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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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The Smartfind S20 AIS MOB is designed to be fitted to a lifejacket using the clips supplied, ready to be activated in the event of a man overboard situation. After the lifejacket is inflated, pull the orange locking tab downwards which allows the red cap to be released. Pulling off the red cap deploys the antenna and activates the S20 SRS.

The S20 AIS MOB features a high precision GPS and it will transmit position information and a serialised identity number back to your vessel’s onboard plotter, enabling you to be quickly located and recovered. It will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 7 year battery storage life. The flashing LED indicator light also makes you easier to spot at night.

An automatic deployment option is offered when professionally fitted to compatible lifejackets, allowing the S20 to automatically activate when the lifejacket is inflated

  • Manually activated personal safety device
  • Easy to operate
  • Automatic deployment option*
  • Designed to be mounted on a lifejacket using the clips supplied
  • Transmits GPS tracking information over AIS 
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Waterproof, buoyant and submersible to 5 metres
  • Unique ID
  • Flashing LED light
  • Minimum 24hr continuous operation
  • 7 year battery storage life
  • Self test facility with battery use indicator
    * with compatible lifejackets
Installation and Activation

The Smartfind S20 SRS is designed to be used mounted on a lifejacket using the clips provided, prior to going to sea. When it is installed in the lifejacket the orange safety tab is released, which ‘arms’ the S20 ready for use. To use, first inflate the lifejacket.
When it is inflated, pull the orange tab downwards to pull the red cap off the S20. This will deploy the antenna and automatically switch ON the S20 SRS.

Automatic Activation Supported Lifejackets (PFDs)

Providing it is professionally fitted, by the lifejacket manufacturer or one of its authorised service centres, the Smartfind S20 SRS can be made to activate when the lifejacket inflates. This makes the Smartfind S20 SRS as automatic as the lifejacket, activating as a result of the lifejacket being inflated.

The lifejackets currently authorised are:

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