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Ultimate 3-Step Guide to Buying Fire Fighting Radios (SOLAS Regulation)

Posted by Rachel Low on

  A few years ago, the IMO came out with the SOLAS Chapter II-2 regulation 10.10.4 requiring all ships to be equipped with at least two sets of Intrinsically Safe (IS) radios for fire fighter communications.  With the July 2018 deadline for compliance whizzing by, many in the market are still rushing to comply, and we get asked many similar questions by our customers. So, we thought that it would be helpful to create this 3-step guide to provide some clarity on how to buy Fire-Fighting Radios. BONUS: We've also done a side-by-side comparison of some Intrinsically Safe (IS) walkie-talkie brands...

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Best EPIRBs in the Marine Industry 2019

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  There are many different factors to consider when deciding which brand and model of EPIRB to buy. With the marine safety equipment market growing extensively, customers are now spoiled for choice! To keep things simple, we've boiled it down to a list of 6 key characteristics which we believe are the most important. Top EPIRB Characteristics (in our view!) 1. User-replaceable batteryHaving a user-replaceable battery means that customers won't need to pay extra $$$ to get their EPIRB battery change once the battery life has expired! Simply swap the batteries yourself and you're good to go. Sadly, any commercial vessels regulated by IMO /...

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Entel Radios vs. Motorola / Standard Horizon / Sailor / Vertex / ICOM Radios

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As shipping regulation tightens, finding a marine radio that meets all the strict marine safety guidelines AND is affordable can be challenging.  Thankfully, Entel's marine radios tick all these boxes! Entel's commercial grade marine portables have MIL-STD 810/C/D/E&F construction and IP68 submersibility, and are designed to withstand the everyday rigours of marine environments. With Intrinsically Safe (ATEX IIA, ATEX IIC, IECEx) and Non Intrinsically Safe options available at low prices, Entel is the ideal choice for marine walkie talkies! While there are other high quality suppliers available out there (Motorola / Standard Horizon / Sailor / ICOM), they may not be available...

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BuyNav is an Official Supplier of Motorola Radios

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  BuyNav (through Allied eParts) is officially a member of the Motorola Solutions PartnerEmpower Program! BuyNav is authorised to sell Motorola Consumer Radios, Business Radios and Professional and Commercial Radios. Motorola is a leading supplier of digital portable radios / 2-way walkie talkies, with a strong focus on providing premium quality to its customers. Thanks to digital technology, MOTOTRBO™ portable radios deliver double the capacity, improved audio clarity, 40% longer battery life and integrated data applications.  We currently stock many Motorola radios (UHF, VHF, ATEX, TIA) and accessories. Our full range of Motorola products can be found here.  Digital Radios /...

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Premium Marine Radios Added to BuyNav

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  As part of BuyNav's efforts to expand its product offering, the company has added marine radios and accessories from Entel, Motorola and McMurdo to its online store! All these products can be purchased directly online via BuyNav. All three manufacturers are market leaders in the marine two-way radios market, and have excellent reputations for innovation, standards compliance and quality. Entel is a UK-based group which designs and manufacturers business-critical radio communications equipment. The company has a strong focus on R&D, with a large range of Intrinsically Safe and Non Intrinsically Safe radio options. BuyNav carries the full range of Entel radios (GMDSS, UHF,...

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