A simple protective tab over the operating keys prevents inadvertent activation, yet allows for easy operation when required. The rescueME EPIRB1 also features two high brightness strobes to maximize visibility in low light conditions. The retractable antenna provides maximum protection and a reduced outline for stowage. When required the antenna is easily deployed with a gentle pull. For longer offshore or ocean passages, the Ocean Signal E100G EPIRB offers an exceptional 96-hour operational life with the option of an automatic release housing (mandatory for vessels approved under SOLAS regulations).