clip to attach the beacon to an appropriately sized belt or the webbing of an inherently buoyant life jacket.

Features and Benefits:

  • No Subscription Required

  • 406 MHz Cospas Sarsat Distress Signal (MEOSAR Compatible)

  • 121.5 MHz Local Homing Signal

  • AIS (Automatic Identification System) Locating Signal

  • Smartphone connectivity via NFC (Near Field Communication)

  • Free Ocean Signal Beacon Mobile App (IOS and Android)

  • Return Link Service (RLS) Functionality

  • GNSS via GPS, Galileo, and Glonass

  • Strobe and Infrared Strobe Light

  • Global Coverage

  • Simple PFD attachment

  • Designed to Integrate with common Inflatable PFDs

  • Multifunction Clip System Included

  • Small and lightweight

  • 5-year battery life

  • Over 24 hours Operational Life

  • Name

    rescueME PLB3

    Product Description

    Personal Locator Beacon with AIS, Return Link Service, and NFC

    Model Number



    All marine based activities including sailing, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, paddle boarding etc.

    Satellite Tx

    406 MHz +/- 1 KHz (5W Typ.)

    AIS Tx

    161.975/162.025 MHz +/- 500 Hz (1W)

    Homing Tx

    121.5MHz, 50mW (nominal)


    7.87” (H) x 1.41” (W) x 1.18” (D)

    20 cm (H) x 3.6 cm (W) x 3 cm (D)


    0.42 lbs (190 g)


    Lithium battery, Li/FeS2


    Class 2 Operation (at -4°F / -20°C)

    Temperature Range

    Storage: -22°F to +158°F (-30°C to +70°C)

    Operating: -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C)

    Battery Replacement

    6 Years from date of manufacture or 5 years after the beacon is placed into service or after emergency use, whichever is first.


    Multi-constellation receiver (GPS, Galileo, & Glonass GNSS)


    Manual Activation or Via Lifejacket Inflation System (Semi-Automatic)


    No (Flotation Pouch Available: P/N: 733S-04213)

    Operational Life

    Over 24 hours


    5 years


    10m (1.0 bar) for 1 hour

    Approvals (pending)

    Cospas-Sarsat (see www.oceansignal.com for full list of approvals)

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