ACR’s ResQLink+ GPS-enabled buoyant personal locator beacon is small enough to be worn while on deck or stored inside an inflatable life jacket.
It also could be used as a backup to an EPIRB. A 66-channel GPS receiver transmits position coordinates along with the 406-MHz distress signal. The built-in 121.5-MHz homing directs rescuers, and a built-in strobe light assists in low-visibility situations. MSRP is $325. ACR/ARTEX (ACR Electronics), www.acrartex.com
January 2013 issue