The next generation ACR PLB provides a trusted link to rescue in an emergency

A Personal Locator Beacon is one of the most important life-saving devices for anyone at sea or in remote locations. As renowned experts in safety at sea, ACR Electronics has launched the latest version of its popular ResQLink PLB.

Providing a vital link to rescue in a life-threatening situation, the ACR Electronics ResQLink View PLB is enhanced to add increased functionality and ensure it is easy to activate in an emergency.

The compact, yet buoyant, ACR beacon now offers even more reassurance to users, featuring a unique digital screen that displays all the beacon’s operational activities, including GPS coordinates, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts, as well as battery power. The PLB also has a protected activation button located away from the test button, multiple wearable mounting options including a belt clip and oral inflation clip for easy access in an emergency, and an easier-to-release antenna enclosure. The PLB has a new infra-red strobe light in addition to the ultra-bright strobe light to assist rescue crews using night vision goggles.

It is so small and lightweight, you will not even notice you are carrying it – whether you are at sea or out hiking or climbing in remote areas.

ResQLink PLBs utilise three integrated signal technologies – GPS positioning (Galileo and GPS GNSS), a powerful 406 MHz signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability – to quickly and accurately relay the user’s position to a worldwide network of search and rescue satellites at the push of a button. Using the new global MEOSAR satellite network, anyone activating a ResQLink PLB can expect their beacon to be located within 100 metres, 95 per cent of the time, within five minutes of the distress signal.

The winner’s ACR ResQLink PLB will be programmed to use and ready to activate in an emergency.

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