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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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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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