ACR Electronics Introduces the World`s Smallest Buoyant 406 MHz

ACR Electronics Introduces the World`s Smallest Buoyant 406 MHz
ACR Electronics Introduces the World’s
Smallest Buoyant 406 MHz PLB, the ResQLink
Miami, FL—Small and light enough to hold comfortably in one hand yet powerful
enough to guide rescuers to within 100 meters or less of your position in a lifethreatening emergency, the ResQLink+ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), is
being introduced to the North American boating market this week during the Miami
International Boat Show.
At just 5.4 oz (153 g) and 4.5 in (11.4 cm) tall, the ResQLink+ offers a
lot of punch in the smallest, lightest and inherently buoyant package
available today. It combines ease of use and ACR technology to give
marine enthusiasts a powerful and accurate safety companion, ready
for action at the simple push of a button.
Add the 406Link.com subscription service (www.406link.com) and
ResQLink+ can be tested through the Cospas – Sarsat satellite
system, assuring owners their beacon is ready when needed.
As well as being inherently buoyant, the ResQLink+ also features two unique fixing
loops for easy attachment to a lifejacket or PFD with the supplied fixing strap.
With three levels of integrated signal technology—GPS positioning, a powerful 406
MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz homing capability—The ResQLink+ quickly and accurately
relays critical emergency position to the Cospas-Sarsat International worldwide
network of rescue satellites.
The waterproof ResQLink+ broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not
only tells rescuers where the sender is, but who they are. The onboard 66-channel
GPS can quickly fix the sender’s position to within 100 meters and then utilizes a
powerful 406 MHz signal to relay the distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search
and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light
guide rescuers to the sender’s exact position.
Two built-in tests allow users to routinely verify that the ResQLink+ is functioning and
ready for use—with the push of a button, users can easily test internal electronics and
GPS functionality.
Advances in circuit board design and power management have allowed for a smaller
battery pack and continuously operating strobe.
A PLB is a satellite-signaling device of last resort, for use when all other means of
self-rescue have been exhausted and where the situation is deemed to be grave and
imminent, and the loss of life, limb, eyesight or valuable property will occur without
assistance. All beacons must be registered. There are no monthly service fees
required for 406 MHz beacons.
The MSRP for the ResQLink+ is $325.00. For more information, please contact Chris
Wahler at chris.wahler@cobham.com or go to www.acrelectronics.com.
Specifications:
Weight:
Temperature:
Buoyancy:
Battery:
Deployment:
Activation:
Operation:
Waterproof:
Xmit Time:
Certification:
4.1 x 4.8 x 11.4 cm (1.6 x1.9 x 4.5 in)
153 g (5.4 oz) with lanyard
Class 2 -20° C to +55° C Operating and -30° C to +70° C storage
Category 1 floats in water (inherently buoyant – no pouch, etc.
required)
Non-hazmat lithium batteries, meets DOT and IATA rules for safe
transport, 5-year replacement life
Manual
Manual
2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view to the
sky
5 m (16.40 ft) @ 1 hr. 10 m (33 ft) @ 10 min. Factory tested at 21º C
(70º F), exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements
Exceeds required 24 hours @ -20º C (-4º F) 30 hours typical
Cospas-Sarsat, R&TTE, FCC approved.
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