NOVATECH in Australia

The NOVATECH line of Radio Beacons, Iridium Beacons and Xenon and LED Flashers, is the world's leading name in oceanographic recovery and warning applications. NOVATECH has customers in over 36 countries including government agencies, military, universities, oil companies, private research organizations, survey and exploration companies, salvage companies, and the fishing industry. 

NOVATECH Radio Beacons, Iridium Beacons and Xenon and LED Flashers are used in a wide variety of submersible and surface applications. During submersible applications, they are attached to underwater equipment such as ROV, AUV, and scientific equipment. When the equipment returns to the surface, the radio beacon and xenon flasher turn on automatically to provide a radio signal and an intense flashing light to assist in the recovery of the equipment. During surface applications, they are used for search and rescue, drift studies, oil spill tracking, equipment location, and warning applications.  The range includes:

NOVATECH VHF Radio Beacons

NOVATECH Radio Beacon Range

Self-contained submersible VHF radio beacons designed to assist in the location and recovery of underwater oceanographic equipment. 

It may be submerged for long periods in ocean depths to 7,300m (dependent on model). The activation of the RF-700A1 and RF-700AR is completely automatic; when submerged below 10 meters, it is OFF, and at the surface it is ON.

At the surface the beacon transmits a pulsing RF signal for approximately eight days.

Remote Head Option (shown left) ideal for underwater vehicle (ROV, AUV, etc) installations.

Shallow water (600m) version (RF-700C) is twist cap activated,

NOVATECH Xenon Flashers

ST-400A Xenon Flasher

Self-contained submersible xenon flasher designed to assist in the location and recovery of underwater oceanographic equipment.

It may be submerged for long periods in ocean depths to 7300m (11,000 for ST-11000). Activation is completely automatic; when submerged below 10 meters, it is OFF, and at the surface it is ON at night only.

At the surface the ST-400A “double burst” flashes for approximately seven days at night only, and its visual range is up to three nautical miles at factory settings.

Remote head option also available that is ideal for underwater vehicle (ROV, AUV, etc) installations.

NOVATECH Combination VHF Radio Beacons & Xenon Flashers

RF-700C6 Combined VHF Radio Beacon & Xenon Flasher

The combined radio and xenon flashers is an innovative solution that combines a VHF Radio Beacon, with a Xenon strobe/flasher resulting in a self-contained Combo unit designed to assist in the location and recovery of surface assets and oceanographic equipment deployed in shallow waters.

It may be submerged for long periods in ocean depths to 600m, or fitted with floatation collar/ skirt for ocean surface tracking with RF frequencies.

The activation of the RF-700C1 is manual. Twisting the lens/antenna cap completes both electrical circuits.

NOVATECH Direction Finding Receiver

DF-500N Direction Finder

The NOVATECH ProFIND NT DF is a hand-held direction finder (DF) designed to operate in the most demanding field conditions on land or at sea. 

The receiver is housed in a crush-resistant, safety yellow, glass-filled polyamide housing.  The housing is waterproof to allow continuous use at sea, in rain or snow, and at sub-zero temperatures.

The system consists of a dual-element switched array antenna and a crystal controlled receiver mounted in a crush resistant, waterproof housing. 

The NOVATECH ProFIND NT DF has up to six selectable frequencies.  Four standard frequencies are preset at the factory, and two optional frequencies are user-selectable at the time of manufacture.Antenna sets are matched to each DF unit at the factory.  If an antenna is lost or broken, the DF unit should be returned to the factory to ensure an optimal match of replacement antennas. The antenna sets are serialized, and the serial number assigned to the antenna set matches the unit serial number.

The ProFIND NT DF is specifically designed to operate with the Novatech Line of RF Beacons.

NOVATECH Argos Beacons

NOVATECH Argos Beacon Range

The NOVATECH AS-900A ARGOS Beacon contains an ARGOS system transmitter designed as a ruggedized incident-alerting system for oceanographic applications anywhere in the world.It may be submerged for long periods in ocean depths to 7300 meters (24,000 feet). The activation of the AS-900A is completely automatic; when submerged below 10 meters, it is OFF, and at the surface it is ON. At the surface the beacon transmits an ARGOS position data message for 30 days.

The MMA-7500 is a deep rated to 7,500m, small form-factor, self-contained Argos locator beacon. The new digital circuit controller offers selectable preset frequency channels, along with a range of duty cycle options, resulting in a beacon that can be configured for a range of broadcast specifications.
 
Powered with Lithium, this miniature recovery aid is designed for long term ocean deployments (up to 2 years submerged). The Mini Beacon housing includes an integrated conductivity sensor that isolates the unit’s power while submerged and activates the device upon surfacing.

NOVATECH Iridium Beacons

Novatech Iridium Beacon Range

The iBCN is the next-generation of MetOcean’s NOVATECH Iridium beacons, designed for tracking and locating assets. The self-contained submersible beacons utilize the bi-directional capabilities of the Iridium satellite telemetry system, allowing end users to receive real-time GPS location of their asset.

Designed to meet unique deployment needs, the iBCN Suite offers five battery housing options: self-contained, remote head, OEM, and extended battery life with the option of lithium or alkaline batteries.

The NOVATECH Iridium beacons provide peace of mind for those unpredictable deployments.

NOVATECH Mini VHF Beacons

Novatech MMB-1000 Mini VHF Beacon

Available in 1,000m and 7,500m depth rated options, the MMB-1000 and MMB-7500 are a small form-factor, self-contained VHF radio locator beacon / asset recovery device. The new digital circuit controller offers selectable preset frequency channels, along with a range of duty cycle options, resulting in a beacon that can be configured for a range of broadcast specifications.

Powered with Lithium, these miniature recovery aids are designed for long term ocean deployments (up to 5 years submerged), with enough power to transmit for up to 20 days. The MMB-7500 also has an integrated conductivity sensor that isolates the unit’s power while submerged and activates the device upon surfacing.

NOVATECH LED Flashers

NOVATECH XENON and LED Flashers Range

The MMF-1000 (1,000m rated) and MMF-7500 (7,500m rated) are small form-factor, self-contained asset recovery strobe / asset recovery devices. This revolutionary design incorporates pure white LED technology that offers the user a range of configuration options for both flash rate, and intensity – that can be seen from up to 5 nautical miles.

Powered with Lithium, these miniature recovery aids are designed for long term ocean deployments (up to 5 years submerged), with enough power to flash for over 2 weeks. The MMF-7500 Mini Flasher housing also includes an integrated conductivity sensor that isolates the unit’s power while submerged, and activates the device upon surfacing.