The following integrated specifications are used for reporting, localisation, tracking and rescue:
- 406 MHz: International Emergency Signal (COSPAS-SARSAT Rescue System)
- 121.5 MHz: Bearing frequency of the flight forces
- GNSS: Precise GPS coordinates by receiving from 72 satellites (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS)
- AIS: The Class A and Class B AIS transmitter alerts other ships in the local area.
In addition to the basic EPIRB features (406 and 121.5 MHz), the McMurdo EPIRB can transmit emergency signals via Automatic Identification System (AIS). In commercial shipping, transmitting and receiving AIS signals is an international legal requirement. However, AIS is also widely used in recreational shipping. The EPIRB's AIS emergency call immediately alerts nearby ships of an emergency. An integrated GPS receiver determines the exact coordinates.
The alarm can be triggered either manually or automatically (on contact with water).
Further features at a glance
- Battery life of 10 years (storage)
- 72 channel GNSS GPS receiver
- Battery can be changed by the user independently
- Optimised for MEOSAR: Improved location function for rapid rescue
- SmartTransfer: Manual bracket allowing transport without activating water switch
- SmartCarry: Concealed hands-free easy carry strap
- SmartBase: Impact protection
- SmartLight: 3 lights, 360 degree radiation
- SmartSwitch: Reusable protective cover for ON button
- Global service network of 200+ service centres in 80+ countries
NOTE! Programming can only be carried out by the manufacturer. Only the MMSI number is required.
Customers ask customers
Your question will be automatically forwarded to other SVB customers and your question will be published on the product page. Please do not pose any questions which can only be answered by the SVB team – such as the status of an order or product availability. You are also more than welcome to contact our SVB team by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: +49 (0)421 57290510 .