ACR Electronics Announces Market Launch of New GlobalFix V6 EPIRB
Posted on June 30, 2023
Safety and survival technology leaders ACR Electronics has announced the market launch of the mobile connected GlobalFix V6 Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB.
Offering a full-featured and versatile option for recreational boat owners and commercial operators, the new ACR EPIRB with Return Link Service (RLS) is now shipping to global distributors.
The EPIRB V6 is an effective safety solution, whether cruising, fishing, working or sailing offshore. Compatibility with RLS alerting ensures the beacon owner will receive a notification to confirm that the international satellite system has received the distress message and location. With NFC (Near Field Communication) technology introduced with the free ACR mobile app, beacon owners can connect to a smartphone to check, current battery life, self-tests results, and beacon diagnostics.
The rugged, robust beacon, with 10-year battery life, includes GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning, 406 MHz Cospas-Sarsat distress signal with MEOSAR compatibility and 121.5 MHz local homing signal.
Available with a Category I float free bracket or a Category II manual release bracket, the V6 EPIRB has an infrared strobe, as well as visible light, to facilitate rescue in poor visibility or at night.
Carried by a vessel, an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is traditionally activated in a life-threatening event, such as sinking, collision and accident, or even a medical emergency to transmit a 406 MHz distress signal via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system to contact global rescue services.
The ACR GlobalFix V6 EPIRB has received Cospas-Sarsat approval, the equipment authorization from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), approval from the U.S. Coast Guard and RED (Radio Equipment Directive) compliance.
SOLAS Vessels that are now required to comply with the new AIS EPIRB carriage requirements mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the new ACR GlobalFix V5 is available and fully approved worldwide.
For more information on ACR Electronics beacons and other safety equipment, go to www.acrartex.com.