The ResQLink View Personal Locator Beacon from ACR Electronics earned a special mention in the DAME Design Awards in the category of Lifesaving and Safety, at Metstrade in Amsterdam.
ResQLink View incorporates ACR’s optical display technology, showing all the beacon’s operational activities, including GPS coordinates, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts, and battery power.
“We are delighted that the DAME jury has recognized the innovations and technology incorporated in our new ResQLink View PLB,” Mikele D’Arcangelo, vice president of global marketing and product management for ACR Electronics, stated in a press release. “Most importantly, we are proud that this advanced solution is available to more of our customers, so that it can save more lives and aid the rescue services in locating and helping casualties.”
The ResQLink beacon has a protected activation button located away from the test button, multiple wearable mounting options including a belt clip and oral inflation clip, and an easier-to-release antenna enclosure. There’s also a new infrared strobe light in addition to the ultra-bright strobe light, to assist rescue crews using night vision goggles.