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McMurdo Smartfind S10 Personal AIS Survival Recovery Beacon

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McMurdo Smartfind S10 Personal AIS Survival Recovery System
     By McMurdo Marine, a division of McMurdo, LTD.
     McMurdo product # 10-S10

The McMurdo Smartfind S10 Personal AIS Man-Overboard (MOB) Survival Recovery System (SRS) transmits target survivor information, including structured alert messages, GPS position information and a unique serialized identity number. An in-built 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 a typical 4 mile range 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 S10's exact location, distance and bearing.

Smartfind S10 is 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 localized visual fix and assisting in attracting attention after nightfall.

The Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is an innovative manually activated personal safety device which incorporates both AIS (Automatic Identification System) and GPS technology.

Smartfind S10 is waterproof, buoyant and compact, intended for carriage by divers, crew and anyone who works on or carries out leisure activities on the water.

When activated the Smartfind S10 transmits a unique alert signal to the vessel the individual has come from and to all AIS enabled equipment within a typical 4 mile range, signaling that help is required in a man overboard or lost diver situation.

Simple To Activate

Smartfind S10 AIS Beacon is simple to operate, even in a gloved hand, and it is equally simple to switch off when the person in trouble has been successful retrieved from the water. Smartfind S10 also features a built in test facility, battery use is indicated in order to determine whether future carriage or battery replacement is advised.

How It Works

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  • 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

Technical Specifications

IEC 61097-14, 60945 (environmental/EMC), 61108 parts 1,2 & 4, ITU-R M.1371
Exterior finish Hi impact ABS/PC Translucent opal
Sealing depth Immersion to 60m (196 ft)
Operating temperature -20°C to +55°C (-4°F to +131°F)
Storage temperature -30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)
Type 6V Lithium Metal
Replacement By service centre
Use Logged by microcontroller
Activation Manual two stage
Self test (short) Battery use indication
GPS Self test (long) SART TEST transmission with GPS position
Air cargo UN 3091, not restricted
Classification Non-hazardous
AIS Transmitter  
Frequency AIS channel 1- 161.975 MHz, AIS channel 2 – 162.025 MHz
Power 2W nominal
Transmit antenna Integrated PCB
AIS messages transmitted Message 1 (UID, GPS position, SOG,COG,UTC) Message 14 (SART-ACTIVE or SART TEST)
Unique ID number Factory programmed
GPS receiver  
GPS type 50 channel
Antenna type Ceramic patch
GPS position update Every minute
Length 195mm (9.7”)
Diameter at widest point 44mm ( 1.7”)
Weight 150g ( 5.29 oz)
Hands free Head band option

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