Press Releases

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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