Tideland Signal is the premier manufacturer of Radar Beacons (racons), with over 1600 units supplied worldwide, and our SeaBeacon 2 System 6 is the RACON of choice for many of the leading lighthouse authorities. Hand built in our Houston factory, the SeaBeacon 2 System 6 sets the standards for racon, with class leading performance and a Mean Time Between Failure of over 19 years.
Why do you need a racon?
A racon is a microwave device which sends a response to any interrogating radar within range which is then displayed on the vessels radar screen as a locally unique Morse Code character that confirms the identity, position, and function of the AtoN. There are many different uses for a racon including marking the Fairway buoy in a channel, marking hazards such as rocks and shipwrecks, marking borders and boundaries, marking channels under bridges, and marking offshore platforms and structures. A racon is the only piece of equipment which can provide absolute ship positioning information in a way that is not possible with satellite-based systems. Therefore, for an application where providing 100% accurate positional data is essential, regardless of weather conditions, there really is no option but a racon.
Why Tideland Signal’s racon?
Tideland Signal have been manufacturing racon for over 30 years and during that period we have supplied more than 1600 units. Our current model, the SeaBeacon 2 System 6 racon is widely used by many of the lighthouse authorities and major ports around the world and is deployed in some of the most hostile environments known to man. The SeaBeacon 2 System 6 racon has the best receiver sensitivity available, the lowest power consumption available and an IP68 rating, making it the benchmark for racon technology.