SmartFind G8 EPIRB Range is the world’s most powerful EPIRBs, driving accelerated rescue times via:

• Faster alert detection on the 406 MHz frequency through our MEOSAR compatibility

• The world’s fist QUADROTECH ® EPIRB, with four search and rescue frequencies, the SmartFind G8 AIS supports the Alert, Locate, Tracking and Recovery elements of search and rescue

• Greater location accuracy by receiving GNSS coordinates from a wider range of satellite constellations

• World’s fist convergence of 406 and AIS, combining the global alerting of 406 MHz with the localized locating and tracking power of AIS

• The only EPIRB manufacturer that also builds and supports the Cospas-Sarsat ecosystems infrastructure, making the benefits of MEOSAR a reality

McMurdo SmartFind EPIRBs include innovation as standard with ruggedized base, easy service battery, MEOSAR compatibility and compliance with the new United States Coast Guard emergency hands free transport mandate. The additional false activation protection and multiple self-tests also offer total user confidence. Coupled with an unparalleled marine heritage, commitment to quality and a history of innovation, customers know they can trust McMurdo when their lives are at risk.

The G8 AIS is the first EPIRB to have standard 406MHz, 121 MHz & GPS capabilities AND include AIS for localised rescue. This combination is a result of new technology but also new attitudes to AIS as a search and rescue tool, plus the realisation that accelerated alert detection and location accuracy will save even more lives. This technology partnership will also help reduce demands on the Search & Rescue authorities as it should help vessel owners detect and resolve accidental activations through visibility of AIS signals.

SmartFind E8/G8 Auto-Housing

A fully protective, spring loaded enclosure, the auto-housing automatically deploys and activates the EPIRB when it is submerged between 1 - 4m. The SmartFind E8/G8 auto-housing incorporates filing points which ensure previous* McMurdo auto-housing units can be retrofitted with minimum impact, when upgrading your vessels EPIRB. Each of the 3 models (E8, G8 and G8 AIS) detailed on the comparison table opposite are available as either a category 1 or category 2 EPIRBs:

Category 1 EPIRB models

Supplied inside an auto-housing and automatically deployed and activated when in contact with water (although they can also be manually activated).

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.