Press Releases

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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