Handheld radio with Iridium, emergency beacon, and blue force tracking introduced by ACR

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 11 March 2016. ACR Electronics Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is introducing the SARLink handheld radio that combines the global services of Iridium's Short Burst Data, and the Cospas-Sarsat 406 MHz emergency network into a mobile communications device.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 11 March 2016. ACR Electronics Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is introducing the SARLink handheld radio that combines the global services of Iridium's Short Burst Data, and the Cospas-Sarsat 406 MHz emergency network into a mobile communications device.

SARLink's Iridium features support friendly and blue force tracking, as well as two-way messaging for command and control. The 406 MHz locator beacon capitalizes on the Cospas-Sarsat network.

SARLink can be provisioned to operate on the DOD Gateway using the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services airtime contract, or the Iridium Commercial Gateway.

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 features of SARLink include dedicated SOS Button; Iridium only distress alerting; two-way data communication with on-board QWERTY touch screen keyboard.

The device can communicate by 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.

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Friendly force tracking can transmit PLI at selectable intervals from once per minute to once per day. It also can create, save, and send waypoints as well as manual check-ins.

For more information contact ACR Electronics online at www.acrartex.com.

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