The Triton

Where in the World

ACR offers Bluetooth MOB technology


Fort Lauderdale-based safety and survival specialist ACR Electronics has a new man overboard alarm system for cruisers and boaters that uses 5.0 Bluetooth technology.

The ACR OLAS (Overboard Location Alert System) includes the ACR OLAS Tag and ACR OLAS Float-On, worn by users to connect with the free iOS and Android ACR OLAS app on their smartphone or tablet.

According to the company, the OLAS Tag is compact and versatile, with a silicone strap that can be fitted on crew, children or animals. The OLAS Float-On is a water-activated USB rechargeable torch that attaches to a life jacket.

The ACR OLAS (Overboard Location Alert System)

Once the “virtual tether” between the OLAS system and either device is broken, the OLAS mobile app will emit an alarm and light signal, record the time and GPS location of the incident, illustrate the direction and course to return to the alert GPS location and advise on VHF Mayday Call using pre-set vessel information.

Up to six Tags or Float-Ons can be connected to one phone or tablet, and one OLAS device can be connected to multiple phones or tablets.

The ACR platform also features the ACR OLAS Core Base Station and ACR OLAS Guardian, a wireless engine kill switch.The ACR OLAS Extender is a further option that can be added to increase the range of the OLAS MOB systems on larger boats.

For more information, visit

Related Posts...
Feadship has created a new technology to reduce nitrogen oxide Read more...
WhisperPower, a Dutch manufacturer of hybrid power and propulsion systems Read more...
Ocean Link, a Rhode Island-based marine plumbing retailer and service Read more...
Colorado-based Blue Guard Innovations (BGI) was honored with a Pittman Read more...
FMC GlobalSat 4G/LTSAT, available through US-based distributor Nauti-Tech, is a Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Bradford’s Paul Engle retires

Bradford’s Paul Engle retires

By Dorie Cox After 26 years at Bradford Marine, former president Paul Engle has retired in Fort Lauderdale. He was at the helm of the …

Motoryacht Mine Games owner among seven dead in helicopter crash

Motoryacht Mine Games owner among seven dead in helicopter crash

By Dorie Cox Yacht owner and coal executive Christopher Cline died in a helicopter crash on Thursday, July 4, according to media …

Rules of the Road: USCG alert urges review of MOB procedure

Rules of the Road: USCG alert urges review of MOB procedure

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In May, the Inspections and Compliance Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine …

MarineMax acquires Fraser

MarineMax acquires Fraser

Clearwater, Florida-based recreational boat and yacht retailer MarineMax has announced an agreement with Italian-based yacht builder …