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GME’s GPS integrated EPIRB

Back in 2004 Australia’s GME released its award winning MT400 406 MHz EPIRB. Six years later GME has introduced the MT406G, a totally compliant Class 2 EPIRB with a fully integrated 16 Channel GPS receiver. 

The key benefits of a GPS equipped EPIRB, are faster detection by the geo-stationary satellites, typically less than ten minutes anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Non GPS beacons using low earth orbiting satellites can take up to two hours to detect an emergency signal depending on the time of day and position.

 The second and arguably the most important attribute of a GPS equipped EPIRB like the MT406G is the accuracy of the beacon’s position; by transmitting latitude and longitudinal coordinates as part of the emergency message; search and rescue authorities can pinpoint the distress message down to around 100 metres, as opposed to 5 kilometres with a standard non-GPS EPIRB. In a true emergency scenario this combination of rapid alerting and a precise location could well be the difference between successful rescue and a family tragedy.

GME is currently offering the MT406G at the very attractive budget price of $569 (incl.GST) – despite the price the unit utilises the latest microprocessor based technology, is engineered to the exacting Australian/New Zealand 4280.1 EPIRB standard, and is backed by GME’s 6 year warranty.

The MT406G is available now. For more information visit


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