EPIRB Comparison

GlobalFix™ iPro

GlobalFix™ Pro

Model NumberRLB-36RLB-37
Weight20.5 oz (581 g)20.5 oz (581 g)
MaterialHigh impact UV resistant polymerHigh impact UV resistant polymer
ActivationOut of bracket and wet, or manuallyOut of bracket and wet, or manually
Waterproof33 feet (10 m) @ 10 min. Exceeds RTCM standard33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Exceeds RTCM standard
ApprovalsCospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED, IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standardsCospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED, IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards
AccessoriesSeaShelter™3 (P/N 9501), LowPro™3 (P/N 9502), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490)SeaShelter™3 (P/N 9501), LowPro™3 (P/N 9502), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490)
Part Number2846.0 (Category I); 2848.0 (Category II)2842 (Category I); 2844 (Category II)
Size (no antenna)7.0 X 4.2 X 3.6” (17.7 X 10.7 X 9.1 cm)7.0 X 4.2 X 3.6” (17.7 X 10.7 X 9.1 cm)
Digital DisplayYesNo
GPSInternal GPS and NMEA GPS InterfaceInternal GPS
BatteryClass 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteriesClass 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries
ReplacementReplacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or five (5) years after beacon is placed into service, whichever is first, or after emergency useReplacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or five (5) years after beacon is placed into service, whichever is first, or after emergency use
DeploymentCategory I-Hydrostatic release (auto) Category II-Manual releaseCategory I-Hydrostatic release (auto), Category II-Manual release
Output Power6.3 W +/-2dB (406.037 MHz) 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)6.3 W +/-2dB (406.037 MHz) 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
Operational Life48 Hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C)48 hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C)
Typical Performance65+ hours @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature65+ hrs. @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature
Operating Temp.-4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2)-4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2)
Storage Temp.-30°F to + 158°F (-34°C to +70°C)-30°F to + 158°F (-34°C to +70°C)
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