AIS EPIRB collects electronics award

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France’s Orolia Maritime is celebrating after its McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB won Product of Excellence in the Safety Category at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Awards 2018.

The McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS is the world’s first EPIRB to include 406MHz, 121.5MHz, AIS and GNSS to accelerate search and rescue. This multiple-frequency capability accelerates rescue times by combining the global location power of 406MHz with the localised rescue capacities of AIS. It is also the first EPIRB to support multiple sources of GNSS – including GPS and Galileo. This ensures faster detection, superior positioning accuracy, greater signal reliability and, ultimately, accelerated rescue of people or vessels in distress.

Chris Loizou, Vice President Maritime Business Line at Orolia Maritime, said, “The multi award-winning McMurdo SmartFind G8 AIS EPIRB is a shining example of our continued dedication to product innovation in the maritime industry. This EPIRB is part of a wider portfolio of powerful technologies that is designed to improve localised capabilities, increase the accuracy and speed of rescues, and ultimately keep people safe while they navigate our world’s waterways.”

By Jake Frith

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