Powerful EPIRB with LED safety strobe and internal GPS.
EPIRB - Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.
The ACR 2844 Category II GlobalFix PRO 406 GPS Epirb is a must have safety device for anyone boating, cruising or fishing in a large lake or off the coast. The primary job for an EPIRB is to send a distress signal to the SARSAT (Search And Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking) satellite system. The ACR 2844 Global Fix Pro 406 is a category II manual release EPIRB. A manual release EPIRB is perfect for a ditch bag or mounting in an out-of-the-way place like in a console or under a hard top. Manual EPIRBs are designed to be activated by the user by flipping a switch located on the top of the unit. Category II EPIRBs can also activate if they are removed from the included bracket and submerged in water.
The bonus with the Pro 406 is the built in GPS sensor. When the EPRIB is activated and the distress signal sent, your LAT/LON position will transmit with the distress call creating a much smaller search area down to .05NM radius as compared to 2.3NM radius with a conventional EPIRB. The GPS encoded signal will also be picked up by higher level satellites within 15 minutes of sending. Similar units without GPS can take up to one hour, which can be a lifetime of waiting. The Pro 406 can also interface with an External GPS via NMEA 0183 to provide location prior to activation which ensures Lat/Lon transmission immediately.
Strobe Light and Transmit Time
The built-in bright LED strobe light consumes less energy than a traditional strobe without sacraficing intensity and most importantly, the Pro 406 EPIRB will transmit for a minimum of 48 hours at -20C degrees.
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