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Odeo Flare™ in the media

We know how good the Odeo Flare is … but don’t take our word for it: we’ve collated a number of videos, reviews, and other media from all over the Yachting world, so you can see what others think of it.

Seen Odeo Flare reviewed in the media? If you’ve seen a review, video, or article reviewing the Odeo Flare, email us with the deteails of when and where, and tell us about yourself, and if we include it here, we’ll add a link you your company on our website.

 

Odeo Flare tested by Practical Boat Owner magazine and voted “Best Buy”!

In the recent Practical Boat Owner tests at Studland bay Daniamant’s Odeo Flare was voted Best Buy. The PBO conclusion stated that “The Odeo Flare was the easiest to use – just twist the base – and its SOS flash distinguished it well from background lights and navigation marks”. PBO also commented on its ease of use.

Come and visit Daniamant at METS 2016 in Amsterdam, November 15-17th, at stand: 01.314, to learn more about this exciting product.

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Dive New Zealand testing Odeo Flare

Late last year Dive New Zealand took the Odeo Flare out with them to test it underwater after its recent approval to IP68. Dive New Zealand took the unit to a depth of around 90 feet. Their intention was to see how well it could be seen by other divers in the water at that depth. According to Dive New Zealand “it proved to be very effective an could be seen clearly by the other divers. The pressure test showed it could be used at that depth with no problems”

According to Dive New Zealand this makes the Odeo Flare a good choice to be used for Tech divers and Cave diving as a beacon.

“A good product that divers could use in many situations that requires safety measures to keep divers safe.”

Daniamant are grateful to Dive New Zealand for their real life testing and pleased that the Odeo Flare once again proves its quality and functionality in many different marine scenarios.

The Odeo Flare has currently been approved for use at 50 meters but has also been tested successfully at 100 meters.

Please see our website for more details on where to buy and product information.

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Nice to receive Customer Feedback

“Dear Daniamant,

It’s been more than one year since we’ve been paddling with an ODEO flare in our kit. During this year we’ve put the flare’s through its paces. We’ve tested flares extensively.

Flare Dimitri; This one has been tested in the harshest and roughest conditions. It has been attached on the back of the PFD . There are some minor scratches on the cap. I’ve been doing over 1000 kilometres with this unit in a wide variation of sea and weather conditions. The flare has been exposed to everything a man can encounter at sea. It has been submersed during rescue exercises, it has gotten some beating during surf sessions. The batteries and interior are still intact. The flare remains active.

Flare Sylvie, Stijn and Fréderic: Those flares were stored inside the kayak or on the kayak (under the deck lines) and were exposed to rolling and vibrations in a wide variety of conditions. No damage or scratches whatsoever. The batteries and interior are still intact. All flares remain active.

Besides field testing, we did a visibility test. The flare is in good weather conditions still clearly visible at night over a distance of 5 kilometres. It is not to be mistaken for the light of a buoy.

And since we are pleased to have the flare in our safety kit, we did some advertising also. We showed the flare (along with the classic ones) at all of our lectures. We did the North Sea Crossing with the thing attached to the back of my PFD. We made several videos with the flare clearly visible and we’ve put the logo in it since the support of your company. We’ve been very critical, as it should be with safety equipment. People (within the sea kayak scene) have asked questions (about the quality, the brand, the price,….) personally or via Facebook and YouTube.

Hereby, a big thanks to give us the opportunity to work together! We are certainly aware of the fact that not every company listens to its customers as your company does. Feel free to post this information on your website, it’s honest and true! I’ve attached our latest video with the flare clearly visible in it!”

Daniamant would like to thank North sea kayak for their extensive testing in the harshest conditions and especially Dimitri who has taken the Odeo Flare out with him in some tough weather conditions to test the unit’s capability.


Odeo LED Flare demonstrated by the French Navy

Helicopter and fighter pilots from the French Navy demonstrated the Daniamant Odeo LED Flare (eVDS) at the Paris Boat Show during their demonstrations of sea safety procedures.

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Odeo Flare™ Features in Sail Magazine

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Testing the Odeo Flare™

After the successful testing to IP68 our good friends North Sea Kayak took an Odeo Flare to sea.

What did they say about the product?
“We wanted to do some more tests! And they were positive! I think if you sell or make such a product that it’s got to be bomb proof! Lives can depend on it. It has to withstand some bashing, when lying in the sea in case of an emergency, it’s probably not going to be in flat, calm water.
So we did the tests, in the surf zone, where you have the biggest impact of the breaking waves! And it still works, as it should! It works well!! It can take a hit and it’s really waterproof!! For the non-believers; see our latest video.”

Odeo Flare™ Officially Tested to IP68

After the recent success of testing to IP67 we thought that some of our products would be able to be tested under much more severe conditions.
The Mk3 Odeo Flare has now been tested at 50m which means they are officially approved to IPX8 for water ingress. This, in addition with the previous successful dust testing to IP6X, means the products are now officially certified to IP68. Proving that Daniamant products can be used in the toughest of situations.

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Odeo Flare™ Used in Tough Conditions

The Mk3 Odeo Flare is now ultrasonically welded and tested to IP67 (IP68 pending) this means it can be used in some pretty tough conditions. Don’t take our word for it, we gave some to North Sea Kayak to test for us, have a look at their video of the product strapped to their PFD’s. All units were still functioning after their outing to Oostduinkerke Beach in freezing cold conditions off the Belgian west coast. Thanks to Dimitri and his team for providing a real life testing environment.

Odeo Flare™ official YouTube channel

Here’s our official YouTube channel video.

The Odeo Flare is a red laser flare that’s ideal for survivor kits and replaces pyrotechinc flares. The laser flare uses class 3R lasers and the laser light is visible for over 3 miles on land and sea, ensuring you get home safely. Visit our channel here.

Also on YouTube …

As well as our official YouTube chanel, you’ll find a number of Odeo Flare videos on YouTube: here’s a small selection to get you started …

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Boating New Zealand – SOS the new fashioned way

The June 2014 issue of Boating New Zealand takes a look at the Odeo Flare™ … click the image to read the full article.

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SAIL at METS 2012

SAIL magazine’s Adam Cort takes a look at the Odeo Flare™ at the METS marine trade show, Amsterdam 2012. The flare has recently won the 2013 Pittman Innovation Award for Safety Gear.

Yachting Monthly

In May 2013, Yachting Monthly magazine’s Chris Beeson set off into the middle of Weymouth Bay – in the middle of the night – to find out exactly how well the Odeo laser flare performs.

Checkout Yachting Monthly magazine’s May 2013 edition for the full report or click here to download a PDF.

Seawork International 2013

Following its selection for the coveted Seawork Spirit of Innovation Trophy in 2012, the Odeo Flare, with its multi-laser rotating head, has been acclaimed at marine events as far afield as Helsinki, Nantes, Amsterdam and Chicago.

Click here to read more.

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Sail and Power test the Odeo Flare™

The Italian sailing magazine Vela e motore (Sailing and Power) puts the Odeo Flare through its paces (Italian only).

 


Zeilin magazine

Dutch magazine Zeilin takes a look at a the Odeo Flare as part of essential survival kit.

Click here or on the image to download the full article (Dutch only).

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Zeilin puts the Odeo Flare through a practical test.
Click here or on the image to download the full article (Dutch only).
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The Odeo Flare in the article from the French newspaper, Ouest France.

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