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Standard and customised OEM solutions can be integrated into a wide variety of military devices for improved safety, tracking and response.

London, UK, DSEI Show Booth S7-297, September 10, 2013 – McMurdo, a business of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO) and a world leader in search and rescue (SAR), emergency response management and surveillance solutions, today announced several new OEM variations of its 406MHz beacon solutions targeted specifically for military and government customers.  These new OEM solutions can be embedded into military equipment, devices and vehicles to provide a direct connection to global search and rescue services at sea, in the air or on land.

“Whether you need a fully integrated 406MHz solution for equipment with size and weight restrictions such as crash data recorders or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or a standard beacon solution for military aircraft, vehicles or personnel, McMurdo has a solution,” said Jeremy Harrison, McMurdo CEO. “Behind these OEM solutions are market-leading products, technologies and experience that will bring a new level of safety to its customers and to the industry as a whole. Our established team of experts will work closely with customers to define and develop customised, embeddable solutions that can streamline search operations and, ultimately, save lives.”

At the core of McMurdo’s OEM offering is proven 406MHz beacon technology that has been available since the first McMurdo COSPAS-SARSAT-approved Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was introduced in 1989.  In the event of an emergency, distress beacon signals help rescue teams better pinpoint a crisis location.  McMurdo’s latest OEM offerings ensure that beacon technology can now be easily integrated directly into a number of vehicles and devices for additional safety preparedness.

A variety of OEM form factors including specially designed componentry, customised circuit boards and modified antennas along with bespoke variations of traditional 406MHz beacon solutions are available to meet specific customer needs.
Pricing and availability of the McMurdo OEM solutions will vary depending on specific customer configuration and requirements. 

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Elodie Cally – Communications Director, Orolia SA
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Press Contact - USA:
Randel Maestre – Vice President, Global Marketing, Orolia SA
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About McMurdo

McMurdo is a world leading producer of Emergency Positioning Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), NAVTEX and VHF Radios for the maritime and leisure markets, including shipping, yachting, and outdoor adventure pursuits. The high quality product range is manufactured in the UK utilising the very latest technology available, and in partnership with the world’s safety regulatory organisations. For more information, please visit


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