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GlobalFix™ iPro

GlobalFix™ Pro

GlobalFIX V4

Model Number RLB-36 RLB-37 RLB-41
Weight 20.5 oz (581 g) 20.5 oz (581 g)
Material High impact UV resistant polymer High impact UV resistant polymer High impact UV resistant polymer
Activation Out of bracket and wet, or manually Out of bracket and wet, or manually Out of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of bracket
Waterproof 33 feet (10 m) @ 10 min. Exceeds RTCM standard 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Exceeds RTCM standard 33 ft (10 m) for 5 min.
Approvals Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED, IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED, IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, MED (Pending), IC Acceptances: USCG Meets: GMDSS, RTCM, IEC, and IMO standards
Accessories SeaShelter™3 (P/N 9501), LowPro™3 (P/N 9502), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1) SeaShelter™3 (P/N 9501), LowPro™3 (P/N 9502), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1) SeaShelter™4 (P/N 2832), QuickDraw™ V4 (P/N 2833), Cat I HydroFix™ HRU (P/N 9490.1)
Part Number 2846.0 (Category I); 2848.0 (Category II) 2842 (Category I); 2844 (Category II) 2830 (Category I); 2831 (Category II)
Size (no antenna) 7.0 X 4.2 X 3.6” (17.7 X 10.7 X 9.1 cm) 7.0 X 4.2 X 3.6” (17.7 X 10.7 X 9.1 cm) 8.13 (H) X 4.28” (W) (20.7 X 10.9 cm)
Digital Display Yes No
GPS Internal GPS and NMEA GPS Interface Internal GPS Internal GPS (66 Channel)
Battery Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium battery (user replaceable) - LiMnO2 (P/N 1104)
Replacement Replacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use Replacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use
Deployment Category I-Hydrostatic release (auto) Category II-Manual release Category I-Hydrostatic release (auto), Category II-Manual release Category I - Hydrostatic release (auto) or Manual, Category II - Manual release
Output Power 6.3 W +/-2dB (406.037 MHz) 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz) 6.3 W +/-2dB (406.037 MHz) 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz) 5 W +/- 2dB (406.037 MHz); 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
Operational Life 48 Hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C) 48 hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C) 48 hours minimum @ -4°F (-20°C)
Typical Performance 65+ hours @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature 65+ hrs. @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature +48 hrs. @ -4°F (-20°C); Longer in higher ambient temperature
Operating Temp. -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2) -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2) -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C ) (Class 2)
Storage Temp. -30°F to + 158°F (-34°C to +70°C) -30°F to + 158°F (-34°C to +70°C) -22°F to + 158°F (-30°C to +70°C)
406Link.com 420 satellite detectable basic self tests 420 satellite detectable basic self tests 120 satellite detectable basic self tests (available only in the Americas)
Weight (with bracket) Category I - 66.10 oz (1874 g) / Category II - 34.92 oz (990 g)
Weight (beacon only) 27 oz (764 g)
Battery Replacement 10 year user replaceable battery (replace 10 years after date of manufacture or after activation)
Strobe 4 LED Array Strobe Light