The ultra-compact ACR ARTEX Personal Locator Beacon may easily slip into your pocket or be attached to a belt, taking up very little space and ensuring its availability at all times. The ARTEX PLB can be operated with just one hand even in the most difficult situations. To prevent unintentional use, the activation button is covered by a simple spring-loaded flap, and the inbuilt ultra-bright strobe light ensures optimum visibility. Antenna deployment is straightforward, requiring only a small amount of pulling to release the antenna.
Whatever your adventure, whether it's in the air, on the sea, or on land, the ARTEX PLB ensures that emergency services will be contacted and that rescue will be available at the touch of a button. The ARTEX PLB is linked to the world's only official satellite network for specialist search and rescue (operated by Cospas Sarsat).
Because it is funded by governments, there are NO FEES to use this satellite network in the event of an emergency. The ACR ARTEX Personal Locator Beacon employs a satellite link to relay your location and ID to a Rescue Coordination Center when it is triggered. Your position is promptly reported to the nearest rescue organizations, and a search and rescue operation is launched. The ARTEX PLB comes with a special mounting clip and a flotation bag, allowing the ACR ARTEX Personal Locator Beacon to be firmly attached to the pouch using the included rope and float.
2.1 (L) x 1.3 (W) x 3.0 (H) inches (51 x 32.5 x 77 mm)
4.09 oz (116 g).
Class 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries
Battery, Replacement Interval
Replacement due seven (7) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use
Battery, Operational Life
Exceeds required 24 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
-30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
-20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F)
2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button, giving clear view of sky