This long range rotating beacon comes in 6 or 8 panel versions. The control electronics via slip rings are based on the system used in the original incandescent version of the VRB-25, of which hundreds were deployed by the US Coast Guard.
Each panel on the VRB-25 is individually controlled, which provides greater versatility when compared to traditional rotating beacons. Each panel can be a different colour or panels can be turned on and off to create a variable flash character. In addition, multiple LED chains can be used on each panel to allow for redundancy should a fault occur in one of the LED chains.