ResQLink

The ResQLink is a great and affordable option for those who don’t head too far offshore, but still want the peace of mind that they’ve got a personal locator beacon (PLB).

ResQLink, the world’s smallest PLB manufactured by ACR, has just gotten FCC approval and hit the market in North America.The 406 MHz PLB is 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.

At just 4.6 ounces and 3.9 inches tall, the ResQLink offers a lot of punch in the smallest and lightest package available today. With three levels of integrated signal technology-GPS positioning, a powerful 406 MHz signal, and 121.5MHz homing capability-the ResQLink relays critical emergency position to a the Cospas-Sarsat International worldwide network of rescue satellites.

The waterproof ResQLink broadcasts a unique registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where the sender is, but who they are.  The onboard 66 channel GPS can quickly fix the sender’s position to within 100 meters and then utilizes its signal to relay the distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light guide rescuers to the sender’s exact position.

Two built-in tests allow users to routinely verify that the ResQLink is functioning and ready for use-with the push of a button. Advances in circuit board design and power management have also allowed for a smaller battery pack and continuously operating strobe.

The ResQLink retails for $325, a small price to pay to save your life. For more information please contact Chris Wahler at chris.wahler@cobham.com or go to www.acrelectronics.com.

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