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June 7th, 2006        ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

Pelican Products and ACR Electronics Team Up To Track The Lost

Pelican & ACR ElectronicsTorrance, CA - June 7, 2006 - Pelican™ Products’ high-impact, watertight Protector™ Cases have been chosen to house the ACR Electronics Vecta2™ Direction Finder alert and locate system.

“ACR Electronics is one of the leading companies in their field and we are pleased to provide a tough equipment protection solution for this potentially life saving product,” said Mark Rolfes, Pelican’s Vice President of Sales.

When combined with the Mini B 300™ ILS Crew Overboard system or any other personal beacon, the Vecta2 Direction Finder can scan for and locate lost survivors or crew members (who are lost by land or sea) with pinpoint accuracy.

"We used Pelican Cases because we know that they are renowned for their durability," said Chris Wahler, Director of Marketing for ACR Electronics. "It's important to keep life saving equipment safe and protected so it will function when it’s needed."

Working on all accepted frequencies, the Vecta2’s alert and locate system allows users to also monitor the121.5 MHz band for use in emergency locating situations. Its innovative Macro/Zoom dual scale, displays up to 255 units of signal strength and provides ultra-sensitive visual and audio (speaker amplifies the tone of a beacon down to -113dbm) interpretations of signal direction. Vecta2’s rugged, weather-resistant; stainless steel body design features a user-friendly display with a large touch pad and a collapsible PCB antenna that operates at a training frequency of 121.775. The systems’ batteries (2 – 2/3 A Lithium DL223 Duracell) provide 30 hours of continuous runtime, and unlimited operating life on either an AC or DC power supply.

Pelican Protector™ Cases boast a fully-stackable, trademarked “Dual Band” design and a cell-core construction that protects sensitive equipment from some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Additional standard features include a lid equipped with a polymer o-ring for a dust-proof/waterproof seal and an automatic Gore-TEX® pressure equalization valve that will stop moisture from entering the case and prevent vacuum lock so it’s easier to open the case at any altitude. To ensure easy and immediate access, most cases in the line feature double-throw latches that have been tested to a failure threshold of nearly 400 pounds, but open with a light pull.

As with all Pelican products, their cases are backed by a Legendary Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence: “You break it, we replace it…forever.”™

About Pelican
Pelican is a leading manufacturer of OEM and equipment protection solutions. Their high-impact, watertight Protector™ Case line is among the toughest, lightest and most dependable on the market and backed by a legendary Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence - "You Break It, We Replace It…Forever." For more information regarding Pelican Products, contact them at 23215 Early Ave., Torrance, CA 90505. Phone: (310) 326-4700 or (800) 473-5422 (Outside CA), Fax: (310) 326-3311,,

About ACR
ACR Electronics, Inc., a Cobham plc Company, designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products including EPIRBs, P-ELTs/P-EPIRBS/PLBs, Bridge-based Information Systems, SARTS and safety accessories. The quality systems of this facility have been registered by UL to the ISO 9001:2000 Series Standards. Recognized as the world leader in safety and survival technologies, ACR has provided safety equipment to the outdoor, aviation and marine industries as well as to the military since 1956.

Media Contact:
Keith Swenson
Pelican Products, Inc.
Tel: (310) 326-4700
Toll Free: (800) 473-5422

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