Cobham (LON: COB) has purchased SafeLife Systems, a satellite self-test detection service from PROCON Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the ability to send non-distress messages via text/email to family and friends, letting them know that all is OK. It will become part of the ACR Products line in Cobham’s Life Support strategic business unit.
The deal went forward in late January.
“Cobham makes the most reliable, robust satellite detectible emergency devices in the world and has products that can contact search and rescue forces in a matter of minutes and pinpoint location to within 100 meters, ” said Cobham Life Support Vice President Kelly Coffield. “We can now provide a unique non-emergency, web-based solution that gives friends and family the peace of mind that comes with knowing the sender is OK.”