Green Rescue Laser Flare® Receives Ocean Navigator’s 2013


Greatland Laser’s Green Rescue Laser Flare® Receives Ocean Navigator’s 2013 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award

Willow, Alaska – November 5, 2013:  Greatland Laser has received Ocean Navigator magazine’s 2013 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award for its Green Rescue Laser Flare® signaling device.  The annual award recognizes great technology products used in the marine environment.

The Rescue Laser concept, simply put, is to send a conventional laser beam through a special optic to create a line of light. Point the cigar size Rescue Laser Flare® at a wall and you see a line a foot or so long. Point and slowly sweep it toward a passing ship, airplane or other rescue vessel ten miles away and the line is 3,600 ft high. The line cannot miss anything in its path—any portion of the line viewed by rescuers appears as a brilliant flash distinctly different from other background light.

The Rescue Laser Flare® can also be used as a tool to detect reflective material on life jackets, channel markers, etc. up to a mile away. When any portion of the laser line is scanned over reflective material it produces a bright flash of light.

Unlike conventional pyrotechnic flares, Rescue Laser Flares® last for hours on replaceable batteries, are safe for the environment, and there is no fire hazard.

US federal law HR658, Section 311 specifically exempts "an individual using a laser emergency signaling devices to send an emergency distress signal" from the prohibition on shining a laser at an aircraft.  Greatland Laser has sold its patented laser emergency signaling devices throughout the world for over 11 years.  We have never had a safety issue with the products. 

Class III A laser < 5mW.  Available in green or red laser.  

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