ACR Win RNLI Personal Locator Beacon Contract

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tamar-class Lifeboat: Photo credit RNLI

ACR's ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was recently selected as the product of choice by the UK's Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to keep their lifeboat crews safe.

Chosen because of its superior operational and technical performance and single handed re-useable antenna deployment, the ACR ResQLink will be issued to all lifeboat crew members for fitment to their life jackets. RNLI crewmembers will now have the additional protection of ACR PLBs. The ACR ResQLink transmits a 406 MHz distress signal with GPS positional data through the global Cospas-Sarsat satellite system to Search and Rescue forces worldwide.

"Carried out mainly by volunteers, the RNLI is an outstanding organization known for its dedication to lifesaving services. ACR shares a similar mission; designing and manufacturing products that have been saving lives worldwide not only in maritime, but also in the aviation and terrestrial markets, since 1956," said Michael Wilkerson, CEO of ACR Electronics, Inc.

The RNLI is a charity and works alongside government-controlled and funded coastguard services. It has an active fleet of over 340 lifeboats that provide a 24/7 search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 236 stations; with 4,600 lifeboat crew volunteers. 

ACR, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products under the ACR and ARTEX brand names including Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacon (PLBs), Search and Rescue Transponder (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Search Lights and safety accessories.

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