ACR Introduces SR203 GMDSS Survival Radio Series

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – ACR Electronics today unveils the all new ACR SR203 Survival Radio series which offers multiple use functions covering emergencies and everyday communications.
The ACR SR203 meets all FCC approvals, including IMO requirements and MED Directive. It is now available for sale worldwide. For more information go to
Built tough for all marine applications and easy to use in an emergency situation, the SR203 is an ideal choice for mandatory and voluntary carriage. The radio¹s digital display and control buttons are backlit making operation in low light environment simple. Once activated, the SR203 is automatically tuned to Channel 16 and has a single push Channel 16 call button to quickly return to the emergency channel. Thanks to a highly efficient transmitter, the SR203 features over 16 hours of battery life at -4°F (-20°C). The radio also receives Weather Channel broadcasts on 10 channels.
The innovative battery protection tab featured on the SR203 means the primary battery can be permanently attached to the radio without fear of losing its charge. The radio will always be available for use in times of emergency without the need to remove protective labels before use. Users simply need to break off the red protective tab and the radio will be immediately ready to turn on to Channel 16.
The two SR203 versions, include:
–Product Number 2827‹Emergency Use Only Applications. Includes survival radio, replaceable lithium battery and wall mount. MSRP $690.
–Product Number 2828‹Combination Everyday and/or Emergency Use Applications. Includes survival radio, replaceable lithium battery, rechargeable lithium polymer battery, rapid battery charger (doubles as wall mount) and power adaptors. MSRP $865.
About Cobham
Cobham specializes in meeting the insatiable demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth in defence, security and commercial environments. Offering a technically diverse and innovative range of technologies and services, the Group protects the lives and livelihoods, responding to customer needs with agility that differentiates it. The most important thing we build is trust. Employing more than 11,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with annual revenue of £1.9bn/US$3 billion.
About Cobham Commercial Systems
Cobham Commercial Systems is a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, emergency locator systems and radar and missile electronics for military and civil customers. Cobham¹s avionics systems can be offered individually or integrated to provide an entire cockpit. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionised safety in low-level flight operations and is now approved on more than 700 aircraft and helicopter models.
Cobham’s new Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) adds to its extensive range of fixed wing auto-pilot solutions and brings added safety within the reach of a host of operators for whom such systems were previously too expensive and heavy. Cobham Commercial Systems is also an acknowledged expert in Emergency Locator Transmitter and Personal Locator Beacon technologies, from personal units to Original Equipment Manufacturer mounted systems on airliners and helicopters. Its radar and missile RF front end electronics are part of many radars, missiles, and space and commercial radar systems as well as leading edge Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) solutions.
About ACR Electronics
ACR designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products including EPIRBs, PLBs, AIS, SART, Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Search Lights and safety accessories. The quality systems of this facility have been registered by UL to the ISO 9001:2008 Series Standards. Recognized as the world leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR has provided safety equipment to the aviation and marine industries as well as to the military since 1956. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and employs 147 at its manufacturing facility.
By Professional Mariner Staff