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ACR Electronics Introduces The Next Generation of PLBs

Aug 31, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - ACR Electronics introduces its newest generation of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) - the AquaLink(TM) 406 MHz GPS PLB.

The AquaLink(TM), which recently received FCC approval, features a new strobe light function and multi-use GPS acquisition testing. The AquaLink(TM) represents one of the smallest, lightest 406 GPS PLBs in the world. The rugged, one-button activated, emergency signaling device is perfect for offshore boaters and sailors and outdoor enthusiasts heading into remote areas.

 The AquaLink(TM) has all new high performance features such as:

    * Built-in, super bright LED strobe light increases visibility to Search and Rescue.
    
    * Onboard 66-channel parallel GPS acquires then transmits LAT/LON when the unit is activated, dramatically saving valuable time for the distress message to reach local rescue centers, and provide rescue agencies with exact position to within 110 yards (100 meters).          

    * In addition to full functional self testing of internal circuitry, battery voltage and power, the AquaLink(TM) allows for an increased number of long GPS acquisition tests--up to 12 times per life of battery. 

    * More efficient design uses less power, making it lighter.

    * Inherently buoyant.

Suggested MSRP for the AquaLink(TM) is $499.00.             
             

Specifications

Size:                  2.25 x 5.88 x 1.49" (5.72 x 14.94 x 3.78 cm)

Weight:              8.9 oz (252 g) with lanyard

Battery:              Lithium battery packs, meets DOT and IATA rules for safe transport,

5-year replacement life

Deployment:       Manual

Activation:          Manual

Operation:           2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view to the sky

Waterproof:        16.4' (5 m) @ 1hr., 33' (10 m) @ 10 min

Operational

Life:                    Exceeds required 24 hours @ -4o F (-20o C)

Certification:       Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, and RTT&E Europe Approved 


About ACR Electronics, Inc.

ACR Electronics, Inc. www.acrelectronics.com, designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products including EPIRBs, PLBs, AIS, SART, Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Search Lights and safety accessories.  The quality systems of this facility have been registered by UL to the ISO 9001:2000 Series Standards.  Recognized as the world leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR has provided safety equipment to the aviation and marine industries as well as to the military since 1956. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and employs 200 at its manufacturing facility.

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