The PanPan Personal Beacon is a waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 device that creates an active mobile network (MOB) on board your yacht by interacting with gadgets and using the capabilities of smartphones and tablets already on board.
Personal radio beacon PanPan
All you have to do is download the app from AppStore or Googleplay, install it on your smartphone / tablet and activate it by dragging the "slider", after which the screen will change color to green, thereby confirming the action. You can also add paired devices (crew members or guests) to the list, assign personal names to them. After that, the system will itself every second read the signals given by the gadgets and check if the beacon is in the water and if the connection with one of the PanPans is lost.
In the event that the activated beacon comes into contact with water or communication with it is lost, the application will automatically beep for three seconds, informing about the incident.
A triggered alarm will more and more often remind you of the problem, actively attacking your smartphone. Even if it is on silent mode. But, in addition to the signal, the program automatically launches any other "identification" signs to attract your attention: vibration and strobe (if any).
Further, the rescue operation itself and the guide to it:
On the screen of your smartphone, a point with the location of the lost PanPan (in real time) and your position within the radius of the proposed search + the path you have traveled and the remaining distance.
Using the built-in compass, PanPan visually guides you to the point of loss. The MOB icon always moves relative to your boat. You just stay on course. When you get close to the lost beacon, the screen will turn green again.
The device definitely deserves attention and will become an indispensable companion on board, especially during night crossings and in bad weather. Its creation is aimed at making you and your team as safe as possible.
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