Smartfind S20 SRS AIS MOBMcMurdo’s Smartfind S20 Survivor Recovery System (SRS) is a personal AIS device worn on your lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting the arming cap to deploy the antenna. The compact, lightweight unit sends alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within approximately a 4-mile radius. A flashing LED light aids location at night.A unique, built-in, high precision GPS receiver – which updates every 60 seconds – assures accuracy of the data transmitted from the S20 SRS. With precise location, distance and bearing data, fellow crew members (and nearby AIS-enabled receivers) receive all the information they need to locate the position of the person in difficulty and to enable a speedy recovery. The S20 SRS will transmit continuously for up to 24 hours and has a 7-year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS and is waterproof to 5 :Compact and lightweightSends alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receiversSends to approximately a 4-mile radiusBuilt-in, high precision GPS receiverSRS transmits continuously for up to 24 hours7-year battery storage lifeWaterproof to 5 meters. Compatibility: Note that most modern AIS plotters and DSC VHF units comply with the standards for receiving MOB transmissions. However, it is recommended that you check with your equipment manufacturer to ensure compatibility. DSC functionality may vary – or be disabled entirely – according to the regulations of individual countries.
McMurdo Smartfind S20 is a revolutionary development in safety at sea as one of the first products to scale down AIS search and rescue technology for personal use.
Weighing just 120g Smartfind S20 is designed to be attached to a lifejacket and with compatible lifejackets* can even offer semi-automatic activation.
In the event of an emergency at sea, McMurdo Smartfind S20 sends your GPS co-ordinates once a minute for a minimum of 24 hours to all AIS equipped vessels within a 4 nautical mile radius to request assistance. The first message is generally sent within 15 seconds. The Smartfind S20 also feature a flashing light to help rescuers pinpoint your precise location in the water.
Unlike most satellite enabled notification devices, the McMurdo Smartfind S20 requires no monthly or annual subscription, making it a cost effective GPS enabled emergency beacons available for long term use. Whether you’re a commercial vessel, a fishing trawler or leisure craft, an AIS MOB device should be considered essential safety equipment for every member of the crew working on deck.
This device should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger to life. False alerts endanger lives and cause expensive disruption to Search & Rescue services. Deliberate misuse of the device could result in a penalty.