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ACR Electronics Introduces The Next Generation of PLBs

Sept. 2, 2009 – ACR Electronics introduces its newest generation of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) – the SARLink 406 MHz GPS PLB.


September 2, 2009
By Administrator

Sept. 2, 2009 – ACR Electronics introduces its newest generation of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) – the SARLink™ 406 MHz GPS PLB.

The SARLink™, which recently received FCC approval, features a new strobe light function and multi-use GPS acquisition testing.  The SARLink™ represents one of the smallest, lightest 406 GPS PLBs in the world. The rugged, one-button activated, emergency signaling device is perfect for
outdoor enthusiasts heading into remote areas and private pilots looking for a reliable, personal 406 MHz emergency transmitter.

The SARLink™ 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 SARLink™ 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 smaller and lighter.

Suggested MSRP for the SARLink™ 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