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ACR Electronics – SARLink

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

SARLink-front(First Handheld Device With Two-way Data Communications, Global Tracking and Immediate 406 MHz Emergency Access.)

Fort Lauderdale, FL., February 15, 2016 – ACR Electronics, Inc.announces the release of the 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 for command and control. The 406 MHz locator beacon leverages the proven reliability of the Cospas-Sarsat network, which has successfully aided search and rescue personnel around the world in saving over 37,000 lives since the mid-1980’s.

SARLink can be provisioned to operate on the DoD Gateway utilizing the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services airtime contract, or the Iridium Commercial Gateway, supporting 10, 30 byte, and PECOS formats. The 406 MHz beacon can be configured to standard or national protocol. SARLink incorporates a second battery dedicated to 406 MHz operation, providing more than 24 hours of distress messaging.

Military personnel equipped with a SARLink will benefit from the following distinct operational capabilities:

  • Dedicated SOS Button – redundant emergency notification through both the Cospas-Sarsat and Iridium networks with embedded Precise Location Information (PLI)
  • Iridium Only Distress Alerting – option to engage the Iridium-only distress alert, user-defined notification to proprietary command centers and personnel
  • Two-Way Data Communication – send and receive free-text and canned messages using the on-board QWERTY touch screen keyboard to:
  • Verify and validate distress messages as well as routine operational command and control;
    Communicate via text with:
    – other mobile cellular and satellite devices;
    – other SARLink devices; and
    – any email service.

  • Contact lists can be pre-defined and can incorporate canned messages that are scripted and loaded across agency devices
  • Friendly Force Tracking – transmit PLI at selectable intervals from once per minute to once per day. Create, save, and send waypoints as well as manual check-ins
  • Gerald Angeli, ACR Electronics President and General Manager stated, “We are proud to provide an elite product such as the SARLink to support our military’s communication and emergency needs. As a leading manufacturer of survival gear, developing new products like the SARLink to enhance the safety of military personnel brings further validation to the importance of what we do here at ACR.”

    ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition Of Ocean Signal

    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL— May 1, 2015 — ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine company and the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today announced its acquisition of Ocean Signal, Ltd., an innovative supplier of marine safety and survival equipment.

    ACR and Ocean Signal have two of the most highly experienced electronic engineering teams in the marine communication industry. Combined they now have the in-house capabilities to develop the next generation of survival products for the maritime, terrestrial, military, and aviation markets.

    “Ocean Signal has pioneered a number of innovations in marine safety,” said Gerry Angeli, President of ACR Electronics. “Their ability to create a strong brand in a short period of time is a testament to their product design, quality and understanding of the market. Like ACR, Ocean Signal is known for reliable products that perform in the worst conditions the first time, every time and we are excited to add them to our team.”

    The combination of the ACR and Ocean Signal brands bolster the product lines for the marine market place. Together the companies offer a full range of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons, Personal Locator Beacons, Search and Rescue Transponders, AIS Man Overboard Beacons, VHF radios, Searchlights, rescue strobe lights, pyrotechnics, and safety accessories.

    Ocean Signal Managing Director Alan Wrigley said: “This is an exciting time for Ocean Signal and ACR. This combination will allow Ocean Signal to expand its capabilities and together we will redefine safety and survival technology in order to save more lives around the world – which is the objective we are all working towards.”

    Financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.

    ACR Electronics Releases HemiLight 3

    Friday, May 1st, 2015

    ACR Electronics HemiLight 3™


    Fort Lauderdale, Florida –April 29, 2015 – ACR Electronics, Inc. released the next generation of their leading survivor locator life jacket lights. The new ACR HemiLight 3 is more affordable, compact and features an LED light which illuminates brighter than its predecessors. The HemiLight 3 is automatically activated when it comes into contact with water.

    The high-intensity flashing LED light exceeds the IMO SOLAS battery life regulations by providing 10+ hours of functionality upon activation. It can also be deactivated simply by pressing the OFF button. Installation is quick and easy and the light can be retrofitted to almost any style life jacket in a matter of seconds. The included

    5-year battery has made ACR’s HemiLight series extremely popular with cruise lines, ferry boats, and commercial shipping vessels around the world. This robust and dependable life jacket locator light has received IMO SOLAS and USCG certification approvals, and is now available internationally.

    ACR Electronics Launches The New MS-2000(M2) Military Distress Marker Light

    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    ACR Electronics, Inc. has just announced the release of the brand new MS-2000(M2) military distress marker light. The full release can be read below:

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida – ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR), a global leader in safety and signaling technologies has released the next series of military distress marker lights, the MS-2000(M2).The new series of military LED strobes is an upgrade from the original MS-2000(M) model, which has been standard issue for military forces around the world during the past 25 years. The MS-2000(M2) is available in three configurations: MS-2000(M2) Strobe, the Doublefly and the Waterbug.


    Each configuration strobes at 41 candela (301 lumens) at max, which can be seen for miles. For the soldier’s protection, the vibration mode indicator is synchronized to the light’s output; this is especially important to indicate when the light is on while in the infrared mode. The Doublefly offers the same powerful strobe as the base model but adds two additional light and vibration modes; a ‘steady-on’ and an ‘SOS mode’. The most feature-rich light is the Waterbug which inherits all the features of the Doublefly but adds the armed water activated mode. When its water sensors come in contact with water, the light is activated.

    All three distress marker lights boast an average luminescent output of 205 lumens per flash and are ready to shine with three essential filters: infrared (IR), white or blue. All of this light is produced with just two AA alkaline batteries. On a clear night the MS-2000(M2) can be seen up to 6 miles away and is waterproof up to 50 feet/15m. The MS-2000(M2) series light output, activation modes, vibration indicator, light dispersion, 56-hour battery life and durability are lifesaving features. These lifesaving qualities are what make it the preferred rescue light of elite military forces around the world.

    The MS-2000(M2) is sure to serve as the next generation of lifesaving military distress marker lights carried by combat forces around the world. ACR has manufactured lifesaving lights since inception in 1956. ACR distress marker lights have been used by astronauts, military forces, and everyday boaters and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.

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