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Gear: ACR Electronics ResQLink Personal Locator Beacons

An Even Better SOS

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Veteran satellite rescue beacon manufacturer ACR Electronics has now made its personal locator beacons (PLBs) better than ever with the introduction of the new ResQLink 400 and ResQLink View. Based on feedback from actual rescue victims who have successfully summoned help using other ACR products, the two new PLBs incorporate such improvements as a protected activation button located well away from the test button; multiple wearable mounting options, including a belt clip, for easy access in an emergency; an easier-to-release antenna enclosure; and an infra-red strobe light in addition to a traditional strobe to assist rescue crews using night vision goggles. The ResQLink View also comes equipped with a small screen that displays all the beacon’s operational activities, including GPS coordinates, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts and battery power: all with an eye toward providing even better peace of mind if and when the stuff ever hits the fan. From $299. ACR Electronics, acrartex.com

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