McMurdo G8 Smartfind EPIRB Category 2
**Item on backorder; estimated arrival late March**
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). As the satellites are in a polar orbit they offer true global coverage – with an EPIRB you can summon help wherever you are on the planet, no matter how remote.
The McMurdo SmartFind G8 is the world’s first EPIRB to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, and GNSS (better known as GPS) to accelerate search and rescue. The unique power of this beacon is in the flexibility and additional tracking capabilities long demanded by maritime customers. This will further reduce rescue times with the global location power of 406MHz.
Category 2 EPIRB models Supplied with a unique SmartTransfer bracket to prevent accidental activation, once manually removed from the bracket the EPIRB is activated manually or via water contact
- MEOSAR Compatible for faster Alert detection
- Global Alerting 406 MHz
- Four search and rescue frequencies (406MHz, 121.5MHz and GNSS)
- Multiple GSS (GPS) receivers for faster more accurate location detection
- Easy service battery
- 10-year battery life
- Compliance with the new United States emergency hands free transport mandate
- False activation protection
- Ruggedized base