Exposure OLAS Overboard Alarms

Exposure OLAS Overboard Alarms

Exposure OLAS technology converts your smart phone or tablet into a man overboard monitoring device, a key element in the life-saving armoury of any boat or yacht at sea.

What is OLAS and how does it work?

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Exposure OLAS technology converts your smart phone or tablet into a man overboard monitoring device, a key element in the life-saving armoury of any boat or yacht at sea.

What is OLAS and how does it work?

OLAS stands for Overboard Location Alert System, Exposure’s innovative Alert and Find brainchild-concept.

Exposure describe it as a scaleable wireless safety system for motor and sailing vessels up to 80ft in length.

The system is based on the premise that an OLAS tag and an OLASD Float-On are OLAS transmitters while smart phones and tablets can be set up to be OLAS receivers.

OLAS transmitters emit a low energy Bluetooth signal which is received and monitored by the OLAS receivers.

An OLAS receiver is a mobile device i.e. smart phone or tablet/iPad armed with the OLAS downloadable app.

Exposure OLAS

Alert and Find Technology

Exposure have invented a mobile app which pairs with either the OLAS wrist tag or the OLAS Float-On waterproof pocket torch (or both), creating a virtual tether.

When OLAS detects a break in the tether, it triggers a piercing alarm on the paired mobile devices within 8 seconds.

The pairing connection is automatically broken on contact with the sea or at a 30 metre separation distance.

OLAS emphasise that their system is designed as an additional safeguard and should not be considered as a replacement for any existing man overboard equipment or any casualty detection procedures.

However, OLAS do assert that their tagging system will take the stress out of the situation, reduce the chances of panic and improve the chances of a favourable outcome.

In effect, the OLAS app functionality acts as your personal man overboard coach, guiding you through the entire procedure.

OLAS suggest that anxiety induced by a potentially fatal occurrence can cause even the most experienced sailors to suffer a momentary mental blank and that the time saved by OLAS technology could be critical to a successful recovery.

The OLAS app switches automatically from regular navigation to man overboard mode revealing screens that provide simple visual directions back to the location where the crew was initially lost overboard. e.g. course to steer, bearing and distance.

A simple swipe takes you to the VHF screen where OLAS gives you the exact information to read out to the rescue service e.g. where and when the incident occurred, and your current position.

OLAS App Rescue Mode Key Facts:

  • Automatically activates the rescue procedure when the alarm is triggered
  • Records and displays the man overboard Alert and Find GPS position (no cell phone signal is required
  • Displays the MayDay call, yacht information and MOB Alert GPS position
  • Displays a clear directional arrow back to the exact location where the alarm was triggered
  • Includes a solo mode – an automatic SMS (text message) to a pre-set mobile phone number with the Alert and Find man overboard GPS location

OLAS Mobile App Rescue Display

Exposure Overboard Technology

3 Main Features:

  • Floats
  • Senses 6 seconds of water connection
  • Activates the strobe light, flashing once every second for up to 24 hours, visible up to 3 nautical miles away

Float-ON combines Alert and Find with Overboard Technology

Float-ON Extras:

Recessed water connection terminals ensure the MOB technology is only active when submerged in water
The feature button offers easy location in the dark
Float-On fits in the palm of a hand
The lens is effective as a distance torch and also emits a side light to ensure complete all-round visibility when acting as a position indicating light or strobe
Easily stowed on any existing safety gear or in a lifejacket pocket