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Any great ideas for buzzer for service
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:28 PM
Joined: 10/10/2012
Posts: 1

Can anyone recommend a good buzzer/door bell that they've used onboard for service. In the past the owner has used a door bell to notify stewardesses  at dining table, during day etc when they want something. The door bell  used before was restricted to inside the boat . Can't be anything too high tech as owner isn't that way inclined. Thanks in advance

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:36 PM
Joined: 26/07/2008
Posts: 50

I knew an owner that had a walk around remote buzzer on a 55m yacht. It was of course almost useless as we had no idea where she was... but knew she needed us for something.
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:44 PM
Joined: 10/11/2011
Posts: 35

I have worked on a few yachts with a pager system. The Chief Stew would would wear the receiver on her belt/waist band, and there was also a panel in both the upper an lower pantry as well as the crew mess. For the owner / guest , they just pressed a simple button.. (so no confusion there). Just make sure the pager callers are clearly labelled as they do tend to get moved around.
Captain S.Y. Paraiso
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:59 AM
Joined: 06/09/2009
Posts: 2

Have a look at the Microframe website > Pocket Pager 2.

We use one, very simple with a Call Button unit (could be a little more attractive > spray it silver maybe) and a small Pager (clip it on your belt or small enough in your pocket; different tones/silent/vibrate). Can be factory programmed for more complex needs. Extra pagers can work off the same Call Button. Web address:
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 5:58 PM
Try J-Tech in Boca 561-997-0772 Great system, programmable and flexible. Improves communications all round. Stews have beepers on belts, guests areas have single buttons for different locations, chef can have one to call different stews where necessary. Systems can move from one boat to another easily if necessary. Had it on three boats and it is invaluable (as long as the girls don't take beeper off all the time and leave it somewhere).
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 6:24 PM
Joined: 27/12/2011
Posts: 20

Captain S.Y. Paraiso wrote:
...spray it silver maybe

Metallic paint probably isn't the best thing to be putting on a radio transmitter.

Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 8:28 PM
We use the LRS Butler II system. We have 8 single button transmitters, one for each guest area of the yacht, which includes indoor and outdoor. The location comes up on all 3 pagers in use and will continue to page until acknowledged at the transmitter. Fully programable through a simple desktop application and booster transceivers are available, (we have 3 as we're 60+ meters and six decks).

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