The only EPIRB in the world that combines the global distress signal of 406 MHz with the strength of local positioning via AIS.
SmartFind G8 AIS - the highlights of this world first:
As the world's first QUADROTECH® EPIRB with four SAR (search and rescue) frequencies, the SmartFind G8 AIS supports reporting, localization, tracking and rescue:
406 MHz: Emergency frequency of the global COSPAS-SARSAT rescue system
121.5 MHz: Bearing frequency of the flight forces
GNSS: Precise GPS coordinates by receiving 72 satellites (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS)
AIS: Class A and Class B AIS transmitter alerts other vessels within a radius of several nautical miles
Battery life of 10 years (storage)
Battery can be changed by the user himself
Manual and automatic EPIRB triggering on contact with water
Faster emergency detection via 406 MHz frequency through MEOSAR compatibility
McMurdo has a worldwide service network and is the only EPIRB manufacturer in the world that also builds the Cospas-Sarsat and MEOSAR infrastructure.
Why the McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS is unique
The basic equipment of an EPIRB includes emergency signal transmission via 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz. Since the position determination over 406 MHz is relatively inaccurate (several nautical miles tolerance) it is absolutely recommended to use an EPIRB with GPS reception. Such EPIRBs determine your position with the usual, very high GNNS accuracy.
But the SmartFind G8 AIS goes even further: It sends additional AIS emergency signals!
In commercial shipping, the transmission and reception of AIS (Automatic Identification System) signals is internationally mandatory (so-called "Class A" AIS). However, AIS is also widely used in recreational boating (so-called "Class B" AIS). The AIS emergency signal of the EPIRB immediately alerts the ships in signal range about the emergency. Not only does this increase the overall probability of rescue, it even allows immediate rescue by another ship as there is no "detour" via the satellites and rescue centres.
Overview of the functions
Optimized for MEOSAR: Improved location function for rapid rescue
VHF Homing Signal: 121.5MHz Signal
406 Frequency: International Emergency Signal
GNSS receiver: 72 channels / multi-constellation
AIS capability: AIS for local location and rescue
SmartTransfer: Bar enables transport without accidental water activation
Auto housing option: EPIRB is automatically released at immersion depth of 1 - 4 meters
Activation: manually or by water contact
SmartCarry: concealed, hands-free carrying with strap
SmartBase: Impact protection
SmartLight: 3 lights, 360 degree radiation
SmartSwitch: Reusable protective cover for ON button
SmartChange- Easy battery service
Global service network: 200+ service centers in 80+ countries
Self-tests: 120 short system check tests and 20 long tests incl. GNSS receiver test (see 1)
Warranty: 1 + 4 years with 1 year extension for safety check (see 2)
Battery life: 10 years (Lithium Iron Disulphide) (see 3)
Part of the McMurdo system: Developed with McMurdo's unique understanding of the technical requirements to make the most of the Cospas-Sarsat system.
Further (technical) details can be found in the detailed product brochure in the "Product brochure" tab.
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