ACR ResQLink View/400

Next-generation beacons feature enhanced functionality.

ACR's new personal locator beacons feature enhanced functionality.ACR Electronics

ACR Electronics has introduced its next-­generation personal locater beacons: ResQLink View and ResQLink 400. The company incorporated feedback from emergency survivors, which altered the design and enhanced functionality. The View version includes a digital display that can show all of the beacon's operations, including GPS coordinates, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts and battery power. Both include an ultrabright strobe light, in addition to a new infrared strobe to assist crews using night-vision goggles. The PLBs can operate for more than 24 hours and weigh just 5.3 ounces. They measure 4.52 inches long, and cost $299.99 (400) and $349.99 (View).