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GlobalFix™ V5 AIS EPIRB with Return Link Service CAT II 2852

The new ACR GlobalFix V5 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.

Name: GlobalFix V5

Part Number: 2852 (Category II)

Model Number: RLB-44

Transmit Power(EIRP)(406/121.5): 406.031 MHz, 12W/121.5MHz, 50mW +/- 3dB

AIS: Yes, AIS Alerts for Local Rescue

Return Link Service: Yes, Enabled RLS confirmation direct to beacon

NFC/Mobile App: Yes, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Mobile App Included

Strobe: White & Infrared Dual Technology

Size (antenna up) – Beacon Only: 18.5″ x 4.3″ x 4.36″(470mm x 109mm x 111mm)

Weight – Beacon Only: 1.78 lbs (810 G)

Battery: Lithium battery, Li/FeS2

Battery Replacement: 10-year replaceable battery (replace 10 years after the date of manufacture or after activation)

Temperature Range (Class 2): Storage= -22F to +158F (-30C to +70C) Operating= -4F to +131F ( -20C to +55C)

GPS: 72 Channel Multi-constellation receiver (GPS, Galileo, & Glonass GNSS)

Activation: Out of bracket and wet, or manually in or out of the bracket

Waterproof: 33ft (10m) for 5 min.

Buoyant: Yes

Operational Life: 48 hours minimum @ -4F (-20C)

Deployment: Category II- Manual Release (manual deploy)

Warranty: 5 years

Accessories: Cat II Bracket (P/N 9656)(Included in P/N 2852)

Approvals: Cospas-Sarsat/ FCC/ MED/ MER


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