SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRBs
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 EPIRB 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.