(as of Feb 16,2021 20:44:15 UTC – Details)
McMurdo’s SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB is the world’s first Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon to feature AIS. This device is a Category 2 EPIRB that will alert authorities that a rescue is required, once it has been manually deployed or activated in contact with water. In an emergency, the SmartFind G8 EPIRB draws from multiple satellite constellations, to relay a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency, monitored by the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. This alert is sent to the nearest Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) and provides a pinpoint accurate location for all authorities at sea. The McMurdo SmartFind G8 (Automatic) can be activated when in contact with water as well as when a manual release bracket is deployed. The multiple activation options and self-test feature can give you peace of mind. With an EPIRB that has an AIS capability, the device can also send distress alerts to nearby AIS equipped vessels for an increased chance at a fast rescue. The SmartFind G8, with a 10-year battery life, is an ideal long-term subscription free solution, that is excellent value for money.
406/121.5MHz GPS EPIRB
AIS for localised rescue
High brightness flashing LED strobe light
Minimum 48hr continuous operation
10 year battery storage life