Using Wireless Networks to Create a Reliable Man-Overboard Detection System

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Executive Summary

Globe Electronics is an engineering and R&D company specializing in active safety at sea and offering a wide range of services. Globe Electronics wanted to develop a man-overboard detection system that could be deployed globally and used on a range of different vessels. XBee 802.15.4 RF modules embedded into transmitters create an onboard wireless network. If a transmitter leaves the range of the network an alert is sounded and the ship's engine shuts off. The solutions of Digi International played a vital role in the quality of the Sea Belt, and this success is also due to the support of its sales team.

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