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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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