Designed by ACR, with high-efficiency electronics that are built for performance, the GlobalFix™ V4 GPS Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB provides the protection you can trust in an emergency situation, including also an internal 66 channel GPS for faster acquisition from a cold start.
Should the unexpected happen, this EPIRB increase your probability of survival at sea with the multiple built-in redundancies of GlobalFix™ V4. The EPIRB will relay your location to a vast network of search and rescue satellites by broadcasting a powerful 406MHz distress signal to Search and Rescue forces worldwide.
- User-replaceable battery due ten (10) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use
- Two options available: Manual Release and Auto Release (Water)
- Waterproof for 5min. @33ft. (10meters), exceeds RTCM requirements
- GPS enabled
- LED strobe
- No subscription required
- Transmit time: Minimum 48 hours @ -4
The Benefits of upgrading to a GPS EPIRB
An EPIRB with a GPS interface or internal GPS greatly reduces the search radius down to 100 meters (110 yards) but also significantly reduces the notification time from less than 1 hour down to 1 minute. The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses 2 different satellites. The GEOSAR satellites are stationary over the equator, if your beacon has GPS coordinates, these satellites instantly alert Search and Rescue of your position in as little as 2-3 minutes. The LEOSAR satellites are low earth orbiting and typically ever hour one flies over your location. These satellites use Doppler shift principles to calculate your position to send to Search and Rescue.