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A world leader in the development and manufacture of high-tech electronics, McMurdo was first established in 1937 and entered the marine safety market with the launch of its range of marine safety lights during World War 2. Since then, it has established itself as the leading brand in the marine safety sector with a range of powerful and innovative products for both the marine and commercial markets.

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McMurdo leads the world in the design and manufacture of emergency beacons, Tracking and Monitoring solutions and Navigation Infrastructure systems for use on land and at sea. Employing the latest state of the art technology McMurdo’s world class products and solutions are used by organisations such as the US Coastguard and the Royal Navy as well as commercial and leisure users worldwide.

As part of a global company, McMurdo appreciates how the power of individuals, teamwork and cultural diversity work to provide superior experiences for both our customers and our employees. This is a vision brought to reality through a strong business culture which stimulates the development of:

  • Innovation and High Performance:
    Through a comprehensive understanding of the needs of our customers, the development of market trends and internal competencies we work hard to discover hidden opportunities and and create value.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    We are not content with merely maintaining a high level of service and performance, we have a culture which encourages all to continually work in improving everything that we do.
  • Agility:
    Strength and flexibility of approach means that we can rapidly adapt to new opportunities and keep in step with the changing needs of the business.
  • Global Esprit de Corps:
    McMurdo are part of a multinational family with a strong business culture focused on common goals.
  • Great People:
    McMurdo recognize that our success relies on continually providing development and training to help our people grow. We are proud of the contribution that our individual team members make and are committed to helping them achieve their best.

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McMurdo Ltd has announced today that its Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX has received EC MED Wheelmark type approval, in accordance with IMO SOLAS regulations. The MED Certificate of Type Approval, paves the way for the latest generation Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX to be sold throughout the member states of the European Union.

The Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX, which was launched just last month by McMurdo Ltd,  boasts a host of new simple-to-operate features making it easier than ever to view maritime safety information.  McMurdo’s unique ESM® feature, (Enhanced Signal Monitoring), provides extra-reliable message recovery and greatly reduces message text errors.

“Being granted Wheelmark Type Approval stamps the Smartfind NAVTEX with the official seal of approval to the quality and functionality of this advanced new product,” comments McMurdo Ltd CEO Jeremy Harrison.  “The Smartfind NAVTEX is the latest in a range of McMurdo products which have been recognised in this way, in accordance with international regulations.”

About the Smartfind GMDSS NAVTEX

The SMARTFIND GMDSS NAVTEX automatically delivers valuable maritime safety information in bright colour-delineated text on a large 6 inch screen. Three parallel digital receivers simultaneously provide tri-channel monitoring of the international 518 KHz English language service, 490 KHz national language and the 4209.5 KHz long range NAVTEX services.

Easy to read in all light conditions the large daylight viewable 4-colour LCD screen has an adjustable backlight and three user selectable font sizes, medium, large or extra large for ease of use. Different message categories are coloured keyed according to the NAVTEX message type, Navigation Warning, Meteorological forecast or urgent search and rescue message making each message type instantly recognisable at a glance.

NAVTEX messages can be quickly reviewed in a short message listing and then opened in full to read the complete message text. Powerful automatic sorting features allow messages to be viewed pre-sorted by reception channel, station ID, message category type or age.  A quick index message listing page is provided, one for each channel that enables the user to quickly locate new or unread messages and messages that have been locked to prevent automatic deletion after 72 hours.

The McMurdo SMARTFIND GMDSS NAVTEX supports interface connection to Integrated Navigation System (INS) or electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the connection of a separate hard copy printer.  A wide range of antenna options include a heavy duty professional two band active antenna that is optimised to provide high quality reception of all recognised NAVTEX channels.

The McMurdo SMARTFIND GMDSS NAVTEX has a RRP (UK) £814.78

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