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McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB - CAT II (Manual) GNSS & AIS

SKU 23-001-001A
$823.00
$699.00
$549.00 (Save $274.00)
QTY Only 5 in stock
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The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS is the world’s first EPIRBs to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS (better known as GPS) to accelerate search and rescue. The unique power of these new award winning beacons is in the flexibility and additional tracking capabilities long demanded by maritime customers.

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is a safety device carried by a vessel to alert search and rescue services and allow them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency. When activated it transmits a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency which is monitored by the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The alert is then relayed via an earth station to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). With an EPIRB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, subscription free, no matter how remote!

The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS is the world’s first EPIRBs to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS (better known as GPS) to accelerate search and rescue. The unique power of these new award winning beacons is in the flexibility and additional tracking capabilities long demanded by maritime customers. This will further reduce rescue times by combining the global location power of 406MHz with the localized rescue capacities of AIS, first introduced to the world in McMurdo’s AIS MOB range.

Life Saving Innovation

  • The world’s first EPIRB to include localised alert and recovery via AIS
  • Unique location detection with the world’s first EPIRB to combine the GNSS coverage of GPS and the precision location of Galileo
  • Combining the benefits of multiple life saving products in one beacon

 

Futureproof Your Safety

The innovative SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB is designed to accelerate rescue and manufactured to meet the latest international mandates. The world’s first AIS EPIRB, the multi award winning G8 AIS, is the only beacon that meets SOLAS 2022 AIS requirements.

 

McMurdo SmartFind series : Rescue Accelerating Features

 MEOSAR Compatible for faster Alert detection

Four search and rescue frequencies (406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS)

Combined Global Alerting 406 MHz with localized recovery power of AIS

Multiple GSS (GPS) receivers for faster more accurate location detection

McMurdo SmartFind Series : Product features

Manual Activation EPIRBs

 
The unit comes in a Travel Safe bracket which prevents accidental activation of the water switches. This needs to be removed and the unit submerged to activate. Alternatively, users can lift the red tab and activate directly. Typically the manual EPIRB is considered the crews’ emergency beacon and travels with the crew on to the life-raft.

  • SmartTransfer Bracket
  • Magnet deactivates sea contacts during transport
  • Prevents unwanted activations
  • Best to mount on bulkheads in clear view near emergency exit

WARNING – The EPIRB will NOT be activated by water while it is in the manual brackets or in its carry-safe bracket. The EPIRB must be removed from all parts of the manual bracket before it will activate in water.

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Customer Reviews

February 18, 2021

Just as described. I like having the extra feature of AIS this brand has built in. Order arrived a few days earlier than expected. Easy registration and hope to never need it.

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