McMurdo SmartFind EPIRB G8AIS CAT II


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McMurdo SmartFind EPIRB Series

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 EPIRBs 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 localized 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.

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McMurdo SmartFind series : Rescue Accelerating Features

  •  MEOSAR Compatible for faster Alert detection
  • Four search and rescue frequencies (406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS)
  • Combined Global Alerting 406 MHz with localized recovery power of AIS
  • Multiple GSS (GPS) receivers for faster more accurate location detection

SmartFind G8-AIS

Rugged, multi GNSS 406MHz EPIRB with both GPS and Galileo receivers, unique inbuilt AIS, optimised for new MEOSAR system

Operating Frequencies

  • 406MHz
  • 121.5MHz
  • Multi GNSS
  • AIS


  • Built in AIS
  • Multi GNSS including Galileo
  • Accidental activation protection
  • Rugged construction optimised for commercial environments
  • Hands free carry strap
  • 360-degree strobe
  • Comes with safety bracket
  • 10-year battery life
  • Sealed Electronic Unit
  • Sealed Battery Unit
  • Manual/Auto release options