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pinger

[′piŋ·ər]
(engineering acoustics)
A battery-powered, low-energy source for an echo sounder.

pinger

(1) See ping.

(2) The transmitter in an aviation flight recorder (the airplane's black box) that emits a 37.5 kHz signal each second until the battery is drained. Officially an "underwater locator beacon" (ULB), the pinger is activated when immersed in water.

(3) (Pinger Inc.) The publisher of Textfree, a texting and voice application for PCs, Macs, iPhones and Android devices.
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The boat was towing an underwater "pinger locator", which uses sensitive listening equipment to detect radio signals.
Experts have warned the Towed Pinger Locator may be of little use unless investigators can get a much better idea of exactly where the plane went into the water, because its limited range and the slow speed at which it must be pulled behind the ship mean it cannot cover large areas of ocean quickly.
The Australian navy ship Ocean Shield lies docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator
The battery-powered pingers on the plane's black box stop transmitting about 30 days after a crash, giving the searchers now perhaps only a few days to locate it.
"This movement is simply a prudent effort to preposition equipment and trained personnel closer to the search area so that if debris is found we will be able to respond as quickly as possible since the battery life of the black box's pinger is limited," Budde said.
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The Pinger Textfree Voice + VM app adds voicemail to Pinger's free texting and calling service.
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Markus Pinger will take responsibility for the Americas region and continue to be in charge of the global supply chain.
Of course, you do get staff at the major supermarkets who smile and are pleasant, but too often the queues are so long that they are playing beat the clock by lobbing items past the pinger while you struggle to pack them into plastic bags that refuse to open.