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ACR Electronics Acquires United Moulders Ltd.

ACR Electronics, Inc., confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom based designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art lifejacket inflating devices. UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured around the world for the commercial, leisure and military maritime markets. “At ACR w…

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ARTEX - U.S. ELT Manufacturer Offers Major Savings on Their ELT 1000

ACR Electronics aviation line ARTEX is offering EAA Airventure attendees big savings opportunities on high quality aviation safety gear. As pilots, avionics personnel and the aviation industry as a whole continue to stress the importance of upgrading safety gear, now is the perfect time for aircraft owners to cash in on ARTEX summer savings. The Perfect Combo is a special promotion which will giv…

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STORIES OF SURVIVAL HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF 406MHZ BEACONS (1)

At this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, safety and survival expert ACR Electronics is sharing real-life testimonies from survivors to highlight the importance of carrying 406MHz beacons. Survivors from Australia and New Zealand who activated ACR Electronics beacons in a life-threatening emergency in 2016 have joined the ACR SurvivorClub to share their stories and help raise awareness about…

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New EMEA Sales Manager

Southampton, UK on 14 June, 2017 – ACR Electronics, Inc. leading maritime safety and survival manufacturer, has announced the appointment of a new Sales Manager within its Land and Marine Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the latest addition to this growing company, Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as deman…

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ELT Test & Programmer Set New from ARTEX

ARTEX, launched today the ARTEX TPS 8715, a specially designed test and programmer set for the General Aviation (GA) market. The ARTEX TPS 8715 will program, test, and decode ARTEX 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) models: the ME406, ELT 1000 and ELT 345.  The programmer set is affordable and easy to use; it makes programming simple for the GA and light sport aircraft markets through acc…

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New Zealanders who can attest to ACR Electronics standing behind their “You use it - we replace it” SurvivorClub program.

Announced in Auckland at this year’s Hutchwilco Boat Show, new survivors recently rescued in New Zealand and Tasmania have joined ACR Electronics SurvivorClub, a ground-breaking initiative which promotes the use of 406 MHz beacons and provides a free replacement beacon for all its members. Around 200 people who have activated an ACR Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Personal Loc…

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Saved by my Personal Locator Beacon says New South Wales Climber

An experienced climber from New South Wales has hailed his Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) as ‘vital’ after he used an ACR Electronics ResQLink PLB to call for rescue following a horrific fall in the Blue Mountains recently. Chris Monaghan and his climbing partner, Matt, had abseiled down to the base to climb a 200m mixed route called Big Trad Thong at Pierces Pass. While climbing up some loose …

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78-year-old Hiker Still Climbing to New Heights Even After Recent Nevada Mountain Rescue

ACR Electronics, shares Rita Wagner a 78 year old hiker’s “Survivor Story,” after she was recently rescued from Calico Tanks Peak in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas. A long-time and experienced member of the group, 52 Peak Club, Rita was approaching the peak when she fell backwards after the sandstone rocks broke beneath her, cracking her elbow, injuring her back and suffering severe lacerations. Tha…

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British Captain who Survived Capsize Teams Up with ACR Electronics and US Coast Guard to Raise Beacon Awareness

ACR SurvivorClub member Charles Nethersole receives his replacement ACR EPIRB from USCG’s Michael J. Mullen and Sean T. Connett at Miami Boat Show A British professional captain who survived the night time capsize of a catamaran last year has joined forces with safety specialist ACR Electronics and the United States Coast Guard to offer important survival advice to boaters by relating his tale of…

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Injured Climber Rescued from Federation Peak in Tasmania after Activating Personal Locator Beacon

Climber Ed Bastick on Federation Peak in Tasmania last November after he activated his ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon (right) when he slipped and broke his leg. Stranded with a badly broken leg on steep, rocky terrain in the middle of a dangerous mountain descent in deteriorating weather, Ed Bastick was in a potentially life-threatening situation. The 29-year-old climber was part of an exp…

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New AISLink Man Overboard Beacon

ACR Electronics launches the new AISLink, their first Automatic Identification System (AIS) Man Overboard Beacon (MOB) that adds to their already expansive line of personal maritime survival gear. The new AISLink MOB is a locating device specially designed and priced for both the recreational and commercial marine markets.AIS MOB technology is engineered to quickly facilitate the rescue of someone…

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Longtime Florida Manufacturer Highlights the Importance of Producing in the U.S.

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, takes the opportunity to exemplify the economic impacts that manufacturing can make both locally and nationally during what has been declared as “Manufacturing Month” (October). ACR’s headquarters span over 50,000 square feet in Fort Lauderdale, FL where they staff over 180 full time employees. “Manufacturing in the U.S. really makes an impact. There are al…

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Leading electronics manufacturer honored with Product of Excellence Award in the first year for Safety and Security Category for NMEA awards.

ACR Electronics has received a Product of Excellence Award at the annual National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo for its GlobalFIX V4 EPIRB. The leading electronics manufacturer was honored for its new professional grade design Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) in the new Safety and Security Category. NMEA members sele…

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Boy Scouts of America – Sea Scouts

ACR Electronics, Inc., has had the honor of manufacturing lifesaving equipment for military forces, aviation, space programs, mariners, and outdoor enthusiasts around the world since 1956. To celebrate their 60 years of success ACR has been giving back to the communities and industries which it serves with generous donations. The latest donation was made to Boy Scouts of America Sea Scout program,…

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ACR Electronics Emergency Beacons Take NOAA’s Database to Over Half a Million

A milestone registration update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) database which recently hit a record number of 500,000 registered 406 MHz emergency beacons. The beacon to make that milestone was an ACR Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), owned by a Coast Guard Auxiliary member in Rhode Island. Shortly after that the 500,001st beacon successfully regi…

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ACR Electronics Partners with Sea Tow To Launch Emergency Beacon Rental Program

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company recently announced they are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, ACR Electronics made a commitment to participate in more philanthropic projects like sponsoring Sea Tow Foundation’s new emergency beacon rental program. ACR will provide ResQLink Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and GlobalFIX V4 Emergency Positi…

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STORIES OF SURVIVAL HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF 406MHZ BEACONS

At this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, safety and survival expert ACR Electronics is sharing real-life testimonies from survivors to highlight the importance of carrying 406MHz beacons. Survivors from Australia and New Zealand who activated ACR Electronics beacons in a life-threatening emergency in 2016 have joined the ACR SurvivorClub to share their stories and help raise awareness about…

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Florida Boaters Now Eligible for Discount

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine company, reminds Florida boaters with proof of a *properly registered 406 MHz emergency beacon that under House Bill (HB) 427 they are now eligible for a discount off of their annual DMV boater registration. Governor Rick Scott signed CS/HB 427 this past spring. Discounts vary depending on the size of the owner’s vessel. Mother Carly Black and father Blu Stephanos c…

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Eckerd College Search and Rescue Crew Now Equipped with Emergency Beacons

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company recently announced they are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, ACR Electronics made a commitment to participate in more philanthropic projects like donating emergency beacons to the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team (EC-SAR). ACR has provided 20 Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) to the EC-SAR. There will b…

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ACR Electronics’ Celebrates 60 Years of Manufacturing

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, a known gem in the safety and survival industry proudly announces they are celebrating their diamond anniversary this year. Over the past 60 years ACR has had the honor of manufacturing lifesaving equipment for military forces, the aviation and space programs, as well as for maritime and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. The company was founded by …

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New Alaska Sponsorship Initiative

ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine Company, will showcase to aircraft owners and operators the importance of having a 406 MHz beacon by backing this year’s Hudson Memorial Fly In held in Talkeetna, Alaska. As a Gold Sponsor of the annual event, ACR Electronics is using its first major aviation project to endorse the use of devices such as ARTEX ELTs (Emergency Locator Transmitters), ACR PLBs (Pe…

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ARTEX ELT Suite Now Approved by Industry Canada

ACR Electronics, Inc. announced today that their full suite of ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) has received Industry Canada approval. The newly Canadian approved ARTEX ELT suite is comprised of the ELT 345, ELT 1000, ELT 3000 and the ELT 3000HM. All four ELTs are the most current ELTs to hit the avionics market, all of which are built under the exacting standards of AS9100C quality cer…

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ARTEX leads the way in fulfilling every aviation niche with their suite of ELTs.

ACR Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce that their complete suite of ARTEX ELTs is now available for the first time at this year’s AEA Show.   The ARTEX ELT suite is comprised of the ELT 345, ELT 1000, ELT 3000 and the ELT 3000HM. All four ELTs made in the USA are the most current ELTs to hit the avionics market, all of which are built under the exacting standards of AS9100C quality certi…

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Hunter Pledges to Raise Awareness about Carrying and Using PLB after Lucky Escape

A lone hunter who decided not to activate his personal locator beacon despite breaking his foot deep in the New Zealand bush is urging fellow hunters and trampers to learn from his mistake and use their PLB in an emergency.   Tim Edge, from Ashhurst, is raising awareness about the importance of carrying and activating personal beacons after his ordeal following an accident in Manawatu’s Pahangin…

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406Day 2016

ACR Electronics and their boating safety partners encourage you to get social on your social media accounts. April 6th was proclaimed “406Day” by ACR Electronics, Inc. in 2013. It is a time to celebrate the over *40,000 lives saved by using 406 MHz beacons and the Cospas-Sarsat Satellite system. The day is intended to create online awareness on the benefits and responsibilities of owning a 406 MHz…

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Current ELT Owners Who Need a Replacement Should Consider ARTEX’s New ELT 345

ACR Electronics, Inc.encourages current emergency locator transmitter (ELT) owners in need of an easy retrofit, value priced ELT to consider ARTEX’s new ELT 345. The ELT 345 has met and exceeded all current quality polices and FAA requirements. The small form factor and light weight ELT 345 is the most competitively priced, high quality ELT on the market. To further boast its cost effectiveness, …

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ELT 3000

The new ARTEX ELT 3000 (Emergency Locator Transmitter) has received Cospas-Sarsat and final FAA approvals and the units are available for sale. The ELT 3000 is the smallest and lightest transport grade 406 MHz emergency beacon available. It is engineered to communicate on three frequencies: digital 406 MHz, analog 121.5 and 243 MHz homing signals. The newest ELT model also comes with a 6-year repl…

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Drew Marine Announces Acquisition of NAL Research Corporation

Fort Lauderdale, FL— Drew Marine, a global leader providing technical solutions and services into the maritime, defense, and aviation industries announced today the acquisition of NAL Research Corporation (NAL), an innovative leader in the designing and manufacture of Iridium® tracking and communications equipment. NAL Research will team up with ACR Electronics, Inc., a brand of Drew Marine known…

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The New ARTEX ELT 3000HM is Cospas-Sarsat Approved

Louisville, KY., March 1, 2016 – ACR Electronics, Inc. announced at HAI HELI-EXPO that the new ARTEX ELT 3000 (Emergency Locator Transmitter) has received Cospas-Sarsat approval. As soon as the FAA approval is received, the units will be made available for sale. The ELT 3000 is the smallest and lightest transport-grade 406 MHz emergency beacon available. It is engineered to communicate on three fr…

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SARLink

ACR Electronics, Inc.announces the release of the new SARLink. The world’s first communication device that combines the global services of Iridium’s Short Burst Data, and the Cospas-Sarsat 406 MHz emergency network into an ergonomically designed hand-held device. The Iridium based features of the SARLink fulfil the requirements for Blue & Friendly Force Tracking, as well as two-way messaging f…

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ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal Highlight Complete AIS Solution for Boaters Preparing for New Season

For the first time at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal, both Drew Marine companies, are introducing a comprehensive AIS technology offering for boaters preparing to equip themselves and their boats with the most innovative safety products this season. The complete AIS solution now available includes the award-winning Ocean Signal rescueME MO…

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ACR Electronics Becomes Founding Sponsor of The AustinBlu Foundation

Global leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR Electronics, Inc.,a Drew Marine Company, and the AustinBlu Foundation are collaborating to educate boaters on maritime safety nationwide. Currently, AustinBlu founders are working with Florida legislators to encourage everyday boaters to carry a 406 MHz beacon while out on the water. The objective of new legislation is to provide a financial i…

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C-Strobe H20 The Next Generation Of Personal Distress LED Light Is Here

ACR Electronics, Inc.,a Drew Marine company, released their next generation of C-Strobe distress lights today.  The new USCG approved C-Strobe H20 distress light combines intense LED technology with increased operating life and provides 360 degrees of visibility, while shining bright at 45 lumens. This waterproof strobe light can provide up to 120 continuous hours of emergency lighting.  The C-St…

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ACR Introduces Their Newest Searchlight The RCL-100 LED

ACR Electronics, Inc.enhances their very popular RCL-100 searchlight, shining brighter than ever with its new 9 LED array providing a blazing 200,000 candela of luminosity. The LED bulbs are efficiently designed to provide over 40,000 operating hours. The RCL-100 LED’s traditionally sleek design makes it an attractive and cost effective choice for sport yachts, mega-yachts, sport fishers as well …

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ACR Electronics Newest EPIRB GlobalFix V4

Global leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR Electronics, Inc.,a Drew Marine company, released today the GlobalFIX V4 Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). ACR has taken its world renowned EPIRB manufacturing expertise to create one of the highest quality and lowest-cost EPIRBs available on the market today. The GlobalFIX V4 is competitively priced and offers tremendous val…

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New ACR AIS Equipment to Feature in this Season’s ‘Wicked Tuna Outer Banks’

The latest Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology from safety and survival experts ACR Electronics will be featured in the new season of popular TV series ‘Wicked Tuna’. One of the stars of the National Geographic show, Captain Greg Mayer, will depend on ACR’s AISLink CA1 Class A transceiver to enhance the safety measures in place for himself and his crew as he prepares his 53ft Custom …

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ACR Electronics Named Official Boating Safety Partner of the Winterfest Boat Parade

ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine Company, announces that they have been selected as the official boating safety partner of the 44th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. The night time flotilla of brightly decorated yachts and boats started in 1971 and is now the world’s largest holiday boat parade. To date, the parade displays a variety of over 150 boats ranging from international…

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Meet and Greet at ACR Electronics Booth During the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show with George Poveromo

A meet-and-greet event with George Poveromo, nationally recognized saltwater fisherman and star of the NBC Sports Network TV series, “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing”. Visitors will receive a free signed copy of George’s book, Saltwater Strategies & Tactics*, have a chance to ask George offshore fishing questions, take photos and enter a raffle to win ACR survival gear. All boat s…

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ACR Electronics Thanks HABCO Manufacturing for Their Support & Encourages Other Florida Manufacturers to Employ Their Services

Global leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine Company, thanks HABCO Manufacturing for their manufacturing support and encourages other area manufacturers to employ their services. One of Broward County’s oldest manufacturing facilities, ACR Electronics safety and survival products are primarily manufactured at their headquarters on Ravenswood Road in For…

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The New ARTEX ELT 345 is Ready for Flight

The ARTEX ELT 345 (Emergency Locator Transmitter) has received its Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now available for sale.  The small form factor and light weight ELT 345 is the most competitively priced, high quality ELT on the market. To further boast its cost effectiveness, the ELT 345 provides a quick-and-easy retrofit opportunity with flexible installation options such as a two-wire re…

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ACR Electronics Opens Distribution Centre in Europe

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, September 1, 2015 – Global leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine Company, announces the opening of their new European distribution centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  ACR is now able to expeditiously serve European customers through their new distribution centre with the latest safety and survival products for the marine, ou…

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ACR Electronics Introduces New AISLink CA1

ACR Electronics Introduces New AISLink CA1   Leading marine electronics manufacturer adds premium Class A transceiver to comprehensive product range   International safety and survival technology expert ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, has introduced its new AISLink CA1 Class A transceiver offering premium features and versatility for a range of commercial and recreational users. A lea…

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ACR Electronics Introduces New AISLink CB1

ACR Electronics Introduces New AISLink CB1 Safety and survival expert adds Class B transceiver to comprehensive product range Ideal for a wide range of recreational boaters and commercial vessels across the world, the new AISLink CB1 Class B transceiver is introduced by survival gear specialist ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company. ACR’s easy-to-use and reliable Class B Automatic Identificati…

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Southwest Airlines Selects ARTEX ELTs to Fly on their Next Series of Airplanes

U.S. manufacturer of 406 MHz beacons announced today that they will extend their long-standing partnership with Southwest Airlines. Southwest recently selected ACR’s ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) for installation on its Boeing 737MAX aircraft.  “We appreciate Southwest’s continued confidence in ARTEX ELTs and look forward to providing our world-class safety equipment when their MAX ai…

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ACR Electronics Strengthens Comprehensive Product Portfolio with AIS Technology Offering

Internationally renowned safety and survival specialist introduces new AIS transceiver range to build on recent Ocean Signal acquisition Global leader in safety and survival technologies ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, has broadened its range of innovative maritime devices with the introduction of its new Class A and Class B Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transceivers. ACR’s new …

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Piper Planes and ACR Electronics Beacons Make for Safe Partners in the Sky

ACR Electronics, Inc.announced at EAA Airventure Oshkosh their newest safety collaboration in the sky.From now until the end of the year, the Piper Meridian M500 will come equipped with two ACR 406 MHz beacons. In addition to the ARTEX ELT 1000 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT), standard safety equipment on Piper M500 aircraft, an additional manually activated ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beaco…

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AISLink™ CA1 Transceivers for Commercial Maritime Vessels

ACR Electronics, Inc.announces the availability of their new Class A Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) for commercial boaters, work boats, and recreational boaters.  A longtime manufacturer of marine safety electronics, ACR adds AIS marine navigation transceivers which are now mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard* for commercial vessels. AIS utilizes VHF digital transmissions to facilitate the pa…

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Introducing AISLink™ CB1 Transceivers For Recreational Boaters

ACR Electronics, Inc.announces the availability of their new Class B Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) for recreational and commercial boaters.  A longtime manufacturer of marine safety electronics, ACR adds AIS marine navigation transceivers to its product line. AIS utilizes VHF digital transmissions to facilitate the passing of navigational data between any boaters who have an AIS transceiv…

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Duncan Aviation New ARTEX ELT Authorized Service Center

ACR Electronics, Inc.is proud to announce that Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska, is now offering Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) support services on ARTEX ELTs and parts. This partnership brings together two reputable brands in avionics and strengthens the geographic availability of ARTEX aviation services. Founded in 1956, Duncan Aviation is the largest, family-owned maintenance, repair …

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ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of Ocean Signal

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL— May 1, 2015 — ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine company and the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today  announced its acquisition of Ocean Signal, Ltd.,  an innovative supplier of marine safety and survival equipment. ACR and Ocean Signal have two of the most highly experienced electronic engineering teams in the marine communication industry.  Combined t…

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New Automatic Survivor Locator Light

ACR Electronics, Inc.released the next generation of their leading survivor locator life jacket lights. The new ACR HemiLight 3 is more affordable, compact and features an LED light which illuminates brighter than its predecessors. The HemiLight 3 is automatically activated when it comes into contact with water.         The high-intensity flashing LED light exceeds the IMO SOLAS battery life re…

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This ARTEX ELT made its final approach!

ACR Electronics, Inc.shares Scott Cook holding an ARTEX ME406 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) which has made its final approach and is prominently displayed on a plaque in ACR’s board room. After a plane crash, SurvivorClub member Lou Nathanson sent his ELT in to be exchanged for a free replacement as part of ACR Electronics SurvivorClub program. Scott found it gratifying to see that Lou’s…

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ACR Electronics Launches USCG Flares

Fort Lauderdale, FL., February 11, 2015 – ACR Electronics, Inc. expands their marine survival gear offerings by adding two new USCG approved distress flares, the Aurora Red Hand Flare and the Orange Hand Smoke Signal. Built by the world leading manufacturer of commercial marine pyrotechnics, these non-SOLAS flares are the first specifically designed to perform like commercial marine flares, but at…

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RESQMATE™ G “Designed to Surpass Safety Standards”

Announced today is the release of the RESQMATE™ G. The RESQMATE™ G is a new, manual activation-only 406 MHz EPIRB with on-board GPS specifically designed for sale in Australia and New Zealand. Meeting the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Maritime New Zealand’s demands for mandatory applications, the Cospas-Sarsat approved RESQMATE™ G is available for immediate delivery in both countries. …

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The Next Series of Military Distress Marker Lights the MS-2000(M2)

ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR), a global leader in safety and signaling technologies has released the next series of military distress marker lights, the MS-2000(M2).The new series of military LED strobes is an upgrade from the original MS-2000(M) model, which has been standard issue for military forces around the world during the past 25 years. The MS-2000(M2) is available in three configurations: M…

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Next Stop - Europe - The New ARTEX ELT 1000 is now ETSO Approved

ACR Electronics, Inc., a global leader in safety and signaling technologies announces to the European aviation market that the ARTEX ELT 1000 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) received its European Technical Standard Order Authorization (ETSO). This certification authorizes sales of the ELT 1000 in Europe. The ARTEX ELT 1000 provides the ability for an aircraft to transmit a 406 MHz emergency …

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Tramping Club Secretary’s Decision to Require Beacons Proves to be Wise

ACR Electronics shares another SurvivorClub story out of New Zealand. Dorothy Symes, manager of the Wanganaui Tramping Club, reporting two debilitating leg injuries, has entered SurvivorClub for the second time in just the past six months. Dorothy manages a tramping club in New Zealand where she requires her walking groups to have Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs). If they don’t have their own PLB D…

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ACR ELECTRONICS, INC. LAUNCHES The ARTEX ELT 1000

ACR Electronics, Inc. announces today that the all-new ELT 1000 (Emergency Locator Transmitter) has received its Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now available for sale.  The ARTEX ELT 1000 is competitively priced and designed with multiple installation configurations to reduce overall installation cost.  The state of the art electronics maximize frequency stability and power while incorpor…

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Len & Lisa, ACR Survivors Use TWO Beacons for TWO Different Rescues

ACR Electronics shares a first: within just six months a SurvivorClub replacement Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) saves a crew of three and their dog from the raging seas of the North Atlantic. Just this past October, and without warning, Len and Lisa Rorke's sailboat rudder broke and drifted away leaving the sailboat without any means of steering, forcing Len to acti…

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ACR Electronics Declares June 4th “406 MHz Beacon Awareness Day” Abroad

London, England - ACR Electronics, Inc., the industry leader in Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) manufacturing declares the 4th of June to be "406 MHz Beacon Awareness Day." ACR is asking our beacon owners, partners and survivors to help spread the word and share their stories! The 406 MHz technology has saved over 35,000 lives around the world since the …

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ACR Electronics Managers are Wearing it!

ACR Electronics, Inc., the industry leader in EPIRB and PLB manufacturing, join local efforts to promote the National Safe Boating Council's "Ready Set Wear It" event in Hollywood, FL at John U Lloyd State Park 6503 N Ocean Drive on Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. Participants in cities around the globe will simultaneously gather to set a world record for the most life jackets worn…

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Gerald Angeli Promoted to President and General Manager

ACR Electronics is pleased to announce the promotion of Gerald Angeli to President and General Manager. In his new position, Gerald oversees the manufacturing of ACR and ARTEX products, which are sold and distributed globally. His responsibilities have also expanded to include serving as the lead in launching new products to the marine, outdoor and aviation markets. Previously, Gerald h…

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April 6th (4/06) to be “406 MHz Beacon Awareness Day”

ACR Electronics declares April 6th (4/06) to be "406 MHz Beacon Awareness Day" and ACR is asking our beacon owners, survivors and partners to help spread the word and share their stories! The *406 MHz technology has saved 35,000 lives since early 1980's, certainly a statistic to be celebrated! Visit www.survivorclub.com to read some first-hand testim…

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3 ACR Electronics Survivors Stories Rescued by Nelson Marlborough Rescue Team

In the midst of tramping season, ACR Electronics (PLB manufacturer), Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust  Search and Rescue Team (SAR) and the Nelson Cave Rescue Team are hosting a cooperative press conference to share a few survivor stories in hopes of educating the tramping community on safety precautions such as preparedness and carrying a 406 MHz emergency beacon. One of…

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Marketing Innovation of 2013 Awarded to ACR Electronics

Fort Lauderdale, FL - ACR Electronics' SurvivorClub program wins the Neptune Award for Marketing Innovation within the marine industry. The Neptune Award is given by the Marine Marketers of America and was presented to ACR at this year's Miami International Boat Show. SurvivorClub was selected because of its testimonial-based educational approach to promote the use of lifesaving 406 MHz …

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ACR Electronics & George Poveromo join forces to promote the use of 406 MHz beacons to saltwater fisherman

ACR Electronics, Inc., a leader in safety and signaling technologies, announces their newest brand ambassador - George Poveromo, nationally recognized saltwater fisherman and host of the NBC Sports Network TV series, "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing". A world-renowned angling authority and long-time customer of ACR, George Poveromo has also experienced his own close call at …

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ACR EPIRB Locates Four Fishermen Who Are Rescued By Sea Tow Captain And U.S. Coast Guard

On August 24, 2013, Karson Keith along with his brother and two friends set out on a typical fishing trip off the west coast of Florida near Cedar Key.  While fishing 10 nautical miles off shore, they noticed their electronics had lost all power, and the boat's batteries had died.  They put in a call to the Sea Tow Horseshoe Beach, FL location for help and while waiting for assis…

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ACR Electronics, Inc. Selected to Provide Personal Locator Beacons to the RNLI

Ft Lauderdale, FL - ACR Electronics, Inc., a leader in safety and signaling technologies, announced today they have been selected to provide ACR Personal Locator Beacons for the lifeboat crews of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The RNLI has saved approximately 140,000 lives in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland waters since 1824. ACR's ResQLink Personal Locator B…

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$50 Rebate or Free Safety Gear Offer on Personal Locator Beacons

ACR Electronic's Summer Savings Promotion was so successful, they have extended it through November 5th, 2013, for the purchases of ACR Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs). Customers will receive a $50 rebate on ACR PLBs including the ResQLink, AquaLink, and SARLink models, or they may choose $210 worth of safety gear, which includes: the legendary Firefly3 SOLAS strobe light, an ACR Hot Sho…

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ACR Electronics Extends Their Up to $100 Rebate or Free Safety Gear Offer on EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons

ACR Electronic's Summer Savings Promotion was so successful, they have extended it through November 5th, 2013, for all purchases of ACR Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) and ACR Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs). Customers will receive a $100 rebate on ACR GPS EPIRBs (GlobalFix models) or $75 rebate on non-GPS EPIRBs (Satellite3 model) or they may choose $210 worth of sa…

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Meet Edith Slee of Sydney. ANOTHER ACR Survivor!

ACR Electronics shares another SurvivorClub story. Meet Edith Slee the newest ACR SurvivorClub member. While hiking in the backcountry of New Zealand with her friend Alice, Edith Slee found herself incapacitated when she slipped and twisted her leg on an enormous crack in the ground. Her leg quickly began to swell and bulges formed where it was broken. Luckily, Edith's son Ben insisted…

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Meet Steve Morrison of New Zealand. ANOTHER ACR Survivor!

ACR Electronics shares another SurvivorClub story. Meet Steve Morrison the newest ACR SurvivorClub member. Steve used his ResQLink, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) to call for help, after a mishap while herding sheep and cattle, in New Zealand. It is a well-known fact that PLB's save lives. But PLB's are more commonly used for outdoor, adventure type scenarios, such as: hunting, hiking, c…

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Not only do Personal Locator Beacons Save Lives They also Solve Crimes

Not only do ACR Electronics, Inc.Personal Locator Beacons, continue to save lives but they can also assist police departments in apprehending burglars. William Malloy of Bakersfield, California recently had his truck broken into. The burglar took approximately $5,000 dollars' worth of William's boating and outdoor gear, which included his ACR Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Malloy immedia…

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ACR ELECTRONICS, INC. NEW FAA CERTIFIED ‘Part 145 REPAIR STATION’

ACR Electronics, Inc., announced today that they have received authorization by the FAA to open and maintain a designated Part 145 Repair Station to service ARTEX brand name ELT's in their 55,000 square foot facility in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. ACR Electronics, Inc. is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Artex brand of ELT's. Previously, the Artex ELT's were repaired by an aut…

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Memorial Day Thanks from SurvivorClub Member

On April 6th, the four-man crew of Ocean Adventure Rowing and Education (O.A.R Northwest) attempting a Trans-Atlantic Expedition from Dakar to Miami was derailed after their boat capsized about 400 miles north of Puerto Rico. The 4 rowers were all equipped with ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacons which they promptly activated to facilitate their own rescue.  Coast Guard Sector Sa…

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Survivor’s Mom Sends Cookies To United States Coast Guard

A touching story of appreciation in a way only a mother could express herself, with cookies and a beautifully written letter.    Jordan Hanssen, recently rescued OAR Northwest transatlantic rower, sponsored by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) made great efforts to visit his rescuers at two USCG stations for "Military Appreciation Month" last week. Both the Clearwa…

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ACR Recognized at SFMA

ACR Electronics, Inc.announced they were named a finalist by the South Florida Manufacturers Association for "South Florida's Manufacturer of the Year."   ACR  was recognized as one of three finalists for the 2012 Manufacturer of the Year category, of which approximately 40 companies applied for. This is the second time ACR has received this distinction and once a…

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ACR ELECTRONICS, INC. ARTEX JOINS TEAM PROVIDING AIRCRAFT, TRAINING & SUPPORT for U.S. AIR FORCE LIGHT AIR SUPPORT MISSION

Ft Lauderdale, FL - ACR Electronics, Inc.announced that it is now part of the supplier network tapped by the U.S. Air Force under its recently awarded Light Air Support (LAS) contract.  ACR will supply LAS the ARTEX C406-N Emergency Locator Transmitter. The ARTEX C406-N ELT transmits a 406 MHz distress signal through the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system.  In an emergency, the latit…

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BOY SCOUT TROOP CHAPERONE SAVED

ACR/ARTEX  is pleased to share that an unnamed Boy Scout chaperone was saved by a fellow chaperone's use of a ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Ten Boy Scouts and five adults set out on seven canoes for a 68-mile trip on the Colorado River. They docked for camp at Carrizo Campgrounds. Not long after setting up camp, one of the chaperones became recognizably ill. It quickly bec…

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Introducing SurvivorClub.com (1)

Survivors to Promote Safety With Personal Rescue Stories FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-ACR Electronics is pleased to announce the new ACR ARTEX Survivor Club, http://www.survivorclub.com/, where membership definitely has its rewards. SurvivorClub.com provides those who have used an ACR 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or an ARTEX 406 MHz Eme…

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ACR ARTEX receives AS9100: Rev C Certification

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - ACR Electronics, Inc., manufacturer of the ACR and Artex brands of safety and survival products, today announced that its Fort Lauderdale facility has successfully achieved AS9100: Rev C implementation and certification. This is an upgrade from their ISO 9001:2008 registry and still includes the same requirements. "Artex and ACR earn its customers' trust and continu…

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ACR Electronics Names Brian Smisek Aerospace Sales Manager for Artex Product Line

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-Aerospace industry veteran Brian Smisek has been appointed Aerospace Sales Manager, OEM and Distribution for ACR/ARTEX ACR Electronics, Inc. Smisek, who will be reporting to Senior Sales Manager David Horton, spent the last nine years serving three Cobham plc divisions- most recently with Cobham Antenna Systems where he held the position of Business Development Sales …

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ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition by J.F. Lehman & Company

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-JULY 9, 2012- ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed the 56-year-old company has been acquired by an investment fund managed by J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on defense, aerospace and maritime sectors. ACR Electronics most recently was a business unit of Cobham Com…

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ACR Electronics Receives FAA Approvals For Transfer of Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter Products to Florida Location

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida- ACR Electronics, Inc. today announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line.  The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ to ACR Electronics in Fort Lauderdale FL …

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Introducing the World’s Smallest Buoyant 406 MHz PLB, The ResQLink+

Fort Lauderdale, 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 life-threatening emergency, The ResQLink™+ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), manufactured by ACR Electronics, Inc., receives Cospas-Sarsat approval. At just 5.4 oz (153 g) and 4.5 in (11.4 cm) tall, the ResQLink™+ offers…

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ACR ResQLink Awarded Five Year US Coast Guard Contract For Up To 5,000 Personal Locator Beacons

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - ACR Electronics, Inc. has been awarded a US Coast Guard contract to supply up to 5,000 406 MHz ACR Electronics Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), called ResQLink™. ACR will provide up to 1,000 units per year under this five year contract, with a contract extension possible after the fifth year. The ResQLink™ is small and light enough to hold comfortably in one h…

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The World's Smallest 406 MHz GPS PLB is Now FCC Approved

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL- ACR Electronics today announced that ResQLink™, the world's smallest 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), is FCC approved and is now being shipped to dealers and is for sale to consumers in the U.S. International approvals to follow. Manufactured by ACR Electronics, the ResQLink™ is small and light enough to hold comfortably in one hand yet powerful enough to guid…

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3 Boynton Beach men rescued off the coast of Bahamas

Rescue beacon credited with saving lives ACR Product Used: AquaFix Personal Locator Beacon Updated May 25, 2011 New Video from CBS Channel 12 in West Palm Beach From WPTV Channel 5 Read More Articles about this rescue: The Washington Post Sun Sentinel Miami Herald Hilton Head - Herald Online CBS Miami Channel 4 NBC Miami News Channel 5 WFLX Fox 29 The Tribune BahamasLocal.com O…

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USCG Advisory: Upgrade to GPS enhanced EPIRBs

From the United States Coast Guard Monday, May 23, 2011 When Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) are activated in emergency situations the system transmits vessel identification information to rescuers. Traditional EPIRBs rely on satellite Doppler Shift to identify the distress location.  There are a wide  variety of Coast Guard approved EPIRBs on the ma…

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ACR Assists in Pinpointing Location of Sailor in At Sea Medical Medevac

San Diego, California- A sailor suffering from life threatening diabetic seizures received a quick rescue response April 23rd when a 406 EPIRB signal was received and effectively provided GPS coordinates, directing US Coast Guard rescuers to the sailor's location 120 miles south of San Diego. According to USCG reports, an emergency signal from an ACR Electronics GlobalFix™ 406 …

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ACR Personal Locator Beacon Assists Injured ATV Adventurer Following Accident in Utah

Note To Reader: Fred Taylor, 56, is a semi-retired insurance agent, who spends a good portion of his leisure time on his ATV, enjoying outings with his family and like-minded adventurers. Last November, while vacationing in Moab, Utah, Fred's world literally came crashing down on him when his two-seater ATV toppled backwards momentarily pining him underneath and fracturing several bones.  Fred act…

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ACR Recognized for Excellence by South Florida Manufacturers Association

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - As a finalist in the 2010 South Florida Manufacturers Association's (SFMA) Manufacturer of the Year Excellence Awards program, ACR Electronics continues to meet and exceed quality and performance requirements because when it comes to saving lives, failure is not an option. ACR management would like to thank the SFMA for including ACR in the 200-plus-employee categor…

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ACR Personal Locator Beacon Assists in Pinpointing Location of Downed Alaska Bush Pilot

Note To Reader: George Strother, 62, a veteran Alaska commercial pilot clearly understands the demands and danger of flying small planes in remote areas.  Over the years, Strother has had his share of bad landings. On July 17th of last year, a crash almost claimed his life when his amphibian airplane flipped over as he attempted to land on a lake, leaving him upside down and underwate…

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Seasoned Canyoneering Family Use ACR PLB in Emergency

Note To Reader: Veteran climber LeRoy Anderson of Salt Lake City and his canyoneering party rely on ACR's MicroFix™ Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) when his daughter-in-law suffers a broken leg.  Here's LeRoy's story in his own words: I, my son, Craig, daughter in law, Tanya, and two other friends decided to go down the Lower Jump (North Fork of King's Canyon near Fresno, CA) on th…

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Cobham Beacon Solutions - ACR PRODUCTS NAMES ISP AS NEW U.K. DISTRIBUTOR

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA- Known as the world leader in safety and survival technologies, Cobham Beacon Solutions -ACR Products, www.acrelectronics.com, has selected International Safety Products Limited (ISP) as the ACR distributor for the United Kingdom. Cobham Beacon Solutions -ACR Products designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products including EPIRBs, PLBs,…

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“Peking to Paris Rally” Team to Carry New ACR SARLink™ View PLBs

PEKING, CHINA- Starting on September 10th 2010, Simon Mackenzie-Smith and Rupert Marks will climb into a 1929 Ford Model A and drive over 14,000 kms from Peking to Paris as part of a five-week road rally, retracing the steps of the motor car pioneers who raced over the same route in 1907. Mackenzie-Smith and Marks, who are using the trip to raise money for two charities, will have a saf…

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Cobham Life Support-ACR Products Answers the Call In Supplying Critical Safety Equipment in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Recovery

The Gulf of Mexico- At the height of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, safety electronics systems manufactured by Cobham Life Support-ACR Products were deployed to provide thousands of responders with a safe path while working around the clock to contain and skim the massive oil spill. The Fort Lauderdale-based company, known globally as the leader in safety and survival technologies, work…

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“Connecting The Gems” Team to Carry New ACR SARLink™ View PLB and 406Link.com Service on 60-Day Ecological Expedition

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL- Starting on July 5th 2010 explorers/filmmakers Deia Scholsberg and Gregg Treinish will again be relying on an ACR Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) in the event of an emergency in the wilderness. This time the pair will be carrying the new SARLink™ View during the planned 60-day, 450-mile trek through some of the most remote and rugged mountains in America's Lower 48. F…

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ACR 406 MHz Beacons Onboard in World Record Attempt

Contender Northeast Attempting Record Run from the Statue of Liberty to Bermuda FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- A new Contender 37 ST (Step Hull) with a crew of three will attempt to break a world record time in a run from the Statue of Liberty to Bermuda. According to Contender Northeast officials, the attempt will be launched sometime between May 28th and June 7th, depending on weather and s…

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Cobham Acquires SafeLife Systems

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Cobham Life Support today announced the acquisition of SafeLife Systems, a subscription-based satellite self test detection service from PROCON, Inc, based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs…

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Sailor Ejected into Stormy Atlantic Ocean is Found After EPIRB Summons USCG and Navy

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- On Saturday, January 2, 2010, solo sailor Dennis Clements was thrown into the Atlantic Ocean after his 35-foot sailboat rolled over in a fierce winter storm. He surfaced to find himself swimming alone in 25-foot seas in the dark with no life raft, EPIRB, radio, immersion suit or boat in sight -- 250 miles off North Carolina.  Three days later, the Missouri ma…

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Cobham Beacon Solutions, ACR Products Urges EPIRB and PLB Owners to Re-Check Registration Codes

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 23, 2009 - Cobham Life Support, ACR Products, the world's leader in safety and survival technologies, is urging all EPIRB and PLB owners to double check their 15-character identification code registration. According to a recent Marine Board of Investigation inquiry, which is looking into the sinking of the scallop boat Lady Mary on March 24th, there was a disc…

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