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Taking the search out of search and Rescue!

Bright Ideas ELB Ltd are the importers and distributors of the McMurdo and ODEO range of rescue devices. We supply retailers associations and corporate clients and do not retail direct to the general public.


Beware when buying a PLB from overseas!

Each country has an individual 406 code. When you purchase a 406MHz distress beacon, it needs to be programmed for the New Zealand Rescue Co-ordination Centre. If you buy a Personal Location Beacon from overseas or over the Internet, it could be an expensive mistake. Units designed to operate in our area are programmed with a unique identity including the New Zealand country code number 512. A unit obtained from elsewhere would have to be reprogrammed by a registered service centre at your cost and modified slightly. If this is not done, when the unit is activated the satellite will notify the wrong rescue coordination centre which could mean a delay in your rescue. DON'T Forget To Register! For More information contact us on 09 238 5617.

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Bright Ideas is a NZ owned company supplying personal locator beacons to the general public and commercial locator beacons to the sea going industry.

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