Epirb, Globalfix V5, CAT I, w/o programming, 2851, ACR

Item number 1161864

The new ACR GlobalFix V5 EPIRB. Global connectivity, local alerts, and smartphone diagnostics, all in one reliable beacon.

  • Includes Return Link Service (RLS) for distress message delivery confirmation
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) for smartphone-based diagnostics
  • Uses GNSS (GPS, Galileo, Glonass) positioning networks for accurate global positioning.
  • Return Link Service (RLS) confirms the successful reception of the distress message
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The ACR GlobalFix V5 AIS Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon is a cutting-edge EPIRB with a distinctive range of features. It includes an AIS alert, offering the most straightforward and fastest route to rescue. The integrated Return Link Service (RLS) gives users peace of mind by confirming directly to the beacon that their distress signal has been received. The incorporation of Near Field Communication (NFC) enables connectivity with smartphones, providing unprecedented access to data and product interaction. With these sophisticated features, the GlobalFix V5 is ideal for mariners, whether they’re coastal cruising, working offshore, or navigating across oceans.


  • Model Number: RLB-44
  • It combines 406 MHz satellite connectivity and Automatic Identification System (AIS) for global and local distress signal transmission.
  • The AIS technology allows immediate local notification and pinpointing of the beacon’s location.
  • Category I EPIRBs automatically deploy when a vessel sinks, floating free at a depth of 1.5 to 3.0m. They can be manually activated while in the bracket or removed and activated.
  • Category II EPIRBs are manually deployed. They automatically activate when removed from the bracket and come in contact with water, or when manually switched to the activation position in the bracket.
  • Transmit Power (EIRP) (406/121.5): 406.031 MHz, 12W / 121.5 MHz, 50mW +/- 3dB
  • Weight (beacon only): 1.78 lbs (0,810 KG)
  • Battery: Lithium battery, Li/FeS2 - The battery is replaceable every 10 years, counting from the date of manufacture or activation.
  • Cat I bracket and HRU is included in 2851.
  • Temperature range (class 2)
    • Storage: -22°F to +158°F (-30°C to +70°C)
    • Operating: -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C)
  • Waterproof: 10M (33ft) for 5 minutes. 
  • Operational life is min. 48 hours in -4°F (-20°C).