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X98-BT Acoustic Beacon Tester

SKU: TST-0006


The X98-BT is a low cost, handheld Acoustic Beacon Tester. It is used to test the operation of the Underwater Locator Beacon installed on all fixed Protective Data Capsules of the VDR and SVDR systems.


  • Lightweight
  • Low cost
  • Auto-sensing functionality. Eliminating manual tuning to each different manufacturer’s beacon frequencies.
  • Single-handed operation

Engineers carrying out VDR and S-VDR annual surveys as well as Superintendents and ElectroTechnical Officers carrying out routine checks need to test the Beacon located on the fixed data capsule. The X98-BT provides the most cost-effective and reliable solution available.
The AMI X98-BT is designed and priced with the engineer in mind!


All beacons in the 30-45 kHz range


  • Used without removing the beacon from the capsule
  • Compatible with all major manufacturers; including L3, Consilium, Kelvin Hughes, Furuno etc.
  • Audible test result “Power On” Indication

To be used with

Fixed X999-N Recoverable Capsule – 64 GB

Storage of a minimum of 48 hours of data gathered by the voyage data recorder.

The AMI Marine fixed capsule combines high mechanical security with simple operation. Designed with reliability and durability, consequently, the equipment is of excellent build quality.

The Ethernet interface connects the VDR. Also with 64GB internal memory for a minimum of 48 hours data for recovery.

The Fixed Capsule comprises two sections.

  • The base plate is used to attach the capsule to the superstructure of the vessel.
  • The main unit is waterproof, fireproof and explosion-proof. It contains the processor module, also the operating system chip and the recording medium. The Main Unit is released from the base plate during the salvage operation after an incident. Therefore, allowing the authorities to examine the recorded data.

The PT9-C Proof Acoustic Beacon is supplied with the 64GB Capsule. It has a 90-day operational life that is compliant with VDR regulations and best practices for S-VDR systems.


  • Reliable High-Quality European engineering
  • Acoustic Beacon with a 90-day operational life
  • Compact size which offers cost-effective shipping
  • Fast operation
  • Large storage capacity
  • Internationally supported with AMI after-sales service
  • Easy for an engineer to install

Designed for the 2014 IMO VDR standard MSC.333(90) and IEC 61996-1 Ed 2.0.

  • Fully Type Approved

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Item Measurements

90 x 44.2 x 15.7mm, 50g

Packed Weights & Dimensions

21 x 21 x19cm, 500g*
*All features and specifications are preliminary and may change
without notice


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