MetOcean Announces iBCN – NOVATECH Iridium Beacons

Small beacons making BIG waves!

Dartmouth, NS, Canada (March 7, 2014) 

MetOcean Data Systems(“MetOcean”), designer and producer of state-of-the-art data acquisition and remote telemetry systems, is proud to introduce iBCN Iridium beacons, to its NOVATECH line of products. The iBCN products will be on-site at Oceanology International 2014 (MetOcean’s Booth 6 –Stand F300 Atlantic Canada Pavilion) in London, UK for its official launch and debut showcase. Just look for the “flashiest” booth in the place!

The iBCN products are the next-generation of MetOcean’s NOVATECH Iridium beacons, designed for tracking and locating of assets. The self-contained submersible beacons use the bi-directional capabilities of the Iridium satellite telemetry system, allowing end users to receive real-time GPS location of their asset. With superior lifetime, a rugged and innovative design, and the capability for Iridium and Bluetooth configuration, the iBCN family is a game-changer.

“A considerable amount of time and planning went into the design and development of the iBCN line; this is a significant launch for MetOcean. The iBCNs track and locate valuable assets, aiding in essential recovery of oceanographic equipment. These Iridium beacons are small but mighty, and are designed toexceed any operational lifetime requirements, in the harshest of ocean environments,” said Robyn Warrier, MetOcean Sales and Marketing.

Designed to meet unique deployment needs, the iBCN Iridium beacons offer five battery housing options: self-contained, remote head, OEM,and extended battery life with the option of lithium or alkaline batteries. The NOVATECH Iridium beacons provide peace of mind for those unpredictable deployments.

NOVATECH is proven globally throughout the oceans, and is designed, tested and built in Canada – adhering to ISO 9001:2008 quality standard. MetOcean’s latest addition of the iBCN to the NOVATECH product family is continuing this tradition, providing innovative and powerful products, catered to meeting unique industry demands and needs. The NOVATECH story is one of success, strength and longevity, and paired with an industry leading manufacturer like MetOcean, Iridium has never looked this good!

Since establishment in 1985,MetOcean has been a global leader in integrated systems used for real-time monitoring and has developed niche markets to support a wide array of scientific, private, and commercial applications. 

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Oceanology International is the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community,improving their strategies for measuring,exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans. Established in 1969, Oceanology International features the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology, several agenda-setting technical conferences,visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations, all free to attend. More information about Oceanology International, please visit:  

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