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ACR Electronics Launches 406Linkonline

The 406Linkonline subscription is available to users in North and South America.

September 15, 2020
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A 406Link service subscription is $49 a year. Courtesy ACR Electronics

ACR Electronics has launched its upgraded 406Linkonline beacon testing and messaging service, which lets users in North and South America receive satellite self-test confirmation of their 406 MHz epirbs and personal locator beacons.

The service sends a custom 406Link message to as many as five mobile and email contacts within a few seconds, according to ACR Electronics.

“406Link is a unique technology that can offer every beacon owner and their loved ones greater peace of mind by enabling them to self-test and verify their location before they head to sea or on an outdoor adventure,” Mikele D’Arcangelo, vice president of global marketing and product management, stated in a press release. “Beacon owners should remember that no subscriptions are required to notify search-and-rescue forces around the world of your emergency distress message. The authorities will respond when you press the activation button in an emergency, even if your 406Link subscription lapses.”

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The 406Link service has a subscription price of $49 a year.

How does 406Link work? It sends an encoded test signal to the Cospas-Sarsat network of search-and-rescue satellites. That signal is received and then picked up by ACR ground stations. They send a confirmation message to the beacon owner and specified contacts via email and SMS text message. 

For more information, visit: acrartex.com

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