McMurdo Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon
Smartfind S10 is waterproof, buoyant and compact, intended for carriage by divers, crew and anyone who works on or carries out activities on the water. The Smartfind S10 transmits target survivor information, including structured alert messages, GPS position information and a unique serialised identity number.
An inbuilt high precision GPS receiver provides accurate position information which is frequently updated to assist in quick recovery of persons in difficulty. S10 AIS Beacon target information can be viewed using standard ships AIS equipment such as Class A and Class B transponders and a wide selection of receive only AIS units.
AIS equipped vessels and land based VTS stations within the local vicinity will also have visibility of the AIS-beacon signal. Whether displayed on the AIS itself or on a companion plotter or ECDIS screen, the unique alert message will clearly indicate the Smartfind S10s exact location, range and bearing.
Smartfind S10 is buoyant, waterproof to 60 meters, will transmit continuously for a minimum of 24 hours and has a 5 year battery storage life. It also features a flashing indicator light, giving a localised visual fix and assisting in attracting attention after nightfall.
Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is simple to operate, even in a gloved hand. When the person in trouble has been successfully retrieved from the water, the beacon can be switched off. A built in test facility indicates whether or not battery replacement is advised.
Manually activated personal safety device to aid recovery of persons in difficulty
Transmits GPS target tracking information over AIS
Unique serialized ID
Small and light for unobtrusive carriage
Waterproof, buoyant and fully submersible to 60 meters
Flashing LED light
Minimum 24 hour continuous operation
5 year battery storage life
Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is activated to attract attention.
A unique alert is transmitted to all AIS enabled equipment within a 4 mile Radius (typical).
AIS equipment displays the alert icon
Precise target survivor information including GPS position becomes viewable when the chart plotter/ECDIS* cursor is positioned over the alert icon.
This information provides exact location, range and bearing to person(s) in need of assistance.