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SmartFind G8 AIS Auto - Auto-Housing EPIRB w/ AIS & GPS
SmartFind G8 AIS Auto - Auto-Housing EPIRB w/ AIS & GPS

SmartFind G8 AIS Auto - Auto-Housing EPIRB w/ AIS & GPS

€ 1.540,00 (vat incl.)

€ 1.252,03 (vat not incl.)

Manufacturer: Mcmurdo

Part Number: 23-001-501A

Our Ref.: 116523

SmartFind G8 AIS Auto EPIRB from McMurdo is the world’s first EPIRBs to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS to accelerate search and rescue. Includes Auto-housing

MEOSAR Compatible® for enhanced detection and location performance, the G8 range includes an industry first; a four-frequency EPIRB, combining the global alerting of 406 MHz with the localised locating and tracking power of AIS.

SmartFind G8 EPIRB Range

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 first 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 first convergence of 406 and AIS, combining the global alerting of 406 MHz with the localised 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.

SmartFind 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 fixing points which ensure previous* McMurdo auto-housing units can be retrofitted with minimum impact, when upgrading your vessels EPIRB.


406 MHz transmitter:

  • Frequency: 406.040 MHz + 1 kHz
  • Power output: 5W nominal
  • Modulation: Phase (16KOG1D)

121.5 MHz transmitter:

  • Frequency: 121.5 MHz + 3.5 kHz
  • Power output: 100W nominal
  • Modulation: Swept Tone AM (3K2OA3X)

AIS transmitter:

  • Frequencies: 161.975 MHz (AIS1) | 162.025 MHz (AIS2)
  • Power output: 1W nominal
  • Modulation: Phase (16KOGXW)

GNSS Receiver:

  • Constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
  • Frequencies: 1572.42 MHz (GPS, Galileo) | 1602.00 MHz (GLONASS)
  • Sensitivity: -167 dBm minimum
  • Satellites Tracked: 72 channel

Strobe light:

  • Type: 3 high intensity LED’s
  • Light Output: O.2 cd minimum
  • Flash rate: 23 flashes per minute


  • Type: Lithium iron disulphide
  • Operating Life: 48 hours minimum
  • Shelf life (in service life): 10 years typical in service


  • Operating Temperature: -20o C to +55o C
  • Storage Temperature: -30o C to 70o C
  • Automatic release depth: 4m maximum


  • Weight: 710g
  • Dimensions: 423 x 104 x 103 mm
  • Length of antenna: 206 mm


  • COSPAS-SARSAT: C/S T.001 | C/S T.007
  • Europe: MED (Wheelmark)
  • USA: USCG & FCC; FCC ID; TBA; 4 7 CFR Parts 80, 2
  • International Standards: IEC 61097-2; IEC 60945; IEC 61108-1 (GNSS Variant); RTCM 11000.4; Industry Canada RSS-287; AS/NZS 4280.1; IMO MSC/Circ. 862
  • IMO Regulations: A.662 (16); A.694 (17); A.810 (19); A.814 (19)

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