Global leader in safety and survival technologies ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, is introducing new products suitable for commercial owners, operators and crew working in the commercial shipping and offshore industries.
ACR devices on show at this year’s Seawork International include the GlobalFIX™ V4 EPIRB, Pathfinder PRO SART, the C-Light™ and C-Strobe™ personal distress lights and its new AIS Class A and Class B transceivers.
Simon Crowther, ACR EMEA Sales Manager, said: “ACR has broadened its depth of high quality GMDSS safety equipment and will be launching these new products to the commercial market in 2016.”
Offering the latest in marine electronic lifesaving technology, the new professional grade design GlobalFIX™ V4 EPIRB has a number of notable features including user-replaceable battery with a 10-year battery life, internal 66 channel GPS, a four LED array strobe light, and a new wrist strap for hands free carrying in an emergency evacuation. A protective keypad cover helps prevent false activation. The EPIRB has a self-test and GPS self-test to confirm it is ready for use. Suitable for harsh environments, the GlobalFIX V4 has a conformal coated circuit board which further protects electronic components.
ACR’s fully-approved Pathfinder PRO SART, which complies with IMO, MED, FCC and IEC standards, is designed to assist in the rescue and recovery of life rafts and survival craft by transmitting a series of pulses for display on a ship’s radar screen to provide a bearing to the survival craft. Compact in size for easy life raft packing, the ACR SART has a superior, user-replaceable lithium battery which provides over 96 hours of operating life in standby mode and 12 hours of active operating life. The Pathfinder Pro is waterproof to a depth of 10m and comes with a sleek wall mount for easy accessibility in an emergency and a black telescopic pole, which conveniently connects to the bottom of the SART allowing maximum height and visibility out of a life craft.
Ideal for attaching inside life jackets, ACR’s series of LED personnel distress lights include the C-Strobe™ and water-activated C-Strobe™ H20 strobe lights featuring 45 lumen LED that operate typically for 120 hours continuously in strobe mode. The water-activated version is a multi-function light that combines intense LED technology with increased operating life. The USCG/SOLAS approved light features three modes of operation – strobe, steady-on and SOS. It can be activated with a simple push of the On/Off button or, when in the armed position, can be activated automatically when immersed in water. It also features an impact resistant case. The C-Strobe offers the same improved operating life and is activated manually.
ACR’s new LED C Light™ and C Light™ H20 waterproof steady-on personal distress lights have a 20 lumen LED that operates typically for 30 hours continuously. The lights are slim, lightweight and easy to store, providing a versatile solution for a range of activities.
Approved to the latest AIS regulations, the AISLink CA1 and AISLink CB1 transceivers are appropriate for vessels affected by new mandates, including the United States Coast Guard AIS mandate which required more commercial vessels to install AIS by March this year. Both units will send and receive wireless data to and from nearby AIS-equipped vessels including the vessel’s name, position, course or speed over the ground, heading and rate of turn.
ACR has established a website at www.aismandate.com dedicated to those interested in learning more about AIS. For more information about ACR’s range of products, please go to www.acrartex.com/products or visit Stand PB87 at Seawork.
For further information, please contact:
ACR Media Relations:
Mikele D’Arcangelo or Nichole Kalil
Tel: +1 954-862-2115/2180
About ACR Electronics, Inc.
ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine Company, designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products. The extensive range of products includes Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Boat Search Lights, and other associated safety accessories.
ACR’s facility Quality Management System (QMS) is certified by TUV USA and is certified in accordance with AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008 standards. Additionally, ACR maintains FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification status. Recognized as the world’s leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR has provided safety equipment to the marine, outdoor and aviation industries as well as to various worldwide government agencies since the late 1950’s.