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ICAST Alert: A New WIRELESS Kill Switch Is Being Launched

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ICAST Alert: A New WIRELESS Kill Switch Is Being Launched

Postby bschwarz » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:36 am

Press Release From FELL Marine:

Boat Kill Switches Go Wireless, with FELL Marine’s MOB+
Making Safety Convenient

POPANO BEACH, FL – FELL Marine is in the business of saving lives. At this year’s ICAST Show, attendees will be introduced to the MOB+ (which stands for man overboard), a wireless cut-off switch that is packed with features to enhance safety, making the old cord-based system obsolete. Join the team from FELL Marine at ICAST in Booth #4060, in the NMMA Pavilion, to learn more about the MOB+.

FELL Marine website to look at the product and materiels: https://www.fellmarine.com/

Every year there are many boating accidents with tragic outcomes. Now one company’s aim is to make a difference. FELL Marine’s MOB+ stops the boat if the driver falls overboard. Created for maximum wearability, it can be worn as a wristband, in your pocket, clipped to your life vest/belt or around your neck on a lanyard – all designed with the mariner in mind.

It is well known that the cord-based system which exists in most boats today is rarely (or never) used. Sadly, due to operator inattention, improper lookouts and operator inexperience, there are over 4000 boating accidents that involved more than 600 deaths each year in the US alone*. FELL Marine hopes to be able to lower these statistics with this new innovative product, tailored to boaters.

In order to get people to wear safety devices without compromising their style, look, and comfort, great design is imperative. But behind great design lies great technology. The MOB+ uses the proprietary WiMEA Protocol developed by FELL Marine. With its lightning-fast reaction time, 4D Antenna Diversity and AutoMOB features, it is like no other wireless protocol out there.

By using state-of-the-art electronics and UniqueID technology, MOB+ does not interfere with existing systems in the boat and will not be affected by other adjacent wireless systems. AutoMOB stops the engine automatically if the pilot falls over board and allows remaining passengers to restart the engine after 6 seconds to pick up the person in the water. The system can be universally installed in all boats with all engine configurations with simple plug-and-play connections.

FELL Marine´s mission is to create products that engage and contribute to increased freedom and experience for their users and customers. FELL insists on the highest quality materials that can endure rough maritime use and are durable enough to withstand the abrasion from salty water and blazing sun.

“FELL Marine has a wealth of experience in the Low Power RF industry, and we´re excited to have applied this expertise to enhance safety on the water with the MOB+, a wireless cut-off switch for boats. An intelligent man overboard system with wearable accessories for every occasion. Wear it as a wristband, in your pocket, on your life vest or around your neck as you please. Perfect for an active lifestyle with no obstacles limiting your freedom.” – Christian Frost, CEO of FELL Marine.

Fell Marine’s MOB+ will be available summer 2016, with a suggested retail price of $179. Pre-orders will be taken on the Fell Marine website starting the week of ICAST.
Photos and videos of the MOB+ are available here - http://icast2016.mapyourshow.com/7_0/ex ... exhid=1140

About FELL Marine Inc.: FELL Marine Inc. is a subsidiary of FELL Group AS. FELL Group AS is incorporated in Norway, and its principal subsidiary is located in the US. FELL, FELL Marine, WiMEA, AutoMOB and UniqueID are trademarks of FELL AS and/or its subsidiaries.

*USCG 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics
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