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ACR Electronics Booth 3079 - Debuts the SARLink View 406 GPS PLB; SARLink View Receives FCC and Industry Canada (IC) Type Approvals

OSHKOSH, WIAdding a new level of assurance and instant information, a breakthrough Digital Display has been introduced to Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) technology with the debut of the innovative SARLink View 406 GPS PLB from ACR Electronics, Inc.

The Digital Display, which allows the user to see all of the beacons operational activities, visually provides GPS LAT/LON, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts as well as battery power. The Digital Display also makes self-testing simple and easily understood by visually walking the user through the self-test process step by step. An ACR exclusive, the Digital Display will allow the user to test GPS functionality up to 60 times over the life of the battery.

When mated with ACRs new,, subscription-based satellite self test service, the SARLink View will also give users the ability to send non-distress messages via text/e-mail to family and friends, letting them know that all is OK.

Housed inside the unit, the Digital Display cannot be touched, bumped, pierced or otherwise damaged by an external force unless the entire PLB is destroyed. The PLB uses an LED type of display to ensure that it is visible when below freezing and in direct sunlight, therefore it does not suffer from the problems associated with LCD displays.

The waterproof SARLink View provides three levels of integrated emergency signal technologyGPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz satellite detectable signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability. The SARLink View broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where the sender is, but who they are. Onboard GPS can fix the senders 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 senders exact position.

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.

Suggested MSPR for the SARLink View is $599.00. Visit the ACR/Cobham booth, #3079.