McMurdo to Introduce Personal Locator Products at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

McMurdo, a business of the Orolia Group will exhibit its range of EPIRBs, PLBs and SARTs, featuring the Smartfind S20 Personal AIS MOB, at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 31 – November 4.

The product range will be on display at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in the National Marine Suppliers booth (F/G Dock 1A), the Lifeline Inflatable Services booth (Accessories Tent 36) and the Langer-Krell Marine Electronics booth (Accessories Tent 137).

The Smartfind S20 is a personal AIS MOB device worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap to deploy the antenna. The compact, lightweight unit is an effective aid to recovering personnel who have fallen overboard by sending alert messages, GPS position and a special identity code directly to AIS receivers within approximately a four 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. The device is a location aid in emergency situations. For this purpose, the S20 provides 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, enabling a speedy recovery. The S20 will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a seven year battery storage life. It is made of ultra durable ABS and is waterproof to five meters.

For more information about the McMurdo Smartfind S20 Personal AIS MOB and other McMurdo emergency location products, visit F/G Dock 1A, Accessories Tent booth 36 or Accessories Tent booth 137 at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show or www.mcmurdomarine.com.