MOBOS, Man-Over-Board-Operating-System

HELP YOURSELF: MOBOS enable a prompt rescue of MOB

HELP YOURSELF!

 
Immediate Rescue
 
Self-dependent and direct
Without SAR, GMDSS, AIS
License free and free of charge
 

MOBOS  —  THE INDEPENDENT CONCEPT  —  TO FIND A DROP IN THE OCEAN

 
 
 
MOBOS-Rescue  —  uncomplicated, direct and prompt!
 
 
 
 
 
 

"MAN OVER BOARD!"     

 
How fast an amazing sailing trip change into a nightmare  —   when a member of the crew fall over board!
 
HELP YOURSELF mit MOBOSThe call has not disappeared  —  when the casualty is not visible anymore due to the fast movements of the boat …
 
Depending on knowhow and weather conditions it takes a tangible eternity until it returns to the point of accident   —  but the MOB is away, currents has swept him away ...
WHERE is he?
 
How quick Wind- and Kitesurfers are gone with the wind! Alone in the open sea they even don’t see the shore!
Or off-shore winds are too strong to surf back to the coast ...
 
How do you inform people WHERE you are drifting... ?
 
TO FIND A DROP IN THE OCEAN ...

To spot human beings on the surface is still a technological challenge!
 

HELP YOURSELF!

Better to have . MOBOS an Bord! .

MOBOS-System enables an immediate rescue operation, directly from the own boat!
Without support of SAR and without using the international emergency frequencies!
MOBOS is license free and free of charge (no SRC required) and does not interfere in the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Safety System)  ⇒  MOBOS-PRINCIPLE
 
Regardless if a sailor fell over board or a wind- / kite-surfer was blown too far away in the open ocean … thanks to MOBOS the casualty has not to be searched  —  which is the reason why doesn’t wait log until becoming rescued! Thanks to MOBOS the crew onboard or in the surfing station knows very quick where the person in need is located on the surfacet  ⇒  MOBOS-SCREEN
This is a very big advantage, especially in remote areas or cold waters where rescues have to be operated speedily to save lives.
 
 
MOBOS-System consists of 2 units, both are GPS supported:
  1. MOBOS-Beacon, carried by the water sports enthusiast (attached to the PFD, clothes or neoprene surfing suit)  ⇒  MOBOS-BEACON
  2. MOBOS-Receiver, placed onboard or at the surfing station   ⇒  MOBOS-RECEIVER
 
NEW  —  but experienced and successful since 2005!
Although MOBOS was launched in 2015 it relies on more than 10 years worldwide experience:
MOBOS is a further development of our ENOS-System,  an Electronic Rescue and Locating System for divers, which is in operation since 2004. Since its launch it has rescued numerous divers who became swept away by currents   ⇒  ENOS-System
 
 
 
MOBOS  —  Speedy rescue for Sailors, Yachters, Wind- & Kite-Surfers, Canoe, Paddlers & SUP!
 
 
Flagge Deutschland      MOBOS®  is a registered trade mark and 100 %  MADE  IN  GERMANY                                      
      SEAREQ  —   ENGINEERING SAFETY
MOBOS is officially recommended by:
BVWW Logo Int. Bootsexperten Logo FSR Qualitäts-Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HELP YOURSELF  —  THE INDEPENDENT CONCEPT

 
Speedy rescues thanks to precise information!
Autarkic and efficient: MOBOS works absolutely autonomous and independent of SAR and external technologies.
Funktionsprinzip MOBOS-System
 
1. MOBOS-Receiver
The MOBOS-Receiver determines its GPS position [A] through the GPS satellites. It is now ready to receive and to evaluate the alerts of the MOBOS-Beacons.  ⇒ MOBOS-RECEIVER
It is placed onboard and has to be switched on prior the cruise begins. For Wind- and Kitesurfer, Paddler and SUP users the Receiver is placed at the surf station.
However, the MOBOS-Receiver is switched on all the time.
 
 
2. MOBOS-Beacon
The MOBOS-Beacon is carried by the water sports enthusiasts. Anyhow it is attached to the PFD, to the clothes or to the equipment .  ⇒ MOBOS-BEACON
MOBOS-Beacon is available in 2 versions:
  • MTX-A Automatic activation
    Switched on automatically by the self-inflation of the automatic PFD/ lifejacket
  • MTX-M Manual activation
    Switched on by hand; just turn the red switch through 180°
    Ideal for foam PFD/lifejackets, clothes, wet-suits of wind- and kite-surfers, etc.
 
Immediately after MOBOS-Beacon was activated it relays a 1st alert to MOBOS-Receiver: Now, an advice appears on the screen showing the ID number of the Beacon and a high frequency alarm is audible  —  the crew is immediately alarmed.
The rescue can start now if casualty is still visible.
Is the casualty not visible the crew just has to wait until MOBOS-Receiver shows the precise GPS position of himt.   MOBOS-SCREEN
 
GPS Position
After MOBOS-Beacon has relayed the 1st alert it determines its GPS position [B] through the GPS satellites. This data are also transmitted directly to MOBOS-Receiver.
 
 
3. Transmission of Alert
The 1st Alert and the GPS data are relayed on a radio frequency which is license free and does not require a radio certificate (SRC).

MOBOS neither interferes in the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) nor in AIS-System.

 

 

4. MOBOS-Screen
Using its own GPS position [A] and the received GPS position [B] from the Beacon, MOBOS-Receiver then determines the exact distance and bearing from the boat to the MOB. This data are displayed clearly and simply on the MOBOS-Receiver-Screen.
The MOB or the wind- & kitesurfer can be rescued easily  —  just a few minutes after the MOBOS-Beacon became activated.
⇒ MOBOS-SCREEN
 
The key for a speedy rescue!
Without waiting for SAR
 
 
MOBOS  —  Speedy rescue for Sailors, Yachters, Wind- & Kite-Surfers, Canoe, Paddlers & SUP!
 
Flagge Deutschland      MOBOS®  is a registered trade mark and 100 %  MADE  IN  GERMANY                                      
      SEAREQ  —   ENGINEERING SAFETY
MOBOS is officially recommended by:
BVWW Logo Int. Bootsexperten Logo FSR Qualitäts-Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOBOS-Sender MTX-A; automatische Auslösung
 
 

SMALL, HANDY, HIGH-TECH

 
MOBOS-Beacons MTX-A and MTX-M are a result of consequent engineering research.
During development work our eyes were focused on the needs of a water sports enthusiast. We demanded particularly high standards so that the Beacons stand the rough water sports business.
 
 
Handy and Compact
MOBOS-Beacon is 20 cm / 7.87 inches long, has a diameter of 3,5 cm / 1.38 inches and weighs 165 grams / 0.36 lbs only including batteries!
It has no impact on the sportsman, regardless in which sport activity it is going to be used.
Thanks to its pouch there are several ways to attach the MOBOS-Beacon to the water sports enthusiast.
 
 
Robust Housing, Reliable Manufacturing
The MOBOS-Beacon is very light – all the more it is very robust: No leaking problems!
All antennas are inside the housing, maximum protected against damage  —  this worldwide unique!
 
 
Permanent Updates, Far Visible LED
All 15 seconds MOBOS-Beacon relays its signal. The crew gets permanent an update from the MOB.
These short intervals guarantee a reliable transmission of the alert even at high waves:
If the casualty is located in a wave hollow while MOBOS-Beacon is relaying, it is rather unlikely that the alert reach the MOBOS-Receiver because the water wave absorbs ("swallows") the radio wave. But 30 or 60 seconds later the casualty is positioned on the top of the wave from where the MOBOS-Signal can be easily received.
 
At its top a far visible LED is placed which regularly blinks which increase safety enormously.
Additionally the LED shows the status of battery capacity as well as the mode of function.
 
 
MOBOS-Beacon can be combined with almost all PFD and all water sports equipment:
  • Automatic lifejackets for Sailors, Maritime Pilots, Dock  and Offshore Workers
  • Foam PFD for Paddling, SUP, Canoe ...
  • Attached to the clothes or neoprene suit of Boaters, Wind- and Kite-Surfers
MOBOS-Sender MTX-A in automatischer Rettungsweste
MOBOS-Beacon is available in 2 varieties for all applications:
 
 

1. MOBOS-Beacon MTX-A, Automatic Switch
Thanks to its compact measurements MOBOS-Beacon MTX-A fits in almost all automatic PFD  —  even in children’s and SOLAS-Lifejackets.

The housing is smooth and round without sharp edges. Therefore it does not damage the bladder inside the automatic PFD.
MTX-A will be switched on by the self-inflation of the automatic lifejacket. The MOB does not have to care about the activation, it occurs automatically.
 
 
MOBOS-Sender MTX-M an Feststoffweste2.  MOBOS-Beacon MTX-M, Manual Switch MOBOS-Sender MTX-M, manueller Schalter
With the aid of the pouch MOBOS-Beacon MTX-M can be easily attached to all foam PFD, clothes and sport equipment (Wind-/Kitesurfer, Paddler, SUP, Canoe).
In case of need it has to be switched on by hand and held upright over the surface clear of surrounding objects! (Please see below "Receiving Range").
 
Easy to Handle  —  Even under big Stress
The switch of MOBOS-Beacon is very easy to handle: Just turn the red foot by 180°  —  that’s it. Very easy!
No confusing buttons which are difficult to handle under stress and with cold, clammy fingers ...
After activation the asymmetric position shows clearly "ON". This avoids switching off by erroneous.
 
 
Receiving Range up to 5.6 Nautical Miles  /  10 KilometersMOBOS-Sender MTX-M im Einsatz
IMPORTANT TO KNOW: The water wave "swallows" the radio wave!
Water absorbs electromagnetic waves which is the reason why it is so difficult to relay radio frequencies in and under water.
 
For an error-free transmission of the alert it is necessary that
  • the radio receiving antenna is mounted as high as possible
  • the Beacon is placed above the surface
Especially the second topic is difficult to fulfill while the casualty is drifting on the surface ...
Therefore it is so important that MOBOS-Beacon MTX-M is held above the surface after activating!
 
 
Furthermore this is the reason why MOBOS-Bacon is positioned on the top of the inflated automatic PFD!MOBOS-Sender MTX-A im Einsatz
Here, waves don’t flow around the Beacon, it is the best position to transmit the alert.
Parallel it is the best position to determine the GPS data.
MOBOS-Beacon is not placed diagonal, sideward to the throat or shoulder where it is difficult to determine GPS and where radio signals are absorbed from the water waves ...
Compared to all MOB-Beacons MOBOS-Beacon MTX-A has the best position on the automatic lifejacket!
It supports the performance of transmission and of the receiving range! The MTX-A keeps the upright position continuously even when the casualty bobs up and down on the surface. MOBOS-Beacon is mounted on the PFD in such way that the inflated bladder keeps the Beacon always upwards on the highest point.
 
Depending on the height of the radio receiving antenna the receiving range of MOBOS-System is up to 5.6 NM / 10 km.
 
 
Why Batteries instead of Rechargeable Batteries?
The MOBOS-Beacon is powered by two AAA Lithium batteries, which are available all over the world. The change of batteries can be handled easily by the customer. No return to manufacturer, due to battery change:
  • Rechargeable batteries lose capacity by times even when they were not used
  • Rechargeable batteries must be recharged regularly and permanently
  • An unnoticed power blackout during night has negative influence to the capacity of the rechargeable batteries
 
For Your Safety
Imagine, a casualty drifts in the open sea and the rechargeable batteries of his beacon don’t bring 100 % performance hat  —  although it was recharged all night long  —  horrible ...!
This is the reason why we will never implement rechargeable batteries in our Seareq Rescue Beacons  —  for your safety!
MOBOS-Beacons are powered by Lithium batteries with a guaranteed capacity of 18 years! The batteries provide full performance even after many years. No loss of power, no regular check of the batteries capacities.
 
 
Our World Record: Outstanding Power Management
The current time of MOBOS-Beacon takes 170 hours  =  1 week!
This is world record of all emergency beacons, set by our developing engineers.
Thus the Beacon has always enough power, even after several rescue operations because a MOBOS-Rescue takes just a few minutes in average. When the batteries have to be changed is clearly to see at the flash-lights of the LED and detailed described in the manual.
 
 
MOBOS  —  Speedy rescue for Sailors, Yachters, Wind- & Kite-Surfers, Canoe, Paddlers & SUP!
 
Flagge Deutschland      MOBOS®  is a registered trade mark and 100 %  MADE  IN  GERMANY                                      
      SEAREQ  —   ENGINEERING SAFETY
MOBOS is officially recommended by:
BVWW Logo Int. Bootsexperten Logo FSR Qualitäts-Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Individual MOBOS-Solutions:

MOBOS-Receivers for all kinds of boat!

 
During developing MOBOS-Beacon we were focused on the drifting casualty and his anxious feelings. During developing MOBOS-Receiver our eyes were focused on the crew – for a smooth and speedy rescue operation.
Additionally we kept in mind the numerous varieties of boats.
 
Not to speak about the different characters of sailors: Some go out with the own boat only, some love to charter a boat in the holiday destination.
 
Last but not least we thought about Wind- and Kitesurfer, Paddlers and SUP who can carry the very light MOBOS-Beacon MTX-M easily.
 
Therefore we provide 5 different MOBOS-Receivers, for all kinds of boats: from inflatable vessels up to luxury yachts.
 

Handlich: MOBOS-Empfänger im Einsatz

  1. MOBOS-Receiver MRX-O
    The MOBOS-Receiver in a portable case with integrated Touch Screen. It is absolutely autarkic, with GPS and radio receiving antenna.
    The MRX-O must be used outside the cabin = Outdoor, because it can’t receive its GPS data inside a room.
    ►  Due to its compact size it is equipped with a numeral display  ⇒ MOBOS-SCREEN
    ►  Perfect for Sailing Clubs when different boats are frequently used
    ►  Perfect for Wind- & Kitesurfing centers which don’t require a 360° graph
    ►  Handy and compact, ideal to take in vacation (even in handluggage of aircrafts)
    ►  Ideal for small boats and small cockpits
    ►  Very comfortable to use in an inflatable vessel / dinghy

     

  2. MOBOS-Receiver MRX-I
    Receiver MRX-I (not pictured) is similar to MOBOS-Receiver MRX-O.
    In addition to MRX-O the Receiver MRX-I provides a 2nd socket on its front-plate to connect an additional external GPS antenna. Tragbarer MOBOS-Empfänger mit Tablet als mobiler Bildschirm
    This enables an Indoor use of Receiver MRX-I.
    ►  Thanks to the further GPS antenna the Receiver MRX-I determines its GPS data even inside a cabin and inside the office of the Wind- und Kitesurf Center
    ►  Due to its compact size it is equipped with a numeral display  ⇒ MOBOS-SCREEN
    ►  Perfect for Sailing Clubs when different boats are frequently used
    ►  Perfect for Wind- & Kitesurfing centers which don’t require a 360° graph
    ►  Handy and compact, ideal to take in vacation (even in handluggage of aircrafts)
    ►  Ideal for small boats and small cockpits
    ►  Very comfortable to use in an inflatable vessel / dinghy

     

  3. MOBOS-Receiver MRX-BT-O
    A portable MOBOS-Receiver with a Tablet PC as mobile screen. The case receives the alert from the person in need, evaluates the data and forwards them to the Tablet via Bluetooth technology. Just with a hand-held Tablet in hands it is much easier to watch for the casualty.
    During transport the Tablet can be fixed on the front-plate.
    The MRX-BT-O is absolutely autonomous and completely equipped with GPS and radio receiving antenna. It must be used outside the cabin = Outdoor.
    ►  The graph of MRX-BT-O is very easy to understand, even under stress. It shows clearly the position of the person(s) in need   MOBOS-SCREEN
    ►  Perfect for Sailing Clubs when different boats are frequently used
    ►  Handy and compact, ideal to take in vacation (even in handluggage of aircrafts)
    ►  The Tablet fits even in the tiniest cockpit
    ►  Very comfortable: just with a hand-held Tablet in hands it is very easy to watch out for the missed persons
    ►  Very comfortable to use in an inflatable vessel / dinghy

     

  4. MOBOS-Receiver MRX-BT-IMOBOS-Notrufe auf dem Tablet
    Receiver MRX-BT-I (not pictured) is similar to MOBOS-Receiver MRX-BT-O.
    In addition to MRX-BT-O the Receiver MRX-BT-I provides a 2nd socket on its front-plate to connect an additional external GPS antenna. This enables an Indoor use of Receiver MRX-BT-I.
    ►  Thanks to the further GPS antenna the Receiver MRX-I determines its GPS data even inside a cabin and inside the office of the Wind- und Kitesurf Center
    ► The graph of MRX-BT-I is very easy to understand, even under stress. It shows clearly the position of the person(s) in need   MOBOS-SCREEN
    ►  Perfect for Sailing Clubs when different boats are frequently used
    ►  Handy and compact, ideal to take in vacation (even in handluggage of aircrafts)
    ►  The Tablet fits even in the tiniest cockpit
    ►  Very comfortable: just with a hand-held Tablet in hands it is very easy to watch out for the missed persons
    ►  Very comfortable to use in an inflatable vessel / dinghy

     

  5. MOBOS-Receiver MRX-SMOBOS-Station mit Tablet als Bildschirm
    The perfect combination of permanent installation and mobilty:
    The Receiving Station is fix installed onboard. It receives and evaluates the alert of the MOB. These data are forwarded via Bluetooth to the Tablet PC which functions as mobile screen.
    ►  Ideal for boats which are permanently in use
    ►  The Tablet fits even in very tiny cockpits
    ►  Very comfortable on big boats: Just with a tablet in hands it is much easier to watch out for the MOB
     
     
    MOBOS  —  Speedy rescue for Sailors, Yachters, Wind- & Kite-Surfers, Canoe, Paddlers & SUP!
     
     
    Flagge Deutschland      MOBOS®  is a registered trade mark and 100 %  MADE  IN  GERMANY                                      
          SEAREQ  —   ENGINEERING SAFETY
    MOBOS is officially recommended by:
    BVWW Logo Int. Bootsexperten Logo FSR Qualitäts-Logo
     
     
     
     
     
 
 

All data at a glance: MOBOS shows precisely the positions of the missed persons! 

The Key for a Speedy Rescue!

 
MOBOS provide 2 different displays both are very easy to understand even under stress.
The simple understandable graph enable an immediate rescue  —  without losing time.
 
1. MOBOS-Screen, Numeral DisplayAlle Daten für die sofortige Rettung
The MOBOS-Receivers MRX-O and MRX-I are very compact and handy. Nevertheless, the Receivers show all data of the casualty to initiate a prompt rescue:
  • DST  —  Distance to person in need
  • BRG  —  Bearing to person in need
  • LAT  —  GPS coordinates of person in need, Latitude
  • LON  —  GPS coordinates of person in need, Longitude
  • ID  —  Identification of the received Beacon
    Here: Beacon No. 28, it is the 1st of 2 received (1/2)
  • UPD  —  Time in seconds, when the last signal was received from casualty (Update)
  • Battery symbol, shows the state (load) of battery
  • The semicircle below the satellite symbol signalizes valid GPS data ("smiling satellite")
  • The arrow placed on the left indicates the location of the casualty who is portside abaft. If the arrow is placed in the center of the menu bar, the boat’s heading is right on the target
 
 
 
 
2. MOBOS-ScreenAnzeige vom MOB relativ zum Boot
The MOBOS-Graph is easy to understand even under high stress. It does not require navigation knowhow!
It is displayed on the Tablets of MOBOS-Receivers: MRX-BT-O, MRX-BT-I and MRX-S.
The  +  in the center of the circle represents the position of the boat. The arrow on the top of the circle shows the boat’s heading.
The numbers 1 and 2 within the circle are the precise positions of the casualties in relation to the boat. They are listed in order to the received alerts.
The radius of the circle adjusts itself automatically according to the emergency call farthest away.
 

The figures to the right of the circle showr:

  • Numbers of distress calls received (No)
  • Identification of Beacon / casualty (ID)
  • Distance and
  • Bearing to the persons in need
 
Displayed in the top right corner the data of the boat are shown:
Date, time, speed and course. Additionally the crew sees if the GPS data are valid and from how many satellites signals are received (each satellite one green bar; here: 8 satellites). The battery symbol in the right corner above shows the status of MOBOS-Receiver’s rechargeable batteries (here: 97 %).
 
Due to safety reasons every MOBOS-Receiver receives all MOBOS-Alerts within its receiving range  —  even from "strange" divers who belong to other MOBOS-Boats! "External" alerts are shown with all necessary data for a speedy rescue, except their names (Alert No.2 on the white screen above). Thus all MOBOS-Boats can help and give support to the rescue.
 
 
Individually AdjustableAnzeige vom MOB mit GPS-Koordinaten
The screen of ENOS-Receiver is individually adjustable:
 
  • Relative Diagram: Shows position of casualties in relation to the boat
    (right above, white screen)
  • GPS Diagram: Shows GPS coordinates of the casualties
    (right, blue screen)
  • Colors: The colors of the screen can be adjusted according to light circumstances
    (white/black, blue/white)
  • Languages: English and German
 
 
How far is the receiving range?
How far MOBOS-Beacon is transmitting?
Depending on the circumstances the receiving range is up to 5.6 Nautical Miles / 10 Kilometers.
As high the radio receiving range is mounted as huge is the receiving range.
 
For an error-free transmission of the alert it is important to hold MOBOS-Beacon above the surface because the water wave absorbs ("swallows") the radio wave.
 
This is the reason why we designed MOBOS-Beacon in such way that it always keeps its upright position on the top of the inflated bladder of the automatic PFD  –  regardless of the swell! ⇒  MOBOS-BEACON
 
 
MOBOS  —  Speedy rescue for Sailors, Yachters, Wind- & Kite-Surfers, Canoe, Paddlers & SUP!
 
 
Flagge Deutschland      MOBOS®  is a registered trade mark and 100 %  MADE  IN  GERMANY                                      
      SEAREQ  —   ENGINEERING SAFETY
MOBOS is officially recommended by:
BVWW Logo Int. Bootsexperten Logo FSR Qualitäts-Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MOBOS at a glanceMOBOS-System

 
Benefits and advantages of MOBOS-System
  • Immediate alert of the crew
  • Transmission of casualty’s GPS position directly to the boat
  • Self-contained, immediate rescue
  • Independent of international rescue services: Coast Guards, SAR, MRCC etc.
  • Independent of further rescue systems: GMDSS, VHF, AIS
  • Independent of external technologies (except GPS)
  • Successful and reliable even in remote areas
  • No license or radio certificate required (SRC/LRC)
  • Free of charge, no costs
 
 
MOBOS-Beacon
  • Transmission of the alert all 15 seconds
  • Far visible LED
  • Robust and solid manufacturing
  • Antennas protected inside the housing, no antenna damages
  • Fits in almost all automatic PFD even in childrens’ and SOLAS lifejackets
  • 2 switches available  —  according to request:
    1. Automatic switch for automatic lifejackets
    2. Manual switch for foam PFD, Wind- and Kitesurfers, Paddlers, SUP etc.
  • Switch is very easy to handle even under stress
  • Identification of MOBOS-Beacon
  • Receiving range up to 5.6 NM / 10 km
  • Very long current time: 170 hours
 
 
MOBOS-Receiver
  • High frequency audible alert
  • Warning notice appears on MOBOS-Screen
  • Permanent updates of MOBOS-Beacon
  • Exact GPS position of casualty (no Direction Finder)
  • Shows precisely distance and bearing to casualty
  • Shows GPS coordinates of casualty
  • Reception, evaluation and indication of multiple alerts simultaneously
  • Easy understandable MOBOS-Graph
  • Storage of the data of the alert (Logbook)
  • 5 different MOBOS-Receivers for all requirements:
      4 portable, splash-water proofed Receivers
      1 permanently installed MOBOS-Station
  • Splash-water proofed Tablet PC as mobile screen
  • Individual expandable with GPS and radio receiving antenna for varying applications
 

 
 
MOBOS  —  Speedy rescue for Sailors, Yachters, Wind- & Kite-Surfers, Canoe, Paddlers & SUP!
 
 
Flagge Deutschland      MOBOS®  is a registered trade mark and 100 %  MADE  IN  GERMANY                                      
      SEAREQ  —   ENGINEERING SAFETY
MOBOS is officially recommended by:
BVWW Logo Int. Bootsexperten Logo FSR Qualitäts-Logo