ACR Electronics will present complete and concise information on the various types of distress signaling devices
on the marine market today in support of the National Safe Boating Council’s “Saved by the Beacon” outreach and
education campaign promoting beacon use. Strategically mapping the distances in which VHF radio vs. satellite
phones vs. cell phones vs. 406 MHz beacon technology benefit’s start and stop.
As technology becomes more affordable and more efficient, it is important for boaters to understand what devices are best suited for their aquatic emergency action plans. An explanation on having the proper distress communications devices on board will benefit boaters, boating professionals and maritime safety advocates. It will also create a cohesive understanding of how these devices can assist in more efficient search and rescues. This will be defined with market breakdowns and statistical success for those who use the correct methods of technology.
Best practices on responsible ownership and proper maintenance of communication devices will conclude this