Keep safety by your side with the SARLink™ Dual-Mode Rescue Communication Device. This hand-held machine is equipped with an LED touchscreen so you can easily send and receive messages, and global tracking so you can stay on the grid, even when your adventures take you off the beaten path. Should you run into an emergency, the SARLink SOS button allows you to quickly send distress messages to satellite networks.


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About SARLink

SARLink was developed to meet the requirements of operation in harsh environments. The unit is waterproof to a depth of one meter and is rated at IP-67. Additional environmental testing includes drop, vibration, bump, corrosion, and thermal shock. SARLink is ruggedized to endure the mission of today’s lone workers, law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, emergency medical, and other emergency service personnel.

SARLink offers a high resolution color LCD Touchscreen where user menu options are displayed as easily recognized icons. The touchscreen allows quick access to user menus and ease of entering text via an on-screen QWERTY keyboard. SARLink incorporates two dedicated batteries; a rechargeable Lithium Ion for Iridium tracking, texting, and distress messaging, and a dedicated Lithium battery for the 406 MHz locator beacon in compliance with Cospas-Sarsat stringent system requirements. In the event that the Iridium battery is depleted, the dedicated 406 MHz battery will provide an independent, 24 hours of distress transmission.

Distress Messaging

SARLink delivers simultaneous and redundant emergency notification through both the Cospas-Sarsat and Iridium satellite networks when the SOS button is activated. On-board GPS sharing technology allows both alerts to include precise geolocation data. The two-way communication capability combined with the distress alerting, allows for the verification of the emergency as well as the ability to assist in the rescue by providing detailed information about the nature of the situation.


SARLink provides the ability to transmit precise Position Location Information (PLI) data at selectable intervals ranging from once per minute to once per day. Manually activated Check-In is also supported and additional features include the ability to create, save, and send user defined waypoints. SARLink utilizes an open data format protocol and supports 10 byte and 30 byte formats while also including the ability to be remotely configured over-the-air.

Two-Way Messaging

SARLink offers two-way satellite messaging through Iridium’s network which delivers 100% global coverage free of gaps, fringe or weak signal areas. SARLink can communicate with other mobile devices including cell phones, satellite phones, and other SARLink units using two-way messaging as supported by the client’s back-end platform. These messaging options include free-text using the on-board QWERTY keyboard, canned messages, and a combination of free-text and canned messages. Brevity codes are also supported. Contact lists can be pre-defined and canned messages can be scripted by the system administrator and loaded across all devices. SARLink also support email messaging.

SARLink Usage

In order to utilize all SARLink functionality, the 406 MHz Locator Beacon should be registered with NOAA (Click here to register with NOAA). Additionally, users will need to purchase a subscription for Iridium Airtime and work with a Backend Service Provider (BES) to obtain backend service. Without an Iridium Airtime subscription or a BES, users will be unable to utilize the tracking, two-way communications, and the Iridium distress alerting features. Please contact ACR Electronics at 954-981-3333 with questions regarding Iridium Airtime or Backend Service providers.

Additional information

Weight 1.00 lbs
Dimensions 6.00 × 2.00 in

Dimensions 8.12 x 3.12 x 1.5 inches
Weight 355g
Waterproof Rating IP-67
Operating Temperature -20° to +55°C (-4° to +131°F)
Storage Temperature -30° to +70°C (-22° to +158°F)
Material High-Performance Engineered Polymer
Display LCD Touch Screen
Display Dimensions 3-inch (diagonal)
GPS Receiver U-BLOX MAX-7Q-0
Iridium Module Iridium 9603
Link Margin Downlink 13 dB average
Link Margin Uplink 7 dB average
Average Power Transmission 1 watt
Iridium Frequency 1616 to 1626.5 MHz
I/O Interface Mini-USB
GPS Tracking Send and/or save waypoints
GPS Tracking Intervals Between once per minute and once per day
SMS Texting Canned or custom messages
SMS Communication Two-Way (Satellite to Cell Phones, Sat Phones, SARLinks)
406 Emergency Activation Manual activation — Slide protective door, press SOS button
Batteries 406 MHz: Dedicated lithium battery for distress alerting / Iridium: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery Replacement (406 MHz) 7 years
Power Output (406 MHz) 5W +/- 2dB (406 MHz)
Frequency 406.040 MHz
Testing (406 MHz) Self test
Approvals FCC ID B66ACR-SOS-300, Cospas-Sarsat TAC Number 280

Contact ACR Government Sales for more information.

What is the availability of the SARLink?

Sales of this product are limited to the U.S. Military and Government entities.  This device has not been authorized for commercial sale and use as required by the rules of the FCC.  This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, unless specific written authorization is obtained.

Who do I talk with for military and government sales inquiries for the SARLink?

Contact ACR Government Sales for more information.
954-981-3333 or click here to email