ACR Electronics GlobalFix™ V5 AIS EPIRB with Return Link Service and Mobile App - Category I
FREE Shipping over $149 (excludes liferafts, flares & oversize items) 
Find Your New Liferaft:

ACR Electronics GlobalFix™ V5 AIS EPIRB with Return Link Service and Mobile App - Category I

$1,044.95
$949.95 (You Save $95.00)
SKU 2851
MPN 2851
- +
Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Earn 4,750 points
The new ACR GlobalFix V5 AIS Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon is an innovative EPIRB with a unique feature set. The addition of an AIS alert provides the easiest and quickest path to rescue while the included Return Link Service (RLS) functionality provides a welcome sense of security by providing direct to beacon confirmation that your distress message has been received.

Introducing the most advanced EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) available. The new ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB combines 406 MHz satellite connectivity with Automatic Identification System (AIS) functionality. This means that when the EPIRB is activated not only does it transmit your emergency signal to the global Cospas Sarsat satellite rescue system, but it broadcasts an AIS safety message on VHF frequencies that can be seen immediately by any AIS equipped vessel nearby. Other great features include Return Link Service (RLS) technology that provides visual confirmation to the user that their distress message has been received, a 121.5 MHz homing signal, and visible and infrared strobe lights for easy target identification at night or in poor visibility. Another new feature is Near Field Communication (NFC) which allows users to monitor their EPIRB using a smartphone App. ACR is the global leader in marine safety and rescue technology and the new GlobalFix V5 GPS EPIRB with AIS combines the durability and reliability they are known for with advanced technology designed to speed rescue response time.

Faster Rescues through the Pairing of Global and Local Rescue

The ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB accurately derives its position anywhere in the world using GNSS (GPS, Galileo, Glonass) positioning networks. Upon activation 406 MHz distress transmissions relay the GPS EPIRB (GPIRB) position, accurate to within 100 meters, to the worldwide Cospas Sarsat search and rescue satellite network. EPIRB identifiers and position information is relayed to ground stations through the satellite system initiating rescue operations. With advanced AIS technology now incorporated into the EPIRB, once activated an AIS signal is transmitted so that nearby vessels outfitted with an AIS transponder are instantly notified of the EPIRB location. AIS equipped vessels within VHF range of the EPIRB will see a safety message on their screens including MMSI vessel identification. Vessels in the area where the EPIRB has been activated can then start rescue and recovery operations immediately without having to wait for emergency response from the applicable SAR authority. AIS also allows local responders to easily pinpoint the EPIRB’s location which is presented as an AIS target on their onboard display. Nearby vessels with onboard AIS can navigate directly to the EPIRB by selecting the AIS target. This incredible technological advancement will speed recovery times which is sure to save lives.

Smartphone Connectivity utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology allows users to access EPIRB diagnostics using their smartphones. When a smartphone is placed adjacent to the GlobalFix V5 EPIRB the ACR Product App automatically opens providing access to EPIRB data. Beacon status information in the app includes current battery life, number of self-tests completed, number of GNSS tests completed, and the amount of time the EPIRB has been activated. Detailed information on each self-test and GNSS test performed by the device is also available. GNSS tests show a map view pinpointing where the previous test was performed, the date and time of the test, how long it took the EPIRB to get a fix on the GNSS coordinates, the number of satellites used to obtain that fix, and the accuracy of the fix. Easy App connectivity with NFC allows users to easily check the status of all EPIRB functions to ensure it is working properly.

 

Return Link Service (RLS)

Return Link Service tells whoever triggers the EPIRB that the distress message has been delivered. An RLS signal sent back through the Galileo satellite network confirms that the distress message along with the precise beacon location and identifiers have been detected. An easy to see flashing blue light indicates the EPIRB’s successful reception of the Return Link message from the Galileo satellite network. The comfort of knowing rescuers are aware that an EPIRB has been activated and that they have its location helps reduce the stress associated with mayday situations.

ACR specializes in electronic rescue devices and other life-saving products designed for both professional and recreational mariners. With the addition of AIS, the innovative new ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB provides the easiest and quickest path to rescue. Return Link Service provides a welcomed sense of security knowing that your distress message has been received and Near Field Communication provides access to data and product functionality that has never before been available to any EPIRB customer. The new and advanced feature set of the GlobalFix V5 EPIRB makes it perfect for mariners whether coastal cruising, working offshore or crossing oceans.

 

We know you have options when it comes to purchasing your new equipment, but we're confident that we will exceed your expectations, and here's why...

We're real people!  Our team is made up of real outdoor-loving people, just like you, and we want to share our knowledge.  We don't just sell these products, we use them ourselves or have close friends and family that do.  We do this every day, and we love answering questions.  Contact us here.

More than a .com:  We're more than just an online store. We started our business the old-fashioned way and we've got the physical locations and warehouse to prove it.  Check out our locations here.

We service what we sell: We operate two USCG approved liferaft servicing facilities, and we're manufacturer certified for more than 10 liferaft brands, EPIRBs and PLBs, immersion suits, life jackets and more.  So, when you have a question or want the inside scoop about what's what, you'll know that you're talking to someone that's actually seen the raft, worn the PFD, or tested the EPIRB themselves.  Check out our service department here.

We take it personally: We truly do take it personally if you're not 100% satisfied with your experience.  We want to earn your business, not just for today, but for many years to come.  We understand the power of good relationships and the trust that can only be created from following through on the big and little things alike.  We're still human and we make mistakes, but it's how we handle them that makes us different.

Customer Reviews

Review this product





 

Sign up for Special Offers and our Boating Safety Newsletter

 
Please Wait... processing