McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon
The McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is an innovative manually activated personal safety device which incorporates both AIS (Automatic Identification System) and GPS technology. It is designed to aid the speedy recovery of personnel who find themselves in difficulty at sea.
The McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is waterproof, buoyant and compact, intended for carriage by divers, crew and anyone who works on or carries out leisure activities on the water.
When activated the McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon transmits a unique alert signal to all AIS enabled equipment within the vicinity, signalling that help is required in a man overboard or lost diver situation.
The McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon transmits target survivor information, including structured alert messages, GPS position information and a unique serialised identity number. An inbuilt high precision GPS receiver provides accurate position information which is frequently updated to assist in quick recovery of persons in difficulty.
McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon target information can be viewed using standard ships AIS equipment such as Class A and Class B transponders and a wide selection of receive only AIS units.
AIS equipped vessels and land based VTS stations within the local vicinity will also have visibility of the AIS-beacon signal.
Whether displayed on the AIS itself or on a companion plotter or ECDIS screen, the unique alert message will clearly indicate the McMurdo Smartfind S10's exact location, range and bearing.
McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is waterproof to 60 meters, will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 5 year battery storage life. It also features a flashing indicator light, giving a localised visual fix and assisting in attracting attention after nightfall.